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'ED Show' playbook: Thu., Sep. 20

47 days until the election and President Barack Obama is destroying Mitt Romney for denigrating 47 percent of America.  And Romney is scrambling to explain his own family's history of welfare.

Tonight, Ed welcomes Howard Fineman, NBC News Political Analyst and Editorial Director of the Huffington Post Media Group, to discuss the Republican train wreck, and Felix Arroyo, Boston City Councilor At-Large, for reaction to tonight’s Elizabeth Warren-Scott Brown U.S. Senate debate.

Romney’s “47 percent” comments are taking a toll in the polls, and Republicans like Tommy Thompson acknowledge they could take a hit as well.  Thompson's challenger Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joins Ed with that tonight.

Romney said in the “47 percent” tape that he’d have an easier time getting elected if he were Mexican.  And he uses a slur to describe undocumented immigrants.  Tonight, Annette Taddeo, Member of the Miami Dade Democratic Party, will have reaction from the Latino community.

Romney’s coal miner photo-op is backfiring in his face.  Ed will turn to Larry Cohen, President of the Communications Workers of America, for what a Romney presidency means for workers.

And in the Big Finish, what do Romney’s comments about “taking advantage” of a foreign policy crisis say about his readiness to be commander-in-chief?  Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff at the State Department during Gen. Colin Powell's term, will weigh in.

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