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Campaign 2008 / Obama vs. McCain / A Discussion #899566

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jul 24, 2008
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[Senator John McCAIN - jokes about Senator Barack Obama going to France.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The political background reviewed. [In Berlin, OBAMA - says he speaks to you as a citizen of the US and of the world.] Statement from McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds about Obama's speech today quoted.] Live "strategy session" held with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile and Republican strategist Terry Holt about the campaign on the day of Obama's Berlin speech. [HOLT - outlines what resonates with the voters and how McCain can compete by slogging on; notes McCain stood by the surge in the war in Iraq: an act of political courage; reiterates McCain's is a very tough message.] [BRAZILE - says Obama focused on American leadership in the world; explains why McCain lost the week and whined about Obama's press coverage; accuses McCain's campaign of being rudderless.] Other material: [For NBC, OBAMA - comments on McCain's comments about his lack of concern for the US security.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The raw data on the CNN electoral college map reviewed with map shown.

Cooper, Anderson

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