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.

Be sure to check out our live web camera from the studio. The shot features a behind the scenes look at Anerson and Erica on the set. We’ll turn the camera on at 945p ET and turn it off at 11p ET.

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  1. Megan Dresslar

    Yes! Brenda,
    Me too. I agree with you!!!!! she is my favorite political team reporter!!!!! (Candy Crowley)

    June 5, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  2. Minou, New York City

    Megan O. , I don't get it, either. I hope by the time the election comes around, those people will have gotten their sanity back.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  3. Mark

    It's time for Hillary to get out of the limelight and admit it is over!

    June 5, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  4. Gary

    Supreme court appointments are not second place choices or bargaining chips. Hillary is not a superior legal mind which is needed on the court.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  5. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Megan O. It's only Democratic hype that says things stay the same under McCain. McCain is a very different person than Bush, and has shown that in working in a bipartisan many in the Senate.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  6. Noel

    David Gergen just said it. Hillary for Supreme Court would be interesting at minimum, and would probably be a good spot for her.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  7. Julliet

    Hillary will make a fabulous vp for the good of this country. If Obama picks her it will be a good thing. But he has to be careful he doesn't appear as being forced into doing so.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  8. Kim

    Brenda, you are absolutely right! Candy rules! Very smart questions and well thought-out answers. Great interview!

    June 5, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  9. Kimether, Atlanta GA

    I really do not think she wants to be VP! I see her being Secretary of State.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:39 pm |
  10. Cindy

    Honestly...I don't think Hillary would want to be second banana to anyone.


    June 5, 2008 at 10:39 pm |
  11. Larry

    Yep, he's not there for tea & crumpets. He's telling her to get outta dodge and that he doesn't need her supporters to beat McCain.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:39 pm |
  12. Ron In Texas.

    To Missy,
    The American people did vote and the DNC and other party leaders stole it from her. So it's like Fla. in 2000 all over again, and now you can throw in MI.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:39 pm |
  13. Kimether, Atlanta GA

    It would be awesome if Obama let her know the deal tonight of if she really is on his 'shortlist.'

    June 5, 2008 at 10:39 pm |
  14. Marian

    I do not believe Obama can win Florida or Michigan without Hillary on the ticket, and if the truth were known her baggage is not any worse than most of those in politics, and for that matter, many of the voters.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:39 pm |
  15. Jolene

    As much as I love politics, I do find it interesting how the democratic party continues to remain in the limelight even after the primary season is over. Great strategy! Not hearing as much over in the Republican camp.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  16. Mechelle

    tornadoes are the norm in the spring for those of us who live in the heartland. i guess it's like dealing with earthquakes on the west coast or hurricanes on the east coast.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  17. Michelle in Los Angeles

    Watch out Republicans; the tide is changing. Democrates are coming together. Change will come in November. Demorcrates rule!

    June 5, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  18. Anne

    I hope Obama chooses Hillary for his V.P. She is brilliant and genuine about her love and concern for this country. This campaign has shown her grit and tenacity. She will mold herself to the role of V.P. with the same flexibility and intelligence that changed her from an ultra liberal into a senator who could communicate across the aisle.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  19. Kim in IL

    As usual, Hillary wants to be in control of everything..even in control of how she loses.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  20. Anna

    Given that Senator Obama is at Senator Clinton's home, I think that they're discussing her VP position if he wins.

    Toronto, ON, Canada

    June 5, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  21. mira

    hillary has experience and knowledge to deal with inrenational leaders. obama still needs to learn alot. he really has nothing to show he is a freshman senator

    June 5, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  22. Alex, Ca

    My prayers go out to those caught in the tornadoes out in Iowa and in other states aswell.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  23. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Breaking news..picture of a house, shown over and over..Gotta love this election season. It beats the reruns on the telly, hands down.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  24. Brenda

    Yay, to all those who like me are Candy lovers:) Candy is fantastic, I love watching her and she got "the interview" with Obama. Love It!!

    June 5, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  25. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Obama picking Hillary will gain votes and lose votes. Obama not picking Hillary will do the same. He needs to run the numbers and make an objective decision. A Hillary pick will not help him with many independents, and will drive any Reps thinking of voting for Obama back to McCain.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  26. Kim

    Does anybody else get the feeling that Obama has grown and looks and sounds more presidential even since Tuesday?

    June 5, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  27. Billy Flood-NYC

    I was extremely dissapointed in Hillary when she had the chance to be a woman of grace and stature and bow out.....she blew it. After she had officially lost in delagates, and super delagates,-she gives a speech basically stating how great she is and how she has 18 million people behind her. It proves she cannot face facts. A president needs to be able to do that.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:35 pm |
  28. Missy

    Hillary's experience? Not much. Subtract out the time spent campaigning (do the same for Obama, I suppose).

    June 5, 2008 at 10:35 pm |
  29. Megan Dresslar

    That is so scary for me!!!!!!!! Wow! most record tornadoes!!!

    June 5, 2008 at 10:34 pm |
  30. David NC

    Obama going to Clinton's house at her invitation is as gracious as he has been for the most part during the campaign. If he doesn't want her as VP he should tell her tonight. They need to move on and talk about how together they can work together and bring party unity.

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

    Kim; The only chance that Hillary has of becoming president is for McCain to win so that she can run in 2012.

    Juliet; We can agreee to disagree.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:34 pm |
  32. Carol in PA

    Glad they're having a meeting, but sure hope Bill isn't in the house! I don't think Sen. Obama should pick Hillary as V.P. He needs to pick a person he can work with & is comfortable with. The Clintons are arrogant and are used to getting their way – Hillary has divided this party. We don't need another wave of the Clintons in the White House.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:34 pm |
  33. Megan O. Toronto, ON, Canada

    As a Canadian looking it in, it is really sad to hear all these people say they will not vote for Obama if he is the nominee and Clinton is not on the ticket. There are always complaints on here about the economy, the war and such but you are willing to keep things the way they are. I just don't get it but maybe it is me.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:34 pm |
  34. Missy

    It isn't up to Hillary to decide when it is her time. It is up to the American people who vote.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:34 pm |
  35. Megan Dresslar

    My question, how many houses or business lost or damage or killed in Iowa or other states? my thoughts and prayer with them........

    June 5, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  36. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Nikki, very true. McCain is the only one with sufficient experience.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
  37. Julliet

    @ Jo Ann Obama is an honorable person. He has said nothing but kind words about Hillary even when Hillary refused to acknowlegde the fact that he has secured the dem. nomination.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
  38. raymond

    i can understand why hillary is not letting go that quickly, she must have been wanting to become president for a long time and when she felt it was "time" (her time), here comes obama, a newbie "stealing" her thunder. i guess she feels she has paid her dues while obama could have waited for his time.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
  39. Lana

    @ Jim – The Obama campaign has to choose the RIGHT person for the job. Whether or not it's a woman.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  40. Lori, CharlotteNC

    Rosie from Pa-
    BLESS YOU!! A voice of reason is sooooo refreshing!! Let's join forces and turn this country around. America has soooo much respect to regain internationally. We can do it together!!

    June 5, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  41. Barbara - Bristol, VA

    I feel very strongly that Hillary Clinton would be an asset to any candidate. I'm a life-long democrat, but decided that I likely would not vote in November if Obama was the presidential candidate. Should Hillary be on the ticket, it would certainly change my mind.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  42. Kim

    I really think making Hillary secretary of health and human services would be perfect for her and the country and she would be able to be much more influential and effect more powerful change than as VP. What do you think?

    June 5, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  43. Nikki

    People are still talking about her experience. What experience? She is a Jr. Senator and was First Lady, not President. I just don't get it.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  44. Denzel

    lets here it for Barack

    June 5, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  45. Carole

    I think there would be a landslide with these two as the two best combination to run this country. Her experience and tenacity and his eloquent manner of confidence should convince anyone in this world of destruction, that the United States is back and we are strong!!!

    June 5, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  46. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    I'm sure Hillary is figuring the odds of running with Obama as VP now, vs. waiting and running again in 2012 if he loses.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
  47. Minou, New York City

    Anderson, can you guys discuss what position in the administration H. Clinton could be considered for beside the VP position?

    June 5, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  48. Kim

    Jo Ann, a lot of people, including some of her supporters are not sure that her ambitions to be president are over... why else would she suspend her campaign instead of ending it and why then does she retain her delegates?

    June 5, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  49. Jim Reb

    How can anyone suggest that a female vice president would not be a major statement of CHANGE???

    June 5, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  50. CaseyJPS - California

    Mike, Syracuse
    "I keep hearing that Obama won’t pick Hillary because he couldn’t control her and Bill. If he can’t handle people in his party how will he handle our enemies?"

    I absolutely agree in thepry. This goes for any and all candidates. However, I do believe he can control "Billary."

    June 5, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
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