June 10th, 2008
09:53 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 6/10/08

John McCain and Barack Obama are making the economy the number one issue in the election and we’re keeping them honest tonight.

Sen. Obama’s team has come up with about 20 names of potenial VP candidates including some former military leaders. We’ll have a strategy session with best political team on television.

And, what about Chelsea? Now that her mother’s campaign is over what does the future hold for Chelsea Clinton? Gary Tuchman will have that report.

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Anderson is in the field shooting Planet in Peril: Battle Lines so Campbell Brown will be anchoring tonight. Make sure to watch her and Erica Hill on the live web camera from the 360° studio. 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. Cindy

    Gary...I agree with you. If you go by the definition of what a recession is we are not in one.


    June 10, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  2. Susan - North Haven, CT

    My hope for Chelsea is a career outside of politics. Her outspoken personality and intellect would be much more effective in the private sector – journalism would suit her well.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  3. Stacy

    Exactly, Cynthia. We don't need our president to know everything. But we do need them open to many differing and knowledgeable viewpoints. In other words, a big change from what we have right now.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:15 pm |
  4. Lisette Chicago, IL

    Everyone says that Obama does not have the woman vote
    but that is not true
    Obama has 52 % of the female vote

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

    All the talk about being in a recession but Americans seem to find the money to support the presidential candidates. It amazes me how much money is spent on campaigning.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:15 pm |
  6. Brian

    Hey – I'm writing regarding the price of Gas at the pumps. I feel the solution needs to be a Goverment mandated Price Cap. Let's say $2.50 a gallon to start. If the Oil company's want to continue to make "Billions" of dollars in Profit, then they need to start trimming the fat and start running more efficient companies. – Thank you for listening, Brian

    June 10, 2008 at 10:15 pm |
  7. Megan Dresslar

    Hi Erica!!!
    Nice to see you tonight!!!!!! 🙂

    June 10, 2008 at 10:13 pm |
  8. meg

    Our gas prices are still under $4.00/gal, TODAY.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:13 pm |
  9. CaseyJPS - California

    Welcome Erica!

    June 10, 2008 at 10:13 pm |
  10. Mary H. St. Louis, MO

    It was good to see Obama at Barnes Jewish Hospital. I didn't realize he was going there. Just a few miles down the street from me.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:13 pm |
  11. Gary

    Why is it that every time we don't agree with something we want to change the goal post. The definition of a recession is not old and tired. It is based on economic theory. We are not in a recession. There is no doubt the economy has slowed considerably, but when we were booming a year ago there were still people saying we were in a recession.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:13 pm |
  12. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    To some extent this is a self correcting problem. With gas this high, alternatives that were too expensive before are more attractive. For example, the extra cost of a hybrid car will have a much shorter payback.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:12 pm |
  13. kim-chicago

    If Barack Obama runs this country as well as he has run his campaign, I think we will be in pretty good hands.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:12 pm |
  14. ericacnn

    hi, everyone - good to have you blogging with us tonight

    June 10, 2008 at 10:12 pm |
  15. Cynthia

    Actually none of the candidates knew everything. Any smart President will surround themselves with the best advisers and listen to them.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:12 pm |
  16. Jolene

    Ed Rollins is right. Big Corporations will only pass any additional taxes onto the consumer.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  17. Francesca Elm

    I'm with Obama on the economy. Even though I don't want my taxes higher, but if the money is funding schools, helping to provide police and fire fighters, and repairing roads, then I support them. I don't want my taxes increased so we can continue to fund Iraq.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  18. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Gary, I don't know what our taxes are, but I heard they are the highest in the nation?

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

    I agree JoAnn. For sure not McCain's fortay and I'm afraid Obama just does not have the experience. He sounds good and seems to want to solve everything but how???

    June 10, 2008 at 10:09 pm |
  20. Megan Dresslar

    I agree with you Jolene......

    June 10, 2008 at 10:09 pm |
  21. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    CaseyJPS, I think you're right. It's going up per gallon too fast to stay at five for very long.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  22. CaseyJPS - California

    CIndy, I think you're absolutely right. As much as they talk and talk about theory and plan, they absolutely can't tell where we're going. We can't even agree that we're in a recession, because the technical parmeters are so OLD and TIRED.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  23. Cynthia

    I do agree that there is no quick fix.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  24. Mary H. St. Louis, MO

    Hello Campbell and bloggers. Ok, nothing being done about the oil and gas situation by Congress. Are we surprised?? Nothing was done in the 70's, nothing during the 90"s around the time of the first gulf war. More of the same.

    I heard on the radio today that St. Louis, MO has one of the best gas prices. We are still under $ 4 a gallon here. I wonder for how long.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  25. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Hi everyone! The economy is going to be the number one issue and neither candidate is really qualified to deal with it. They better find VP choices who have some expertise in this area.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  26. Jennifer - Michigan

    The gas prices are crazy! It's putting quite a damper on our boating season as well. $4.68 on the water last weekend.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  27. Stacy

    Why can't the discussion be about the actual issues instead of focusing on how each politician will be able to sell us their side of the issue?

    June 10, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  28. Megan Dresslar

    Lorie in Calif.
    I was on way home I found out that only $4.32, $4.42 and diesel only $4.98 almost $5.00 dollars!!!! in my hometown!

    June 10, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  29. Shannon

    I disagree with David Gergen, I thought McCain's speech was poor and the substance was weak. It is all spin

    June 10, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  30. Jolene

    McCain may be weak on the Economy but I don't see Obama as the expert either.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  31. Susan - North Haven, CT

    You're kidding, right? These two strategizing about the economy is like the blind leading the blind.
    If you want economic solutions, ask Bill. The 90s rocked!

    June 10, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  32. Cynthia

    Wonder can anybody do something about the gas prices?

    June 10, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  33. Gary

    Actually Lorie I think in California you will see $5.00 pretty quick. What are your gas taxes like there?

    June 10, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  34. Cindy

    I don't think either candidate can do anything in the short term to help our economy.


    June 10, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  35. CaseyJPS - California

    I would bet we'll be seeing $6/gallong by the end of the year, Lori (in California).

    June 10, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  36. Linda, Los Angeles

    Evening all! This is going to be a long election.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  37. Missy

    Great to see you anchoring again tonight, Campbell. Looking forward to a great show.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  38. Megan Dresslar

    Oh no! I hate to say this, If we cannot afford to pay gas keep them honest........ Thanks Joe Johns for information..........

    June 10, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  39. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Jimmy Carter tried a windfall profits tax, and it failed to lower gas prices. I thought Obama was for NEW ideas.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  40. Ken in NC

    Good Evening Campbell. Hope we have an exciting night tonight.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  41. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    4.65 a gallon for regular gas were I live. It was 4.43 when I went to work and 4.65 when I came home. I bet it's 5.00 by summer.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  42. Cindy

    Nice to have you back Campbell!! You did a great job last night.


    June 10, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  43. Shannon

    It is ridiculous that the Senate did not pass the windfall tax cut. I can't believe that McCain wants to give Exxon another 1.2 billion dollar tax cut. The Republicans have no clue how painful the cost of gasoline is to us.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  44. CaseyJPS - California

    I look forward to the price of gas going up. We are way overdue for a reality check. We've been living in Fantasyland for way too long, destroying the planet and acting like selfish pigs.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  45. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Hmmm, the Senate did nothing about gas prices. Why am I not surprised?

    June 10, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  46. Megan Dresslar

    Hello Campbell, Erica Gary Tuchman and Bloggers!!
    I can't wait hear from Gary reporter about Chelsea.....

    June 10, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  47. Jennifer - Michigan

    Hi Campbell and Erica – Have a good show tonight.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  48. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Hello Bloggers

    June 10, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  49. meg

    Good Evening bloggers.

    June 10, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
  50. CaseyJPS - California

    Greetings bloggers...

    June 10, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
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