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May 5th, 2008
09:30 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 5/5/08

It’s the countdown to the primaries in Indiana and North Carolina.  Tomorrow is what Sen. Hillary has called a “game changer” and with 187 delegates at stake it could shake up the race.   We’ll have the latest from the campaign trail and analysis of campaign strategy from the best political team on television.

We want to know what you think so we’ll start posting comments at 10p ET and stop at 11p ET.

If you’ve been wondering why some comments get posted while others do not take a look at our comments post.  It should have some answers for you.   LINK TO COMMENTS POST

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  1. Chuck in Alabma

    Megan, Hillary has said time and again that this will not happen withoug voters contacting congress and letting congress know we want it to happen.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  2. wayne C

    Hes a leader let him lead.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  3. Ray Narvaez

    Barack Obama is the right choice for the future of America.

    I'm tired of politicians trying to lead us into the past. With all due respect, this is no longer the 90's. We have to move forward.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  4. Jen in Mex.

    Somehow, bowling and drinking are not qualifications I seek in a president.
    As for the gas tax, well, even a bandaid is thoughtful at this point.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  5. Jana, Indiana

    Henry, I agree with you. We Indianans can make a difference this year.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  6. Megan O. Toronto, ON, Canada

    @ Claire – Dan Rivers has been reporting from Burma. He has been doing an amazing job and I think he is stationed in that part of the world

    May 5, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  7. Mike from Syracuse NY

    $10 Billion. Hey that's about 50 bridges to nowhere.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  8. Minou, New York City

    Hey, I like Tanya Acker! Hope to see her again as a guest.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  9. Billi

    Seems pretty clear to me that Barack appeals to specific groups of voters and Hillary appeasls to others. Barack supporters have had no trouble bragging about his appeal beyond his initial base. Why can't they credit Hillary when her appeal broadens too?

    May 5, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  10. Fay, CA

    The oil companies aren't going to give up a single cent, they are voraciously greedy and don't care a thing about the little people.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  11. Chuck in Alabma

    Kathy, They'll do it to "show us" that they are working "for us" but , the reality will be that they are saving themselves $$$.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  12. Megan O. Toronto, ON, Canada

    of course the oil companies SHOULD pay but there is no way that is going to happen and Hillary Clinton has no authority right now to make that kind of promise

    May 5, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  13. Jerry Comparativo, US Virgin Islands

    I love listening to John King too! He's very good!

    May 5, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  14. Megan Dresslar

    EJ,
    I agree with you too. I vote Anderson Cooper!!!!!!

    May 5, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
  15. Jacqueline

    Nighty-nite, all!
    Happy Election Tuesday!

    May 5, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
  16. Angel Manners

    What do they want Anderson Cooper for?

    May 5, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
  17. Steve, NC

    I thought Barack did a great job on all the TV interviews today

    May 5, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  18. Claire

    I don't believe that journalist are allowed in to Burma. I think the one CNN has there now is not being named for safety reasons.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  19. Henry from Indiana

    This is the first time I actually feel my vote in a primary counts for something.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  20. Terri

    Chuck in Alabma: I think they would be more likely to raise the prices to cover their new expence...

    May 5, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  21. Maureen T

    How terrible! My heart goes out to the families in Burma. God bless them...

    May 5, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  22. Kathy

    Chuck in Alabama
    Do you really think the oil companies will lower their prices to save tax?

    May 5, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  23. Mike from Syracuse NY

    The Democratic Party keeps nominating ultra liberals, and keeps on loosing becuse of it. Obama would be the most liberal candidate since McGovern. If I'm not mistaken, he lost in 49 states.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  24. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @Mike: That is a good point. I would be interested in knowing that information as well. You would think that would be something all the campaigns would want to know.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  25. EJ

    Many female voters want Anderson Cooper.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  26. Megan Dresslar

    Anderson,
    Will you go to Burma for coverage this week?? I hope....... I agree with Karen.......
    I love John King use a magic wall of Indiana. 🙂

    May 5, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  27. Henry from Indiana

    Mike, I've heard just the opposite, that McCain supporters are voting for Hillary in the primary because they think they can beat her.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  28. Megan O. Toronto, ON, Canada

    I have learned more about the US thanks to John King and that magic wall

    May 5, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  29. Maureen T

    Good evening all! Running a little late today...I've been viewing the program in the background. I don't like when Obama is referred to as an elitist...Go Obama!

    May 5, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  30. Michael, NC

    John King is right about the rural western half of NC. He knows his stuff, and his magic board is sweet.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  31. Christy

    Go John King at least he shows how it is in terms of race and demographics in each of states with his magic map

    I say vote John King for president 🙂 🙂

    May 5, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  32. Elizabeth

    Oops!!! You know it is late at night. I mean North Carolina!

    May 5, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  33. Kathy, Chicago

    Gotta love that map!

    May 5, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  34. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @David: I am an Independent and I don’t know who I would choose if it is betwen Clinton and McCain, but I would never vote for Obama. There are too many questions there and no accomplishments. He hasn’t even been able to work across the aisle, yet he calls himself a unifier.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  35. Megan Dresslar

    Joe K.
    I agree with Bili...... you're right! Hillary Clinton is best candidate president!

    May 5, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  36. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    I think women have always voted for what's important to them and the country. To label us as anything else, is not giving women credit for being informed and caring about this country.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  37. Angel Manners

    John King is the Magic Man

    May 5, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  38. Chuck in Alabma

    If the oil comapanies are paying the taxes, they'll lower the price to save themselves money. Less tax for us and lower price, both a good thing for us.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  39. Mike from Syracuse NY

    Have we just written off FL and MI voters? There has been virtually no news on how they will settle that one. If it turns out that Obama and Clinton are close enoughat the end for those states to make a difference, watch out.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  40. Mike

    I hear that many GOP types are voting for Obama because they know he cannot win in Nov. It is interesting that no one is checking to see who is voting for who.....good thing the super delegates are waiting.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  41. Karen, PA

    Anderson, will you be going to Burma?

    May 5, 2008 at 10:18 pm |
  42. Michael, NC

    I don't really care about a tax break on gas, I want to know how to stop oil prices from spiking. It hit an all time high today-$120 a barrel!

    May 5, 2008 at 10:18 pm |
  43. Steve, NC

    I'm anxious to hear about Burma. This is the first news about it that I've been able to catch today.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:18 pm |
  44. Henry from Indiana

    Maybe it's only $30 on average, but what about truck drivers? What about folks with 27 gallon tanks?

    May 5, 2008 at 10:18 pm |
  45. Tricia- NH

    If enough people demand a gas-tax holiday, Congress will have little room to deny them. I think it's a good idea-Of course, I am a middle-class person who thinks $30 extra for groceries is a good thing. How many people have gone a few miles out of the way to save a nickel per gallon? I know I have, especially now. She has a plan to fund it and it's better than nothing, even if only a gesture.

    Hillary all the way!

    May 5, 2008 at 10:18 pm |
  46. Megan O. Toronto, ON, Canada

    John King.......what's happening at the magic wall tonight?????

    May 5, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  47. John Mason

    You are wrong Roland Martin. The gas tax holiday worked in IN when it was imposed.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  48. Fay, CA

    I'm hoping tomorrow is a real "game changer". It seems like the exact same thing was said about the Pennsylvania primary.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  49. Mike from Syracuse NY

    Chuck in Alabama. You're right, no one is considering what the impact will be of no gas tax on truckers who burn much more than the average driver.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  50. Billi

    Joe, you are "hot" too tonight. Thank you for all that enthusiasm about Hillary.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
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