Thursday, October 29, 1987

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 29, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas New Texas October ICAOO i vjciouer GOP Debate It started off even but the Republican presidential candidates managed to criticize one another with the seeming intent of establishing a clear front did they an contenders George denouncing Pete du PriVlte altematlve to While each of the candidates and their supporters were to victory after Wednesday nights PresWent George Bush were clearly pieasea mat ne gave as good as he got in exchanges with nis Someone needed to beat George Bush and no one said Ue the vice presidents campaign During a brief appearance before cheering supporters at a nearby Bush said the debate gave me a chance to make a few points that I wanted to make about For two Senate GOP leader Bob Dole of Jack Kemp of New former Pete du Pont of former Secretary of State Alexander Haig and evangelist Pat Robertson laid out their views under questioning from conservative columnist William Buckley and former Democratic Party chairman Robert This is the first time Ive had the opportunity to face off with the vice president and the other said Kemp after the I think we all gained on the vice The first hour was gentlemanly to the point of being Then du Pont took out after The question is in a Bush presidency where would he lead said du who was sitting on Bushs right on the So far we havent seen any any any We really havent had it spelled out very Many in the audience booed at this Du Pont called the pending treaty to eliminate medium range nuclear missiles a great example of Were waiting for details and were hearing Bush has urged his GOP rivals to support the treaty which is in the final stages of Du Haig and Robertson all have ex pressed varying degrees of opposition to the Bush turned to du Pont and Pierre the former governors full name is Pierre du Pont IV let me help you on some of I think its a nutty idea to fool around with the Social Security system and run the risk of the people whove been saving all their we made this Social Security trust fund solvent and its So that may be a new idea but its a dumb On the question of the INF I told you all these European leaders are for Im for the president is for the joint chiefs are for it and I dont see why you cant its a good idea to get rid of warheads from the Soviet Union for 400 of Haig was sitting on the other side of Bush and when his turn came he said he had talked to European leaders who were privately opposed to the You supported it in the spring of said I fought it like the bloody retorted who was then secretary of and we never heard a wimp out of This debate is beginning to liven up a quipped Later in the Kemp also criticized du Ponts position on Social we dont know exactly which liber tarian or marketoriented solution youre going to come up with said the New York After the du Pont I made distinctions between Pete du Pont and George Bush and Pete du Pont and Jack I thought all of the distinctions were good They were on the they were on the INF treaty and Social Security and Robertson emphasized his campaign theme that there is a serious moral crisis in Dole said the Republicans have a problem with Were perceived as not caring about Dole left the hall immediately after the debate but Secretary of Labor William who is leaving the Cabinet 1 to run the Kansas senators presidential was quick to declare his candidate the What he accomplished was to let people see whats inside the said He sat there in the most intense pressure cooker you can possibly endure and maintained his sense of A former national party Brock said said confrontation between Bush and du Pont was the moment of Thats where something could begin to I think the fact Bob Dole came in fairly quickly with a sense of humor saved the HOUSTON art some quotes of note from the Republican presidential candidates debate GEOftGE BUSH You need somebody in that hot with a cool hand on the Ive been copilot for seven years and t know how to land the plane in a Its fine when youre criticizing your Its very different when youre in there having to make the tough As president I will not raise I want to be the education Thats what I want to be remembered for on the domestic BOB DOLE Our party has a problem with Were perceived as not caring about people Were going to correct Were going to do a lot of other things in a Dole ad Weve got a problem with the Were not going to grow out of this problem by cutting This debates starting to liven up a little I thought it was going to die on the PETE DU PONT Social Security works its its but its not going to work tomorrow when that huge generation My friend George Bush says we ought to be for that INF in termediate nuclear force treaty even before its Read before you The question in a Bush where would he lead So far we havent seen any any any We really havent had it spelled out very ALEXANDER HAIG 1 question whether nuclear deterrence is truly Weve had 50 years of peace based they Debate changes numbers HOUSTON AP The six Republican presidential candidates got their first signal today of voter reaction to their contentious debate from a survey that said Vice President George Bush was the winner of the The twohour debate was marked by sharp exchanges questioning Bushs leadership and denouncing former Delaware Pete du Ponts nutty idea of a private alternative to Social Immediately after the SRI Research Center of called 400 Republican voters in New Iowa and 11 Southern states to ask for their When All in who do you think won this evenings debate that who do you think did the best job 34 percent named Former TV evangelist Pat Robert son was named by 15 percent Senate GOP leader Bob Dole and Jack Kemp by 14 percent each du Pont and former Secretary of State Alexander Haig by 6 percent Gale Muller of SRI Research told a news conference the interviews were conducted with people in New Arkan North Caroli Texas and The portion of the sample from each state was comparable to that states delegation to the GOP nominating On the question of which candidate had done the most to improve his position or had done better than Robertson was named by 31 followed by Kemp with 18 On which did worse than the highest 35 named du Muller said his firm interviewed 800 GOP voters before the debate and asked if they intended to watch the forum and then called 400 back to get their The survey had a margin of error of 5 In both interviews the voters were asked their preference for the Bushs standing changed very He was preferred by 42 percent before the debate and 43 percent after Doles support dropped from 23 percent before to 18 percent while Robertson went from 12 percent before to 16 percent Kemps standing went from 5 percent to 7 percent du Ponts from 2 percent to 5 Haigs from 2 percent to 4 The percentage of undecided voters dropped from 15 percent to 8 The candidates and their suppor ters were quick to claim victory after Wednesday nights but back ers of 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