CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 19, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Paul Begala & Amy Holmes about health care reform. [GERGEN, BEGALA - comment on Representative Barney Frank's response.] [HOLMES - says President Obama has to worry about the polling going against him especially from scared seniors.] [BEGALA - says it will be difficult to pass anything in a bipartisan way: that the Republicans will not play along.] [HOLMES - wonders if the Democrats have the vote & that the public option will not make it.] [GERGEN - says the Democrats have failed to persuade people & have substantive problems with the package; suggests the importance of a bipartisan plan.] Other material: [In Dartmouth town hall meeting, Barney FRANK - responds to a questioner about Obama's support of a "Nazi policy" & this "vile, contemptible nonsense."]
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