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Campaign 2012 / Obama vs. Romney #1034890

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 07, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) President Obama’s victory over Mitt Romney in the presidential election introduced; scenes shown of Obama and his family arriving at Joint Base Andrews; electoral vote map shown; popular vote total cited; photos shown of the victory celebration.

(White House: Nancy Cordes) The aftermath of the election for Obama reviewed; scenes shown of him in Chicago hugging campaign manager Jim Messina†† and campaign workers; details given about his second term agenda. [OBAMA – speaks about Romney and the future.] The expected cabinet changes with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner likely stepping down discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) The latest vote count cited.

(Columbus, Ohio: Dean Reynolds) The success of Obama’s campaign featured; scenes shown of campaign workers packing up in Ohio; details given about how demographic data was used to target specific homes and the ad blitz. [MESSINA††- comments on the door knocking by neighborhood team leaders.] [Ohio Democratic Party chairman Chris REDFERN††- says we have an intimate relationship with the voters we're focusing on.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Studio 57: Anthony Mason) The findings of exit polls examined; details given about the gender gap, the voting by race and feelings toward the candidates; poll results cited.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Columbus, Ohio: Wyatt Andrews) The political divide between Obama and Congress over how to avoid the fiscal cliff, the deadline after which tax increases and budget cuts will take effect, examined; details given about Speaker of the House John Boehner’s claim Republicans will accept a tax increase if they’re tied to tax and entitlement reform and about the “grand bargain” proposed by Obama last year. [BOEHNER – says feeding the growth of government through higher tax rates won’t help us solve the problem.] [In September, OBAMA – says voters think his ideas are right and they’d like to see greater cooperation.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley, John Dickerson) Whether the 2 sides will work together toward an agreement discussed.

Reporter(s):
Pelley, Scott;
Cordes, Nancy;
Reynolds, Dean;
Mason, Anthony;
Andrews, Wyatt;
John, Scott Pelley,
Duration:
00:12:00

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