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tv   George H.W. Bush Campaign Appearance  CSPAN  November 29, 2015 2:17pm-2:31pm EST

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announcer: "road to the white house, rewind" continues with george h w bush on the 1988 prisoners are camped -- 1988 presidential campaign trail. next, vice president bush won the new hampshire primary in 1988 on his way to securing his
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party's presidential nomination. he beat michael dukakis in the 1988 general election to become the nation's 41st president.
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mr. dukakis: how are you doing? >> [indiscernible] mr. dukakis: how are you? hello. >> [indiscernible]
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>> how long have you been working on it? >> all summer. it has been a thrill. how longe h. w. bush: have you been doing this? >> this is my first year.
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>> [indiscernible] [applause] >> stand inside the line, please. >> if you could just get back behind the line, please.
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>> hey, michael. >> there he is. >> michael! [laughter] ♪ we talked to a few people on the parade route, and their reaction to having a vice president in the parade. >> have you ever seen a vice president before? >> not a person, no. >> what was your reaction? friendly.very
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>> what is the reaction in the town? it has been a longtime since people have been talking about this. >> this is a republican town, they would pretty much go towards him as president. anyone think that a vice president of the united states would come to a small town like londonderry for braid? -- for a parade? >> no. >> thank you so much for your time. >> appreciate it. ♪ >> how are you doing? that's pretty good. [laughter] >> [indiscernible]
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[laughter] >> how do you do? ♪ what your name, where are you from? >> cindy abbett, londonderry. >> what was your reaction to the president -- vice president coming to town today? >> it was exciting. >> have you seen the vice president before? >> only on tv. >> how about you, what was your reaction? >> i think it was good, him coming to a small town like this, you know, so it means a lot to the people who are here.
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>> did he look an awful lot like a candidate for president? >> yeah. [laughter] --now this is a common thing this isn't a common thing, would you see a lot of president of candidates come to your town? >> numb -- no, i didn't think so. we don't get a lot of big politicians, but this is the first time i've seen them come to a little town like this. >> have you seen anyone come here before? >> no, just the governors. >> have any of your friends talked about this presidential campaign? i think with everything that is happening, you know, the contras fear and everything. >> among your friends, are they talking about who they are voting for for president? , and they probably will be.
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>> and i can't leave without asking what her name is? >> kristin. >> she's not very happy. >> yeah, i think she is actually a little liberal at heart. [baby crying] [laughter] ♪
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>> stay behind the white line, please, we don't want anybody to get hurt. ♪
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>> stay behind the white line, everybody.
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announcer: on the eve of the american revolution, williamsburg was home to politicians, tradespeople, and american history tv will return to williamsburg of the 1770's on december 5, where we will be live from the historic district. we will see colonists mingle on the street and the house where george washington once served, and the home to the king george george iii- king colonial representative. questions to an interpreter throughout the day. live from colonial williamsburg, december 5, here on c-span3 on "american history tv." theuncer: each week until
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2016 presidential election, "american history tv" will bring you archival coverage of past presidential campaigns. 1988 we look back at the campaign of massachusetts governor michael dukakis. finished third in the iowa caucus, but went on to win the nomination before losing to george h w bush in the general shection -- george h. w. bu in the general election. >> the tendons in my fingers were ripped. mr. dukakis: in the machine? nice to see you. hi, how are you? pleasure. what brought you out here? >> about 16 or 17 years ago. then we went back, he was navy. mr. dukakis: where's mark?

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