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BLITZER'S BLOG: Just a few words can have an enormous impact
March 28th, 2012
03:41 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: Just a few words can have an enormous impact

By Wolf Blitzer, CNN

(CNN) – It’s amazed me over the years how a few words spoken by a presidential candidate potentially can have an enormous effect. I’ve been thinking a lot about that while covering the Republican race for the White House in recent months. The candidates are under enormous scrutiny – as they should be. They understandably have to be very precise.

I’ve been especially sensitive to the words uttered by candidates since my interview with then-Vice President Al Gore in March 1999. He was already running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Here’s the exchange that caused an uproar and certainly had an effect on his eventual general election race against then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush:
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Filed under: 2012 election • Politics • Wolf Blitzer
March 28th, 2012
01:02 PM ET

Herman Cain's ad shoots a bunny?

Herman Cain says no animals were harmed in these bizarre Web ads that use animals as a metaphor for the economy.


Filed under: Economy • Herman Cain • Jeanne Moos
March 28th, 2012
12:13 PM ET

Behind the wheel of a distracted driver

CNN's Lizzie O'Leary takes to the road in a simulator to demonstrate the hazards of distracted driving.


Filed under: Lizzie O'Leary
March 28th, 2012
11:32 AM ET

Who'd survive a nuclear attack on D.C.?

CNN's Brian Todd reports on a government study on the effects of a 10-kiloton nuclear bomb blast in the heart of D.C.


Filed under: Brian Todd