March 27th, 2008
09:39 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 3/27/08

Anderson anchors from Los Angeles again tonight.

We'll begin with breaking news. Barack Obama weighing in, again, on his former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, as ugly new statements associated with the reverend emerge.

Also tonight, the economy and what Democrats say they'll do to fix it.

And much more.

We'll start posting comments at 10p ET and close the blog at 11p ET.

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soundoff (224 Responses)
  1. erica hilll

    It's interesting that BOTH terms – "liberal" and "conservative" now seem to have negative connotations. Maybe it says something about the way we treat those we disagree with... and I'm not sure it's something good

    March 27, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  2. Linda from Atlanta

    Give Candy daisys...they are so Spring like & cheerful.

    March 27, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  3. Belinda

    Rose, you are absolutely correct, but as you see, we still have double standards in this county, sadly. Some people get to say whatever and others get ridiculed because of what someone else may or may not have said. I guess it depends on the person!

    March 27, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  4. Mag

    The Fed didn't have a choice but to bail out Bear Sterns, They do not want to create more panic than is already out there

    March 27, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  5. Judy A

    Instead of constrating on Rev Wright maybe the media needs to focus more on Bear Stearns? Why not?

    March 27, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  6. Julie San Diego, CA

    Anderson, get Candy flowers that smell nice. Most guys forget to check if they smell nice...

    March 27, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  7. Jersey Girl

    I love Candy, she's wonderful! An Orchid mixture would be nice.

    March 27, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  8. Rhiannon

    Thanks for the insights of Michael Ware on the situation in Iraq. It's clear that the so called benefits of the surge are tenuous at best, and as usual, Mr. Ware reflects the truth of the situation without reserve. That's why he is the only PERSON that I trust to report on the Iraq war.
    Little Rock

    March 27, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  9. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    How many companies does the government think it can bail out? I'd hope all those companies with shoddy business practices will not be given a blank check of a bailout.

    March 27, 2008 at 10:50 pm |

    McCain, Obama, Clinton... It does not matter to me, but the real question is what are they doing now to help reduce gas prices and stop the home foreclosures. I don't want to hear their plan when they get elected! What are they doing now? This is the real test, it is not about doing something when you get elected.

    March 27, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  11. Jamie Montgomery

    Orchids are so difficult to take care of though...

    March 27, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  12. Chullo

    Well yea, there is something inherently wrong with the term "liberal". Pure liberal polices have been tried here, and they clearly dont work. A moderate approach on the other hand, is what the country need. Obama, if elected, will most likely take this approach as the Democrats would not have enough votes to railroad in liberal policies.

    March 27, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  13. Debbie

    Spring boquet with stargazer lilies. Beautiful!

    March 27, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  14. April in Texas

    This has been fun blogging as the show goes on, I normally just read it after the show lol..

    March 27, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  15. Donna R.

    If Senator Obama had not been running for the office of President this would not be such a huge deal. But with all the serious controversy that his pastor/mentor has around him, it does reflect on Obama's caricature. Senator Obama claim early on that he was unaware of any of this taking place, now the Reverends offensive words are on church brochures shows a troubling side that we need to know more of. Senator Obama still does not see this as a big issue and that is very troubling. The media should study more into this issue, this will affect the nation. If Senator Obama had know that this was going to be a problem early on in his campaign he should have come out and been truthful, instead of trying to hide this. The country had the right to have all the facts before they went to the polls. We need someone in office who can correct the mess we are in, not have someone who may bring problems with them. We need the full truth! He is applying for this job and we will be his employers, we have the right to asked these questions and have them answered.

    March 27, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  16. Mag

    Ikin la: You just hit the nail on the head "He is clearly a follower" The president of the US needs to be a leader not a follower

    March 27, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  17. Lucy G

    Obama says he's not a liberal, hah.. that's why Move.On.org supports him Huffington Post, Daily Kos and every other far left and so-called progressive group out there, Obama's just trying to pull a fast one on the American people, like his "new kind of politics" and ' I'm not into labels," like most liberal senator in the senate.

    March 27, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  18. Michelle

    I hope our president listens to Michael Ware's
    reports on 360. Iraq is a disaster. This is my 2
    cents worth L that is why Democrats will not
    vote for McCain in November. It defies logic,

    March 27, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  19. B

    Kim, all the season veterans in Congress have dropped the ball so many times. They are not in congress for us. They are in congress for themselves. We do not get taxation for Representation. They help the rich and tell us so. I want new blood in Washington

    March 27, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  20. Sunae Jacksonville, Fl

    Give Candy some Tulips

    March 27, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  21. steve

    I find it disturbing to see democratic politicians feeling pity and regret for the people who were ignorant enough not to get a fixed rate mortgage. I feel there is no intelligent way to justify bailing out people who didn't take the time to read the fine print and who didn't care to understand the logistics of an adjustable rate mortgage.

    March 27, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  22. Katie

    I'm glad to see the show move away from the Obama/Wright issue. The economy and Iraq are so much more worth our time.

    And lilies are really pretty. ha

    March 27, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  23. Phil of Guadalupe, Ca.

    Give Candy some of the best roses that are red white and blue.
    Since she has covered all the campaigns since the 90's at least.
    Have a good one and good night

    March 27, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  24. Megan O. Toronto, ON, Canada


    In regards to flowers for Candy......March's flower is the Daffodil. That is my suggestion

    March 27, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  25. Sandy

    Get Candy some orchids – she deserves the best!

    March 27, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  26. Mike

    What's a liberal? It's someone who believes that everyone should have a voice. That is unless you're conservative. Or Republican. Or especially a conservative Republican.

    March 27, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  27. Jolene

    Of course a flowering plant, like Japanese Orchids are always nice.

    March 27, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  28. Kim

    Anyone else think that the developments in Iraq prove that McCain's argument that the strategy is successful is more than crumbling, basically blown to dust?

    March 27, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  29. Sheryl - IL

    You would think with these polls that the media would be able to figure out that most people really don't care about Rev. Wright.
    I don't care and I'm sick of hearing it. It's the media that's causing this issue to stay around. We want to hear about the economy, the war and where these candidates stand on issues. Do we hear that? Not at all. My advice to the media regarding Rev. Wright is GET OVER IT!
    Most voters don't watch the news shows like the rest of us and some don't even know that much about the Church issue and most people don't care. What ever happened to seperation of church and state. or Do we really want to go there and check out the ministers and religions on every public official. Like McCain's Hagee . You guys need to report news and issues.

    March 27, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  30. james-virginia

    Maybe you can give Candy either some daisies or tulips.

    March 27, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  31. lkin la

    Anderson, the most important aspect of this story to me, and those I know, is that it has shed light on who Barack Obama is. He is clearly a follower of this man and for me that includes the theology espoused. I cannoy believe that one could love this man, declare him his mentor without embracing his beliefs especially given the congregation setting that has everything to do with belief.
    Thank you for your coverage, I believe it is not bashing on tha part of anyone to bring to the forefront a candidates fervent associations so that we can better know who he is, especially in the case of this candidate that we know so little about.

    March 27, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  32. Megan Dresslar

    Nice see Michael Ware in AC360 show!!!

    March 27, 2008 at 10:45 pm |
  33. Fred

    David: You've made my point exactly. If Obama knew Reverend Wright for 20 years, the senator's legendary judgement is very slow indeed to finally be able to say on tomorrow's "The View" that he would have (code for "should have") left the church as a result of such comments from the pulpit.

    March 27, 2008 at 10:45 pm |
  34. Sunae Jacksonville, Fl

    If Hillary gets the nomination I'm going to vote for McCain also and I'm a Democrat. But I don't trust her either. And all she wants from the minorities is for us to vote for her and I will not let her use me.

    March 27, 2008 at 10:45 pm |
  35. laura

    hmmm...get candy petunias..only because i just LOVE that word hahaha.

    March 27, 2008 at 10:45 pm |
  36. Brian Persaud

    Doreen> Amen! If being a liberal is now "progressive" then being a conservative must be "regressive".

    March 27, 2008 at 10:44 pm |
  37. Terri - Canada

    Flowers for Candy...get her gerbera daisies... they are bright and beautiful..just like she is!

    March 27, 2008 at 10:43 pm |
  38. Yvonne

    I'm a conservative who supports Obama. Is there something wrong with the word liberal? America needs to start reading. Start by reading Obama's bestseller. I actually am pro-life, and against gay marriage, but I know that Obama is the man to take America to the next level, enabling us to relate to the rest of the world.

    March 27, 2008 at 10:43 pm |
  39. Lawrence Smith

    If Obama is so liberal, then why do his economic policies always try to leverage market principles to solve problems?

    I'm not sure why Democrats run away from the term liberal. The voters agree with "liberal" policies, like affordable healthcare, fair trade policies, fair taxation policies, etc.

    If Democrats had any guts they would use this election to turn the tables – and make conservative a bad word associated with corruption, greed and misplaced religious ideology.

    Let the voters choose which label is worse.

    March 27, 2008 at 10:42 pm |
  40. Powell in NC

    AC- how about Gerber Daisies and Calla Lillies

    March 27, 2008 at 10:42 pm |
  41. Rudy

    hey Anderson.
    send her sunflowers. im sure she'll like that

    March 27, 2008 at 10:42 pm |
  42. T

    Buy her some White Tulips...

    March 27, 2008 at 10:42 pm |
  43. Saera El Paso, TX

    roses, lillies, poppies...
    something bright

    March 27, 2008 at 10:42 pm |
  44. Kim

    Get her a huge bunch of colorful spring flowers and some chocolates

    March 27, 2008 at 10:42 pm |
  45. Megan Dresslar

    How about daisy flower or Rose to give Candy Crowley?

    March 27, 2008 at 10:42 pm |
  46. simon sez


    March 27, 2008 at 10:42 pm |
  47. tom little owl

    we plan to vote for Barack Obama. My wife and I vote republican but after listening to Barack, we decided we would give him a chance and vote for him. If by chance Hillary Clinton wins the democractic nomination, we will be voting for John McClain despite what the republicans have done to this economy. It would be very hard for us to trust Senator Clinton as Native Americans.

    March 27, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  48. Rose San Bernardino, Ca

    What ever happened to the First Amendment? Adridging the freedom of speech or of the press can anyone say anything anymore? Without getting in trouble?

    March 27, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  49. marie


    March 27, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  50. Joe (My Florida Vote Should Count)

    we know one thing for sure Rev Wright inspired Obama to write a book, so how could he have not been listening?

    March 27, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
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