NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012
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(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The issue of religion in the presidential campaign featured; details given about Republican candidate Rick Santorum’s remarks about President Obama’s “phony theology” and questions about Mitt Romney’s Mormonism. [SANTORUM – talks about Obama attending Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s church.] [Evangelist Franklin GRAHAM- says Islam has gotten a free pass under Obama; questions Mormonism as part of the Christian faith.] [At the National Prayer Breakfast, OBAMA – recalls his meeting with Rev. Billy Graham.] [In October 2007, ROMNEY – says a person should not be elected or rejected because of his faith.] [Presidential historian Michael BESCHLOSS- comments on the hot issue of religion in politics.]
(Detroit: Peter Alexander) Romney’s efforts to stop Santorum’s momentum in Michigan featured; anti-Santorum ads from Ron Paul and Romney shown; Romney’s campaign spending last month cited. [ROMNEY – criticizes Obama’s tax policy.] [Political analyst Stuart ROTHENBERG- says if Romney loses it will change the psychology of the race.] [Wife Ann ROMNEY- jokes about the debates.] [SANTORUM – responds to the ads.]
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