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Next the presidential candidates including this series of special programs dealing with issues before American voters in this year's presidential election. From Washington D.C. Here is news analyst and reporter John F. Lewis campaign issues pro and con. Tonight's report the presidential candid camera can make. My pro-America. Your nominee. Thank you. Lyndon Baines Johnson at Atlantic City New Jersey August 1964. I'm his mom and you're not going to. We will go forward take a only look and I think I have a great night. I'll go home you know get away. Thank you.
Merriam Goldwater San Francisco California July 1964 no national election campaign has ever been limited to the issues. The very candid selected to run for the opposite of president are an issue. This is particularly true in 1964 as voters face the choice of a clear cut division in political philosophy and a similarly clear division in political personalities. How the party presidential nominees view the campaign reflects to a great degree how they expect the American voter to view them on Election Day. Barry M. Goldwater is an Arizona conservative a man of deep personal conviction regarding fundamental American Constitutional principles and adherence to individual self-reliance as an answer preferable to the delegation of extensive power to the federal government in solving the people's problems Lyndon Baines Johnson is a Texas liberal imbued despite his
Southern heritage with the ideals of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal Harry Truman's fair deal and John F. Kennedy's new frontier. Johnson believes a big and complex population in a big and prosperous nation requires a big and powerful national government. Goldwater expresses the view of the conservative right in American politics. Johnson reflects the view of the liberal left but likes to appeal to the moderate middle among voters. Both men have been the United States senators. Both men are extremely personable as individuals. Johnson is the more experienced politician and consequently communicates better with the general public and selling his ideas to both the Congress and the people. Goldwater prefers to deal with international issues such as communism. The Cold War and the importance of military preparedness. Johnson prefers to talk about domestic issues affecting masses of the electorate
while not disregarding the power and potential of America in the international arena. With the cooperation of the Democratic and Republican National Committees in Washington we selected portions of the acceptance speeches made by each candidate at the national nominating conventions this past summer. Even though most of us listen to the words at the time of the conventions on this eve of the 1964 election it may be worth a few moments of reflection to hear again what each of the nominees then advocated. First the president of the United States Lyndon Baines Johnson nominee of the Democratic Party. Most Americans. Want medical OK. I want to thank God thank you. Most American.
Ranchers. And basin and Ron are. And so do I. Thank. Most American aviation on an ID from my neighbor for all and. Thank. Most America more than education for everything so the limit of his ability. And. Thanks. We want to get the word and Saudi. Wants Americans want.
The American continually. Expanding and wanting prosperity. And so. They ruled the ME and will be the achievements of the Democratic Party. I believe most of them and most Americans. Understand that to reach. Our goal line. We must work for peace. Oh yeah.
And. I had a key. Hundred in 61. Under the leadership. And they have. The courage of this. You cleary wait.
For peace. We. Want to responsible. People. Have the right to be treated. We should be. Fine with. An election. Thank. God.
That we. Are South. No. Thanks and thanks for the Democrats. Their course toward what President Johnson chooses to call the Great Society the Republicans Senator Goldwater championed the era of what he called the hole. I understand we have we have and we have this nation and its people are missionaries and ladies and gentlemen.
In our own hearts and whole ministration as thanks. As he started and lost that it and ash talk and talk and talk and talk the words of freedom I had and failed and paid any works of freedom. Now here's a man a wall of shame and burn the end and yours Roxanne's of shame at the Bay of Pigs failures marked the slow death of freedom in Laos failures and
past the jungles and the. Failures haunt the houses of our once great alliances and undermining the greatest all our every record by a free nation and communicate. We are a nation be calm. We have lost progress fast pace recently and here is a veneration Preterit. We are plodding along. And he said I stand her eyes I mean like red tape rules without responsibility and regimentation without recourse. Rather than adding useful jobs in our country our people have been offered bureaucratic network rather than moral leadership they have been
given bread and circuses. They're going to get it inspected. And yes they need an end game and scandal. I believe that we must look beyond the fans for freedom today to its extension from ours and I can see any distant and yet recognizable future the outlines of a world worthy of our dedication are everywhere stick our army Eric our every sacrifice along the way. Yes a world that will redeem the suffering of all those who will be liberated from tyranny. I didn't see it and I suggest that all our old man must contemplate the flowering of an Atlantic seven is Asian. The whole you are unified in free trade and open it crosses borders communicating all going mate across the world I
can see it and all we men must bring. There's Atlantic civilization enjoying my straight ocean highway through the United States. What a nasty day. Why destiny can be our standing as a great central pillar linking Europe the Americas and the venerable and final peoples and cultures of the Pacific. I can see a day when all the Americas North and South well be linked in a mighty system a system in which the average man is understanding of the past. Obese emerge one by one and a rising tide of prosperity and a heavy hand. But our example to the world must like charity begins at home. During Republican years this again will be a nation of men and women. Our family is proud of their role. Jobs are their responsibilities
are unlimited and their aspiration is a nation where all who can well be self-reliant. He. Reminds you that extreme and it bends of liberty is no vice. Let me remind you that a minor a shake a person just us. Out of the tumult and shouting of those summer national conventions as come the election campaign of 1964 a clear cut choice not an echo. But in these hours of final analysis it seems likely American voters will not mark ballots only in terms of the issues but in terms of the candidates themselves pro and con. From Washington this is John F. Lewis report. Campaign issues pro and con produced and recorded by Washington reporter John F.
Lewis for w r v r New York this is the national educational radio network.
Campaign issues, pro and con
Presidential candidates
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National Association of Educational Broadcasters
WRVR (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)
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This program features 1964 presidential candidates Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater.
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A series of debates on 1964 election campaign issues, featuring members of Congress.
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Host: Kohler, Stanley
Producer: Lewis, John F.
Producing Organization: National Association of Educational Broadcasters
Producing Organization: WRVR (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)
Speaker: Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Speaker: Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998
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Identifier: 64-Sp.14-10 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
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Duration: 00:13:58
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