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Campaign 2008 / Obama / The Middle / A Discussion #897726

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jul 03, 2008
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[In press conference, Senator Barack OBAMA - clarifies what he said about the war in Iraq: that he will be deliberate in bringing our troops home at a certain pace.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Findings of a new CNN poll on the voters' view of whether each presidential candidate changes his mind for political reasons cited.

(Washington: Tom Foreman) The view that Obama is moving towards the center and the reaction of his idealistic/liberal supporters examined; details given about Obama's support of faith-based matters, gun ownership, the death penalty and welfare reform. [The Politico Ken VOGEL†- says Obama is putting pragmatism over idealism; indicates he could be criticized as a flip-flopper.] [OBAMA - comments on his position.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Foundation for Defense of New Democracies president Cliff May, radio talk show host Ed Schultz and Mark Halperin about whether Obama is moving to the center. [SCHULTZ - comments on Obama's stances and what liberals are concerned about.] [MAY - suggests Senator John McCain should be congratulating Obama for moving to the center; comments on the surveillance bill.] [HALPERIN - says Obama is moving to the center: what issues he is emphasizing.] Other material: Statement from Arianna Huffington on June 30 about the danger of Obama changing positions quoted.

Cooper, Anderson;
Foreman, Tom

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