Secret White House Tapes

370–13

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370–13
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Charles W. Colson
  • Manolo Sanchez
October 19, 1972
Conversation No. 370-13

Date: October 19, 1972
Time: 4:20 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Executive Office Building

The President met with Charles W. Colson.


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
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[Duration: 4m 3s ]


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Colson’s schedule
-Cancellation
-Forthcoming Camp David meeting
-H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman

Forthcoming Camp David meeting
-Domestic issues
-Handling
-Attack on George S. McGovern

National economy
-Gross National Product [GNP]
-Government purchase spending
-Economic growth
-Albert E. Sindlinger
-Personal income
-Consumer Price Index [CPI]
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Tape Subject Log
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
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[Duration: 1m 33s ]


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Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 4:20 pm.

Unknown item
-Abraham Lincoln sitting room
-Briefcase

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 5:00 pm.

Colson’s schedule
-Dinner in New York City, October 20, 1972
-Thomas W. (“Teddy”) Gleason
-Irish Institute of New York
-John F. Kennedy Award
-Nelson A. Rockefeller
-Colson’s message from the President
-Award to Gleason
-The President's message
-Tone
-Paul Hall
-The President's message
-Gleason’s patriotism
-Kennedy
-Relationship with the President
-Belief in strong America, refusal to surrender
-McGovern
-National defense, peace with honor
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[Duration: 11m 42s ]


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1972 campaign
-Corruption
-Confidence in the President compared to McGovern
-Strength of character
-John N. Mitchell's view
-Vietnam
-Prisoner’s of War [POWs]
-Carol Hanson's comment
-Television coverage
-McGovern
-Return of three POWs, September 17, 1972
-Campaign momentum
-The President’s recent comments at meeting of National League of Families of
American Prisoners
-Network coverage
-Colson’s recent staff meeting and missing in Southeast Asia
-Possible allegations
-Voters' attitudes towards issues and politics
-Connally's view
-Sindlinger's views
-Public boredom and annoyance
-Building for the future
-South
-Labor unions
-Catholics
-Ethnic groups
-Franklin D. Roosevelt's coalition
-Poor, blacks, Jews
-The President's coalition
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-Middle class
-Catholic vote
-1969
-Public education
-Professional educators
-Parochial schools
-Lifestyle issues
-Ethnic groups
-Italian-Americans
-Louis P. Harris
-Irish-Americans
-Vietnam
-The President's May 8, 1972 decision
-Effect on US public confidence
-North Vietnam
-Polls
-McGovern's comments
-North Vietnam
-Spiro T. Agnew’s views
-Advisors
-Jay Lovestone’s views
-Views regarding Vietnam and communism
-Helen Gahagen Douglas
-Henry A. Wallace
-Views regarding dictatorships
-Greek government


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
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[Duration: 2m 42s ]


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Professionals
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-Views of “the System” [political and social leanings]
-Doctors, lawyers, businessmen
-Press, writers and teachers
-Patrick J. Buchanan
-1960 election
-Peter Lisagor's article
-Circulation
-Kennedy
-Press
-Kenneth W. Clawson's views
-Washington Post
-John A. Scali's views
-Speeches
-Foreign policy
-Herbert G. Klein
-Clawson
-Professionals
-Ministers, teachers
-Colson’s view
-Catholics
-Protestants
-William F. (“Billy”) Graham

Criticisms of the President
-Motivations
-Press
-Law schools
-Teaching
-Colson’s experience


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[Duration: 1m 43s ]


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Colson left at 5:00 pm.
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