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Campaign 2008 / Democratic Debate / A Discussion #884306

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jan 31, 2008
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(Los Angeles: Anderson Cooper) Tonight's debate reviewed.

(Los Angeles: Anderson Cooper; Los Angeles: Wolf Blitzer) How Democratic debaters Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama related to each other in this California debate and the possibility of their running together discussed.

(Los Angeles: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's John King, Bill Bennett and Roland Martin. {Note: Technical problems acknowledged.} Debate material: [OBAMA - talks about inner city unemployment.] [CLINTON - comments on tightening the borders and other solutions for the immigration problem.]

(Los Angeles: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Carl Bernstein, Jeffrey Toobin and David Gergen and Democratic strategist Donna Brazile about the Democratic debate. [BERNSTEIN - says Clinton and Obama decided to be cordial in the debate to show a united party.] [GERGEN - outlines the two candidates' strategy with Clinton deciding to show she can be less divisive and how Obama showed he can bring everyone together.] [From Washington, BRAZILE - says they conducted themselves in a dignified manner in a civil debate.] [BENNETT - jokes about the California audience; calls the debate a little disappointing with Hillary winning since Obama did not challenge her.] [BORGER - states Obama started making his "argument" about being against the war in Iraq.] [MARTIN - outlines the strategies each candidate outlined.] [KING - assesses the debate issues; indicates Obama is in for the long haul.] Debate material: [In opening statement, OBAMA - says now we are down to two; asks how we take the country in a new direction.] [In opening statement, CLINTON - hopes the audience is looking at the next president, who will have to deal with problems left by the previous administration.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Blitzer, Wolf

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