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Campaign 2008 / Obama and the Kennedys / Republicans in Florida #884071

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 28, 2008
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The bitter race in Florida between Republicans Mitt Romney and Senator John McCain and the endorsement of Senator Barack Obama by the Kennedy family introduced.

(Washington: David Wright) The Kennedy clan's anointment of Obama featured. [At American University, Senator Edward KENNEDY - says Obama is ready to be president and we turn the political page; states it is time for new generation of leadership.] [JFK's daughter Caroline KENNEDY - says Obama is the president we need.] [In a media conference call, Senator Hillary CLINTON - responds.] [RFK's son Robert KENNEDY, Jr.†- supports Hillary.] [OBAMA - campaigns.] The endorsement of Obama by author Toni Morrison mentioned.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Earlier interview held with the Kennedys. [E. KENNEDY - explains his decision to back Obama and his inspiration that galvanizes the young; comments on Obama's opposition to the Iraq war.] [C. KENNEDY - says Obama first had an impact on her children.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Tomorrow's primary in Florida introduced.

(Tampa: Ron Claiborne) The tense campaigning by McCain and Romney in Florida before the Super Tuesday primaries featured; details given of their charges and counter-charges, including scathing Web ads and about what the winner will get out of a win in Florida. [ROMNEY, McCAIN - bicker.] ["Time" magazine Mark HALPERIN†- explains why the candidates are going so hard against each other.] How former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is failing in the polls noted.

(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) The role of Senator Kennedy's displeasure with former President Bill Clinton's attacks on Obama in his endorsement, the McCain-Romney spat, how Florida will be a key and the animosity between the two discussed.

Reporter(s):
Gibson, Charles;
Wright, David;
Claiborne, Ron;
Stephanopoulos, George
Duration:
00:10:40

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