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JOHN B. CONNALLY, JOHN D. EHRLICHMAN, CLIFFORD
Hi, Phil, how are you?
Sorry to keep you waiting.
That's all right.
I suggest that we sit over here everybody.
More room and, uh -- [coughing] Sit down.
Yeah, this --
Oh, that's all right.
I had that Senator [unintelligible]
Came in and got me nervous, uh, he --
If he'll go with you, well, that's great.
Phil, uh, [unintelligible]
They're counting on Hubert.
Concentrate on Hubert.
I, uh --
I don't know that you've met Don Rice, from
How are you?
What'd he say?
He said he was all out on it. If there was
do it. He'd be ready to do it. They --
meeting and ask him to call Hubert Humphrey,
with the understanding he, uh --
understand he's wavering in it, he 's
breaking. And that Hubert Humphrey's vote
may make the difference.
All right. I'll call him. He said he -- he
few disappointments, he said. But, anyway,
continue to work on it.
And he, however, is apparently not doing
to us all -- you expressed them to me this
morning. [Coughs] I had a [unintelligible]
It's dead. It's --
Well, Mr. President, I don't -- I understand
you did meet with 'em -- But I don't want to
try to go back over the economics of it, uh,
I'm not --
How about the politics? Can you --
economics of it, but as far as the politics
appears very clear to me that you're going
to have to move, uh, strong in the Midwest.
America, uh, and particularly that part of
the country. Now, there are a lot of things
that you can't do, uh, with respect to
farmers. They're almost, uh, beyond help at
this point. Uh, they feel like they are.
They don't feel like anybody's trying to
help them. Uh, every time they turn around,
to -- in behalf of the consumer. Hog prices
are down what, uh, fif--seventeen dollars
[Unintelligible] dollars from twenty-nine.
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