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Campaign 2012 / Romney #995868

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jun 16, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The reaction to a joke told by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney introduced. [At a cafe, ROMNEY - jokes about being unemployed.] A statement from Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz about the joke quoted. [June 3, President OBAMA - comments on "bumps on the road" in the economy.] Romney's bumps in the road campaign ad shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Republican strategist Tony Blankley and Democratic strategist Cornell Belcher about Romney's joke. [BLANKLEY - says presidential candidates should not really make jokes; notes Romney is not a "regular guy."] [BELCHER - reacts to the Romney joke and the campaign strategy of connecting to the regular guy.] [BLANKLEY, BELCHER - offer views on the Republican field: who will be the alternative to Romney.]

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