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CNN's Soledad O'Brien Thought Obama 'Bayonets' Line Was Huge 'Moment'; Focus Group Member Disagrees

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"We got some big laughs out of the crowd" on President Obama's "horses
and bayonets" line, CNN's Soledad O'Brien gushed during a focus-group
segment on CNN following shortly after the conclusion of Monday's
presidential debate. Yet when she turned to see if a member of the focus
group found it influential towards his vote, she was rebuffed.</p>
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"Often we in the media talk about moments. Did you think that that was
an important moment that would influence your vote in any way?" O'Brien
asked one Bob Thwaits (sp?), who replied, "No, not at all. I think that
the digs are just part of the game and just a distraction. Takes you
away from the facts." O'Brien dusted that off and turned to a female
panelist who "rolled [her] eyes a lot" at Gov. Romney saying "I love
teachers."</p><div style="overflow: hidden; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;">Read more at <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2012/10/23/cnns-soledad-obrieā€¦; target="_blank">NewsBusters.org</a>.</div>