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Interview with Lodge's two sons.
TRANSCRIPT: INTERVIEWER. Gentlemen, what do you think about what's happened here today
GEORGE LODGE. Well, I think it is extremely exciting and I think my father is going to be very surprised and gratified when he hears the news.
INTERVIEWER. How do you feel about it Harry Lodge?
HARRY LODGE. I also think it is very exciting and very baffling that such a tremendous victory could be undertaken.
INTERVIEWER. What baffled you about it?
HARRY LODGE. The fact that there was so little organisation on the part of the Lodge contingent here that they achieved such a tremendous victory.
INTERVIEWER. Do you, George, think it is going to go on to make your father the Republican candidate?
GEORGE LODGE. Well, it's too early to say, I do think the enthusiasm and support shown here will give tremendous impetus to the other efforts of this sort that will be going on around the country. There are some twenty eight state organisations now in the movement and I think they will get a big push from the effort here.
GOLDWATER in Washington.
I think California will be a much better place for me than any other state and it is the big state. I don't want you people who have worked so hard down here in Washington, some of you for the first time in a campaign, to get downhearted. I've been in many a campaign and I've been to meetings the morning after when everybody thought, oh let's give up, there's no chance, but I think there is a whale of a chance, because I think the Republicans across the nation will realise one of the major reasons we lost might be the man who is winning in New Hampshire tonight, as decent and fine and respectable a Republican as he is. we are not going to beat the Democrats with people who will only campaign once a day, and I think when the chips are down that the Republican party will turn to me as someone who is willing to put in 18 to 24 hours a day working for what he....thinks is right, telling the people what he believes is right, not hedging around and not staying out of the country to avoid having to say anything.
ROCKEFELLER in New York.
QUESTION. Senator, in effect you are inviting Ambassador Lodge to resign and come home to campaign. He is in an entirely different position than the historical precedent of General Eisenhower in 1952? Can be resign with honour?
ROCKEFELLER. I think he has got to resign at some point and come back because I think the issued which face the American people are the lack of leadership in Washington to effectively deal with the problems at home and abroad which they have failed to solve in the past three years. And I think he now, as a man who has had this strong vote in New Hampshire is going to want to get in where he can express his position for the benefit of all.
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