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Campaign 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / The 47 Percent / A Discussion #1031920

CNN Evening News for Friday, Oct 05, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's stunning reversal on his statement about the 47 percent after his initial defense of it introduced; details given about Romney's shift to the center and away from conservative stances. [ROMNEY - speaks about the 47 percent.] [On Fox, ROMNEY - says he said something completely wrong.] [September 17, 18, ROMNEY; RNC chairman Reince PRIEBUS; September 18, on CNN, Mary MATALIN - speak about the dependent society: the 47 percent.] [In the debate, ROMNEY - defends pre-existing conditions in his plan.] Romney's Massachusetts health care law noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer and Roland Martin about Romney's positions. [FLEISCHER - says we are a country in which 47 percent do not pay income tax, but he was wrong in speaking pejoratively about that 47 percent.] [MARTIN - reacts to Ari's explanation {"spin"} of what Romney said about the 47 percent; sates there are two different Romneys.] [FLEISCHER, MARTIN - debate the health care issue and the tactical maneuvering on both sides.]

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