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September 9th, 2008
09:44 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 9/9/08

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soundoff (258 Responses)
  1. Calvin Dallas, Texas

    Candy, you are indeed correct, they are taking a risk by keeping her up front.....she may have a large dark closet!

    September 9, 2008 at 10:34 pm |
  2. Leigh in Ohio

    Here's a question:
    If Sarah Palin isn't ready for interviews, how can she be ready to assume second chair to running the free world? Yikes!

    September 9, 2008 at 10:33 pm |
  3. Amina TN

    i am waiting for the mccain campaign to stop playing the blame game, and stop using the gender card. seriously don't they understand that they only have 56 days left?

    September 9, 2008 at 10:33 pm |
  4. Kim-Canada

    Thank you Candy Crowley for telling it like it is. She isn't ready for the media but she's ready for the VP? Mental eye roll happenin here. Sheesh.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:33 pm |
  5. Kayli, KY

    Seriously, internets: don't spread lies about Palin! I'm no fan, but this is the kind of stuff that will get the press spending their time "defending" her rather than questioning her politics.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:33 pm |
  6. sarah B....Durham,NC

    Biden's stand is so right.....Stem Cell Transplant saved my God-daughter's Life!!.....with out it she would probably not be here after fight Leukemia for 3 yrs and she is not even 7yrs old yet!! what would John McCain say to it if one of his children was sick and that was their last option??>>

    September 9, 2008 at 10:33 pm |
  7. Karen

    Hmmmm... Seems like Palin has everyone bloggin upset. Just because the public likes a average woman with morals and goals, the democrats don't know what to do. Everyone is saying to focus on the issues. McCain is focusing on the issues, just democrats don't want to listen because they have the hollywood hipe of Obama.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:33 pm |
  8. Darlene W.

    How would you know what is true or false about Governor Palin. When will she speak for herself and not on CBS but on a real media program that the American public listens to nightly. It appears that the overall media has covered for her and not given us a real view of this Governor.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:33 pm |
  9. Nancy C

    Palin is an insult to intelligent women who have worked very hard to be seen as equal players in clearly a mans world.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  10. Jacqueline, NY

    Obama is wrong when he says that the McCain camp thinks that people (some) "are stupid." They are! So, somebody needs to show just how and why the Palin "checkmate" bamboozle scheme has worked on them.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  11. Pat - Alabama

    What I would like to know is when are the american people going to get to know who Sarah Palin is? when is it that she is going to be bold enough to talk/face the american people?

    September 9, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
  12. Jason Snelgrove

    people are not attacking her, she is declining interview after interview and the only way she is agreeing to an interview is if it it scripted. When Campbell pressed her advisor on issues, he couldnt and wouldnt answer anything.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
  13. Karen from NJ

    Anderson – when you speak on Palin's environmental record, please be sure to higlight a program where she enforced the shooting of wolves from helicopters.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
  14. Carrie

    I'm just curious...when are the republicans going to actually say something new? It's the same day after day at every public event...I'm still waiting for them to actually say what they are going to do...enough retoric, get to the issues.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
  15. Nancy

    Isn't it amazing that nobody has much to say about what Joe Biden brings to the VP table but everybody is vicious to Gov. Palin?

    September 9, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
  16. eric

    Every one on here is so negative , lets take a look at both partys , none of them really represent there base from back when the partys formed , you have the fare left wingers controling the dems and the conservative right right controling the republicans .

    September 9, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  17. Shelley

    I have to say this is an exciting election. I am sure this are just getting ready to heat up.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  18. Demetrius-Alabama

    why don't the dems take off the gloves and fight the fight the repubs are fighting. If palin wants to fight with the big boys they should punch her in the mouth and see if she can take one as well as she gives them!

    September 9, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  19. Terri-Ann, Dallas, TX

    The McCain camp will call EVERYTHING that is said regarding their new found celebrity sexist! That's their strategy. To get the focus off their candidate. When is she going to speak to the press without a script?

    September 9, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  20. Margaret Wilson

    I would really like the hard issues back in the spotlight not the petty nonsense we are being subjected to.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  21. Will, RI

    Act of genius by Karl Rogue (I mean the McCain camp) focusing on war, instilling fear, and picking Palin. They have succeeded to divert the truth of their flawed policies and we're no longer talking (not even Obama) about the terrible condition of the USA. Looks like dems are gonna blow this one... again. God help us.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  22. Debbie Foster

    If Palin can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 9, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  23. Erika, Miami

    I think Biden's comment about stem cell research is totally valid. I was thinking the same thing. It is a tough issue but if there was a way to find a cure or treatment or way to avoid babies being born with Down's Syndrome and/or other developmental issues shouldn't she support it?

    September 9, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  24. lilseth

    I would like to know Gov. Palin position on affirmative action.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  25. ericacnn

    Hi, Jennifer - we are live in the commercial breaks. Here comes a webcast now!

    September 9, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  26. joyce

    I would like to kwon when sarah going to start answers question in a different show, she repeat her self everyday , we are tired seing sarah palin we need to hear real issues please please please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 9, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  27. Renee Crenshaw

    I am sadden by what is happening in this race, just shameful. I guess it's about winning at all cost and game playing. I am sick of it all. Can't wait until November 5th.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  28. Jessica: NC

    It’s difficult to make a decision on whether I agree with Palin's views or not because I still haven't heard her speak to the press. I don't understand why people are not questioning why Sarah Palin has not held interviews up to this point. What is she afraid of? If she claims to be a pit bull then maybe she should stop hiding behind those glasses.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  29. Michael

    Joe Biden was right. If you really care about special needs kids why not support stem cell research?

    September 9, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
  30. mack

    Marks Halprin’s remarks as to the failure of the press to address the issues but Anderson has fallen into the fatigue of assurance,. The lead of a pig with lipstick is not addressing the real issue. Please address the issue of truthfulness as to “per dime” and the correctness of the “bridge to nowhere”. Candy is his straightman.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
  31. Brandi-bottom of the boot

    i dont understand how Palin can be against stem-cell research having a child with a genetic disorder. i dont think he attacked her regarding her disabled child, i think he made an excellent point regarding a very important issue.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
  32. Kim-Canada

    I like that Joe Biden is showing the differences between parties by focusing on the issues such as stem cell research.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
  33. Jacqui Chan

    a very good point by Biden about supporting stem cell research

    September 9, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
  34. Jack

    I am amazed each election how peolpe are so polarized and how they are amazed at how dirty these elections are. It has been this way from the beginning and will continue to be this way in the future.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
  35. Max, Dallas, TX

    Oh come on, Biden's comment is not about Palin. He's a reasonable man and his are good, worthy stances.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
  36. dan

    hi aderson,,i told u guys, race will play a major role in this election.how i wish america has changed. its sad. and the woman of the u.s.a it sad very sad.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
  37. andersoncnn

    good evening everyone... good conversation tonite.. online and on tv

    September 9, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  38. kim-chicago

    I agree with David Gergen...Obama needs to just stay on message and drive home the fact that the republican record of the past eight years has been a disaster.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  39. Lisa

    This is malarkey. Obama has never made any sexist remarks about either Hillary Clinton or Sarah Palin. There are a lot of whacked people out there wanting to make ridiculous accusations and it's a shame–the economy is *tanking* and we need *reason* right now. It appears we're not going to get it.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  40. JC

    As a college student I honestly don't understand why can't we treat her like any other candidate that is running? Why do we have to watch what we say about her and her family but when it comes to any other candidate (a male) they are scrutinized by the media and citizens so much more. This kindergarten treatment we are giving her is just proving to me that she's not ready to handle the pressures of being a VP and the Republican party believes that too.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  41. Emma Jackson

    Palin has been directly attacking Obama ever since her opening speech. Why is it so wrong for him to respond directly to her?Democrats should not be scared to bring on the facts about Palin, whether its Obama or Biden or better yet Hillary.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  42. Cindy

    It's about time you all did a fact check and disspelled these ridiculous rumors!

    Cindy...Ga.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  43. Denise

    Good evening everyone. I’m sick of hearing about Sara Palin but since she is the topic I’ll voice my opinion. I don’t get the media’s fascination with her. I’m not impressed. She seems to be a mean and vindictive person. Is she off limits to the press because she has lied about her accomplishments? I want to hear about the issues that concern Americans, the economy, healthcare, education.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  44. Charlotte

    I also believe that Palin was chosen to be a distraction. So, congrats to the McCain campaign on that. They sure know what the American people like, that is distraction and to now deal with the real issues at hand.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  45. Dee

    It appears that the Democrats are absolutely in a frenzy about Palin. Is the Obama campaign is feeding the media malicious anti-Palin info? Can the media slow the digs down a little . . . as much as they pump them up?

    September 9, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  46. chris

    Giving Palin more air time is outrageous. It is a dis service for the entire country. If she wont speak to the press dont give her air time !!

    September 9, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  47. Jennifer

    First time blogger at AC360; think it's a great show. Why oh why do we keep talking about Palin and not about the issues? I saw another blogger mention what I've been thinking...can't Palin go anywhere without McCain by her side? She reads prepped comments that are basically the same prepared speech from the convention and yet, she doesn't answer any questions from the press.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  48. Diane - Iowa

    I think Governor Palin giving interviews starting this Thursday is appropriate timing. She was only announced 10 days ago and has been a little busy since then in an event in St. Paul and campaign stops since. Give her a break. Also, with as horrible as the press has been to her, I really wouldn't blame the McCain camp if they never let you talk to her. The VP (or candidate) serves at the pleasure of the President (or candidate) and he decides when you get to interview her, not you.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  49. Marian

    McCain is running a shameful campaign by using this radical fundamentalist to bring his poll numbers up. One wonders if he really believes her rhetoric . You would think the electorate would see through this but they did not in the last election and look what we got and now could live through four more years of Bush policies or even worse. Just Palin's views on the environment should keep her off of any ticket.

    September 9, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  50. Dee

    Everyone keeps talking about the sexism Palin is facing. What seems sexist to me is that she can't seem to appear on stage without being flanked by her husband and McCain. Can't she stand on her own without two men standing over her?

    September 9, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
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