She's spunky,ysexy Betty Boop-
and she's running or President
By NICK KATSARELAS She's Betty Boop: Spunky, sexy cartoon character. ching Band," which often draws to its
Special to The Daily And she's running for President. terested passersby.
NEW YORK-While the delegates voted for their "This is a time when Betty Boop is greatly The campaigners are driven by a desire t
presidential nominee last night at Madison Square needed," explained Evelyn Jones, assistant cam- message to American voters. "We have
Garden, across the street a host of people huddled paign manager. "She represents truth, the heart, women in Washington, D.C. who are almos
around the shapely presidential candidate orating on love, laughter, giggles, many giggles, real things, like puppets and cartoon characters,"
to spread a
"How are you going to solve unemployment?" one
"Why, we'll get everyone jobs!" she replied,
"Anything else?" asked another.
"ABOLISH POVERTY!" she answered swiftly,
and turned to her audience to continue her speech.
With exaggerated gestures and a squeaky voice, she
pranced on the corner in her red-striped hot pants,
blue sequined jacket, white high heels, and red,
white, and blue derby.
UNLIKE THE OTHER streetcorner eccentrics
who thrust signs in the air for their own candidates,
Betty's campaign is bonafide . : . well, sort of.
Although she doesn't expect to win, her eight-
member volunteer staff vows to continue to cam-
paign through the November election.
Thus far, the staff members have taken their Boop-
mobile to Detroit, Atlanta, and this week, to New
York City to press their cause. And to add revelry to
the campaign, there is a "Rag Tag Betty Boop Mar-
ALL SATIRE HAS an undercurrent of truth, and
. this cartoon character really represents everything,"
Jones added. "We should be albe to nominate a real
cartoon character who promises real things."
The platform demonstrates the Boop-followers'
distress at dishonesty and irresponsibility in
American politics. For instance, one of their planks
states, "Take Congressmen off salary and put them
on a straight commission basis." Another states,
"Sell ambassadorships to the highest bidders."
See BETTY, Page 14
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to do battle
FromAPandUPI REAGAN'S ARMS control policies
NEW YORK - President Carter em- represent a "radical and irresponsible
barked on his campaign against Ronald course" threatening U.S. security and
Reagan last night to the cheers of the possibly placing the world in peril," he
Democratic National Convention, ac- maintained.
cusing his Republican opponent of ad- "The president's power for building
vocating radical policies that would and his power for destruction are
risk "an uncontrollable, unaffordable, awesome," Carter said in accepting his
and unwinnable nuclear arms race." party's renomination for another term.
Carter and his renominated cam- 1 "And that power is greatest exactly
paign partner, Vice President Walter where the stakes are highest - matters
Mondale, made the convention finale a of war and peace."
denunciation of the Republican who Carter said that his administration
leads their ticket handily inthe public has made "prudent and rational" in-
opinion polls. creases in its commitment to a stronger
Carter said the 1980 election "is a defense.
stark choice between two men, two par- BY CONTRAST, he said, the
ties, two sharply different pictures of Republicans "have now promised to
America, and the world," offering a launch an all-out nuclear arms race"
chance "to shape the world of the year that would "negate any further chance
2000." See CARTER, Page 13
MORE CONVENTION. COVERAGE INSIDE
* A look at gays attending the convention - Page 3
* About 1,500 Christians staged this week's largest protest-
p Anti-abortionists were frustrated this year - Page 3
PRESIDENT CARTER WAVES to the crowd outside his mid-town Manhattan
hotel yesterday as he prepares to go to a party unity luncheon. Earlier, Carter -
and his wife Rosalynn were swamped by hundreds of people on the street as
they walked to breakfast.