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Campaign 2012 / Republicans / Perry / A Discussion / Perry and Bush #1000022

CNN Evening News for Friday, Aug 12, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The addition of Texas Governor Rick Perry to the Republican presidential candidates noted; details given about the facts and claims about jobs created in the state of Texas and his use of federal stimulus money while railing against the federal government. [PERRY - says we have created half of all jobs in the US; speaks against stimulus programs; criticizes Washington; jokes about leaving the union.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Erick Erickson, "Texas Monthly" magazine's Mimi Swartz and CNN's Roland Martin about Perry. [SWARTZ, ERICKSON, MARTIN - offer views on Perry, his claims, life in Texas, his role in the Republican field, a Perry candidacy.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Charleston, South Carolina: Jim Acosta) The complicated relationship between Perry and former President George Bush examined; various scenes of Perry shown. [PERRY - talks about Bush.] [Former Congressman Martin FROST†- assesses Perry and compares him to Bush.] [University of Texas James HENSON†- talks about Perry rebranding and distancing from Bush.] [former White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER†- comments on Perry's approach.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim

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