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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.

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  1. Megan O. Toronto, ON, Canada

    @ Miles – we do litres in Canada.....I just checked and across Toronto right at this moment it ranges from $1.17 to $1.23

    May 5, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  2. Cheryl - Fonthill, Canada

    1 US gallon = 3.78541178 litres

    May 5, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  3. Ray Narvaez

    Hillary won't win NC.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  4. Roger

    Gas tax????? Same old story.Clinton has a short term plan which will allow for a long term plan.

    Obama critizes Clinton's plan because Obama has no plan????

    Go figure!

    May 5, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  5. Mike from Syracuse NY

    Did Roland just say the superdelegates shouldn't wait for the voters to speak, they should just decide it now? So much for Democracy.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  6. Steve, NC

    Right on, Roland! What are the Superdelegates waiting for?

    May 5, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  7. Jennifer

    Anderson - what were you going to ask? Can you post it here? 😉

    May 5, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  8. Megan Dresslar

    Anderson,
    I am praying for you and going to Burma for coverage and your safety.....:) Good luck!

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

    Anderson's reporting from the field is always some of his best work. I hope he's able to get to Burma and give us another look at what's happening.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  10. Tony

    Yeah Xtina,

    He did vote for a gas tax holiday in Ill and saw that it didn't produce any real savings. As a matter of fact, it take money away from the state budget and job creating areas.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  11. Tracey - Boston

    $1.20 Canadian

    that’s per Litre right… and about four litres make a gallon, right???

    May 5, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  12. xtina, chicago

    You Spin me Round was not that long ago. It was the '80s. Oh wait, that WAS a long time ago 😉

    May 5, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  13. Genevieve M, TX

    Christy, the next spot available for John king would be Speaker of the House. lol! Anyway, John King said in a previous live blog that he wanted to be the "Amabassador of a warm country"- Bahamas maybe? hehe!

    May 5, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  14. Carla Ontario Canada

    @Megan, thats 1.20 a litre (to compare we pay about $5.00 a gallon)

    May 5, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  15. Chuck in Alabma

    All these pundits, and yet, the superdelegates aren't all swarming to the Obama camp. There's something out there that's having an effect on their decision...

    May 5, 2008 at 10:45 pm |
  16. Miles, Texas

    Megan, that's per liter right? Should be about $4.80/Gal

    May 5, 2008 at 10:45 pm |
  17. Steve, NC

    This was the wrong election to have problems with the Michigan and Florida vote

    May 5, 2008 at 10:44 pm |
  18. Tricia- NH

    Count MI & FL!

    May 5, 2008 at 10:44 pm |
  19. Mike from Syracuse NY

    I guess I'll have to go to Canada both for prescription drugs and gas.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:44 pm |
  20. Sarah, Atlanta GA

    Anderson, I hope you get to go to Burma. Good luck.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:43 pm |
  21. Miles, Texas

    xtina, He's admitted voting for a gas tax holiday and after it failed miserably he now thinks it's a bad idea. Seems like the right way to learn from your mistakes.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:42 pm |
  22. Megan Dresslar

    Ok, I accept ..... Anderson, I understand.........

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

    I wish we could see the Channel One video you sent in on Burma anderson, I loved your book and would really enjoy seeing some of that old work of yours.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:42 pm |
  24. Steve, NC

    Anderson, It seems that you would be able to provide excellent insight into the politics surrounding the Burma situation...

    May 5, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  25. Brandi down the bayou.

    @Angel Manners: lol that was great, except you are reminding me of how old i am.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  26. Nolan, Chicago

    I hope you get to go Anderson.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  27. Christine

    As of today Gas Prices – National $3.613 per gallon
    East Coast $3.610 per gallon
    Diesel Prices – National $4.149 per gallon
    East Coast $4.194 per gallon

    May 5, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  28. Jana, Indiana

    Fay remember their are a lot of regular employees that count on jobs to raise there famiilies that work at these oil refineries

    May 5, 2008 at 10:39 pm |
  29. Steve, NC

    It seems like the generational gap remains huge - even among genders

    May 5, 2008 at 10:39 pm |
  30. Jolene

    So if women voters want specifics and solutions, what do men want? Inquiring minds want to know both sides here...equal opportunity and all.

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

    Michael. A large percentage of Myanmar is less than 10 feet above sea level. When these storms hit, the surge goes miles and miles inland. Thousands of poor farm families die because this area is also the rice growing agricultural area.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  32. Megan O. Toronto, ON, Canada

    Gas in Toronto last time I checked was $1.20 Canadian

    May 5, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  33. xtina, chicago

    correction: Obama DID vote for gas tax holiday for IL. Wait- he's AGAINST it now?! Oh brother !

    May 5, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  34. Megan Dresslar

    Megan O,
    You're right about that....... Dan Rivers already in Burma, he is best reporter tonight.......

    May 5, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  35. Tom

    Barak should just run as an independent. I think he could beat them both and we need a third party anyway.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  36. Sophie

    Hillary Clinton is going to win big tomorrow. Indiana do the right thing! Vote for the only candidate with solutions!!!!

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

    This whole election spins me right round baby, right round, like a record, baby, right round

    May 5, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  38. andersoncnn

    I am looking into going to burma. as many of you know, it is the first country i ever reported from, and i have been following the situation there very closely for many years. logistically i may not be able to go, but i hope very much i can.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  39. Kathy, Chicago

    I have to agree with Ed on that last round. If the nominee is Obama, I don't see him taking very many red states.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:35 pm |
  40. David

    and that's what I am seeing about Obama now...

    May 5, 2008 at 10:35 pm |
  41. Cheryl

    Oil companies are making RECORD BREAKING PROFITS, we are paying RECORD BREAKING PRICES for gasoline !!

    Oil/gas prices have been on the steady rise since the Iraq war began.

    Thanks Bush!!

    May 5, 2008 at 10:34 pm |
  42. Mike from Syracuse NY

    Megan in Toronto, are gas prices as bad north of the border?

    May 5, 2008 at 10:34 pm |
  43. Minou, New York City

    Enough politics. PLEASE highlight what is going on with those poor people who have lost everything in the cyclone! That should not have taken a back seat tonight.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:34 pm |
  44. Michael, NC

    How can these storms kill so many? Were they completely blindsided? I mean, 15000 is a HUGE number. It's really sad.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:34 pm |
  45. Ray Narvaez

    The country has changed, and is changing. Barack Obama is the enbodiment of this change. It will be great if he can win, against all odds mind you...

    May 5, 2008 at 10:33 pm |
  46. Jolene

    I haven't heard anyone speak favorably about this Gas Tax. I would love to hear a panel of economists debate this concept. It's getting confusing now. I know every little penny helps but realistically will it? Afterall, everyone is griping about the stimulus checks not really doing much either.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  47. Chuck in Alabma

    Megan, Hillary has said time and agin that this will not happen without voters contacting congress and letting congress know we want it to happen. She's never said SHE was going to make this happen.

    All those arguements are Obama spin. By the way, Obama voted 3 times for a gas tax holiday in Illinois.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  48. Billi

    Ed Rollins is forgetting something pretty important. No matter what a "maverick" candidate Republicans offer, people are still not really happy to have a Republican in the White House again.

    May 5, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
  49. Chanda

    Chanda May 5th, 2008 10:16 pm ET
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    i was wondering what are the polls saying, how many are undecided in nc and in

    May 5, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
  50. Steve, NC

    Speaking as a lifetime Republican that switched to the Democratic party this year, I hope we can turn NC blue for the general election!

    May 5, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
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