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Decision 2012 / Politics and Religion / Republicans #1017750

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(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.]

Williams, Brian;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Alexander, Peter

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