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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.
(Washington: Jake Tapper) The need for presidential candidates Senators John McCain and Barack Obama to focus on the economy examined; scenes shown of McCain in Bakersfield, California; details given about the issues: housing crisis, gas prices, jobs and the economy. [McCAIN - says Americans are suffering from high gas prices.] [OBAMA - talks about the economy.] [ABC News political contributor Matthew DOWD- assesses the two candidates.] [Former SEC chairman William DONALDSON, former Treasury Secretary Paul O'NEILL- offer views on the candidates.] McCain quoted about the deficit spending by President Bush's administration. The emphasis from McCain on oil drilling and from Obama on tax cuts noted.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) McCain's skin surgery today as a precaution while Obama has a sore hip from playing basketball noted. [McCAIN - says melanoma is a preventable occurrence.] [OBAMA - says it is a basketball injury.]
- Gibson, Charles;
- Tapper, Jake
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