August 22nd, 2008
09:26 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 8/22/08

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Anderson is off tonight.  John King is anchoring from Denver while Erica holds down the fort in NYC.  Take a look at her webcast during the commercials.  LINK TO WEBCAST

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  1. Deon

    Yup Im not hispanic but if I dont see her on the ticket, I'm not voting either.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  2. Heidi, Lou.Ky

    I think Hillary Clinton will be nominee for VP , and it will be great idea

    August 22, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  3. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Biden did some pretty good bashing of Obama in the primaries. He'll have to explain why he said Obama wasn't ready then, but magically is now.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  4. MaryBeth

    I am!

    August 22, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  5. Marie

    I am

    August 22, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  6. Colleen Michaelson, Duluth, Mn.

    This whole VP thing is getting curiouser and curiouser...maybe it will be the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland. Joe looks like he's the one...but kathleen Sibelius looks good too. Maybe I'll add popcorn to the supply of coffee tonight.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  7. Jolene

    It's interesting how everyone is concerned that if Biden gets it, he will have to learn to keep his mouth shut. I actually like that he tells it like he sees it. Keeps things real.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  8. Christine, New York

    I am one of those on the fence. I'm a staunch supporter of Hillary and I feel that Obama can't win without her. A ticket without Hillary won't necessarily make me vote for McCain but it makes my decision that much harder.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  9. ericacnn

    how many of you are on the txt alert list?

    August 22, 2008 at 10:18 pm |
  10. Ralph

    Latinos With obama-Hillary all the way ...

    August 22, 2008 at 10:18 pm |
  11. Tony, Georgia

    As an undecided voter leaning toward Obama, all I know is this better be good. A text message about Joe Biden just doesn't do it for me.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:18 pm |
  12. Michael, Baltimore MD

    Maybe we are waiting for a three AM text message. I am disappointed that Hillary was not on short list. I hope Obama has a good explanation for this.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  13. Emma

    Wow, what a circus.....I can't believe CNN actually has cameras planted outside these people's homes.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  14. Christine

    I really don't care who he taps for VP. Not voting for him anyway.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  15. Cortez

    adam you have to go to obama's website to sign up for it

    August 22, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  16. Dennetta

    I am praying for Joe Biden to get the nod from Obama.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  17. Philiana

    I cant wait for my text tomorrow morning in my way to work. And rush to come home to watch Cnn for the most analysis. I am a young voter and I can't wait for november.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  18. Wesley Hoskins

    I am a registered Democrat. If Obama doesn't pick Hillary, I will not vote. I think it is disgusting that he did not even vet her. I was going to vote for him, but if this is the way he treats her how can we trust him if he is elected. Big mistake on his part. She was treated very bad by the press during the primaries and now she is getting the same treatment from someone who wants my vote. NO WAY!


    August 22, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  19. Sammie Sosa

    This is an exciting time for our nation. We can heal. We are broken and we need to heal.
    I love Hillary but I think it is Senator Joe Biden

    August 22, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  20. Chris

    I liked Hillary but I don't think it could have worked out. In a debate against the republicans, they would've made her defend or renounce her ads and arguements that she used against Obama. Either way would have not been easy to look good.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  21. jeff

    Is cnn watching hillarys home?

    August 22, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  22. Cynthia

    I like Bidden and think that he is really a good pick. He's tough and will be able to put Senator McCain in his place with all the negativity that he has put out there.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  23. Jolene

    Erica: I can just imagine all of you comparing notes in the morning about what time you got the text....

    August 22, 2008 at 10:15 pm |
  24. Ralph

    I am hispanic if latinos dont see Hillary Clinton on the ticket they wont vote...Dont believe see you in NOV

    August 22, 2008 at 10:15 pm |
  25. Kaye-Jacksonville FL

    Mark my words – it's Al Gore!! Biden would be great – but he's a decoy. Remember the press flying off to Chicago while Obama met with Hillary?
    They're good at throwing the press off the mark...
    Al Gore – wouldn't THAT energize the Democratic base? Wouldn't he be a fine balance between experience and change? He's perfect – even if he declared a long time ago that he wasn't interested.

    The republicans would wet their pants – "didn't see that coming!"

    August 22, 2008 at 10:15 pm |
  26. Cortez

    i think it is hillarious how the media is posted outside their houses, as if they have not learn how to dodge the paparazzi

    August 22, 2008 at 10:15 pm |
  27. jay

    Looks like Biden. Now it's time to get out and hit back hard at the Republican propaganda machine.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:15 pm |
  28. Heather

    Didn't Biden go to Georgia for Obama?

    August 22, 2008 at 10:14 pm |
  29. jeff

    I truly believe it will be hillary.......thats the ONLY chance obama has of winning!

    August 22, 2008 at 10:14 pm |
  30. carole

    Greta just showed an old clip of Biden saying he would never take the vp spot

    August 22, 2008 at 10:14 pm |
  31. Denise

    Buenas tardes everyone,

    I was hoping for Gov. Richardson – with beard (joke) but will support whomever Barack picks. Hillary is my Senator, and I'd like to see her ultimately on the Supreme Court.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:14 pm |
  32. ericacnn

    Hi, everyone. Well... at least the field has narrowed a bit! But Jimmy is right, not a lot of sleeping for the CNN team tonight.

    It will be interesting to compare (maybe on Sun, when we've had a chance to breathe – and had some rest) who got the text when, since they are apparently being sent in waves by area code.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:13 pm |
  33. Adam S.

    Hey, How do you know if you'll be getting the text. Do you have to sign up somewhere or what?

    August 22, 2008 at 10:12 pm |
  34. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    If Obama picks Biden, it would really appear to be an upside down ticket.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:12 pm |
  35. Deon

    Im still holding out hope that its Hillary!

    August 22, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  36. Chris

    If Obama picks Colin Powell, it would be a major coup and none of the networks are watching his house.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  37. Jolene

    I think announcing VP in the morning takes away the excitement. Should have been down tonight because now we are hearing who isn't going to be it.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  38. David, Indiana

    I think Hillary should have been vetted too, but it's Sen Obama's choice. Thanks Candy Crowley we could get surprised.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  39. MaryBeth

    Since I have to work at 6:30am, I will be asleep but waking up about 4:30...so that text can serve as an early wake-up call.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:09 pm |
  40. lynn

    You can't have a carnival if the audience doesn't show up...my biggest laugh has been seeing the major media outlets stalking people's houses...anfd if he isn't the pick, Biden may be laughing the loudest!!

    August 22, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  41. ScottY

    I also cant wait for my text. hopefully i can still get it here in the philippines.
    I think Richardson has done great things for his state. the NewMexico economy has grown, unlike CA. Maybe he is a man of action rather than words.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  42. Colleen Michaelson, Duluth, Mn.

    I guess I'll have to stay up all night as opposed to trying to wake up at 3:00 AM. The coffee pot is on. Happy waiting everyone!

    August 22, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  43. Tracey - Boston

    Clinton has been in the spotlight one way or another for 16 years. No vetting needed.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  44. Christy

    HI John/Erica,

    For my money HRC is the obvious choice This will unite the Democrats I thought Obama would be smart enough to realize

    August 22, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  45. MaryBeth

    Clinton was never vetted? Really? I would have thought she would have at least been vetted, just because.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  46. Michael

    That famous American P.T. Barnum once said, "There's a sucker born every minute".

    From up here it sure looks like Barack Obama knows how to run a solid carnival...I mean campaign.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  47. JImmy in California

    I'm glad Gov. Bill Richardson is not going to be his choice. This man talks to much and says little to nothing.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  48. Tracey - Boston

    @Mary Beth:

    I see you are ready for your 3:00am call!!!

    I can't wait!

    August 22, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  49. JImmy in California

    Good evening John, Erica and all bloggers. Not many of you BPTOTV People gonna get much sleep tonight waiting for Obama to make up his mind to play his Trump Card. Well have fun anyway LOL.

    August 22, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  50. MaryBeth

    Happy Friday everyone! Can't wait for my text at 3am!!

    August 22, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
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