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Quotes From The Campaign Trail

February 21, 1988

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Here are some comments concerning the presidential campaign on Sunday, from the candidates and others:

MICHAEL DUKAKIS, upon entering the White House for a Nation Governors Association black-tie dinner: ″I’m just looking the place over, that’s all.″

BOB DOLE, trumpeting the fact that Vice President Bush has withdrawn his campaign from South Dakota, which holds a primary on Tuesday: ″Where’s George Bush?″

ALBERT GORE, on his attacks on Democratic rivals Richard Gephardt and Michael Dukakis: ″I’m not giving them hell - I’m just telling the truth and they think it’s hell.″

PAUL SIMON, seeking votes in South Dakota: ″South Dakota is a state with a tradition of being progressive.″

RICHARD GEPHARDT, also in South Dakota, defending his trade and farm policies: ″What’s right is right. Let’s stand up for fairness.″

REP. SAM GIBBONS, D-Fla., chairman of the trade subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee and a member of the House-Senate conference committee working on a compromise trade bill, on the Gephardt trade amendment: ″The Gephardt provision will be dropped. We’re going to dump it because it’s bad policy.″

GARY HART, campaigning at the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota: ″Indian people have the right to determine their own destiny. They should be on equal status as the states in the nation.″

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