January 13, 1988 |
Is New Hampshire a conservative state? Does the sun rise in the east? Yes, but tell that to Republican presidential hopefuls Jack Kemp, Pat Robertson and Pierre S. (Pete) du Pont IV, the three candidates furthest to the right in 1988, and the three who, along with Alexander M. Haig Jr., have the furthest to go to win their party's primary here.
December 3, 1987 |
Republican presidential hopeful Pierre S. (Pete) du Pont IV has won the coveted endorsement of the Union Leader, New Hampshire's only statewide daily newspaper and long a force in GOP state politics. "It is no secret that this newspaper has not been a flag-waving enthusiast for any of the candidates running for President," Publisher Nackey Loeb said in a front-page editorial this week. "A lot of the conservatives are in the same boat," she said.
November 28, 1987 |
Politically touchy social issues generally divide the 1988 presidential candidates along party lines, but among Democrats, Tennessee Sen. Albert Gore Jr. has taken a solo position on school prayer that could help him in the crucial Super Tuesday primaries in the South next March. Gore, who also has struck a more conservative stance than his rivals on defense and foreign policy, advocates allowing public school officials to set aside a "moment of silence for individual prayer or contemplation."
November 9, 1987 |
A few days after the Oct. 19 stock market crash, House Minority Leader Robert H. Michel (R-Ill.) emerged from a hurried meeting with President Reagan and paused in the White House driveway to chat with reporters about how to reassure investors. The bulls who hope for a market rebound "don't want any protectionism or any restraints on trade," Michel said.
November 2, 1987 |
Former Arizona Gov. Bruce Babbitt remembers the recent day when his fifth-grade son came home from school with an assignment to write an essay about AIDS. "He turned to me and he said, 'Daddy, what's a condom?' " Babbitt recalled. "It's lucky he came to me and not the President. Otherwise he'd still be waiting to find out."
October 31, 1987 |
Republican presidential candidate Pierre S. (Pete) du Pont IV stepped up his attack on Vice President George Bush Friday, suggesting that Bush is "out of touch" on the issue of Social Security and is the candidate of the status quo. During a GOP debate Wednesday, Bush called Du Pont's plan for a voluntary alternative to Social Security "nutty."