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By Cassie Spodak, CNN
After a week of viral videos starring both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, pundits were clamoring to define the candidates by their sound bites. From Romney’s “not worrying” about 47% of the electorate, to Obama’s defense of “redistribution” of wealth – the candidates were defended and attacked from those on the left and right.
Peter Baker, of The New York Times, and Lynn Sweet, of the Chicago Sun-Times discuss the week in political coverage as well as how the candidates have made use of entertainment shows this election cycle. Appearing on a show like The View or The Tonight Show with Jay Leno can be a wild card, but there can also be a big pay-off with voters. Does it hurt or help the campaigns?
Headlines and pundits are proclaiming that Romney’s campaign is chaotic and disorganized – is the GOP candidate doomed in the election or are liberals just seeing what they want to see? Conservative blogger for the Washington Post Jennifer Rubin, and liberal radio show host Bill Press discuss how the campaigns are fairing.
Bob Woodward, of The Washington Post, talks about his new book The Price of Politics, a behind the scenes look at the partisan deal-making that went into the debt ceiling debate last summer. Woodward will also give his take on media coverage of the election cycle.
This Sunday at 11am ET.