P203 CEEFAX 203 Tue 22 Jul 21:20/46    4/4             REAGAN FOR THE REPUBLICANS... Republicans had been drooling at the thought of a Reagan-Ford ticket - described as "unbeatable" by many - but Bush should still provide a formidable ally for the Presidential candidate. He is looked on as a liberal Republican - and will probably attract votes in the arfas where Reagan alone would be vulnerable. And one thing is certain: Mr Reagan can have found no harder campaigner than Mr Bush to share the considerable workload that the campahgn proper will impose.
P203 CEEFAX 203 Tue 22 Jul 21:20/32    3/4             REAGAN FOR THE REPUBLICANS... Several US newspapers, and even "the most trusted voice in America" - CBS newscastfr Walter Cronkite - fell into the trap by announcing that Ford NTLD fill the ticket. But despitf last-minutf attfmpts by Reagan aides to convince the former President to run, Ford eventually said "no". So it was down to a scrambled tflephone call from Reagan to George Bush before the announcement - which stunned the Republican convention - was made.
P203 CEEFAX 203 Tue 22 Jul 21:01/11 The news that Reagan's running matf is to be former H@ chief Gdorfd Bush came amidst tdnsion and drama of almost theatrical proportions. More in a moment........
P203 CEEFAX 203 Tue 22 Jul 21:00/01    2/4      B    pppp o0 —5j5 —ppp0   REAGAN FOR THE REPUBLICANS.. That Reagan would win the nomination was a foregone conclusion. He had "phlt up an insurmountable lead over (hs rivals during the primary elections - and all the Ddtroit convention had to do was to rubber- st—mp his candidacy. But during the late hours of Wednesday night, there was a growing conviction among Republicans that his running-matf would be former President Gerald Ford. Mord in a moment........