Democratic Presidential candidate George McGovern took advantage of New York's big Columbus Day parade on Monday (9 Oct.) to meet the local electorate.
CU McGovern waving to crowds in New York
CU Chanting supporters
MV Band marching at head of parade
CU McGovern shakes hands (3 shots)
SV Uniformed marchers
SV Mayor Lindsay, Nelson Rockefeller and Nixon's daughter Tricia Cox Nixon watching parade (3 shots)
SV & CU McGovern watching parade (3 shots)
CU McGovern stands next to Lindsay
"It was a good day in New York for George McGovern--he looked confident, and the crowd out to see him and the Columbus Day parade were quite friendly. (CHANTING, MUSIC) In New York, as in most states, George McGovern is behind Richard Nixon in the polls. But New York is a democratic stats,so McGovern is given at least a chance of winning here. (MUSIC) At the parade reviewing stand, McGovern joined a galaxy of Republican stars, but he was never able to get to stage centre. That was taken up by Republicans, including the President's daughter, Patricia Cox. Later, he made it to the front row, there a new democrat--Mayor John Lindsay--joined McGovern."
Senator George McGovern, the man Democrats hope will become the next President of the United States, made full use of New York's big Columbus Day parade on Monday to meet the State's electorate. The reaction from supporters was encouraging.
Traditionally, New York is a Democrat state, so Senator McGovern was on safe ground with this informal but useful public appearance.
Amongst the spectators. Mayor John Lindsay, New york's Governor Rockefeller and president Nixon's daughter Tricia Cox Nixon. Governor Rockefeller, a Republican, accused Senator McGovern of using the parade for political purposes.
But one man who didn't mind the unscheduled McGovern appearance was Mayor Lindsay...he's a recent convert to the Democrat ranks.
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Background: Democratic Presidential candidate George McGovern took advantage of New York's big Columbus Day parade on Monday (9 Oct.) to meet the local electorate. His reception was described by observers as 'basically sympathetic," although New York's Governor Rockefeller accused Senator McGovern of using the parade for political purposes.
Although Governor Rockefeller is a Republican, New York is predominantly a Democrat state, and Mayor Lindsay is amongst the more recent converts to the McGovern cause. This film is from the N.B.C. and reporter Catherine Mackin, was at the parade (an alternative commentary is provided overleaf).