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.

We'll start posting comments at 10p ET and stop at 11p ET. Take a look at a post that may be helpful if you wonder why some comments get posted while others do not.

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  1. Alex

    Great show AC360 team. Goodnight everyone! 😀

    June 5, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  2. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Good Thursday evening. Good interview with Obama, Candy. I'm signing out..I'm exhausted watching that Breaking news "House" Night all...

    June 5, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  3. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Good night Anderson and all! Thanks for the great conversation; See you all tomorrow!

    June 5, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  4. Miriam

    It was a nice coverage today – nice team work !

    June 5, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  5. Megan Dresslar

    Good night Anderson, Erica, Bloggers!!!!!!
    Have a good night!!!!! Sleep tight!!!! 🙂
    See you tomorrow night!

    June 5, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  6. EJ (USA)

    Bye Anderson!

    June 5, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  7. Carolyn Murphy

    If Obama selects Clinton as VP then his message of change means nothing!

    June 5, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  8. Mechelle

    the second part of the obama interview really shed light on some of obama's policies and what he plans to do if elected.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  9. Gary

    Obama just said he would not listen to the troops in Iraq or General Petreus. He would do what he thinks strategically. Obama is being naive by not listening to the people on the ground.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  10. Cindy

    Obama is wrong on Iraq!!


    June 5, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  11. Jolene

    Candy, great question to Obama about Iraq! Interesting that he said he reserves the right to change his mind and to never say never. Hmmm.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  12. Becky-Sarasota, FL

    When I turned on Anderson Cooper tonight was surprised to hear the news of the Obama/Clinton meeting. A "dream team" comprised of the two would do SO much to bring my family and friends together, and do much to ensure a win for Democrats in Nov.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  13. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Obama and Clinton had a unity meeting. Republicans, Democrats and Independents might want to have that meeting soon. Americans, that's what we are.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  14. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Minou/Lana/LeeAnne. There seems to be plenty of hate both ways between Obama and Clinton supporters. I'm neither, and can't tell the difference in most of their positions. However, I'll happily accept any Hillary supporters who want to come over to the Dark Side.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  15. Kim

    I'll be on the plane tomorrow when AC360 airs, so you guys have to blog a lot so I can read it all when I land and not miss too much 😉

    Anderson, you didn't blog at all today.... but we kept quite busy among ourselves.

    Great blog nicht everyone and wonderful show! Have a good night and a great weekend and I'll see you Monday.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  16. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Julliet; No, I'd rather she wasn't on the ticket because it is below her. Either way I will not be voting for Obama as president. I can't in good conscience contribute to putting an inexperienced, unaccomplished person with poor judgment in the White House. We have one there already and the country is a mess.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  17. Jean Baptiste Franck

    I want that everyone to know that meeting with Hillary doesn't mean that Obama are going to pick her as a running mate. This moment is very critical and we all should look for the unity. However, obama would be the one making the final decision. I hope that he picks the right VP in other for the advancement of this great nation.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  18. Minou, New York City

    Jo Ann: McCain has changed tremendously in the past few month to win over the religious and conservative crowd. He's not the way he was before he started running.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  19. Mary H. St. Louis, MO

    Have a great rest of the week, AC, Erica, AC360 staff, and bloggers.. Can't wait to see what Friday brings. Hopefully those storms stay away from St. Louis.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  20. Jolene

    Perhaps the strategy was to make the media think it was at Hillary's home in an effort to avoid them. Oh well, it was exciting while it lasted!

    June 5, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  21. Alex

    Alrighty then! Even though the meeting was not at her house, I still hope there's some resolution between the candidates.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  22. Mary Stewart

    I think Obamas meeting with Clinton tonight is about McCain and nothing more...

    June 5, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  23. Linda, Los Angeles

    Minou, I haven't seen much of that on this site. Also, I think it goes both ways. Both sides in to come together and realize that they are really one team.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  24. Ian, Vancouver, BC

    I'm struck by the lack of ego displayed by Obama. His kind words for Hillary last Tuesday and the quickness of his travel to her home to meet are testaments of a man who is willing to set aside pride in order to do what needs to be done

    June 5, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  25. LeeAnne, Indianapolis IN

    Minou: You need to be speaking to Clinton supporters when you say that because the majority of Clinton supporters are saying that they don't want to vote for Barack and will vote for McCain.

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

    @ Minou – I don't at all hate her, but I'm highly disappointed in how she and her team chose to run her campaign, and in how she is now conducting herself.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  27. Nikki

    How funny. They're watching the Clinton house and the meeting is over and was held somewhere else!

    June 5, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  28. Alex

    I loved Candy Crowley's interview with Obama. It was very interesting. Her reporting always grabs people's attention (like me!! :D).

    June 5, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  29. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Mike, Syracuse, NY; McCain has been at odds with Bush on many occasions and has been able to work across the aisle. That argument about McCain being another Bush only works on uninformed people.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  30. Julliet

    Jo Ann yes we can agree to disagree, would you want to see Hillary on the ticket and why?

    June 5, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  31. Cindy

    Candy's interview with Obama was great so far. Can't wait to see the rest. She is great at what she does!


    June 5, 2008 at 10:45 pm |
  32. Troy

    I must admit I too am a Candy Crowley fan.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:44 pm |
  33. Steve - Lanai City, Hawaii

    I believe the way Senator Obama has treated Senator Clinton over the past couple of days is a clear indication how he will run the White House and how we will be eventually viewed by the rest of the world.

    He's a class act!!!

    June 5, 2008 at 10:44 pm |
  34. Minou, New York City

    It's scary how many Obama supporters so blatantly disrespect the Clintons and downright hate them. Their politics are not very different , so I hope those Obama supporters will be mature about it in the end and do the right thing for the party and the country!

    June 5, 2008 at 10:43 pm |
  35. CaseyJPS - California

    Megan O>
    "There are always complaints on here about the economy, the war and such but you are willing to keep things the way they are."

    Your right on track, Megan. Americans let their egos get in the way of their common sense and the bigger picture. That's been clear for a long time, relative to entries on this blog.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:43 pm |
  36. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Mechelle. We don't get hurricanes, earthquakes or tornadoes in Syracuse. Just snow. Lots, and lots, and lots of snow.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:43 pm |
  37. Brenda

    Ron, don't forget in MI Obama wasn't on even on the ballot, how wrong was that?

    June 5, 2008 at 10:43 pm |
  38. Linda, Los Angeles

    This is so funny to see the press camped out at Clintons.

    June 5, 2008 at 10:42 pm |
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