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Quotes From the Presidential Campaign Trail

September 24, 1988

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Here are some comments Friday from the presidential campaign trail:

MICHAEL DUKAKIS, playing catch with a Boston Red Sox player before a day of preparing for Sunday’s big debate, was encouraged by reporters to ″burn one in.″ ″Not ’til Sunday,″ he said. Asked how he was preparing, Dukakis said: ″I just warmed up.″

GEORGE BUSH, greeting Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze at 8 a.m. after a late night flight from a campaign stop: ″If my eyes look a little heavy, I got in at 2 o’clock this morning from Texas.″

LLOYD BENTSEN, telling heavy-machinery makers that the Reagan administration hurt workers by its embargo on U.S. equipment destined for building a natural gas pipeline from the Soviet Union to Western Europe: ″Let me tell you, my friends, a basic premise about embargoes. Don’t you ever put an embargo on another country unless you hurt them more than you hurt yourself. It’s just dumb.″

PRESIDENT REAGAN, crediting Bush with soothing European nerves about installing new missles to respond to a new Soviet missile force: ″It was one of the most important diplomatic efforts of this administration - the mission was a triumph, the missiles went in, and two weeks ago that man watched as the first of our missiles were destroyed.″

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