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Campaign 2008 / Obama vs. McCain / The Middle #898116

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 08, 2008
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The counterattack from Senator Barack Obama challenging the view he is shifting to the center introduced. [OBAMA - speaks about the issues as a progressive.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Jessica Yellin) Obama's response to the flip-flop charges examined and discussed; details given about his switch on domestic surveillance and his view of the war in Iraq. [OBAMA - speaks about common sense on Iraq and bringing this war to an end.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Gloria Borger and Carl Bernstein about Obama and his shift to the center. [From Boston, GERGEN - says Obama is a synthesizer now a center-left candidate; explains how the Iraqi leaders are beginning to asserting their sovereignty.] [BERNSTEIN - says Obama is a non-ideological candidate and has left himself room on the war.] [BORGER - says he has changed positions on public financing of campaigns and the issue is what will McCain do about this.] Other material: [Senator John McCAIN - says we can withdraw with honor, not on a set timetable.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Yellin, Jessica

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