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Decision 2008 / Democrats / McCain #897956

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The presidential race introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Senator Hillary Clinton’s campaign after her victories over Senator Barack Obama in Texas and Ohio featured; scenes shown of Clinton arriving home and on the morning talk shows; her “3 AM phone call” ad shown. [CLINTON – comments on the possibility of Obama as her running mate; thanks supporters.] [Clinton campaign manager Terry McAULIFFE†, Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI – comment on the battle for superdelegates.] [Deputy communications director Phil SINGER†, spokesman Jay CARSON†- comment on shaving their heads after Clinton’s wins.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Obama’s lead in delegates noted.

(Chicago: Lee Cowan) Obama’s campaign updated; details given of his criticism of the press and the issue of Clinton’s tax returns. [On a plane, OBAMA – says the kitchen sink strategy had some impact.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) President Bush shown dancing on the north portico of the White House while he waited for Senator John McCain to arrive.

(White House: Kelly O’Donnell) McCain’s emergence as the presumptive Republican nominee featured; scenes shown of him with Bush at the White House; “Campaign to Defend America” anti-Bush/anti-McCain ad shown; details given about his early campaign struggles. [BUSH - praises McCain.] [McCAIN - reacts to Bush's endorsement; comments on the search for a running mate.] [Opponent Mike HUCKABEE – says we played until we were outright beat.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Live interview held with NBC News political director Chuck Todd about the ongoing Democratic race. [From Washington, TODD – comments on the upcoming Pennsylvania primary; cites the delegate count.]

(Studio: Brian Williams; Washington: Tim Russert) The standoff over the Florida and Michigan primaries and a possible dream ticket with both Clinton and Obama discussed.

Williams, Brian;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Cowan, Lee;
O’Donnell, Kelly;
Russert, Tim

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