• Short Summary

    GOVERNOR RONALD REAGAN, HIS STATE'S "FAVOURITE SON" FOR THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION, IS EVALUATING WHAT PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S STEP-DOWN MEANS IN TERMS OF THE NOVEMBER ELECTION.

  • Description


    REAGAN TALKING TO NEWSMEN. (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: REAGAN: "THEY TELL US BY THEIR COUNT THEY'VE MADE 38 OF THESE EFFORTS TO BRING ABOUT NEGOTIATIONS AND TO BE-ESCALATE THE WAR, AND THEY'VE MET WITH DEFEAT ON ALL OF THEM. AND NOW HERE COMES 39....AND COMES 39 WITH AT THE SAME TIME AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT WOULD INDICATE THAT HO CHI MINH SHOULD COMPLETELY IGNORE THIS NOW AND HANG ON UNTIL THERE IS A NEW PRESIDENT TO DEAL WITH. AND IF I WERE A G.I., I'D HAVE TO ASK MYSELF WHY I SHOULD STICK MY HEAD OVER A PARAPET NOW WHEN THIS COUNTRY DOESN'T SEEM TO BE ABLE TO MAKE UP ITS MIND WHETHER IT'S IN A WAR OR WHETHER IT ISN'T."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: GOVERNOR RONALD REAGAN, HIS STATE'S "FAVOURITE SON" FOR THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION, IS EVALUATING WHAT PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S STEP-DOWN MEANS IN TERMS OF THE NOVEMBER ELECTION. BUT HE HAD STRONG VIEWS ABOUT THE BOMBING PAUSE.

    REAGAN CRITICISED PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S PARTIAL PAUSE IN THE BOMBING OF NORTH VIETNAM AND SAID THE UNITED STATES SHOULD BE DOING MORE - NOT LESS - MILITARY. DE-ESCALATION USUALLY RESULTS IN MORE DEATHS FOR AMERICANS, THE GOVERNOR SAID: "I BELIEVE THAT THIS COUNTRY COULD NOW TAKE A COURSE THAT SAYS WE ARE NOT GOING TO DO LESS, BUT WE ARE GOING TO DO MORE."
    HERE'S PART OF RUSSIAN'S STATEMENT TO NEWSMEN.....

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8F1MED2QTRDS0NXGLCK5PV9C1
    Media URN:
    VLVA8F1MED2QTRDS0NXGLCK5PV9C1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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