PHASE II: Profits and Protection

Rising before a large public audience for the first time to answer questions about Phase II, President Nixon chose a friendly forum: the big wheels of the Detroit Economic Club. Outside Cobo Hall, about 3,000 pickets demonstrated. Some carried placards calling on the President to FREEZE WAR NOT WAGES or to free both Jimmy Hoffa and Angela Davis. Members of the crowd passed out phony dollar bills labeled "The Inflated States of America," with a portrait of Nixon captioned "Daddy Scorebucks."

Inside, Nixon spoke to an audience of 5,000 that included civic and labor Pooh-Bahs but was dominated by businessmen. The...

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