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Campaign 2012 / Cain Tax Plan / Fehrnstrom Interview / A Discussion #1004715

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Oct 13, 2011
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(Studio: John King) The lead for Herman Cain in the "Wall Street Journal" poll cited; details given about the elements in his 999 tax plan and how it will bring in less revenue than currently. [In CNN interview, CAIN - says in the attempted assassination, Iran has its fingerprints over it because our president is perceived as weak; states his 999 plan will grow the economy at a robust rate.] Statements from campaign tax consultant Gary Robbins and former Reagan and Bush adviser Bruce Bartlett about the Cain tax plan quoted.

(Studio: John King) Earlier interview held with Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom about Cain. [FEHRNSTROM - compares the views of Romney and Cain; defends Romney as governor; comments on the support from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the criticism from the White House's David Axelrod using redirection to try to get President Obama re-elected.] What radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh says about Romney not being a conservative quoted.

(Studio: John King) Live discussion held with Family Research Council's Ken Blackwell, CNN's Gloria Borger and Republican analyst Susan Molinari about the campaign. [BORGER - comments on the White House view of Romney.] [MOLINARI - comments on the Cain candidacy, what Romney has shown in leadership and he will close the deal with conservatives.] [BLACKWELL - says Cain is on the rise, but Romney has the money and the organization and will face challenges.] [BORGER, MOLINARI, BLACKWELL - comment on Texas Governor Rick Perry.] Other material: [From NBC, first lady of Texas Anita PERRY - says we have been brutalized by other Republicans in the press for his faith, but Perry is the true conservative.]

King, John

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