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Campaign 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / Bain / Romney Interview / A Discussion #1026689

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jul 13, 2012
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(Studio: Soledad O'Brien) The focus in the 2012 presidential election campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney on when he broke ties with Bain Capital re-introduced. [In CNN interview, ROMNEY - calls the criticism "disgusting."] A CNN investigation into Romney's ties with Bain noted; Bain's Steve Pagliuca quoted.

(Washington: Tom Foreman) The political precedents for the Obama offensive against Romney's days at Bain Capital examined; campaign ads quoted. [CMAG-Kanta Media president Ken GOLDSTEIN†- assesses the Obama Bain attack; likens it to the Bush campaign on 2004 against Senator John Kerry via the Swift boat ads; comments on challenger credibility.] [On CBS, OBAMA - comments.]

(Studio: Soledad O'Brien) Live discussion held with former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer and Paul Begala about the 2012 campaign. [BEGALA - says this is just politics: toughen up Mitt!; raises questions about Romney's tax returns.] [FLEISCHER - says Obama has to rein in his staff despite negative campaigning.]

O'Brien, Soledad;
Foreman, Tom

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