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Campaign 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / Bain Blame Game / A Discussion #1026445

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jul 12, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The issue of Mitt Romney's time at Bain Capital and the criticism from President Obama's campaign about his time there re-introduced; details given about reports of Romney on Bain books till 2001, not having left in 1999. [May 16, voice of ROMNEY - says he was no longer at Bain.] Statements from Romney spokesman Andrea Saul about when he left Bain and a statement from Obama campaign manager Stephanie Cutter†† quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen and John King about Romney and Bain. [KING - says Romney has to explain the timetable for Romney leaving Bain to manage the Olympic Games; explains the Obama strategy of keeping this issue alive to keep focus off the US economic problems.] [GERGEN - says it may be an overreach by the Obama campaign about Romney, Bain and his leaving to run the Olympics; downplays Romney's ties to Bain after 1999.]

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