March 13th, 2008
09:38 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 3/13/08

Tonight on 360°, another campaign controversy.  At issue, a sermon given by Barack Obama's minister at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.  Barack Obama has already distanced himself from his pastor, but he's also called him his spiritual advisor.  Tonight, we'll show you the sermon and let you decide.

We'll also have a story we've been promising for a few days: An up close look at Michelle Obama, and we'll bring you the new developments in the Florida and Michigan primary mess.

And, oh yeah, Eliot Spitzer. Can't forget him.

I want to mention this again: We’ve been getting complaints about how long it takes to post some comments.   We wish we could post them all, but with more than 1000 every night, it is not possible.

Here’s a tip: shorter comments are more likely to get posted. If they are short AND relevant to what is on the program, even better.

So no more 500-word essays on who you think is the best candidate and why.  There are other forums for that.

As always, we’ll start at 10p ET and stop at 11p ET.  See you then!

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soundoff (232 Responses)
  1. Robert

    what does Erica know about red stripe??

    March 13, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  2. Carly,AL

    awsome show have a great night

    March 13, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  3. julie

    Oh my...Karl Rove...yuck.

    March 13, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  4. Vincent

    oh maaaan
    at least the next generation of royals may not be quite so embarrassing 😛

    btw ..... CNN should get Rove on to give his view of the candidates 🙂

    March 13, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  5. skm

    Actually looking forward to the piece with Bill Clinton. Hope he can shed more light on some of Hillary's work as First Lady, including Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Bosnia, China, Rwanda, and the remaining 70+ expeditions.. and more since Senator.

    March 13, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  6. Genevieve M, TX

    "The Shot" this evening was lame– Erica's video was funny, though.

    March 13, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  7. Terri - Winnipeg Canada

    lol the shot was awful....good thing I know how to type cause I' m going blind lol

    March 13, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  8. Jo Ann, Ohio

    That Karl Rove video is just too painful to watch! Good night all!

    March 13, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  9. Maya

    This piece on Karl Rove makes me laugh everytime I see it and the fact is I don;t even like him!

    March 13, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  10. Stephen Miller

    There needs to be more out there on these religious supporters of McCain and Obama. They really can get folks to feed into some real negativity.

    March 13, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  11. Jolene

    Oh, let's make fun of the jamming royals. I want to see Erica and Anderson jamming. LOL Great Show. Good Night.

    March 13, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  12. Lilibeth

    Good night bloggers, Anderson, and Erica! Great show! Thank you! Good night and sweet dreams.

    March 13, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  13. Mary H. St. Louis, MO

    Bob Marley would be so disappointed...

    March 13, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  14. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Does Charles have a groove? Hmm guess not...

    March 13, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  15. Marie, NJ

    AC360 is slowly, but surely morphing into a "tv rag mag". How about reporting on some actual news and less tabloid fodder?

    March 13, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  16. Melissa - Florida

    Now we know why Obama does not respect the pledge of Alligance!!! learning from his pastor "God D... America"

    March 13, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  17. Amy, Westchester, NY

    Good Night AC & Erica...chat w/ya later.

    March 13, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  18. Megan Dresslar

    good job Cheryl!!!! I like caption blg beat 360, lol! very funny. way to Cheryl!

    March 13, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  19. Mark A., NC

    Anderson – You're Great and keep up the good work.

    From an admired watcher.

    March 13, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  20. Angel Manners

    Jacqui, you misunderstood my comment, that is exactly what I meant by my statement, unless you speaking of Adina's comment

    March 13, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  21. Jacqui Chan

    Anderson You remind me of Kermit!
    Do you remember when he used to do. "Muppet News" and he covered the weather outside in his trench coat!

    March 13, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  22. kate

    I ask everyone to view the entire video before forming an opinion. This is our future President. It should not be This pastor is a very hateful person.

    March 13, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  23. Jeanette

    Iagree with the person that said Sen. Obama has gone to this church for 20 yrs.Attending for thatlong he must agree with what he preaches.If he didn't he would have left the church long ago.

    March 13, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  24. Rose, San Bernardino, Ca

    Good night Anderson and Erica take care and be safe.

    March 13, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  25. debbie

    I hope u quit with the stories on spitzer and his call girls . who really cares. why dont you talk about the price of gas and what is the congress going to do about it .

    March 13, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  26. Jolene

    Ok, I would like to know how you pick the Beat 360 winner? Is it a vote? So many submittals, it must be hard to choose.

    March 13, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  27. Janelle, WY

    It's one thing if Obama himself were saying things like that, but how can he control what somebody else says? I think it is unfair to make assumptions about the church when all we have seen is a little clip.

    March 13, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  28. Billi

    When IS the piece on President Bill CLinton???? our future first gentleman.

    MODERATOR: Billi – we plan on showing Gary Tuchman's report Friday night. CHECK OUT GARY'S BLOG.

    March 13, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  29. Jacqui Chan

    Angel if you watch 360 on a regular basis, 360 is not biased, they cover all 3 candidates fairly equally.

    March 13, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  30. Adina

    How can 360 be for Clinton and against Obama and at the same time for Obama and against Clinton. If you want to see real bias check out another network. 360 is so good at showing different stories from all sides. One night they may be a more negative about Obama and then one night more negative about Clinton. I wish everyone would stop accusing them of being bias. We all see what we want to see based on what side we're on.

    March 13, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  31. Terri - Winnipeg Canada

    So we're seeing Hillary, Bill and Chelsea on clinton's side... but only Barack and Michelle on Obamas, can we even it up and show someone else on Barack's side?? just please, not his spiritual advisor!

    March 13, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  32. Amy, Philly, PA

    It'll be nice to finally learn something about Bill..... the unknown spouse! (I kid, I kid) 😉

    March 13, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
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