October 9th, 2008
09:41 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 10/9/08

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  1. Debra

    Thanks for the 10 most wanted, know everyone will know them
    on the street

    October 9, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  2. Sam

    Anderson the economy is the issue, however, please use your resources to look at the potential dangerous situation these personal attacks are creating. If this angry and frankly sad old man wants to destroy his legacy that is one thing. We cannot allow his actions to destroy this country by inciting violence and hatred that could have very serious consequences.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  3. Phil, South Carolina

    I wonder if the angry voters that we have been seeing from the McCain campaign are staged by the campaign?

    October 9, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  4. Adriana RM Marietta,Ga

    Its ironic. When finical companies are doing well if not great ceo, cfo and board members get paid extremely well. Also these same people make contracts prior to being hired as ceo. That covers all the bases, including being fired for doing a bad job. Also, its up to the tean that surronds the Ceo to actually speak the truth !! What concept ..

    October 9, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  5. Andy C - Ohio

    All good what you're talking about but you may want to know that Asians markets are down 7-11% as a result of the US sell-off today.

    Does it not make everything else seem a lot less significant You guys stay on the air all night – and all hands on deck when there is a hurricane but here we are loosing trillions of $ a day (instead of billions like a natural event) and this is WORLDWIDE and you are not giving it the significance.

    Get someone on there that will calm people – this is purely based on speculation and thoughts, not substance. .

    October 9, 2008 at 10:38 pm |
  6. Lisa --MI

    Thank you for outing the 10 most wanted. These people need to pay for what they have done!

    October 9, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  7. Kim Saunders

    Its absolutely unamerican for Palin and McCain to create an atmosphere of hatred after could threaten (obama) another civil servants life. If McCain was such a good soldier he should have learned you always look out for your fellow americans life first.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  8. Gary

    It really does not matter WHO wins the Presidential Race. Both McCain and Obama have no idea how to solve this economic problem. They will both say whatever needs to be said to get votes. It's going to take a revolution by the people to get anything changed in that hell hole,i.e. Washington. Remember, it was originally written as govrenment for the people, by the people. We, as the people, need to rise up and say enough!!

    October 9, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  9. Jeff L

    John McCain is the best player on the Obama team, the more negative he gets, the more he drives away the independents who will decide this election.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  10. Margaret Wilson

    The CEO's that got our country so messed up had 1 reason to do it. It is called GREED! They wanted to collect fat paychecks and bonuses. People saw it coming but they were ignored and now they are laughing. Make our politicians pay politically for their incompetence and self serving careers. Only non-profits should be allowed to lobby in congress. Let's end the lip service and demand action that matters to the taxpayers.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  11. Mary H. St. Louis, MO

    David's comments are so right. Right now, with the financial mess out there, people are stressed and unsettled and mad at the situation this country is in. I would not want to be at a rally right now for fear of what someone might do. Insighting more anxiety into the mix right now is scary. I will be glad when the election is over and if we could start to turn the corner on this financial mess and see a glimmer of positive news, that would be even better.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  12. David, Indiana

    No, Paul Begala, its not even, you're right, but there is a whole lot of vitriol, sadly out there, the campaigns could calm that down a bit...raw emotion, passions, but the uplift needs to come back, my feeling is previous presidential campaigns have had more uplift

    I think you're right Erica more politicking to go

    October 9, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  13. kathy

    Ed Rollins is the most pessimistic GOP strategist ever; find some else to fill his seat.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  14. peg


    Could you please thank Paul Begala for bringing up the point that there is NO equal mud being thrown here in this campaign! Mc Cain/Palin are literally inciting crowds to fever pitch-think about if Obama's rallies were spewing anger like that toward Mc Palin!!!! There would be OUTRAGE, it would be front page news, and a federal investigation. Mc Palin's ads are 100% negative, yet Obama has showed so much class...THANK YOU PAUL for recognizing that, and calling your colleagues out on it.


    October 9, 2008 at 10:35 pm |
  15. Melinda

    Hi Erica!I

    I think if McCain continues with the negative campaign approach, it is over for him. They seem like they are just grasping for straws now.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:34 pm |
  16. Dee

    Thank you Paul Bagala, at least some one is sticking up for Obama!

    October 9, 2008 at 10:34 pm |
  17. John in Arizona

    Anderson, what Ed Rollins has just said idsbig – very big! Here is a vocal McCain supporter and an experienced Republican campaign strategist saying it's over, and that McCain's campaign is out of control. Very big – and probably true.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:34 pm |
  18. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    I agree with David Gergen. The country is very divided. The next President, whoever that is, will have a terrible time if they don't try to heal the divide.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:34 pm |
  19. Brent

    Paul Begala just brought up a point that said that the campaigns are not equal in terms of the hate and scary words being used. Sure McCain should tone these people down, however look at what happened at the RNC. It just so happens that the people protesting the RNC with fire, bottles, insults, screaming, violence, etc just agreed with Begala. How quickly he forgot...

    October 9, 2008 at 10:33 pm |
  20. mike, virginia

    Gergen again advising McCain to get financial consultants...How about both Candidates and CONGRESS seeking sound financial minds to help inform them of what good economic policy should be implemented?

    October 9, 2008 at 10:33 pm |
  21. Karen C

    McCain & Palin are creating an atmosphere of fear and anger rather than offering solutions to the problems facing American citizens. I would like to see someone at one of the rallys say that they don't care about William Ayer, they want to hear a plan for the economy or healthcare.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:33 pm |
  22. Sandra, Georgia

    It is frightening and pathetic to hear these candidates insulting one another. Hopefully in the next weeks they will change their focus to the economic situation and what can be done to bring back some normalcy to people's lives.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:33 pm |
  23. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Maybe McCain can pull off another "Comback Kid" moment. He's got one more debate and he's got no where else to go but up at this point.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:33 pm |
  24. Curtisjo

    This is not McCain or Palin’s finest hour. Using anger as a tool to motivate people is desperate and inappropriate, and is a step away from inciting violence. The U.S. is “ONE,” and we need to listen to each other, not tear each other apart using the “divide and conquer” method. We are displaying our weaknesses to the eyes of the world. I’m certain Bin Laden, etal are jumping for joy watching our election.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:33 pm |
  25. Yvonne

    OMG, I can hardly believe that McCain would allow such things to be said at his rally.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  26. kim-chicago

    I think some of these people at these rallies are plants to fire up this crowd...really scary.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  27. Joseph Richardson

    Wow, that first guy in the McCain crowd sure gives Republicans a bad name. The media does have influence, a few more replays of him and the McCain ticket could easily lose another point or two.

    Where are all the angry Democrats?

    October 9, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
  28. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    I also am very alarmed about the country being so divided. The voters and candidates are showing true anger, not passion.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
  29. Yvette Santiago

    It's clear "we" are all responsible for the downfall of our economy – from Wall Street to Mortgage lenders and everyone who wanted an easy loan for a house, car, etc. Bailing out these organizations should not be our only concern. Lest we forget the President and Congress are spending approximately, "$255 million per day" for the War in Iraq. Let's look at cutting spending here!

    October 9, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
  30. John/Macon, GA

    I Mccain wants any kind of vote from the independents he needs to quit this negative campaigning. The independents want economy, economy, economy nothing else.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
  31. Linda Leniger

    David Gergan is right on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 9, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
  32. Yvonne

    McCain's crowd does not want to hear about the ecomony because they are not voting for McCain, they are voting against Obama.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  33. Karin - Canada

    Re: Sen. McCain's negative remarks should be addressed by the Oblama campaign with the following ad:
    Start showing all the negative smear ads that were ran against Sen. McCain in 2000 and follow it with Sen. McCain's statement: "I will run a civilized and respectful campaign." Will the true McCain please stand up.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  34. Woody

    All this finger pointing about the economy. Isn't this a normal downward trend in the cycle? Would it have mattered who was president? Are they telling me that in the past downward turns that there was always someone (president – democrat or republican) to blame or would it have happened anyway regardless who was in the office?

    October 9, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  35. Barbara Cashwell

    These are fascinating times indeed. It will be interesting to look back a year from now, to see all the GOOD that comes from this. The bummer is... the one thing that this crash has in common with the past is Greed... and I don't beleive that can be overcome. I look forward to an Obama presidency and the hope for tomorrow.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  36. Pat

    I applaud your "Most Wanted" list on the financial meltdown. But there is one more very big issue. What assets have they accumulated? Congress should determine how much of their gains were "ill-begotten" (based on false financial information – whether they knew it to be false or not is not the issue) and offer them one opportunity to pay it back. If they voluntarily pay it back, great. If not, have Congress issue judgments against them and GET THAT MONEY BACK.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  37. Mike, Syracuse NY

    Obama has lied about his association with Ayers. That's been proven. The question is how much does Obama agree with Ayers.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  38. Mary

    Hi Anderson,
    Saddly what the McCain advisors don't understand, is that they have already changed the John McCain we thought we knew into a totally different person, and now they have turned him into a mud slinger to boot. This independent doesn't want anything to do with him anymore.
    Everything about him lately really remines me of Bush and that scares the heck out of me. By the way the Sara Palin act has gotten OLD!!!

    October 9, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  39. Zelda Grier

    I don't want McCain to win cause whats her name doesn't know what she's doing. I want someone who knows what there doing.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  40. Rocky

    People keep saying save your money and budget but wont that cause a recession? and if so then why didnt individual people get the 700 billion dollar loan to spend and save, though it would only be a temporary solvent if rates and prices dont fall

    October 9, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  41. Gary Shunk

    We are swimming in fear. This is the ultimate example in behavioral finance. As long as we remain in fear, we will behave irrationally. What will resolve this crisis is leadership. The current Administration has lost our trust and confidence. The two candidates have an opportunity to calm us – but, the campaign is about fear. Once the election is over, who ever the next leader will be has an extraordinary opportunity – almost like Bush after 9/11.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  42. Peter O - Atlanta

    Anderson, I don't think the Obama people are worried about the Ayers attacks because the unseen benefit to the Obama camp is that it helps them raise money. The more I hear the attacks the more I want to contribute to the Obama campaign.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  43. Megan Dresslar (Shoreline, Wa)

    I agree with David Gergen's comment.............I don't like Aryes at all.... it is disgust me....

    October 9, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  44. Nan

    This economy has me very unsettled but what really has me terrified are the McCain/Palin hate rallies. They are seriously trying to incite violence and the media needs to do a better job of calling them out on it. These are scary times and what they are doing is dangerous!!! The media is also blowing it on the "guilt by association" story. Every time you report on the Bill Ayers nonsense you should also mention one of McCain or Palin's unsavory associations. Ask Paul Begala!

    October 9, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  45. art hoskins

    Mccain/Palin is causing some conservatives to bring back racism. i proudly support obama and proudly wear his button and i was called a the "n" word and was told i shouldn't have the right to vote. i was two seconds away from going off but obama's words touched me so much i just smiled and kept it moving. to all the people that think racist comments is going to stop us think again this isn't the 60's me and my white friends share the same drinking fountain!!!!!!!!

    October 9, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  46. Carmella

    Please find out if there has been any additional concerns about Senator Obama's safety? I am really concerned. All this angry coming out of the McCain campaign, doesn't sound good. McCain needs to be a leader now and settle his supporters down, before some one does something irresponsible.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  47. Audrey

    I've noticed that a few people here think that the black man at the McCain rally was planted by the campaign. Why is it so hard to believe that a black man could actually support McCain? Am I the only one who is uncomfortable with this?

    October 9, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
  48. CaseyJ - Palm Springs, CA

    @Terrence..."Why dont the Fed reserve give loans to individual Americans instead of these big companies."

    You make a very good point. Us "average Americans" can't get loans to buy property, even if we have good credit. We need to re-build from the ground up, starting with American Consumers.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:27 pm |

    the woman that have connected with palin is missing something in thier life, god. real woman dont connect that fast without watching and studieing one another. most women have men friends you know what they want with woman you just cant tell what they want from you. most cases it your man.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
  50. Shina

    Hey Anderson, May be Ali can set up a crash course in economy for Washington as well as the presidential candidates before they can stake America's financial future.

    October 9, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
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