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    After a rousing ticker-tape parade down roadway and Fifth Avenue, Nov 2, Republican candidates Nixon and Lodge were joined by President Eisenhower and Governor Rockefeller at a New York mass rally - a last Republican onslaught on New York State's voting public only six days before the presidential election.

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    Mr Henry Cabot: "Now, my friends, let me just tell you this. The American people are not going to destroy these great accomplishments, they are not going backwards to these great accomplishments, they are not going backwards to inexperience and confusion."



    "And I point out that when people by their thousands, countless thousands, will risk everything, including their lives, for their chance to join us on freedom's side of the iron Curtain, there is no question in their minds about America's leadership."



    "My friends, there is no question in your minds, in fact there seems to be only one individual who is bewailing America's strength and weakness, and he happens to be a political ... (more cheers) ... the only one who is doing this kind of worrying is a political candidate and he is not here tonight."



    "New York, the greatest city in the world, which can always outdo every other city in everything, has today outdone itself in this great greeting." The tumultuous reception had "started the republicans towards a great victory in New York and victory in the nation".




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    Background: After a rousing ticker-tape parade down roadway and Fifth Avenue, Nov 2, Republican candidates Nixon and Lodge were joined by President Eisenhower and Governor Rockefeller at a New York mass rally - a last Republican onslaught on New York State's voting public only six days before the presidential election.

    Introduced to the audience by Governor Rockefeller, Mr. Henry Cabot Lodge - Republican nominee for the Vice-Presidency - outlined America's achievements in the Eisenhower era. Referring to Senator John Kennedy, he concluded (SOF):
    President Eisenhower also spoke of the development in the United States since he was first elected - at a time when "American prestige was at a low ebb". Speaking about the many people defecting from the Communist world, he added (SOF): Interrupted by prolonged cheering, he continued (SOF): This obvious hit at Senator Kennedy sent listeners wild enthusiasm.

    The ebullient mood of the crowds prevailed to such an extent as to drown Vice-President Nixon's first words (SOF) completely. It took him several minutes to make a start, and that was not until after he had left the speaker's platform to join the other leading Republicans in acknowledging the audience's sustained ovations.

    then he declared:

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    Film ID:
    VLVABCMJ934T7MVZDV2OWF6FUBC5Y
    Media URN:
    VLVABCMJ934T7MVZDV2OWF6FUBC5Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
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    N/A

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