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June 5th, 2008
09:52 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 6/5/08

Breaking news tonight. The meeting between Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. After a long, tough primary race the former rivals sitting down face-to-face for the first time. What are they talking about? Is this the first step toward a dream ticket? We've got the Best Political Team on Television working all the angles.

Also tonight Candy Crowley's revealing interview with Senator Obama. What he said earlier today about picking Clinton as his running mate.

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  1. Benjamin, NS, Canada

    I think Hillary just wouldn't compliment the ticket. She'd be a great Secretary of Health or of State, or do so well in the Senate. Obama is better off choosing a national security counterpart like Jim Webb.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  2. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    I think the decision of VP is Obama's choice. If it's Hillary or anyone else it should be very well thought out. Down the road, hopefully, not tonight.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  3. Julliet

    @ Jo Ann, Obama said he would meet with Hillary at a place and time of her choosing. That is all he is doing, he is just an honorable guy.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  4. Shannon

    I do not think that they are talking about the VP, rather just trying to lay groundwork for her to transition.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  5. Mary H. St. Louis, MO

    I would love to be a fly on the wall in the room they are meeting in. A good jesture on his part to go there. I think they would make a good ticket and would have a good chance to beat McCain.

    Ok, where are those tornadoes, more wacky weahter.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  6. Lana

    I have an inkling Hillary was perhaps informed today that she would NOT be getting the VP slot, and this is the reason for Wolfson's statement.

    Goodness knows. Richardson for veep, people.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  7. Megan Dresslar

    Kim,
    Maybe not...... I don't know...... we will find it out soon......

    June 5, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  8. jen rose

    I hope that Barack Obama has Hillary Clinton to run for Vice President.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  9. Kimether, Atlanta GA

    Kim, I think that is true. She can't ignore the issues that would arise if she was on the ticket. Despite her sometimes mudslinging behavior, I truly think she wants what is best for the party.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  10. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Kim; All it shows is that he is desperate to get the votes of her supporters.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  11. Jolene

    If Obama doesn't want Hillary as VP, for party unity, Hillary will then need to announce she never wanted VP. I believe there would be a lot of mad voters otherwise.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  12. Minou, New York City

    She better be on that ticket! She got nearly 50% of the support of all the Democrats.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:09 pm |
  13. Fay, CA

    Will Hillary's supporters continue to resist Obama if she comes out to publicly support him?

    June 5, 2008 at 10:09 pm |
  14. Shannon

    Mike, I think they both need each other.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:09 pm |
  15. Andrew, Lafayette IN

    Hillary has some pull still.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  16. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    I would find it hard to believe that they will live happily ever after from just one meeting.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  17. Michelle in Los Angeles

    Love David Gergan and Donna Brazil. Too fair minded , reasonable people.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  18. Caroline, Iowa

    Obama is a class act. That is why he spoke so kindly of her the other night and why he's going to her house now. He understands the importance of doing this in a way that allows Hillary to 'save face' and still have a voice in the party.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  19. Kimether, Atlanta GA

    I wonder if Bill is sitting in on that meeting....

    I love Donna Brazile! She tells it like it is.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  20. Kim

    Do any of you think that it was the truth, when Howard Wolfson said today, she is not after the VP slot?

    June 5, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  21. Julliet

    I agree with David, I also wondered if Bill was in the house. Do you think Bill will have an influrence on the two of them?

    June 5, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  22. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Like any stake out...Obama will probably slip out the back door if the press has camped out in the front yard.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  23. Megan Dresslar

    Yes guys,
    I agree with you guys, I hope so! I pray......... if she would like accept vice president, I am not sure maybe I am wrong........

    June 5, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  24. Kim

    I think Obama going to her house shows that he is sincere about his respect for her and doesn't hold any grudges or have false pride

    June 5, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  25. Minou, New York City

    I think it's gracious of him to go to her home.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  26. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Jo Ann, He needs her now more than she needs him.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  27. kim-chicago

    I love the fact that the media is on the plane...so funny!

    June 5, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  28. laila

    Hi there,
    I am not sure about her as a VP...if he picks her out of his own volition then i will have to concede...but if I were him I would never pick her.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  29. Jolene

    Hello bloggers! Sounds like Obama and Clinton are trying to show some party unity. Hillary's speech on Saturday should be interesting. I can't believe the media is in front of Hillary's home in DC!

    June 5, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  30. Yvonne

    Very kind of Obama to meet Hillary at her house. I hope he had something to eat before he went.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  31. Susan - North Haven, CT

    Obama is between a rock and a hard place...
    On one hand – he probably feels that he needs her on the ticket to have any chance of winning the election.
    On the other hand – she's more qualified than he is, so that probably threatens him.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  32. Kimether, Atlanta GA

    Hello everyone!
    I'm so happy to hear that Obama and Clinton are discussing things

    June 5, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  33. Hannah Storm

    I think after Saturday both Hillary and Barack need to take at least take Sunday off.....they need a break

    June 5, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  34. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Hi Anderson and everyone! Can't believe Obama actually went to Clinton's home. He must really want those votes.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  35. deborah,OH

    Wow, this is really exciting breaking news. And, of course, Candy is right on top it.

    Can't wait to see 'WHAT' we learn in the next hour.

    Thanks, Candy, for keeping your 'peeps' in the loop.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  36. Kiki Teague

    Hey Y'all !! I bet Hillary and Obama are sitting in her den enjoying "cocola drinks" chatting and watching 360 and laughing and just having a big time !!

    June 5, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  37. Julliet

    I am happy the two are having a chance to meet. This is the beginning of the healing. Don't you guys think so?

    June 5, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  38. Kim

    I'd so love to be a fly on the wall...

    June 5, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  39. Shannon

    I think it is great that he went to her house, this is a good idea.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  40. Minou, New York City

    I'm glad they're talking. That's always good .

    June 5, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  41. Megan Dresslar

    Hello Anderson, Erica, and Bloggers!
    I can't wait hear from Obama and Clinton breaking news right now..... I hope they will ticket team tonight.........

    June 5, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  42. CaseyJPS - California

    I'd really prefer to let the dust settle for a couple of weeks, before any announcements of potential running mates.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  43. Andrew, Lafayette IN

    Hi everyone. The results of the meeting should be interesting. Can't wait to see Candy's interview.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  44. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    I hope Clinton and Obama stay mum on the details of their meeting for awhile. It's not too much to ask to wait until Saturday to see what the scoop will be.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  45. Julliet

    Good evening Anderson, Erica and bloggers I hope it will be an interesting show tonite.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  46. Hannah Storm

    I am glad to hear that Barack and Hillary are meeting tonight. It is very important. Tells you alot that Barack would go to Hillary's home to meet

    June 5, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  47. jen rose

    I'm wondering about Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, how the meeting will turn out?

    June 5, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  48. CaseyJPS - California

    Good Evening 360 Bloggers! (Hi Megan!)

    June 5, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  49. Caroline, Iowa

    Hillary Clinton will have more power if she remains in the Senate. Keeping as many Democrats in the House and Senate should be a priority. And let's hear it for Bill Richardson for VP or Secretary of State.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Megan O. Toronto, ON, Canada

    Hi Anderson, Erica and bloggees!!!

    June 5, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
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