Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the Vice Presidential Debate


October 5, 1988


The President and Mrs. Reagan watched the debate on television in their living quarters. The President felt Senator Quayle was effective and did an outstanding job. The President discussed the debate last Saturday with Senator Quayle. He was gratified by tonight's outcome. President Reagan called Senator Quayle immediately after the debate to congratulate him on a job well done.