NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 11, 2011
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(Des Moines, Iowa: Chuck Todd) The gathering of Republican presidential candidates in Iowa featured; scenes shown of Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Representative Michele Bachmann; details given about the entry of Texas Governor Rick Perry into the race. [ROMNEY – responds to hecklers; says corporations are people.] [NBC Republican analyst Mike MURPHY- notes the impact of Perry’s entry on Romney’s campaign.] [Drake University Dennis GOLDFORD- says Pawlenty has got to do very well.] The arrival of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s bus tour tomorrow noted.
(White House: Kristen Welker) Obama’s remarks addressing the frustration with the government’s failure to fix the economy reviewed; response from Speaker of the House John Boehner quoted; details given of calls for Obama to cancel his vacation to Martha’s Vineyard. [In Holland, Michigan, OBAMA – says you deserve better; blames the credit downgrading on partisan politics in Congress.] [PBS talk show host Tavis SMILEY- says the American people want to see the president fight.]
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