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Campaign 2012 / Iowa Caucuses #1014840

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 04, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The outcome of the Iowa caucuses with Mitt Romney winning by 8 votes over Rick Santorum and Representative Michele Bachmann’s withdrawal from the race reported; findings of a Suffolk University on the Republican candidates cited.

(Peterborough, New Hampshire: Jan Crawford) Romney’s narrow victory featured; details given about his strategy of low expectations and negative ads aimed at Newt Gingrich; entrance poll findings cited; scenes shown from New Hampshire, where Romney was endorsed by Senator John McCain. [ROMNEY – comments.] [McCAIN – comments on negative ads.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Earlier interview held with Romney about the challenge from Santorum. [With Bob Schieffer, ROMNEY – says Santorum has good support.]

(Bedford, New Hampshire: Bill Whitaker) Santorum’s new status as a real contender featured; details given about support from born-again Christians. [SANTORUM – says “game on.”] [Voter John LEWIS – says if Santorum gets more money he can win the nomination.] [New Hampshire campaign co-chair William CAHILL††- says fund raising will pick up after last night.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Manchester, New Hampshire: Dean Reynolds) Gingrich’s strategy to raise doubts about Romney featured; findings of a poll of South Carolina voters cited. [GINGRICH – criticizes Romney.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) The results in Iowa for Ron Paul and Rick Perry noted.

(Studio: Scott Pelley; Washington: Bob Schieffer) The impact of the caucus results on the Republican field and Romney’s campaign discussed.

Pelley, Scott;
Crawford, Jan;
Whitaker, Bill;
Reynolds, Dean;
Schieffer, Bob

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