CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jul 10, 2008
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(Studio: Campbell Brown) Live "strategy session" held with CNN's David Gergen and Ed Rollins and Democratic National Committee member David Zimmerman about Gramm and McCain. [From Boston, GERGEN - says Gramm is a major surrogate for McCain and rumored to be Treasury secretary and it covered up for some things out of the Obama campaign.] [ROLLINS - talks about the conflict in the party over the economy and how surrogates need to be on the sheets.] [ZIMMERMAN - says McCain has to connect with suffering people in the economic times.]
(Studio: Campbell Brown) Report introduced.
(Washington: Joe Johns) The political side effect for McCain involving adviser former CEO Carly Fiorina examined. [In response to a reporter's question, McCAIN - says he does not want to discuss the Viagra vs. birth control issue.] Fiorina's earlier statement about insurance plans covering Viagra but not birth control for women quoted.
(Studio: Campbell Brown) Live "strategy session" held with CNN's David Gergen, Ed Rollins and Democratic National Committee member David Zimmerman about Viagra vs. birth control coverage and how McCain responded. [GERGEN - offers perspective on how McCain seems out of touch with female voters and their concerns.] [ROLLINS - comments on how uncomfortable McCain looked after a surrogate gave her opinion.] [ZIMMERMAN - jokes about the Democrats; says McCain missed the moment.]