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Campaign 08 Notebook (Obama vs. McCain) #899619

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 25, 2008
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Senator Barack Obama's meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, his campaign's statement that the Pentagon barred him from meeting with wounded troops in Germany, Senator John McCain's harsh attack on Obama before a veterans group and McCain with the Dalai Lama to talk about human rights reviewed. [McCAIN - says we rejected the audacity of hopelessness.] Report introduced.

(Studio: Jeff Greenfield) The photo op battle during Obama's overseas trip while McCain endured a "hell week" reviewed; scenes shown from the two campaigns and of media criticism; details given about the new poll numbers indicating McCain was narrowing the gap with Obama. ["Slate" magazine Melinda HENNEBERGER†- sums up the poll coverage.] The question of the reliability of polls outlined.

Couric, Katie;
Greenfield, Jeff

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