WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 1972 (UPI) - President Nixon Friday criticized George S. McGovern's remark that he would not feel compelled to pledge support to Nixon or to call for national unity - as is traditional - if he loses the election. "I have won some elections, I have lost some," Nixon said in Chicago Friday. "When I have won them, I have tried to do the best I could. When I have lost them, I have pledged my support to this country and I will continue to do so in all the years ahead."
Today Nixon scheduled a paid political radio address on foreign policy and Vietnam peace prospects for broadcast.
Afterwards, he will appear at airport rallies in Winston-Salem, N.C., Albuquerque, N.M. and Ontario, Calif., before winding up his San Clemente oceanside villa where he will stay until Tuesday's election.
Standing on the steps of the "Spirit of '76" airplane parked at the Providence, R.I., airport, Nixon spoke emotionally on the same theme he stressed in Chicago.
"I want to tell you," he said, "if I receive your votes and the votes of this nation, I will serve as well as I can. If on the other hand, my friends, the verdict of the people of this nation should go to our opponent, then I will support what is best for America and not take the position that only if I win are we going to support whoever is president of the United States of America.
"The president comes first in the policies that he will be advocating. This does not mean we will not have differences, but it does mean that in our system we debate those differences intelligently. We listen when others speak. We try and do everything that we can in campaigning, and then in serving in office.
"But once the campaign is over, let us have the ability to pull this country together and to work together for a cause that is bigger than any party and bigger than any man, and that is to make the next four years the best four years in America's history."