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(Charlotte: Anderson Cooper) Senator Barack Obama shown campaigning in North Carolina the day after his speech about the Rev. Jeremiah Wright issue shown. Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen and Amy Holmes and Democratic strategist DeeDee Myers about Obama. [MYERS - comments on Obama's strategy for dealing with race and what the Republicans may do in the presidential election campaign.] [HOLMES - comments on Obama needing to reassure the voters, but needing to move on to other issues.] [GERGEN - suggests Obama took a negative in his campaign and turned it into a positive in his speech on race; predicts this issue will run itself out.] [MYERS - suggests this will continue to dog Obama and he will have to engage people in this conversation on race.] Other material: Statement from politico.com Jonathan Martin about how the statements from Obama's pastor open a pathway to victory for the Republicans quoted.
- Cooper, Anderson
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