August 6th, 2008
08:04 AM ET

Morning Buzz: Who needs Beijing...Let the 'Veepstake' games begin...

Morning folks...

Obama is in Indiana today with Evan Bayh...let the "veepstake" games begin!! Who is Evan Bayh? What will he bring to the ticket? He is a former Governor of Indiana, does he satisfy those undecided voters that think Obama doesn't have enough experience? Candy Crowley takes a hard look look at this potential Democratic ticket...

A few states away...Michelle Obama is in Virginia with Governor Tim Kaine, another top VP contender...interesting!!!  But maybe more significant, she spends the day with military families. This is her first visit with military folks post her infamous quote "NOT proud of my country..." So we will see how that plays out... Plus this is days after a spot from John McCain’s campaign suggested Barack Obama did not hold enough respect for members of the military. Michelle is hosting a round table discussion with military spouses highlighting the launch of a military families advisory group called "Blue Star Families for Obama," which the campaign describes as "a national military families council" that will provide policy input and coordinate with the campaign on events featuring military families. Jessica Yellin will have that story for us tonight...

You may have noticed we are NOW running long clips of the candidates from the trail each day...we will do that again tonight and Tom Foreman will be Keeping them (the candidates, that is) Honest on what they are talking about...

Also, Joe Johns continues on the ANTHRAX beat...The FBI is planning a press conference today to announce that the 2001 anthrax case is "solved." They will make public their case against government researcher Bruce Ivins....

And Randi Kaye continues on the tragic story of the missing 2 year-old Caylee Anthony...Investigators from the Orange County Sheriff's Office discussed new DNA evidence late yesterday... possibly from a stain left in the trunk of a car used by Casey Anthony, but
they're still waiting for DNA test results from the car.

That is all for now...

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Lilibeth

    I can't wait for the update on Caylee. I'm praying for this little girl.

    August 6, 2008 at 6:50 pm |
  2. Michelle Fonthill Ont,Canada

    Hi Anderson
    Don't let that bogus karama comment get you ,it's all baloney considering who it's coming from. I hope Caylee is found alive and wellit's such a sad story I wish Obama would pick Hillary as his vp choice she's the only formidable opponitent against Joh McCain .
    It's a sure thing . I look forward to the show tonight !
    See you on 360.

    August 6, 2008 at 12:21 pm |
  3. Heather,CA,US

    With the obvious polution in the air covering the Bejing Olympic games,does that give the Chinese home court advantage? They have been training in this stuff. They are used it.

    August 6, 2008 at 11:07 am |
  4. Annie Kate

    I hope that Caylee is found alive and well; however, I realize that in the majority of these cases the child isn't alive or well. I will continue to hope though.

    It will be interesting to see what the FBI has as far as evidence on the anthrax case. I just hope they were right about who did it and that they didn't pressure an innocent scientist to suicide. It would also be nice to know they were right and that the person that sent the anthrax through the mail and made people sick will not be around to ever do it again.

    Annie Kate
    Birmingham AL

    August 6, 2008 at 10:36 am |
  5. Cindy

    That Caylee Anthony story is sad. Casey seems to obviously be hiding something. I mean every word out of her mouth has been nothing but lies so far. If she has any concern what so ever for her baby she'd be telling the police any thing that they would want to know. It seems to me that she is hiding something and that doesn't bode well for the little girl unfortunately!!

    And how can they close the anthrax case when they haven't proven with out a doubt that he was the one that made the stuff and sent it out?


    August 6, 2008 at 10:00 am |
  6. Jessie

    It is difficult to understand why some of CNN commentators (like Bill Schneider at AC360 last night), continue to argue that senator Obama is "too young" (at age 47 ???), "unexperienced" (in what??), and "not known enough" (to general public ??) and, therefore, he is not getting more ahaed of senator McCain. What about the media? Think about the New Yorker's "smart" front page, promting many (not that "smart" people) to ask again who Mr. Obama is? Some of the CNN commentators-republican strategists are continuously asked to comment on senator Obama (a democrat), makig him (as a person) an issue, instead of discussing his policies and contrasting them to those of senator McCain. Frankly, I think that some of the producers, commentators, and reporters at AC360 are not fond of Mr. Obama and this shows in a subtle but recognizable way (despite the " decide for yourself " phrase used by Anderson Cooper, refering to unbiased reporting). I am writing this comment as someone who respects CNN in general and AC360 in particular and the comment is (although critical) by all means well-intended and in the spirit of "keeping them honest"!

    August 6, 2008 at 9:52 am |
  7. Sharon from Indy

    Evan Bayh was a brilliant governor for Indiana, but here in the state he had to move beyond the legacy of his famous father, Senator Birch Bayh, for many years. Actually, Hoosiers like both Indiana senators quite well. Dick Lugar is a great statesman and expert on foreign relations and Evan Bayh represents Hoosiers' moderate side exceptionally. We would be honored to have him run for Barak Obama's VP pick.

    Our last Vice President from Indiana, Dan Quayle, didn't have the executive experience like Bayh and was too right wing for many citizens in the state. To this day, we really don't understand why George Bush (41) selected Quayle for his running mate. As Hoosiers we were totally shocked like the rest of the country.

    If Evan Bayh is selected as Obama's running mate, we won't be surprised. He was a great governor and has been a great senator for this state. The country would not regret having him in the position of No. 2 in Washington.

    August 6, 2008 at 9:46 am |
  8. Martina Ilstad

    Hey Anderson
    Good and bad news every day.you are one off the best jounalist.always close at the facts.i like the way you telling us the storrys.that kind of
    journalist i miss here in germany.just telling the fact.make poeople their own mind
    i wish you a good day.maybe see us tonight(have days work off,thats why
    i blogg so often)sorry for my bad english,i did it last time in school,long time ago.learning by doing

    August 6, 2008 at 9:37 am |
  9. deborah, OH

    Anderson, how is your karma this morning? You were dead-on correct about Ms. Lohan & her 'mothering methods'?!

    As for the news–the potential VP candidates make me even less 'excited' than the presidential ones! I still keep hoping that 'something' will click before Nov.

    Tom Foreman is doing a great job of Keeping Them Honest–I actually understand what he is saying. He was very definitive about the practicality of their energy policies last night.

    And the story of little 2-yr-old Caylee is horribly tragic! What good is it going to do for any of her family to withhold info? Must be a lot more to this than meets the eye–or someone is just very guilty.

    Have a good day Anderson, Erica, & all.

    August 6, 2008 at 9:36 am |