• Short Summary

    IN NOVEMBER THIS YEAR, CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WILL BE FACED WITH THE TASK OF SELECTING A PRESIDENT FOR THE NEW TERM OF OFFICE.

  • Description

    IN NOVEMBER THIS YEAR, CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WILL BE FACED WITH THE TASK OF SELECTING A PRESIDENT FOR THE NEW TERM OF OFFICE. PREPARATIONS ARE NOW WELL UNDER WAY, AS EACH PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATE FOR A PARTY NOMINATION EXPLAINS HIS POLICIES TO NATIONAL COMMITTEES AND THE AMERICAN PUBLIC AT LARGE.

    YESTERDAY (FRIDAY), SENATOR BARRY GOLDWATER, THE REPUBLICAN FROM ARIZONA, ANNOUNCED THAT HE WOULD SEEK NOMINATION. HE SAID HE WOULD ENTER THE NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY, OPPOSING GOVERNOR NELSON ROCKEFELLER. POLITICAL OBSERVERS FEEL THAT WITH THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY, MUCH OF SENATOR GOLDWATER'S POLITICAL FORCE HAS DISAPPEARED. THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE GOLDWATER CAMPAIGN SAID LAST WEEK THAT WITH 300,000 ACTIVE MEMBERS, THE SENATOR HAD NO CHOICE BUT DECLARE HIS CANDIDACY: "HE IS NO LONGER AN INDIVIDUAL, BUT A SYMBOL", HE SAID.

    THE UNEXPECTED RAISING TO THE PRESIDENCY OF LYNDON JOHNSON HAS ALSO DAMAGED SENATOR GOLDWATER'S PROSPECTS. AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SOUTH, PRESIDENT JOHNSON WILL ATTRACT MANY VOTES FROM THAT REGION WHICH MIGHT HAVE OTHERWISE GONE TO THE SENATOR. IT IS ALMOST CERTAIN THAT THE ONLY DEMOCRAT NOMINEE FOR THE PARTY'S NOMINATION WILL BE THAT OF THE PRESIDENT, A MAN GROWING FAST IN STATURE. THE ONLY DOUBT AT THE MOMENT IS THE CHOICE OF RUNNING-MATE: IT HAS BEEN SUGGESTED THAT THE VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WILL BE MR. SHRIVER, HEAD OF THE PEACE CORPS, AND BROTHER-IN-LAW OF THE LATE PRESIDENT KENNEDY.

    IN HIS HOME AT GETTYSBURG, EX-PRESIDENT EISENHOWER IS REFUSING TO ADOPT THE ROLE OF 'KING-MAKER'; INSTEAD HE URGES CANDIDATES TO OFFER THEMSELVES TO THE PUBLIC. GENERAL EISENHOWER DID, AT ONE TIME, PERSUADE MR. HENRY CABOT LODGE, THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO SOUTH VIETNAM, TO OFFER HIMSELF. BUT THE UNFORTUNATE PROGRESS OF THE WAR THERE HAS DAMAGED HIS PROSPECTS, NEVER TOO BRIGHT BECAUSE OF HIS INABILITY TO UNBEND AND SLAP THE BACK OF THE ORDINARY MAN IN THE STREET.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB4Q445QBDXNLKN1FJAD2FKXWM
    Media URN:
    VLVAB4Q445QBDXNLKN1FJAD2FKXWM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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