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Campaign 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / Romney Tape / A Discussion #1030827

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The fallout from the release of the "Mother Jones"/YouTube video of presidential candidate Mitt Romney talking about voters introduced. [ROMNEY - comments on the tape.] [In video, voice of ROMNEY - says there are voters who believe they are victims who feel entitled to government help and they will vote for President Obama no matter what.] The reaction of conservative columnists David Frum and Bill Kristol quoted. [In video, ROMNEY - says they are going after those who are successful.] [September 10, 9, 14; July 18, June 12, ROMNEY - says he {Obama} divides our country.] [Today on Fox, ROMNEY - comments on what he said about income tax and those dependent on government: there is a divide in the country.] [With David Letterman, President OBAMA - says he said on election "I hear your voices."] The standings of the two in the latest Gallup Poll noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "Daily Beast" columnist Mark McKinnon, former Santorum campaign spokeswoman Alice Stewart and CNN's Paul Begala and John King about Romney and the tape. [McKINNON - says it is getting harder to support Romney; calls Romney a "transactional" candidate.] [BEGALA - says what he said then, he meant: the contempt he has for those who earned benefits from the government.] [STEWART - says the narrative of the Obama campaign is class warfare and the redistribution of wealth; defends Romney's speech to the fund raisers and the context of the speech.] [At the electronic map, KING - talks about the voters who have struggled.]

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