CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 07, 2007
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(Columbia, South Carolina: John King) The Republican presidential election campaign featured; details given about the endorsement of presidential candidate former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani by legendary televanelist Pat Robertson; scenes shown of the pair together. [ROBERTSON - backs Giuliani since defense against Islamic terrorists is the key issue.] [GIULIANI - hopes this sends a message.] [Senator Sam BROWNBACK - backs Senator John McCain.] [Mitt ROMNEY - says the Republican Party will not support a pro-choice, pro-gay candidate.] [Family Research Council Tony PERKINS, MAN - talk politics.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The raw data on Robertson's more controversial comments reported.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with "America" author William Bennett, "Listening to the Spirit Within" author Roland Martin and CNN political analyst Gloria Borger about the presidential candidates. [In studio, BENNETT - reacts to this big endorsement for Giuliani; states Robertson still has a big Christian following on TV; comments on what Senator Hillary Clinton has to be careful about.] [BORGER - notes Giuliani has been courting Robertson; comments on the Clinton issue in the primaries.] [In studio, MARTIN - expresses surprise over the endorsement, which puts evangelicals on the spot over what is most important; comments on Hillary.] Other material: [In speech, former President Bill CLINTON - talks about the dishonest claims about former Vice President Al Gore and Senator John Kerry.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Lou Dobbs) Earlier brief discussion held on the role of the independent voter in the 2008 election.