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Campaign 2008 / Obama vs. McCain / Negative Ads #900092

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 30, 2008
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(Studio: Campbell Brown) CNN poll of polls on Senator Barack Obama's lead over Senator John McCain, about whether campaign attacks are unfair and whether either candidate is "arrogant" cited.

(Washington: Dana Bash) McCain's negative ad campaign featured; mocking TV ad calling Obama a celebrity shown. [McCAIN; voices of McCain campaign manager Rick DAVIS†, McCain adviser Steve SCHMIDT†- criticize Obama.] [OBAMA - responds to the McCain ads.] [Republican strategist Craig FULLER†- assesses negative campaigning.]

(Studio: Campbell Brown) The response of former McCain chief strategist John Weaver about the ad campaign quoted.

(Studio: Campbell Brown) Live "Strategy Session:" held with CNN's David Gergen, "Washington Times" columnist Tara Wall and CNN's Roland Martin about the negative McCain campaign. [GERGEN - says this is not the John McCain...; comments on the game the Republicans are trying to play.] [WALL - offers perspective on McCain's historical strategy; suggests Obama is having a hard time reaching independent voters.] [MARTIN - assesses the McCain ads; compares the generational issue between Obama and McCain.] Other material: An Obama TV ad in response to McCain's ads shown.

Brown, Campbell;
Bash, Dana

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