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Start Date: 8-Nov-1972 1:00 AM

End Date: 8-Nov-1972 3:00 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")[Unknown person(s)]White House operatorColson, Charles W.Sanchez, Manolo

Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building

388-004a.mp3

388-004b.mp3

NARA Description:

On November 8, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, unknown person(s), White House operator, Charles W. Colson, and Manolo Sanchez met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building from 1:00 am to 3:00 am. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 388-004 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 388-4

Date: November 8, 1972
Time: 1:00 am - 3:00 am
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                                                             Conversation No. 388-4 (cont’d)

Location: Executive Office Building

The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.

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       1972 election
            -Latest returns
                   -Network coverage
                   -California
                         -Prediction
                   -Minnesota
                   -Rhode Island
                         -Projection
                               -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]

Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time.

[See Conversation No. 388-4A]

             -Request for phone calls
                  -Rhode Island
                  -Minnesota
                        -CBS
                              -Projections
                  -Rhode Island
                  -Delaware
                        -Senate
                              -Projection
             -Robert Teeter

[End of telephone conversation]

             -Teeter
             -Rhode Island
                   -Projections
                         -Wire services
                         -Results
             -Delaware
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                                                             Conversation No. 388-4 (cont’d)


The President talked with Frank L. Rizzo between 1:00 am and 1:10 am.

[Conversation No. 388-4B]

[See Conversation No. 33-56]

[End of telephone conversation]

       1972 election
            -Democrats
            -Nelson A. Rockefeller’s call
                   -Time
                   -Return call

The President talked with the White House operator between 1:10 am and 1:12 am

[Conversation No. 388-4C]

[See Conversation No. 33-57]

       1972 election
            -Rockefeller
                   -Return call
            -Minnesota
                   -Problems
                         -Projection
                                -[George S. McGovern]
            -Wisconsin
                   -The President’s chances
            -Senate races
                   -J. Caleb Boggs
                   -Margaret Chase Smith
                         -Possible loss
                   -Jack R. Miller
                         -Projection
                         -Iowa
                   -Smith
                   -Seats gained
                         -Pete V. Domenici
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                                                             Conversation No. 388-4 (cont’d)

                         -Jesse A. Helms
                         -Dewey F. Bartlett
             -Rhode Island
                   -John H. Chafee
                   -The President’s race
                         -Lead
             -Minnesota
             -Alaska and Hawaii
                   -Importance
             -Utah
             -Washington state
             -Oregon
             -Minnesota
             -Alaska and Hawaii
                   -Importance
             -Minnesota
                   -Lead
                         -Polls
                                -Accuracy
                   -Hubert H. Humphrey

The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 1:10 am and
1:12 am.

[Conversation No. 388-4D]

[See Conversation No. 33-58]

The President talked with Nelson A. Rockefeller between 1:12 am and 1:16 am.

[Conversation No. 388-4E]

[See Conversation No. 33-59]

[End of telephone conversation]

       1972 election
            -Minnesota
                   -Projection
                         -National Broadcasting Company [NBC]
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                                                              Conversation No. 388-4 (cont’d)

                        -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
             -Colorado
                  -Gordon L. Allott
             -Boggs
             -Concessions
             -Republican Party
                  -Candidates
                        -Complaints about the President’s support
                              -Response
                                    -Publicity
                                          -John D. Ehrlichman
                                                -Plan
                  -Defeats
                        -Allott
                        -Boggs
                        -Smith
                        -[Unknown person]
                        -Louie B. Nunn
                        -Robert W. Hirsch
                        -Miller
                        -Allott
                        -Wesley Powell
             -Charles W. Colson

Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 1:16 am and 1:28 am.

[Conversation No. 388-4F]

       1972 election
            -New Hampshire
                   -Thomas J. McIntyre

[End of telephone conversation]

       1972 election
            -Results
                   -New Hampshire
                        -McIntyre
                        -Figures
            -Nebraska
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                                                            Conversation No. 388-4 (cont’d)

                   -Carl T. Curtis
                         -Age
                         -NBC
                   -The President’s lead
             -Congressional races
                   -The President’s influence
                         -Chafee
                         -Nunn
                         -Oklahoma
                         -North Carolina
                               -Helms
                         -Hugh Scott
                         -Domenici
                   -Rhode Island
                         -Herbert F. DeSimone
             -California
                   -Time of day
                   -Results
                         -Franklyn C. (“Lyn”) Nofziger

Haldeman talked with Ronald L. Ziegler at an unknown time between 1:16 am and 1:28 am.

[Conversation No. 388-4G]

       1972 election
            -California
                   -Call
                        -Results
                              -Wire services
                              -Analysis
                  -Projections
                        -NBC
                        -CBS

[End of telephone conversation]

       1972 election
            -California
                   -Projections
                         -The President’s lead
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                                                             Conversation No. 388-4 (cont’d)

             -Voter turnout
                  -Nation
                  -Projections
                  -California
                         -Problems
                               -Polls
                  -Votes for the President
                  -Comparison to Lyndon B. Johnson
                  -Projections
                  -Actual figures

Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 1:16 am and 1:28 am.

[Conversation No. 388-4H]

       1972 election
            -Percentages

[End of telephone conversation]

       1972 election
            -Minnesota
                   -Projections
                         -American Broadcasting Company [ABC]
                         -NBC
            -McGovern
                   -Telegram from the President
                   -Statement
                         -Tone
                   -The President’s telegram
                         -Wording
                               -Raymond K. Price, Jr.
                               -Guidelines
                                     -1972 campaign
                                     -Eleanor (Stegeberg) McGovern
                                     -Rest
                                     -Price’s speech drafts
                                           -Problems
                                           -Support
                                           -Peace
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                                                              Conversation No. 388-4 (cont’d)

                                          -The President’s remarks
                                          -Price
                                          -Well-wishes
                                          -Price
                                          -Patrick J. Buchanan

The White House operator talked with the President at an unknown time between 1:16 am and
1:28 am.

The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger between 1:28 am and 1:30 am.

[Conversation No. 388-4I]

[See Conversation No. 33-60]

Charles Colson entered at 1:28 am.

[End of telephone conversation]

       1972 election
            -Telegram to McGovern
                   -Buchanan

The President talked with Hubert H. Humphrey between 1:31 am and 1:35 am.

[Conversation No. 388-4J]

[See Conversation No. 33-62]

[End of telephone conversation]

       1972 election
            -Voter turnout
                   -Computer output
                        -Accuracy
                   -CBS projection
            -McGovern
                   -The President’s telegram
                        -Wording
                              -Rest
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                                                             Conversation No. 388-4 (cont’d)

                                     -Mrs. McGovern
                                -Well-wishes
                                -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
             -Ziegler’s briefing
                   -Washington Post
                   -Life
             -The President’s telegram
             -Minnesota
                   -Humphrey’s projection
                   -Results
                         -Dwayne O. Andreas
                         -Teeter

Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 1:35 am and 3:00 am.

[Conversation No. 388-4K]

       1972 election
            -Rhode Island
            -Minnesota
            -California
                   -Results

[End of telephone conversation]

             -McGovern
             -The President’s view

Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 1:35 am.

       1972 election
            -McGovern’s concession statement
                   -Tricia Nixon Cox
                   -Sanchez’s opinion
                         -Fina Sanchez
                   -The President’s opinion
                         -Ziegler’s opinion
                   -Reaction of Tricia Nixon Cox and Julie Nixon Eisenhower

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:00 am.
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                                                  Conversation No. 388-4 (cont’d)


     -The President’s response
            -Price’s draft
                   -The President’s criticism
            -The President’s wording
                   -Tone
            -Robert H. Finch
                   -Media relations
                   -California
                         -Unknown person
            -Effectiveness
                   -Oval Office
                   -Victory rally
                         -Crowds
                   -“God Bless America” quote
                   -Personal appeal
-Congressional races
     -Criticism of the President
            -Media relations
            -Handling
                   -Strategy
     -Smith race
            -Maine
            -Offer of the President’s help
                   -Tricia Nixon Cox
            -Defeat
                   -Reasons
                         -Age
     -Boggs
            -Age
     -Miller
     -Nunn
            -Defeat
     -Smith
     -North Carolina
            -Helms
            -Scott
                   -Margin of victory
                         -Harry S. Dent
                         -Comparison with the President’s margin
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                                                             Conversation No. 388-4 (cont’d)

                                   -Virginia
                  -Georgia
                        -Fletcher S. Thompson
                              -Ranking privileges
                              -Sam Nunn
                                     -George C. Wallace endorsement
                                     -Black vote
                                           -Democrats
            -John G. Tower
            -Thompson
                  -Atlanta
            -South Dakota
            -Projections
                  -[Unknown person]
            -New York
                  -The President’s lead
                        -Rockefeller’s report
                        -New York City
                        -Brooklyn
                        -Queens
                              -Myles J. Ambrose
                        -Bronx
                        -Staten Island
            -California
                  -Projections
            -Pennsylvania
                  -Projections
                        -Philadelphia, Pittsburgh
            -Texas
                  -Percentages
                        -John B. Connally
            -New Jersey
            -New York
                  -Percentages
                        -Comparison to Rockefeller
                  -New York Daily News contact
                        -Telephone call
                        -Robert Teeter

Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 1:35 am and 3:00 am.
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                                                             Conversation No. 388-4 (cont’d)


[Conversation No. 388-4L]

       1972 election
            -Kenneth W. Clawson
                   -Telephone call to New York Daily News

[End of telephone conversation]

       1972 election
            -The President’s recent telephone conversation with Connally
                   -Idanell (“Nellie”) Connally
                   -Family
                   -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
            -The President’s victory speech
                   -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
                   -Mrs. Nixon
                   -Women
                   -Youth
                         -[Dwight] David Eisenhower II
                               -Oval Office
            -McGovern
                   -Statement
            -The President’s victory speech
                   -Location
                         -Desk
                               -Flags
                   -“God Bless America” quote
                   -Public response
                         -Iowa
                   -Price’s draft
                         -Use of Bible
                   -Messages
                   -Crowd response
                         -Agnew
                   -Timing
                   -Contrast with McGovern
            -Media coverage
                   -John W. Chancellor
                   -Walter L. Cronkite, Jr.
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                                                               Conversation No. 388-4 (cont’d)

                   -[Arnold] Eric Sevareid
                   -David Brinkley
                         -New York results
                         -Edwin Newman
             -California
                   -Results
                         -Telephone call
                               -Editor, Wittier News
                               -Teeter
                               -Franklyn C. (“Lyn”) Nofziger
                               -Editor, Los Angeles Times
                               -Finch

Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 1:35 am and 3:00 am.

[Conversation No. 388-4M]

       Instruction

[End of telephone conversation]

       1972 election
            -The President’s victory speeches
                   -Democrats
                   -Shoreham Hotel
                         -Albert E. Singlinger
            -Results
            -Labor vote
                   -Labor legislation
                         -The President’s recent conversation with John D. Ehrlichman
                   -Administration’s work with George Meany
                   -Catholic vote
                   -Blue collar vote
                         -Media analysis
                               -NBC
                               -CBS
                               -Catholic vote
                               -Roger H. Mudd
                               -Michael Wallace
            -Vietnam
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                                                                             Conversation No. 388-4 (cont’d)

                -California
                      -Projection
                            -Los Angeles
                            -Dr. Benjamin (MacLean) Spock
                            -John G. Schmitz
                      -Vote count
                      -San Francisco Bay area
                            -Projections
                            -Key precincts
                      -Congressional delegation
                -House of Representatives races
                      -Republican gains
                            -Gerald Ford
                -Media coverage
                      -Congressional races
                            -Republicans
                            -Boggs
                            -Miller
                            -Maryland

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        1972 election
             -The President’s schedule
                    -Dental appointment
             -Senate races
             -Results
                    -Media coverage
                         -Landslide
                         -Chancellor
                         -Comparison to 1968 election
                         -Comparison to Johnson landslide
                               -John F. Kennedy assassination
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                                                           Conversation No. 388-4 (cont’d)

       Refreshment
            -Breakfast

       1972 election
            -The President’s victory speech

Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 1:35 am.

       Breakfast
            -Food orders
            -White House mess

       1972 election

       Breakfast
            -Orders
                 -Eggs
                         -Preparation

       Dogs

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:00 am.

       1972 election
            -Results
                   -Support for the President
            -McGovern
                   -Statements on peace
                         -The President’s response
            -R. Sargeant Shriver
                   -New York McGovern headquarters
                         -Statement
                               -Television coverage
            -Minnesota
                   -Minneapolis report
                   -The President’s chances

Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 1:35 am and 3:00 am.

[Conversation No. 388-4N]
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                                                           Conversation No. 388-4 (cont’d)


       1972 election
            -Minnesota
                   -Network projections
                   -Clark MacGregor report

[End of telephone conversation]

       1972 election
            -Massachusetts
                   -Results
                          -Paul W. Cronin
                                -Defeat of John F. Kerry
            -Projections of networks
                   -Alabama
                   -Alaska
                   -Arizona
                   -Arkansas
                   -California
                   -Colorado
                   -Connecticut
                   -Delaware
                   -Florida
                   -Georgia
                   -Hawaii
                          -CBS
                   -Idaho
                   -Illinois
                   -Indiana
                   -Iowa
                   -Kansas
                   -Kentucky
                   -Indiana
                   -Maine
                   -Maryland
                   -Massachusetts
                   -Michigan
                   -Minnesota
                   -Mississippi
                   -Missouri
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                                            Conversation No. 388-4 (cont’d)

     -Montana
     -Nebraska
     -Nevada
     -New Hampshire
           -Powell’s race
           -McIntyre
     -New Jersey
     -New Mexico
     -New York
     -North Carolina
           -Helms
     -North Dakota
     -Ohio
     -Oklahoma
           -Bartlett
     -Oregon
     -Pennsylvania
           -Pittsburgh
                  -Heinz family
     -Rhode Island
     -South Carolina
     -South Dakota
     -Tennessee
     -Texas
     -Utah
     -Vermont
     -Virginia
     -Washington state
     -West Virginia
     -Wisconsin
           -Milwaukee
     -Wyoming
     -Washington, DC
     -Method of calculation
-Results
     -California
     -Mountain states
     -South
     -New York
           -Labor vote
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                                                           Conversation No. 388-4 (cont’d)

                  -Big states
                  -California
                  -Iowa, Illinois
                        -Blue collar votes
                  -Nebraska
                  -Indiana
                  -Old South
                        -Georgia
                        -Mississippi
                        -Louisiana
                               -Connally
                               -Wallace
                  -Maryland
                  -Virginia
                  -California

Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 1:35 am and 3:00 am.

[Conversation No. 388-4O]

       1972 election
            -Results

[End of telephone conversation]

       1972 election
            -California
                   -Time of day
                   -Results
                        -Projections
                              -Networks
            -Senate races
                   -Smith
                   -The President’s influence
                        -New Hampshire
                              -McIntyre
                              -Powell
                        -Maine
                        -Problem
                        -Rhode Island
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                                                        Conversation No. 388-4 (cont’d)

                              -Value of visit
                              -The President’s margin
                              -TV

Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 1:35 am.

       Breakfast

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:00 am.

       The President’s schedule

       1972 election
            -California
                   -Nofziger
                   -[First name unknown] Collins
                   -Missouri
            -Landslide
            -Shoreham Hotel
            -New York
            -Minnesota
            -California
            -New York
                   -Percentages
                   -New York City
                          -McGovern
                          -Queens precincts
                          -Michael J. O’Neill
                          -Manhattan
                          -Queens
                          -Brooklyn
                          -Bronx
                          -Richmond
                          -Suburbs
                   -State
                   -Suffolk County

Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 1:35 am.

                   -Westchester County
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                                                        Conversation No. 388-4 (cont’d)

            -Minnesota
            -New York
            -California
                   -Changes in percentages
            -Midwest
            -Illinois
            -Ohio
            -New York
            -Pennsylvania
            -New Jersey
            -Connecticut
            -Massachusetts
            -Suburbs
            -California
                   -The President’s margin
                   -[First name unknown] Collins
                   -Nofziger
                   -Los Angeles
                   -Orange County
                   -San Diego
                   -San Francisco Bay Area

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:00 am.

       1972 election
            -Results
                   -Rockefeller’s reactions
            -New York
                   -The President’s margin
            -New Hampshire
                   -Powell
            -Congratulations
                   -Messages
                        -Sammy Davis, Jr.
                              -Telephone call
                              -Altouise Davis
                              -Shoreham Hotel
                        -Howard [last name unknown]
                              -Antique elephant
                        -Judge Andrew Hauk
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                                                 Conversation No. 388-4 (cont’d)

                   -McGovernites
                         -Polls
                                -Edmund G. (“Pat”) Brown
            -Ralph Cake
            -Alice Roosevelt Longworth
                   -Greetings
                         -The President and First Family
                         -Radios, TVs
                         -Thomas E. Dewey
-Senate candidates
      -Quality
-Colorado
      -Allott
            -Defeat
                   -Blame on the President
      -The President’s visit
            -Weather
-Miller
-Allott
-Alaska
      -[William E. Egan]
      -Ticket splitting
-Governors
      -Daniel J. Evans
            -Victory
            -Washington state
      -Pennsylvania
            -Arch A. Moore, Jr.
                   -John D. Rockefeller, IV
            -Herbert F. DeSimone
            -James E. Holshouser
            -Texas
                   -Republican
                         -Henry C. Grover
                                -Connally
                                -Dolph S. Briscoe
                                -Bircher
            -Republican gains
                   -Missouri
                         -Christopher S. (“Kit”) Bond
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                                              Conversation No. 388-4 (cont’d)

                -Grover
                -Rhode Island
                -Richard B. Ogilvie
                -Indiana
                -Russell W. Peterson
                      -Delaware
                -Morris Kay
                -Robert Docking
                -Bond
                      -Missouri
                -North Carolina
                      -Holshouser
                -New Hampshire
                      -Meldrim Thomson, Jr.
                -Number
           -Republican losses
                -Vermont
                -DeSimone
                -Grover
                      -Briscoe
                -Utah
                      -Calvin L. Rampton
                -Vermont
                      -Thomas P. Salmon
                -Evans
                -Moore
                -Grover
                      -Connally’s view
-Allott
      -Defeat
-Boggs
      -Defeat
            -Certainty
-Fletcher W. Thompson
      -Defeat
-James A McClure
      -Victory
-Charles H. Percy
      -Victory
-Senate
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                                                               Conversation No. 388-4 (cont’d)

                   -Balance
                         -Smith
                         -Boggs
                         -Nunn
                         -South Dakota
                         -Allott
                   -Analysis
                         -Allott
                               -Peter H. Dominick
                         -Incumbents
                               -Allott, Miller
                         -Republican National Committee
             -Florida
                   -Results
                         -Number of votes
             -Congress
                   -Net gains
                   -Report
                         -Instruction to call Harry S. Dent or Richard K. Cook

Colson talked to an unknown person at an unknown time between 1:35 am and 3:00 am.

[Conversation No. 388-4P]

[See Conversation No. 33-65]

[End of telephone conversation]

       1972 election
            -Maryland
            -Virginia
            -Number of votes
                   -Timing
                   -The President
                         -Compared to McGovern
                   -Percentages
                         -Projections
                               -Errors
                                     -Polls
            -California
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                                                           Conversation No. 388-4 (cont’d)

                   -Latest reports
                         -The President’s schedule

       The President’s schedule
            -Meetings in the morning
                  -Time

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Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 1:35 am and 3:00 am.

[Conversation No. 388-4Q]

       1972 election
            -California
                   -Telephone calls
                         -Greenberg
                              -Los Angeles Times

[End of telephone conversation]

       1972 election
            -California
                   -Secretary of State
                         -Democratic allegiance
                         -Release of figures
                               -Problems
                                      -Collins, Nofziger
                   -Projections
                         -Networks
                   -Greenberg
                         -Information
            -Press coverage
                   -Commentary
                         -Historic landslide
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                                                                 Conversation No. 388-4 (cont’d)

                            -1968 election
                            -1962 election
               -Complaints
                     -Congress
                     -Press reports
                     -“Penance vote” [ticket splitting]
                     -Low voter turnout
                            -Polls
                            -Republicans
          -Colorado
               -The President’s margin
               -Allott
                     -Advantages
                            -The President’s support
                                   -TV, letter, telephone call
                     -Defeat
          -Republican defeats
               -Smith
               -Allott
               -Miller
               -Reasons
                     -White House
               -Smith
               -Boggs
               -Miller
               -Allott
               -Other gains
               -Net loss
               -Percent of vote
               -Miller
               -Smith
               -Boggs
               -Allott
          -The President’s victory
               -Senate
                     -House of Representatives

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                                                             Conversation No. 388-4 (cont’d)

Haldeman and Colson left at 3:00 a.m.