June 9th, 2008
09:26 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 6/9/08

Tonight, the economy and the election. The average price of gasoline is more than four dollars a gallon nationwide, the job market is sagging and the housing market is tanking.  How will that play out on the campaign trail?  Sen. Hillary Clinton says she’s in it to win it for Obama.   What role will she play in the election?  We’ll talk all that over with the best political team on television.

Anderson is in Rwanda tonight working on the next installment of planet in peril.  He and his crew have been climbing and trekking in search of the mountain gorilla, one of the world's most majestic and most endangered species.  The Rwanda government, with limited resources of its own, is working to save the gorillas by encouraging eco-tourism.   Anderson is going to have a report tonight but for a sneak peek take a look at his post and Neil Hallsworth, the photojournalist with Anderson, blogged as well.

And be sure to check out our live web camera from the 360° studio. Tonight you’ll see Campbell Brown and Erica Hill behind the scenes on the set. We’ll turn the camera on at 945p ET and turn it off at 11p ET. LINK TO THE BLOG CAMERA

We’ll start posting comments to this blog at 10p ET and stop at 11p ET.

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  1. Jose

    Goodnight all...nice blogging.

    June 9, 2008 at 11:00 pm |
  2. diane lake

    Casey, the blogger, Mayhill, is a fraud. She pulled the same stunt on Obama and did it again with Clinton.
    I do not like or respect Bill Clinton but, what she did was wrong in not informing him of who she was and that she was recording him.

    June 9, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  3. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Good Monday evening..Good work Campbell and Erica.

    June 9, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  4. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Good night Gary, Erica, and Anderson wherever you are! Nice talking to you Jana, and Billi! See all of you tomorrow

    June 9, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  5. CaseyJPS - California

    Thanks for a stimulating blog folks! Remember, there is always a brighter day ahead. Keep smiling. Thanks 360!

    June 9, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Megan Dresslar

    Good night Campbell, Erica, Gary Tuchman, and Bloggers!!!
    Congrats Kristien!!!!!! Have a good night! Sleep tight! 🙂
    See you tomorrow night!!!!!!

    June 9, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  7. Don

    Here is my Obama team:

    VP: Hillary Clinton (the BEST candidate out there)
    Press Secretary: Cathy Griffin (yes, the comedian)
    Sec. of Defense: Jim Webb
    Sec. of State: Joe Biden
    Attorney General: John Edwards
    Supreme Court: Bill Clinton

    June 9, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  8. Jolene

    Nite all! Hope we get more reports and blogs from Anderson in Africa this week.

    June 9, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  9. Susan - North Haven, CT

    I think it's great that Bill Clinton tells it like it is. Remember his Fox interview with Chris Matthews? I loved it!

    June 9, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  10. CaseyJPS - California

    Hmm. I'm not sure I can agree with Gary about the question of ethics with stealth blogging or reporting. If the statement is made, then it's fact. Somebody tell me I'm wrong.

    June 9, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  11. Bobby

    It is strange to me Mccains voting record goes against womens rights
    voted against equal pay when women where complaining about not getting equal pay, wants to eliminate obortion rights which is taking away the right for women to choose, the rights to their own reproductive organs
    I wouldn't vote for someone that would try to govern my penis so don't see why women would want for their organs to be controlled by men of the supreme court

    June 9, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  12. bill

    As a Republican I don't care about Mc Cain's age. Ronald Reagan was one of the greatest President's this country has had. Mc Cain can't even compare.

    June 9, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  13. Cynthia

    I totally agree with Shannon.

    June 9, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  14. Jana, Indiana

    Jo Ann, maybe with the time difference and Anderson said he hadn't been sleeping plus Neil said they were off to some place else, that maybe they are traveling and couldn't report live.

    Yes I hope that Anderson's mountain gorillas will be as in depth as his previous reports have been.

    June 9, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  15. Jo Ann, Ohio

    I love Gary's reports; he is one of the few journalists left with any integrity! You can always trust what he says.

    June 9, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  16. Megan Dresslar

    Jason in Fla,
    I agree with you....... I am so sad for Hillary bow out to Obama..... Please leave Bill Clinton alone. My favorite is Hillary Clinton best vote.

    June 9, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  17. Don

    If the Dems want to hang on to the White House for the next 16 years, then Hillary Clinton, without question, should be the VP!

    June 9, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  18. Chanel

    I agree with you in part Jason. Hillary was pushed by the media, Obama supporters, and the Democratic party to give a quick endorsement, but as you can see... there is a lot of work to be done on uniting the party.

    June 9, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  19. Genevieve M, TX

    I don't understand why some people are upset about Clinton defending his wife. What he said was true about the whole election being focused on race.

    Now, the comment about the media being biased..I am fairly certain he was not referring to AC360. Anderson offered Hillary Clinton multiple opportunities to come on the program and she kept refusing to do it.

    June 9, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  20. Megan O. Toronto, ON, Canada

    I don't care if this gets post but it is really sad that David Gergen can come and blog but Campbell can't log on to even say hi. Very sad indeed

    June 9, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  21. Shannon

    David, great feedback. I agree we have to see how far Obama can go on his own. He would not want a legacy that says he had to have Hillary to win. He didn't need her to win the Primary. He has proven himself to be a strong strategic thinker and executioner.

    June 9, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  22. Jolene

    Gary Tuchman, they couldn't have picked a better person to follow Bill Clinton during the primaries. Nice report. I'm glad Bill is back at working on his foundation. P.S. Love your tie! Very colorful!

    June 9, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  23. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Jana, I hope that Anderson's report on the mountain gorillas will be at least as in depth as his other reports on them. I wonder what that every Monday thing is all about. It was more exciting when he was live from the locations.

    June 9, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  24. Marian

    I cannot believe you are still concentrating on Bill Clinton – why can't you give this a rest?

    June 9, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  25. Chanel

    Everyone gives Bill a hard time for some of his outbursts, but you can't blame a man too much for defending his wife. Even Obama told the Republicans to "lay off" his wife.

    June 9, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  26. Billi

    Brian and Jo Anne, I agree with you – selected and not elected.

    June 9, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  27. Megan Dresslar

    Nice see Gary Tuchman this program!!!!!!!! he is so cool reporter!

    June 9, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  28. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Hillary and Bill will probably be on the campaign trail for Obama. I don't think they'll go out of the picture anytime soon.

    June 9, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  29. bill

    Lets face reality. The vast majority of Americans will normally vote their pocketbooks. With high gas prices, and increased prices at the grocery store combined with less disposable income for vacations, unless the party in power–which is viewed as the Republicans, because Bush is in the White House–the democrats will win on Nov.4. Even though the democrats wield the real power, since they control congress, it's not in their interest to find out if any of Bush's ideas will turn the economy around, since it would give Mc Cain a fighting chance.

    June 9, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  30. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Good point Gary. The Dems have already made McCain's age an issue.

    June 9, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  31. Brian Williams from Texas

    I think the DNC is really underestimating the power of the protest vote or people actually staying home.

    June 9, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  32. Jason-Riverview, FL

    Guys, is it me or did the Media, Obama Supporters (surrogates) and some talkn heads RUSHED/Forced Hillary to make an endorsement to SEN Obama so soon? They were quick to say if she didn't that if Sen Obama was to loose the election it would have being her fault?

    How Long did it take Sen Edwards to Endorse Sen Edwards? he took his time....Why is the rules different towards Hillary? Hillary is MY choice & Still is...

    Leave Bill Clinton alone...He is THE BEST...teh 90's were GREAT!

    June 9, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  33. Megan Dresslar

    Thanks for join us tonight! David, I enjoy read your blog! Thanks David!

    June 9, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  34. Joe - Johnson City Tn

    Obama/Clinton 08

    June 9, 2008 at 10:45 pm |
  35. diane lake

    I agree with Michelle. More congresspeople and senators backed and supported Obama over Hillary.
    He has alot of respect in congress and they see someone who not part of the games and all the polarizing that has dominated the past 20 years when the clintons came to town.

    June 9, 2008 at 10:45 pm |
  36. Stacy

    Hi David, good to see you blogging. I'm not sold on Clinton as VP. I'd rather see her in a cabinet position with maybe Jim Webb as VP.

    June 9, 2008 at 10:45 pm |
  37. CaseyJPS - California

    "You can’t change Washington if you are part of Washington…..ie,
    being a U.S. Senator"

    You make a really good point. Once you're in the game, it's simply a matter of how deep you are in, or how much you're willing to put your integrity and ideals on the back burner.

    June 9, 2008 at 10:45 pm |
  38. EJ (USA)

    David Gergen, if Obama asked you to be his VP, would you accept?

    June 9, 2008 at 10:45 pm |
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