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August 6th, 2008
09:48 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 8/6/08

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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. Jolene

    Hello bloggers! Romney may seem fake to some of you but he's got one heck of a background in business and his ideas and passion could be a plus especially with the economy being issue #1 with a lot of voters.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:13 pm |
  2. Andrew, Lafayette IN

    Clinton or Bayh for me, or McCain here in come. We need experience we can believe in.. and Clinton and Bayh have that... and Obama needs it..

    August 6, 2008 at 10:13 pm |
  3. deborah, OH

    What do the candidates have to say about this 80 billion surplus in Iraq?

    August 6, 2008 at 10:12 pm |
  4. Mary H. St. Louis, MO

    Oh no.... not Paris.. Actually her comeback was kind of funny... I have to admit.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:12 pm |
  5. Greg, Los Angeles

    Anderson please don't you guys ever listen to americans we want Hillary Clinton I along with 18 million who voted for her. We don't know Evan Byah, and Plalenty or who cares biden. We got to know the fighter Hillary and she looks like the only one to put Obama in the office everyday.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:12 pm |
  6. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    I doubt that Paris Hilton will enlighten America on the candidates. A light bulb of information I could do without.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:12 pm |
  7. ericacnn

    happy wednesday, bloggers

    August 6, 2008 at 10:12 pm |
  8. Jennifer - Michigan

    Hey, about the little girl. Has anyone asked about the father of the child. I'm wondering if he or his family might have something to do with all the lies and mess. Observation-inquiry.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  9. Maureen T

    So many polls Anderson!! We will never know until the end though...

    August 6, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  10. Karen--Leesburg, VA

    Romney looks good on paper and has demonstrated that he knows how to play the #2 role–The thing that doesn't make sense to the larger world is that picking Romney truly does mean kissing the Evangelical Vote "Good Bye." If James Dobson says Romney will keep him out of the voting booth many others in that group will be doing the same.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  11. MaryBeth

    80 billion isn't real money? Is it Monopoly money?

    August 6, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  12. David Strange - PDX, OR

    I like Evan, he seems to bring some experience to the table that Obama is 'lacking'.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  13. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Since the economy is going to be an important issue in this election, Evan Bayh seems like the logical choice for the Democrats because he understands economic issues; he did a great job with the finances in Indiana when he was governor.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  14. Shane O'Sheeran Las Vegas, Nevada

    I hope McCain picks Mitt Romney, Lets see a corporate CEO, who has put hundreds and hundreds of Blue Collar workers out of work, is a Mormon, which Evangelicals think is a cult so there goes 20% of the Republican Base, and as far as Economic chops for McCain. Give me a guy to prop up those creds who spent almost $400,000 per delegate in the Republican Primaries and then just walks away from spending $45 million of his own money...great economic policy!!! LOL

    August 6, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  15. EJ (USA)

    That Hilton ad was pretty funny. I gotta give her that much.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  16. Frank El Dorado Hills, CA

    Candy-the VP choice is important for Obama because he is short on experience. The VP choice is important for McCaine because of his age.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  17. Sandra, Canada

    Hi Anderson & Erica
    Looks like a good show tonight.

    I dont' think Hillary will be on the ticket. I know Ed Rollins, being a Republican, would love that but it ain't going to happen.
    I hope they find Kaylee safe and sound soon. That's so sad..a 3 year old and such a cutie. I can't imagine why anyone would harm such an innocent, defenceless child. Lets all keep her in our prayers.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  18. David Strange - PDX, OR

    I have been asking the $$ question for some time; why are we still footing 90% of re-construction costs for THEIR country?

    August 6, 2008 at 10:09 pm |
  19. Lori Zibel

    Personally, as an Obama supporter, I hope that McCain picks Romney.

    I really feel that Romney will hurt McCain in the long run.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:09 pm |
  20. Norma

    Thats the Bush/McCain war for you..Iraq gets to make BILLIONS while the American people get nothing for reconstruction our own country.

    @Larry to blame the Democrats for this war is pure stupity. Blame Bush.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:09 pm |
  21. MaryBeth

    Mike: you are so right. People will be going "only if he picked Hillary" for the rest of time.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  22. Lou

    You are right Mike, it will be

    August 6, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  23. linda iowa

    No Hillary No vote for Obama

    August 6, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  24. Lou

    Mitt Romney seems so fake

    August 6, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  25. Tom F

    Romney would be a horrible choice for VP; he was unable to win the nomination despite outspending everybody. McCain won't pick him anyway, because he is the presumptive choice.

    McCain loves to buck conventional wisdom and surprise the media.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  26. Katina

    As a Hoosier girl, I'd be happy with a Obama/Bayh combination. I think Bayh would get support from both sides and would help Obama out.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  27. Larry

    If its obama/biden then who'll do the speechwriting?

    August 6, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  28. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    If Obama doesn't pick Hillary and loses, it will be second guessed for years.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  29. Lou

    I think that Evan Byh(sp) would be a good choice as he was in Hillary's corner and might help with her votes. i hope that he is not forced to take Hillary.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  30. Jennifer - Michigan

    Maureen-Romney does look like an actor, you're right.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  31. MaryBeth

    Romney seems very fake...very superficial.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  32. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Hopefully Obama will pick someone who has more experience. It would be tough to find someone with less.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  33. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Too bad that John Edwards is no longer looking to VP for Obama, he would be a great VP

    August 6, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  34. Frank El Dorado Hills, CA

    The one thing Bayh brings to a ticket, as opposed to Kaine, is experience, something Obama needs more of.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  35. Jared

    Same could be said on why the republican congress and house blindly gave money to their contratctor buddies and installed no accountability, with billions of dollars never accounted for in Iraq

    August 6, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  36. MaryBeth

    I don't think John Edwards is interested. He might make a good cabinet member though.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  37. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    I do prefer a former governor as a vp. Since both candidates are senators.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  38. Claire

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Obama to pick Biden. I think he'd balance him well.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  39. Maureen T

    Mitt Romney looks like an actor though, doesn't he? Only an observation...

    August 6, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  40. Jennifer - Michigan

    So, do you think it will be McCain/Romney? Seems that way, huh?

    August 6, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  41. Minou, New York City

    Hi, I'm sure there must be a reasonable explanation for why the Iraqi gov. hasn't used the revenue money yet....or am I not cynical enough?

    August 6, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  42. Lou

    It would seem to me that if the US goes to Iraq and blows everything up then perhaps they should pay for the reconstruction efforts.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  43. Hannah Storm

    all very interesting choices for VP

    August 6, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  44. Tom F

    John Edwards would be a great choice for VP. Why wasn't he mentioned as a potential running mate?

    August 6, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  45. MaryBeth

    So, if the VP is so important, what will their job be after the election and they accomplish their goal of getting their candidate elected?

    August 6, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  46. Larry

    So why is the Democratically controlled Congress & House continuing to fund Iraqi reconstruction for the past two years?

    August 6, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  47. MaryBeth

    Hi, everyone. 80 billion? They need to send some of that here.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
  48. Cindy

    Evening Anderson and Erica.

    I can't believe how much money Iraq has stockpiled from oil! Why is congress still giving them money then?

    Cindy...Ga.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Heather Spokane, WA

    Good evening Anderson and everyone.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Jennifer - Michigan

    Hi Anderson & Erica, So glad to be with you tonight. Looks like a good one.

    August 6, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
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