Post-Romney Interview, David Gergen Congratulates Soledad O'Brien for 'Driving the Conversation'

The victory lap for Soledad O'Brien's interview with Mitt Romney wherein the Republican presidential candidate uttered the now infamous words "I'm not concerned about the very poor" continued on CNN Saturday.

During the network's coverage of the Nevada caucuses, contributor David Gergen practically blushed when seeing O'Brien - "Love having you on the set here tonight" - as he told her, "You’ve been really much in the news. You’ve been sort of driving the conversation" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

DAVID GERGEN: Soledad, it’s good to see you. Love having you on the set here tonight.

SOLEDAD O’BRIEN: Thank you. My pleasure.

GERGEN: And you’ve been really much in the news. You’ve been sort of driving the conversation.

O’BRIEN: Not me, sir, just my interviews.

GERGEN: I understand, I understand. Ha, ha.

This followed O'Brien accepting a high five from CNN contributor Roland Martin Thursday.

Is this the way the supposedly "most trusted name in news" should behave?

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