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Campaign 2012 / Republicans / Gingrich / A Discussion #1010440

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 27, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A look at flip-flopping by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich on the issue of the health care system examined. [In a debate, GINGRICH - criticizes "Romneycare."] In 2006, Gingrich's "Newt Notes" backing Romney's health care plan and today's statement from Newt's campaign quoted. [In 1993, in 2008, May 15, 2011, GINGRICH - backs requiring health care insurance for individuals.] [October 18, GINGRICH - admits he supported the mandate.] [December 7, on CNN, GINGRICH - opposes the mandate.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Iowa: Wolf Blitzer) What Gingrich is saying about changing his position on a health care mandate over the years and his current approach to the campaign discussed. [Today, GINGRICH - offers his latest views; criticizes Representative Ron Paul for being outside the mainstream.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen and Republican strategist Rich Galen about Gingrich's position on health care and other issues being tossed about in Iowa. [GALEN - says Gingrich will be hammered on the issue; comments on Texas Governor Rick Perry's ads appealing to evangelicals.] [ROSEN - states this issue is a big deal for Gingrich; indicates most Americans want health insurance; notes Gingrich has to do well in Iowa because of the momentum factor.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Blitzer, Wolf

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