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May 14th, 2008
09:21 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 5/14/08

Tonight, John Edwards is endorsing Barack Obama. What impact will this have on the campaign? We'll find out from the best political team on television.

The day after her big win in West Virginia, Hillary Clinton sat down in Washington with CNN's Wolf Blitzer. You'll hear a lot of that interview tonight on 360.

In China, a frightened 7th-grade girl was pulled safely from the rubble of a school dormitory - 50 hours after she was buried by Monday's earthquake. We'll have her story and the latest on the rescue effort.

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  1. Shawn North Carolina

    It is clear that the democratic party see Obama as the nominee. Countdown to the rest of the big wigs and eventually Hillary herself. Obama/Edwards 08

    May 14, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  2. Jen in Mex.

    How can Obama address the race issue? Yes, he's black. It's not going to change. And racists cannot change in one or two months, or one or two generations!! Remember "South Pacific"? "You have to be carefully taught".

    May 14, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  3. Chuck in Alabama

    Casey, It's not the issue that he is being forced to "play the game," the point is that the original message of Change was a hollow chant. We've been stuck in the same old political rut in this country for more than a century.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  4. Billi

    So, I am hearing the panel say that we are nominating a candidate who "has a lot of work to do"!

    Does anyone else see how crazy this is? Shouldn't we have a candidate that has proven how terrific he/she is?

    May 14, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  5. Bob L from Philadelphia, PA

    The problems with Edwards' endorsement:

    1. He is not a superdelegate.
    2. He lost his 2004 and 2008 Presidential bid.
    3. He was on the losing ticket as VP to John Kerry in 2004.
    4. His endorsement proves that Obama cannot win the Dem key constituency.
    5. His speech had more praise for Hillary than Barack. How embarassing for Barack.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  6. Katy

    If the Democrats nominate Obama and he loses to McCain by a large percentage, it will no doubt be a huge embarrassment to the Democratic Party.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  7. CaseyJPS - California

    Jason>Politicians all know what they are getting into when they take on any election. They all play the general public's emotions (one candidate no better than the next). Your response is exactly what some are hoping for–we're all being used.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  8. EJ

    Who else or what other possibilities can there be that you wouldn’t have that ’same old’ perception?

    I asked my dad the same question and he said "Harold Ford." Although I agree that he is new & fresh like Obama – I said there is no way Americans would vote for 2 black men on the same ticket – especially on a Presidential ticket.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  9. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Does anyone really believe that Edwards didn't know that he was going to do this when he told Larry King on Monday night that he didn't want to "contribute to the divide" and that "the reasonable thing" for him to do was to let voters make their decisions?"

    May 14, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  10. Julliet

    I think Edwards wants to be attorney general

    May 14, 2008 at 10:09 pm |
  11. Billi

    I agree about how many VPs there may be.....kind of proves how many gaps there are in Obama support.

    Edwards for the working class.
    Richardson for the Hispanic vote.
    Sibelius for the female vote.
    Guess he needs a Senior citizen too.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  12. Yvonne

    Obama is going to run an amazing campaign against the Republicans.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  13. Christina, Windber, PA

    Why should we be influenced by Edwards' endorsement? He quit twice; when the going got tough he quit running

    Also, it's kind of hypocritical after the praise he heaped on her the other night.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  14. Aldrin, MD

    This is the best new of the day and what about the timing!

    May 14, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  15. Carmen, Marina, CA

    It will be interesting to see what Elizabeth Edwards does, if anything, in terms of a public endorsement of Hillary. She has certainly alluded to an endorsement of Hillary in interviews she has given. Whether she can come out now after Edwards has endorsed Obama is another story.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  16. Megan Dresslar

    Mike in NY,
    I agree with you...... right on!

    May 14, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  17. spencer

    I just got one question, Why is it so important for Barack ot get the endorsement of all these losers such as Edwards, Kerry, Kennedy, Richardson and all ex-presenditial candidates. In my opinion once you've lost, you are irrelavant. I would rather go with someone who doesn't have losers backing them.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  18. Heidi B

    would there be a chance that John Edwards would be his vic president ,

    May 14, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  19. Michelle in Los Angeles

    That picture of the two, Barack and Obama, makes me happy. What a beautiful world this could be. That is a song right?

    May 14, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  20. CaseyJPS - California

    Jo Ann and Chuck>Who else or what other possibilities can there be that you wouldn't have that 'same old' perception?

    May 14, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  21. Jolene

    I think Edwards is just trying to unit the Democratic party. It was very evident in the comments he made tonight.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  22. Fay, CA

    It never fails to amaze me how calculating politics can be–Hillary's huge win last night was almost totally overshadowed by the Edwards/Obama endorsement–they sure planned it well.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  23. Brian Persaud

    I think if anything it helps Edwards, if this will get him a chance at VP, but I don't see it as helpful to Obama.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  24. Billi

    Stealing her thunder is defintely the way I would frame it. I would frame it as kind of mean and very much "politics as usual" – so did Bill Schneider.

    Hillary's plan matches Edwards better!
    Edwards' base overwlemingly supported Hillary in WV.

    Difficult decision? I am not buying it. Political decision? Definitely! Obama is politics as usual? Absolutely!

    May 14, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  25. Megan Dresslar

    I hope not for Edwards will not be Vice President with Obama.......

    May 14, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  26. Chuck in Alabama

    How many more positions are available in an Obama administration?

    May 14, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  27. Jason in Riverview, FL

    This is garbage; politics as usual...SEN Edwards bailed SEN Obama; saving him from the embarrasing losing streak SEN Obama suffered lastnight. This WRONG, the media has fell for it and this has made me even more content NOT to vote for SEN Obama NO MATTER WHAT.

    They ganged up on SEN Clinton during teh debates, and now here it is AGAIN...

    May 14, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  28. Yvonne

    Thank you Mr. Edwards.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  29. Mike from Syracuse NY

    The story line out of WV is true. Obama is not attracting the blue color voters.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  30. Carmen, Marina, CA

    I am so glad Edwards awarded Hillary her due in this race before endorsing Obama. He did the right thing..she has withstood the blitz against her and stood firm in her resolve to serve America as its President. She should be given a great deal of thanks from the Dem party and Americans for what she brought to this race. And, please, just let the process play out and let the remaining states vote. And then see what happens.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  31. Brian Persaud

    Once again I don't see how effective any endorsement is. Besides a little media attention, I don't see it changing any voter's minds.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  32. Jo Ann

    Hi Chuck in Alabama! I thought Obama was going to be a "different type of candidate?" Kennedy, Kerry, Richardson, Dodd, Casey, it looks like the "old type" to me.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  33. Kathy

    With all the talk about VP positions for endorsements – how many VP's will there be?
    Think we are up to 3 or 4 now.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  34. Megan Dresslar

    Hello Anderson, Erica and All!
    Oh wow! Edwards endorses Obama!!!! not much news......

    May 14, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  35. Michelle in Los Angeles

    wow, the back story of Edwards coming out for Obama is truly cool. I love fair minded individuals that want us all to come together.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  36. Rose from Southern Calif

    Hi Anderson and Erica a good night, sad about Hillary not being endorse by John Edward.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  37. Angel Manners

    EJ, I think Obama-Edwards would be a great ticket also

    May 14, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  38. Mike from Syracuse NY

    So, what does Edwards get in return? VP?

    May 14, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  39. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    I guess John Edwards did steal Hillary's thunder. Quite a "thumping" in that endorsement. Politics!

    May 14, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  40. Brian Persaud

    Evenin' yall, looking forward to the show.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  41. Tracey - Boston

    Hello Everyone!!

    John Edwards???!!! Were we not just talking about him last night??

    May 14, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  42. Chuck in Alabama

    The more Obama wins "democratic party status quo" endorsements, the less he looks like the candidate of change.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  43. CaseyJPS - California

    Thank goodness John Edwards did not let us down. I've been anxiously awaiting this development.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  44. EJ

    I would love to see an Obama Edwards ticket. They look great together!

    May 14, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  45. Michelle in Los Angeles

    Hi All:

    Any chance Edwards would be VP? That would be a truely awesome ticket.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  46. Sarah, Atlanta GA

    Hi Anderson!!! Hi Erica!!!

    I find it interesting that Edwards has endorsed Obama.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  47. Michael, NC

    Whats up everyone, looking forward to the show and the blog. 🙂

    May 14, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  48. Jen in Mex.

    Good evening Anderson and Erica and the 360 cyber team (US!!!).
    Well, let's see what everyone has to say about Edwards now. And why are they in Michigan??? Hmmmmm.
    Re: the young lady pulled out from under the rubble in China. After the big Mexico City earthquake in 85 ( and we never ever really found out how many died, the accepted number is 10,000, but people who were there says 100,000+ was more like it),
    many people and even newborns were found days after the quake. Don't give up hope.

    May 14, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Kathy

    Obama & Edwards – wow !

    May 14, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Zenta, New York, NY

    Good evening, Anderson, Erica, and all!

    May 14, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
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