May 20th, 2008
10:24 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 5/20/08

Bloggers –

Sorry for the delay. Let's call them "technical difficulties". But let's get going for the rest of the hour.

We'll start posting comments now and stop at 11p ET.

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  1. Jolene

    Great discussion! Can't wait for Oregon results. Nite bloggers!

    May 20, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Brandi Ranatza

    goodnite all. great show as always.

    May 20, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Rose Gray

    the reason Obama wins in large city larger black population. In rural KY there are also well educated people. That are not voting for Obama. And that's sound like someone calling people supid if they don't vote for Obama.

    May 20, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Good night everyone! Great blog tonight, see you tomorrow!

    May 20, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  5. EJ

    Erica, give Anderson a hug for all of us!

    May 20, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Rose from Southern Calif

    Night Anderson nice tie and Erica short night take care and good bless, to all.

    May 20, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Mike, Syracuse NY

    Michelle, did we listen to the same speach? There's never any substance, just the same old change mantra.

    May 20, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Thomas

    great show as usual...incisive commentary...your political team is the best!

    May 20, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Good Tuesday evening all.. I guess that's it for the live blog tonight? Short, but to the point...Oh, those tech problems..Night all

    May 20, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  10. Billi

    Joyce, count me in with you. I will not vote for a candidate I feel is far too liberal and far too inexperienced. I am losing my faith in a party who is nominating a candidate who "has a lot of work to do" in order to win.

    May 20, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  11. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Lois; I agree that is why I am an Independent. I don't feel any obligation to anyone and I can scruitinize the candidates without being hindered by Party affilitation.

    May 20, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Rose from Southern Calif

    Lois.. the DNC know that already, but rules are rules I guess.

    May 20, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  13. EJ

    Well said Michelle in CA! Obama all the way!

    May 20, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  14. Rose from Southern Calif

    Hillary knows what she is doing, I do believe her when she said if Obama wins. She will support him as a Democrats we should do the same.

    May 20, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  15. EJ

    Well I am an EXTREMELY educated woman and I will happily vote for Obama.

    May 20, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  16. Michelle in CA

    Another great Obama speech. Lots of substance...connecting change to what he wants to change.

    The majority of Dems will come together. Even if McCain is the grudge vote for some the prospect of a Bush clone, who got lower grades than Bush in school and has a temper problem, in the Whitehouse is just too scary.

    Warning sign in Kentucky? Happily, the majority of the states in the U.S. do not have the unique demographic or history Kentucky and West Virginia share.

    Obama 2008

    May 20, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  17. Lois

    I agree with Billi, do not think that the supports of Senator Clinton will not defect. I will & I agree with using the write in method if we have too...Hillary Clinton is the only candidate that will beat John McCain, the rules committee & the super delegates along with the entire DNC needs to realize this before they once again make a major blunder

    May 20, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  18. Matt in Mississippi

    Jeff Tooban brought up the great idea of having Chelsea campaign with Obama. Her + a Sam Nunn type VP pick and you'll see the Clinton voters come around to his side.

    May 20, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  19. Brandi Ranatza

    i never vote according to political affiliation, it is always who speaks to me in my gut, so far, no such luck with this election.

    May 20, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  20. Jolene

    I'm from Michigan and although I think it will be cool to have a re-vote, there will not be enough time. It will definitely be interesting what happens during that Rules Committee meeting on 5/31.

    May 20, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  21. Rose Gray

    If Hillary is vp I will still not vote for Obama.

    May 20, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  22. Mike, Syracuse NY

    I hardly think that Clinton beating Obama by 35% at this point isn't a good sign for party unity.

    May 20, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  23. Matthew in Eastern KY

    I agree with Rose Gray. I am an eastern KY voter and will not vote for Obama because of his ties with the Coal companies. I voted Clinton and i think that only Clinton would be able to win the central appalachian states in November

    May 20, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  24. Joyce

    I'm another well educated female who will not vote for Obama. I have never voted republican in 50 yrs. Your team insults my intelligence if you think time will change my mind. I will vote for McCain. I also thought I lived in a country where everyones vote counted until I retired to FL.

    May 20, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  25. Brandi Ranatza

    EJ: Anderson cant give us his opinion. i wish he could, at least i trust his reporting.

    May 20, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  26. sarah

    Lexington Kentucky is the county seat for Fayette County, Kentucky; John King's map is wrong, he's saying Fayette County is east of Lexington. He has Lexington mislabeled, his Lexington is actually Frankfort, Kentucky the state capital.

    May 20, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  27. Megan O. Toronto, ON, Canada

    Obama is now 93 delegates away from the nomination. Say Obama gets another 30 more delegates from Oregon (just picking a random number) tonight which would put him 63 delegates away from the nomination. If before May 31st, 63 superdelgates go to Obama will he be the nominee if the rules commitee has not gather yet?

    I am curious because I have never seen a campagin like this before. Erica can you maybe ask John King or someone else

    May 20, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  28. Rose from Southern Calif

    Jolene...Your are right some of us now can change our mind between now and election day. A running mate is very important it can change everything.

    May 20, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
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