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Start Date: Wednesday, November 8, 1972 2:29 AM

End Date: Wednesday, November 8, 1972 2:40 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Colson, Charles W.Cox, Tricia Nixon

Recording Device: White House Telephone

033-052.mp3

NARA Description:

On November 7, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, Charles W. Colson, and Tricia Nixon Cox talked on the telephone from 9:29 pm to 9:40 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 033-052 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 33-52

Date: November 7, 1972
Time: 9:29 pm - 9:40 pm
Location: White House Telephone
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                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. June-07)

                                                             Conversation No. 33-52 (cont’d)

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.


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       1972 election
            -Overall view
            -Massachusetts
                   -Percentages
                   -Suffolk County
                   -Blue collar areas
            -Connecticut
                   -Colson’s recent conversation with Thomas Meskill
                         -The President's lead
                         -Congressional races
                   -The President's coat tails
            -“Penance vote” [Ticket splitting]
            -New Jersey
                   -House of Representatives seat
            -New York
                   -National Broadcasting Company [NBC]
                   -Columbia Broadcasting Company [CBS]
            -"Penance vote"
            -Rhode Island
                   -Colson’s recent conversation with Herbert De Simone
                   -Turnout
                   -John H. Chafee
            -Senate races
                   -Harry F. Byrd, Jr.
                   -Jesse M. Helms
                         -North Carolina
                               -The President’s lead
                   -William L. Scott
                   -J. Caleb Boggs
                         -Delaware
                               -The President's lead
            -Michigan
                   -The President's lead
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              NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

                        Tape Subject Log
                          (rev. June-07)

                                                 Conversation No. 33-52 (cont’d)

           -Busing advertisement [ad]
                -George C. Wallace team
-Illinois
       -Colson’s recent conversation with David E. Bradshaw
             -Chicago
                   -Richard J. Daley
       -Charles H. Percy
       -Richard B. Ogilvie
             -Lead
             -The President's coattails
             -Downstate
             -Chicago
-West Virginia
       -Arch A. Moore, Jr.
-Louie B. Nunn
       -Defeat
             -Colson’s view
             -Sales tax
                   -Walter Huddleston repeal
-Delaware
       -Boggs
       -The President's lead
       -Boggs
       -The President's efforts
             -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
             -De Simone
-The President's campaign trips
       -Effectiveness
             -Kentucky
-Ticket splitting
       -Colson’s view
       -Connecticut
-George S. McGovern
       -Statement
             -Jean Westwood
                   -Incumbency
-Texas
       -John G. Tower victory
             -The President's lead
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              NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

                         Tape Subject Log
                           (rev. June-07)

                                                   Conversation No. 33-52 (cont’d)

      -Percentage
-National results
      -New York, California
-Michigan
-Wisconsin
-Mountain states
      -The President’s view
-Oklahoma
      -The President's lead
-Kansas
-Network coverage
      -Jim Schurz
      -NBC
      -David Brinkley
            -Voter turnout
      -John Chancellor
            -Landslide prediction
                  -Lyndon B. Johnson
      -CBS
            -Labor unions
                  -Effect
-Connecticut
      -Colson’s recent conversation with Meskill
            -Blue-collar workers, Catholics
-Rhode Island
      -De Simone
            -The President's lead
      -Chafee
-Boggs
-New Hampshire
      -Powell
            -Concord
            -Manchester
-Maine
      -Margaret Chase Smith
-South Dakota
      -[Robert W. Hirsch]
      -The President's lead
-Maine
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                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. June-07)

                                                             Conversation No. 33-52 (cont’d)

            -South Dakota
                  -Hirsch
            -Senate races
                  -Possible Republican gains and losses
                         -Kentucky
                         -South Dakota
                         -Delaware
                         -New Hampshire
                         -Virginia
                         -North Carolina
                         -Oklahoma
                         -Rhode Island
                         -New Mexico
                         -Delaware
                         -South Dakota
                  -Ticket splitting
                         -Colson’s view
            -South Dakota
                  -Hirsch
                         -Campaign
            -Dewey F. Bartlett
            -Pete V. Domenici
            -Kentucky
                  -Nunn
                         -The President's trip
                         -Louisville
            -Ticket splitting
                  -Colson’s view
                  -“Brass collar” Democrats

Tricia Nixon Cox entered at an unknown time after 9:29 pm.

       The President’s schedule

       1972 election results
            -Ticket splitting
                   -Democrats
            -Kentucky
                   -Tax issue
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                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. June-07)

                                                         Conversation No. 33-52 (cont’d)

            -The President's lead
                   -Network projections
                   -NBC
                         -Kevin P. Phillips
            -New York
            -Connecticut
            -Illinois
            -New York          -Ohio
            -Michigan
            -South
            -California
            -Final results
                   -Timing

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