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Campaign 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / Romney and Voters #1030811

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Studio: David Muir) A political earthquake over a secret recording of presidential candidate Mitt Romney talking to donors examined; scenes shown of Romney on his campaign plane and from the video in Boca Raton, Florida, last May. [In "Mother Jones" video, voice of ROMNEY - says 47 percent of voters believe they are victims and believe they are entitled to government help and will vote for President Obama no matter what; jokes about he'd have a better shot if his father was Mexican.] [Last night, ROMNEY - explains his off-the-cuff comments.] [On Fox, ROMNEY - comments of getting half the vote.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) The fallout from the Romney video about the 47 percent introduced.

(Washington: Jonathan Karl) Who the 47 percent are, including Republican voters and the reaction of the Republicans with criticism from conservative Bill Kristol reviewed; statistics cited. [Radio talk show host Rush LIMBAUGH - comments.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer, Jake Tapper) The exploiting of Romney's statement by Obama's campaign discussed; details given about what Obama said in 2008 as compared to Romney now. [With David Letterman, OBAMA - says the president has to work for everyone.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Studio: Brian Ross) The tale of the Romney tape in Boca Raton at the home of Mark Lieber on May 17, how it came to be revealed and the legal issues examined; secret video shown.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Further coverage of the story on "Nightline" noted.

Sawyer, Diane;
Muir, David;
Karl, Jonathan;
Jake, Diane Sawyer,;
Ross, Brian

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