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June 19th, 2008
09:43 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 6/19/08

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  1. Hannah Storm

    I think both Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain are both just awesome women

    June 19, 2008 at 10:45 pm |
  2. Christopher, Brooklyn

    Pssh. Cindy McCain attacks Michelle, then says the families should be left alone. Jeeze.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:45 pm |
  3. Cynthia

    Why did she make that comment months ago and then today?

    June 19, 2008 at 10:45 pm |
  4. Julliet

    I was really taken aback to see Ms McCain attacking Ms Obama, she is a great lady and should not stup down to below the belt politics.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:45 pm |
  5. MaryBeth

    Julie: the 6th foot was a hoax. It was an animal foot shoved into a shoe.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:44 pm |
  6. Tracey - Boston

    Angel Manners

    TOO FUNNY

    June 19, 2008 at 10:44 pm |
  7. Gary

    Anderson: What was wrong with Cindy's statement? What do you mean by "interpret that anyway you want"?

    June 19, 2008 at 10:43 pm |
  8. Larry

    Those $2300 donations for the Primary & General elections are gonna reap big dividends for those donors.

    Wonder who monitors the contributions?

    June 19, 2008 at 10:43 pm |
  9. Angel Manners

    Flip flops and severed feet....is this all leading to something?

    June 19, 2008 at 10:42 pm |
  10. Julie

    There was sixth foot found yesterday around Campbell River, BC (east coast of Vancouver Island).

    June 19, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  11. Cindy in Canada

    I live in British Columbia, close to where the foot (feet) have been discovered and the feet washing up on shore is very creepy.

    People are wondering if it has to do with the dozen plus missing young men.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  12. Megan Dresslar

    I agree with you, Randi.....
    I hope that he will be caught any time back to jail! I am praying for FBI or Police caught Samuel Israel.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  13. Kay, KY

    The severed feet in Canada story sounds like something out of Showtime's "Dexter," which is an awesome show, but best kept as fiction. I'm heading to Canada soon (hellllooo, stronger dollar), and hope the culprit isn't targeting tourists. :/

    June 19, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  14. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Jolene, If someone is going to change their mind about something like this they better have a pretty good reason.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:41 pm |
  15. Jacqui Chan

    5 that's even more disturbing because it is an uneven #. where's the other foot? _ can it possible be worse?

    June 19, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  16. Mechelle-- Oklahoma

    Jolene there would be nothing to talk about if they actually said "I changed my mind". What the candidates don't realize is that we would respect them a lot more if they would just be honest.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:40 pm |
  17. Cindy

    I've been reading and keeping up with the severed feet story. Glad you all are doing it.

    Cindy...Ga.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:39 pm |
  18. Minou, New York City

    I think the expression "flip-flop" is so overused. Sometimes people just elaborate, it's not always a completely different opinion, so why always call it a flip-flop?

    June 19, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  19. Marla OK

    Just heard Obama agreeing to use public (tax) funds and he just flip-flopped again. He changes his mind more often than I changed the diapers on my grandaughters. Such a dud.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  20. Don Dureau

    Obama will swamp McCain in every way. there is going to be a wave by November unlike anything ever seen in this country.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  21. Gary

    James Carville: the candidate is responsible for his campaign and what goes on in his campaign.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  22. Chelsey - Toronto-Canada

    are we really suprised that a politicain changed there mind when it best suited them?
    it doesnt matter which party they come from or what country or anything else during elections a candidate will do what is best for their campaign. in Obama's case he must have decided a broken promise was worth more election money.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  23. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Anderson, You are right, but a flip flop is a flip flop! Obama took the pledge before all of the money started pouring in, but when it started to look like he was going to be the nominee he began to backpeddle on the promise. Now he is down to talking it over with McCain. I wonder what changed his mind?

    June 19, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  24. Megan Dresslar

    Anderson,
    Me too..... My favorite word "duh" I agree with you 100 %!

    June 19, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  25. Jolene

    Anderson: I'm always amazed about the flip flopping accusations like the candidates aren't allowed to change their minds. What is so wrong with just saying you changed your mind and this is why? I guess that would be too simple, we'd much rather create the drama. Gotta love politics!

    June 19, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  26. Julliet

    McCain has shown himself to be the biggest flip-flopper so far, Obama just started and McCain has been at it all this while. Remember all the votes for that he is now against.....Duh love it Candy

    June 19, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  27. Sara.RO

    Israel left many clues if they finde out about the girlfriend. Now, I supose is the business of good guys to figurre out. But he's not so smart, speacially the millions are not so many .

    June 19, 2008 at 10:35 pm |
  28. randi kaye

    i think if anyone can catch Samuel Israel - if law enforcement is right and he is on the run - it's you - our 360 viewers for sure! you got that right! but he is armed and dangerous – remember that.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:35 pm |
  29. Cynthia

    Mike, I would not call it a lie plain and simple. He changed in mind in order to level the playing field.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:35 pm |
  30. Tracey - Boston

    Jo Ann, Ohio

    the democrats need the extra money to defeat another four years of Bush

    June 19, 2008 at 10:35 pm |
  31. Frank

    With Obama it's not about 'Flip Flopping' it's about a sanctimonious candidate that takes a position up and until it's contrary to his own interests.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:35 pm |
  32. MaryBeth

    One side's flip flop is the other side's policy shift.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:34 pm |
  33. Susan - North Haven, CT

    In this economy, Obama should not be refusing money that's already available to him and then ask people who are already struggling to help him.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:34 pm |
  34. Kim in IL

    yeah anderson...exactly

    June 19, 2008 at 10:34 pm |
  35. Bianca, New York

    Finally, an Obama ad. It's cute, nothing special.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:34 pm |
  36. Mechelle-- Oklahoma

    anderson of course– isn't that politics?! candidates are just as bad with each other as well. isn't that the way of life?

    June 19, 2008 at 10:34 pm |
  37. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! It seems Obama's position on public finance is more a progression of the campaign than hypocrisy. It doesn't seem too important of a shift in commitment.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:34 pm |
  38. Megan Dresslar

    Geneieve M,
    I agree with you....... I hope FBI or Police for him too!!!!! You're right.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:33 pm |
  39. jackie Chino Hills, CA

    haven't both men flip-flopped on issues? so this should come as no surprise, sad though. is anyone else tired of all this talk about the wives and the back and forth?

    June 19, 2008 at 10:33 pm |
  40. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Obama is the one who built this pedestal he stands on. He tells us he's different, yet acts the same or worse.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:33 pm |
  41. EJ (USA)

    ever notice, it’s never a flip flop when your candidate does it.. .only when its the candidate from the other side?

    Of course we notice that Anderson. We weren't born yesterday!

    June 19, 2008 at 10:33 pm |
  42. Christopher, Brooklyn

    @ Jo Ann, Ohio

    That's simply not true, the campaign can't use the internet to illegally raise money as you're suggesting. That's just ignorant.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:33 pm |
  43. Cynthia

    I agree with you 100% Anderson.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:33 pm |
  44. Marie Lussoro

    I admire the spirit of the people of Quincy and all the towns effected.We see it time and again when there are disasters in our country, people one by one, help each other.It's so sad to see people loose all they've worked for.As one woman said ,"It's only things, we have each other and our pets.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:33 pm |
  45. Stacy

    @JoAnn-when did Obama promise everybody? He answered a questionnaire and stated that it was something he would do if he and his opponent both reached an agreement. McCain has been all over the place on public finance. And he never even responded to the questionnaire.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  46. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    I wonder what everyone will direct their venom towards after Nov. I hope we can be Americans once more, not defined by political parties. Wishful thinking, I'm afraid.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  47. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Mike, Syracuse, NY, Something tells me this is just the beginning.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  48. andersoncnn

    ever notice, it's never a flip flop when your candidate does it.. .only when its the candidate from the other side?

    June 19, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  49. Gary

    The idea of public funding is to reduce the influence of special interest groups on political candidates. You can't buy the candidate with public money.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  50. Debra - Las Vegas

    To bad Obama can't use some of that money to rebuild the levees.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
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