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Campaign 2008 / Democrats / Clinton and Obama / A Discussion #888582

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A major shot from Senator Hillary Clinton at Senator Barack Obama about his pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, after the controversy over what she said about her trip to Bosnia when she was first lady examined. [In Pennsylvania, CLINTON - says he would not have been my pastor: that it is time to stand up for what is right; reiterates we have a choice when it comes to our pastor and church.] A statement from Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton quoted. [CLINTON - admits making a mistake in describing what she said about her landing in Bosnia; says she will put her experience up against Obama; denies there is a pattern to her stories: she made a mistake.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Clinton supporter Lanny Davis, Obama supporter Jamal Simmons and "Time" magazine Joe Klein about Clinton and Obama; inset scenes shown of Clinton in Bosnia in 1996. [SIMMONS - comments on the Clinton spin operation in re-introducing the pastor controversy and that she exaggerated about Bosnia.] [DAVIS - suggests we accept "honest mistake" explanations made by either Clinton or Obama; comments on Wright's remarks.] [KLEIN - calls Clinton's response today a sign of desperation; explains why the Clinton camp is desperate and re-raising the race issue.] [DAVIS, KLEIN - bicker.]

Cooper, Anderson

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