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Campaign 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / Business / Labolt Interview #1022529

CNN Evening News for Monday, May 21, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The response to the ad from President Obama's campaign against Mitt Romney as a businessman examined; political ad portraying Romney as a corporate raider with Bain Capital and the criticism from Newark Mayor Cory Booker shown. [On "Meet the Press," BOOKER†- calls the attack ads on both sides nauseating.] [On YouTube, BOOKER - says it is reasonable for Obama to examine Romney's business record.] [Obama adviser David AXELROD - talks about Romney's business argument.] [OBAMA - says Romney touts his business experience so this is what the campaign will be about.] The question of whether Obama's campaign is being hypocritical about business outlined.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Obama campaign spokesman Ben Labolt about Obama, Romney and business and whether Obama is being hypocritical in taking money from equity businesses. [LABOLT - says Romney is campaigning as a job creator, not wealth creator, but we are not questioning the private equity business; comments on what Mayor Booker said.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen about the Bain game. [GERGEN - says Obama's campaign strategy about Romney/equity/Bain is a surprise; calls the Obama ad a "personal attack"; notes what Booker said was about marginal distractions in the campaign.]

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