June 24th, 2008
09:49 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 6/24/08

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

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  1. Susan - North Haven, CT

    If God starts talking to Obama like he did Bush, we're in BIG TROUBLE.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:33 pm |
  2. EJ (USA)

    Every time I see Gary in those boots, I try so hard not to laugh.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  3. Jenny

    I agree with Rev. Sharpton completely. And think that Dr. Dobson is doing evangelicals a disservice by being so unreasonable. People like him are the reason I left the church.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  4. Hannah Storm

    it does not surprise me that Gary Tuchman would walk down a submerged street

    June 24, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  5. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    It's hard to believe that the water is still rising. I really must admire the extreme hard work of the victims of this flooding.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  6. Julliet

    Gary is really a hero in my view for his coverage of this flood, he always goes above and beyond just to get the story thru. Thanks Gary.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  7. andersoncnn

    sorry, im late to the party

    June 24, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  8. Jolene

    I think Gary Tuchman is starting a new fasion trend with the waders!

    June 24, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
  9. Dee F.

    Roland always spices up the show!!!!

    June 24, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
  10. Tanisha

    I don't think it's good anyone puts God and politics together. But hey this is just my opinion.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
  11. Jolene

    Well, Obama's strategy is to go after the white evangelical vote. Good for him. McCain tends to shy away from any faith talk.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  12. Megan Dresslar

    I agree with Juliet. You're right about that.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  13. jacqueline

    Rev is right on the difference between the the politics and the personal religion.

    Anderson, you're not concerned about your eternal existence? I'll pray for you.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  14. Laylah

    I like Rolands idea on getting Senators Obama, McCain and Dr. Dobson together. That would make for interesgting TV especially if McCain can stay awake

    June 24, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  15. Marteen, Reno NV

    Obama is paying or praying for those 18 millions voters to swing his way – at the cost of 10 million or so. sounds desperate to me.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  16. Susan - North Haven, CT

    What happened to "change"??

    Separation of Church & State should be at the top of Obama's list. He's caving.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  17. Tracey - Boston

    That is the basis of separation of Church and State !! If people understood their American history this would not be an issue.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  18. Kathy S

    EJ, glad to hear that.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  19. deborah, OH

    Religion & politics are always going to go together. Sad, but true.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  20. Claire

    One person's values may not be another's. Why is that the religious right seem to believe that their views are the only ones that are true and right? They can be true and right for themselves but they don't have to be right for me.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  21. Sandi - NC

    I think Barack's point, is that our country is from many religions, many interpretations of the Bible, and that as a President, you have to respect all of them, but not allow the extreme differences in interpretation to have influence on how the constitution is followed. The meaning is clear, the media is blowing this out of proportion.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  22. allon

    What about the seperation of Church and State? Doesn't every church pick and choose what scriptures suit them?

    June 24, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  23. Teresa, OH

    Did anyone else notice how terribly uncomfortable Obama was during the clip they showed?

    June 24, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  24. Gary

    Shannon, it is your opinion that he is presenting a "limited interpretation". Not a fact. And there are people here who would prefer that Dobson NOT express his positions. I have heard many secular comments (not here and now) that actually say Christians should be seen but not heard.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  25. Cindy

    Kim...Chicago...Because Obama's stance on the issues goes against everything that evangelicals stand for.


    June 24, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
  26. Tracey - Boston

    mike from boston...thank you very much!!!

    you fellow bostonian, greek orthodox christian

    June 24, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
  27. Julliet

    Yes Anderson you are absolutely right, but the evangelicals left behind by McCain feel the need to be in the spot light hence this statement from Dobson.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
  28. EJ (USA)

    Kathy S – I was just teasin' Anderson. I know he's busy. I have a lot of respect for Anderson.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  29. Maureen T

    If only religion and politics were not entwined!

    June 24, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  30. deborah, OH

    I think Stacy is right. Anderson seems to be very busy. Very lively & interesting show!

    June 24, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  31. Tracey - Boston

    The Anglo Saxon’s had a ‘relaxed’ religion... however when the Normans arrived they brought 'strict' Catholicism ’strict’ and forced the Anglo Saxons to obey. It was the Church running the State.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  32. Cynthia

    Roland, as the old saying goes – tell the truth and shame the devil.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  33. Denise

    There are many strong Christian believers who do not classify themselves as Evangelicals–a political term, not a biblical term.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  34. kim-chicago

    Cindy why would you believe that evangelicals would be more inclined to vote for McCain?....because he is republican?

    To me Obama seems to be a much more spiritual person and I can see evangelicals giving him a look!!

    June 24, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  35. MaryBeth

    Cindy: I know...it's sad. The problem is our laws deal with morality (killing, stealing, etc) and people see that as religious. It's not...it's just that some acts are morally wrong, religion just happen to agrees. Morality does not equal religion.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  36. Julliet

    There is nothing wrong with what Obama said about the bible and if al sharpton is not offended, why is James Dobson offended.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  37. mike from boston

    Your Evangelical guest refers to "Orthodox Christians" – he needs to clarify that he does not speak for the Orthodox Church of America or The Greek Orthodox Church. Let's not confuse a long-standing faith with a relatively new franchise with a somewhat fringe bent.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  38. Kathy S

    EJ, I sometimes have a difficult time watching the show and blogging at the same time. Imagine Anderson's job. I do believe that he reads the blog though. Maybe I'm wrong.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  39. Casey

    Of course Dobson has his right to say what he wants, and I (along with many others) have the right to say how ridiculous his comments are.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  40. Shannon

    Gary, we never suggested he doesn't have the right to express his views. We just disagree with Dobson stance. He is presenting his limiited interpretation.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  41. Cindy

    We say we have separation of church and state but when someone as the president or whoever makes a law or a decision about a law they will always go with their beliefs! Always have.


    June 24, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  42. Tracey - Boston

    The separation of Church and State is based on Thomas Jefferson’s view of the Anglo Saxons before the Normans conquered England in 1066.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  43. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I believe Imus' remark was not racist as much as I believe that Obama's "typical white person" comment was not racist.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  44. Megan Dresslar

    I agree with you, I thought Obama would not have vote bible or religious policy, I am sure that it hurts Obama.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  45. deborah, OH

    Good evening all. I agree with JoAnn. This is where the 'truth' is coming from?!

    June 24, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  46. Tanisha

    Obama is being the better man by helping Hillary pay off her debt. It's time to see some change. Obama helping Hillary lets us know that anything is possible.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  47. KELLY ANN, north jersey

    Yes, I do believe Imus actually.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  48. Shannon

    Everyone does have their own interpretation of the bible and nothing that Obama said was offensive.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  49. Maureen T

    There go the republicans again spreading fear in the masses! Go Obama!

    June 24, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  50. Stacy

    @EJ–Ha! Ouch. But not untrue. I say let Anderson just focus on the show.

    June 24, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
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