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Decision 2012 / Obama vs. Romney #1033234

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Tonight’s debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney at Hofstra University in New York introduced.

(Hempstead, New York: Peter Alexander) The debate previewed; details given about the challenge for Obama to rebound from his performance in the first debate, the challenge for Romney to establish an emotional connection with voters, the importance of the debate for women and questions surrounding vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s visit to an Ohio soup kitchen; anti-Obama ad shown; scenes shown of Ryan washing dishes. [Obama senior campaign advisor Robert GIBBS†- says the president will talk about where he sees taking this country over the next 4 years.] [Senator Bob PORTMAN†- says Romney is in this race to make things better for people.] Past presidential candidate Ross Perot’s endorsement of Romney and the campaigning this week in Ohio noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Hempstead, New York: Chuck Todd) The importance of this debate to the campaign and the targeting of suburban women featured.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Hempstead, New York: Andrea Mitchell) The issue of foreign affairs in the campaign and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s announcement she is to blame for security at the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya that was attacked. [CLINTON – says the president and vice president wouldn’t be knowledgeable about specific decisions.]

(Studio: Brian Williams, David Gregory) How tonight’s debate could move the polling numbers discussed.

(Studio: Brian Williams) NBC coverage of the debate noted.

Williams, Brian;
Alexander, Peter;
Todd, Chuck;
Mitchell, Andrea;
David, Brian Williams,

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