ABC's Jeff Greenfield, July 19: "Dukakis
is basing his presidential campaign on the argument...a rational,
competent manager is what this country needs. Friend, foe, or neutral
almost all agree that this is the kind of presidency Michael Dukakis
would bring to the White House."
CBS' Charles Kuralt on a liberal delegate
to the Republican Convention, August 17: "He's against outlawing
abortion, he's against President Reagan's Star Wars defense, he worries
about the poor and homeless...Nine delegates to this convention describe
themselves as liberals....Harold Fergiss: a lonely, rather brave figure
out there on Canal Street. Symbol of the kind of Republican that once
was, but almost isn't anymore."
ABC's Sam Donaldson on the Bush
acceptance speech, August 18: "Bush distorted Dukakis' record
liberally...He said Dukakis would deprive everyone of a handgun. Gun
control Dukakis is for, but he's never said that. He suggested Dukakis
was the one who didn't want voluntary prayer to be said in the school.
But of course it's the Supreme Court of the United States who said that.
He said Dukakis is preaching an America in decline, but in fact Dukakis
has very carefully not said that. He said just the opposite."
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