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Campaign 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / Medicare #1031701

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 28, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Poll findings showing presidential candidate Mitt Romney trailing President Obama in Florida, Ohio and Virginia and the importance of Medicare among senior voters cited.

(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The danger that Romney could lose senior support because of uncertainty over how he would handle Medicare featured; scenes shown of vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan being booed at an AARP convention in New Orleans; poll findings cited; anti-Romney ads shown. [RYAN – says the first step to a stronger Medicare is to repeal Obamacare.] [Florida voter Walt MAZIE††, Virginia voter Dan STAPLETON††- worry about the Romney-Ryan ticket.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Obama’s and Romney’s Medicare plans reviewed; excerpts from “60 Minutes” interviews shown. [OBAMA – criticizes Romney’s and Ryan’s recommendation to turn it into a voucher system; states he is not willing to pay for a tax cut by cutting help for young people to go to college or medical research.] [ROMNEY – says he doesn’t want change to Medicare for current seniors or those nearing retirement; says future seniors would have a choice of traditional Medicare or a private plan.]

Pelley, Scott;
Reynolds, Dean

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