Berkeley California - mother of things radical has plenty of whites who would enjoy having a black congressman.
Dellums walking through his district (with 5 or 6 seconds pad on top).
Sound truck toward camera, big "Dellums" sign on the prow, then a shot of rock group in truck, playing.
Dellums shakes hands, waves to people, calls to them, as he continues to walk.
Press conference, wide shot, then mcu of Dellums speaking, voice b.g., then cutaway.
Dellums SOF at Press conference.
Dellums at lower Sproul Plaza.
Dellums on campaign walk, pinches baby's cheek.
TRANSCRIPT: DELLUMS: I said that there's something wrong with this system, I think thats clear, you know we have 60 thousand people who live in some form of dire and utter poverty millions who live in some form of hunger, millions of people who oppose the war in South-East Asia, we now have 7 per cent unemployment rate in the country we have high inflation, there's obviously something wrong in the country.
I think the role of the vice president should be to go out and wage war against poverty, and hunger and disease and war and megakill and overkill, and not wage war on people who are trying to help build a decent society in this country.
We are talking about coming together as people. Thats where we are at this point. And violence is counter productive at this moment. We are not even at that phase. Not at all. Violence has no relationship to whats going on at this moment. The majority of American people are Manipulated and duped by Ronald Reagan, and Agnew, and some other phonies..politicians in this country, and we've got to turn that around, that's the first order of business at this moment, not running around blowing up some bathroom.
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Background: Berkeley California - mother of things radical has plenty of whites who would enjoy having a black congressman.
The question here is whether their black candidate may be too radical....even for Berkeley.
Ron Dellums is a 34-year old Social Worker, with two years' service on the Berkeley City Council with the help of radical elements of the Berkeley campus of the University of California, and the impact of the Cambodia affair he won a stunning upset victory in the Democratic primary last spring, over the liberal white incumbent.
But his election campaign was uninspired until vice president Agnew last week called him an extremist...out-and-out radical Black Panther supporter.
Dellum's crusading attitude, since the primary, has lost him some of his white liberal support...and so has his stand against aid to Israel.
...But, as the Democratic candidate in Berkeley and Oakland he is considered pretty hard to beat.