CNN exclusive: Obama, Romney believe in America


CNN scored a couple of "exclusive op-eds" from the Democrat and the Republican presidential candidates, a "breaking news" banner on its site says.

In these exclusive pieces, we learn President Obama believes:

  • "There are no Democrats or Republicans during a storm -- only fellow Americans."
  • "America's prosperity was built on the strength of our middle class."
  • "The path Governor Romney offers is the one we tried for eight years after President Clinton left office -- a philosophy that says those at the very top get to play by a very different set of rules than everyone else."

And Mitt Romney believes:

  • "America is a place where freedom rings."
  • His economic recovery plan has "five central elements that will in four years create 12 million jobs." Those points are outlined in his exclusive op-ed.
  • "I am offering real change and a real choice."

To alert us to these pitches, the cable network also sent this breaking news email: "CNN has just published exclusive op-eds by President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in which each candidate outlines his closing arguments for the election and vision for the next four years."

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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