October 13th, 2008
09:34 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 10/13/08

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  1. Chaz


    I agree completely!! It's not only how stocks are trading that matters. People need to cover things like Libor, and the Vix, and see what's going on in the bond market! That's what helps drive the stocks, because those are credit markets; lines of credit fuel today's economy and companies! Pay attention to those!

    October 13, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  2. CaseyJ - Palm Springs, CA

    Rick: I take issue with the Dow Jones Industrial Average. It is NOT the end-all or be-all and is not w/o fault. It simply does not represent every stock (or every industry) traded on the NYSE. I expected to see better in my accounts today and I share your sentiment.

    October 13, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  3. Medo

    Crossed the line? Sowing the seeds of hatred?


    How about McCain's statement that Obama is not an Arab, he's a "decent," "family man"?

    Someone please talk about this!

    October 13, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  4. Bob Torres, Miami Beach, Florida

    Is it possible that McCains campaign is showing strong internal confilcts by the disparity in tone between the Candidate, and obviously those within the campaign who think McCain has to go for the jugular?

    October 13, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  5. Cheryl from Minnesota

    Are the culprits of the market crash going to be punished for what they have done? A man stealing bread to feed his family would be punished!

    October 13, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  6. trapper

    Please don't debase your broadcast and embarass yourselves as well as waste precious air time on that self-proclaimed hockey punk Levi. There's no one else you could snag for an enlightened opinion on current affairs?

    October 13, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  7. Steve - southern Illinois

    I'm watching three TV's (sometimes four) with all different programs including Boston vs LAD. But the only one that's not muted is tuned to AC 360!! It's the program I wait for every night.

    October 13, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  8. Yvonne

    If McCain can't lead the Republican Party how can he lead the country?

    October 13, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  9. Ariel Chavez (Mobile, AL)

    Does Anderson participate in the blog?

    October 13, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  10. Zachary in Chicago


    Senator Obama said today that nobody likes to pay taxes but for those like him who earn $250K or more "what's wrong with spreading the wealth?" I dont know much about the economy but isnt that socialism?

    October 13, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  11. Megan Dresslar (Shoreline, Wa)

    Great to see Senator Clinton out there stumping for Barack Obama!!
    Maureen T,
    Yup! I am glad Clintions are support for Barack Obama!!!! I agree!!! 😉

    October 13, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  12. Marcus, California

    I agree with David Gergen!

    October 13, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  13. Jeanette

    8 -10 points down in the polls and McCain says, "my friends, we've got them just where we want them." LOL

    October 13, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  14. Johnny

    Bill Ayers is a distractions lets keep it straight

    October 13, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  15. Ann

    Ed Rollins saying that the Ayers association is legitimate. Why don't the media raise the issue about the Palin's association with an party (The Alaska Independent Party) wanting to seced from the United States? Why isn't this raised as an issue regarding their patritism?
    The media is bias. Hidden racism.

    October 13, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  16. Leslie

    I think John McCain doesn't want to bring up Wright because of Sarah Palin's own wacky religious relationships!!

    October 13, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  17. dennis bryant portland oregon

    Alright quitt pointing fingers here . We are a civilized country arent we. Or is that democracy run amuck

    October 13, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
  18. Mike, Syracuse NY

    I'm glad you guys finally started introducing Roland Martin as an Obama supporter. It has been blatantly obvious for 6 months while he pretended to be an impartial journalist.

    October 13, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
  19. tom illinois

    mc cain try the issues not attacks are u that desperate

    October 13, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  20. CaseyJ - Palm Springs, CA

    Gordon: Don't forget, half-way through his eight years, Bush pushed to get (exponentially )more Americans into homes for the first time, touting the benefits of the low-rate mortgages, etc.

    October 13, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  21. Marcus, California

    I find it interesting that the McCain campaign even feels the need to come up with a new econimic plan, especially after he said "the fundamentals of our economy are strong.". Who is inexperienced?

    October 13, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  22. Cindy from Missouri

    It seems there is so much emphasis only on the stock market. There are a lot of other economic indicators that aren't being discussed. Also, this rise in the market could be very short -lived, as there could be another sell-off later this week. Today certainly won't ease all investors concerns.

    October 13, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  23. joeann sydney

    eveving everyone

    hope take deep breath about the market . it only little rebounded it will only down again. .give big thank too big film and greed men for taking your futher and spend on hoilday and new houses.
    let someone get some time in the big houses !

    October 13, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  24. Christopher

    Regarding Levi Johnson... Nobody cares what he thinks.

    October 13, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  25. Rick in Florida

    The Dow's up. HHHMmmmmm. Last week I watched my pension drop daily to -30%. No upward movement at all today. My dreams for early retirement are fading faster than the market fell.

    October 13, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  26. dennis bryant portland oregon

    Tammy in Missouri has it right.What about those of us who still pay our taxes and dont get help. Some of us are mature and responsible adults arent we. So who is getting the bailout. Thugs and con artists.

    October 13, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  27. Mike, Syracuse NY

    As far as all those lenders 'duping' home buyers; no one made those home buyers sign on the dotted line. As Forrest Gump would say: Stupid is as stupid does.

    October 13, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  28. allison

    Obama's new economic plan sounds like a good deal. I guess we'll have to wait for McCain's plan. Can't wait for the debate.

    October 13, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  29. Maureen T

    Great to see Senator Clinton out there stumping for Barack Obama!!

    October 13, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  30. Ron

    Obama is just a great speaker. His plan really has no true merit in the end. You cannot tax your way out of this problem. You have to keep taxes low for everyone to keep the money in the hands of the spenders.

    October 13, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  31. Jenny

    I don't think this is the turning point of the down fall of the economy. Why doesn't anyone talk about the wheat, corn, and soybeans that are being harvested now. Talk about the money it cost to run a farm operation seed, fertilizer, fuel, What would the economy do without the farm?

    October 13, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  32. David, Indiana

    You guys's takes on the market mixing with politics are sharp and to the point

    I confess Erica that I never watched that dial testing before but the last two debates I've watched it, it's interesting, sometimes kind of funny,

    October 13, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  33. CaseyJ - Palm Springs, CA

    Glad to see HRC out on the campaign trail–that's actually refreshing at this point!

    October 13, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  34. Keith

    Happy Monday to you too, Erica! But, Monday is a heck-of-a-way to spend 1/7th of your life!

    October 13, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  35. Linda from Chicago

    I heard that a recent poll shows McCain's negatives increasing and Obama's positives increasing. Can you provide more details on this? I'd also like to see some demographics from where their support derives.

    October 13, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  36. Ada Smith

    Hi Anderson
    It's great that the market rebounded today- but I'm still not feeling comfortable.
    About the bailouts of the corrupt CEO's- when will they go to jail? In fact they should put Sarah Palin in jail with them for starting the name calling and encouraging the crowds by nodding when they yelled out terrible things about Obama. What a mistake John McCain made in selecting her as his running mate- stupid mistake!

    October 13, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  37. Chaz


    Though I agree with many of you that much of America is living outside of it's means, I also firmly believe that it was the Banks and Lenders who told us we were able to do it!!!!!

    October 13, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  38. Jerry Boyd

    Anderson I personally dont think it is right to bring in the "Son In Law" lets keep the family out of it, and concentrate on the issues, who care what this kid thinks of Obama not me. Maybe we should dig into this kids crediability. Focus here

    October 13, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  39. Gordon in Saratoga

    Candy Crowley missed the point of Anderson's question about why Obama referred to some people borrowing more than they could afford. The reason he said that was to take away the argument from the other side that the mortgage and financial crisis is due to the Democrats in the 1990s having "forced the banks" to lend to lower income city-dwellers.

    October 13, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  40. Nick G

    Stocks up today, What about tomorrow?

    October 13, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  41. Carol

    Really?! We have to hear from Levi BabyDaddy? Really?! And his political credentials are......?

    October 13, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  42. Marcus, California

    McCain is just where he wants to be... behind?

    October 13, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  43. CaseyJ - Palm Springs, CA

    Many Republican leaders are bailing on McCain now. This whole campaign is truly unfortunate. I desperately wish we would see McCain/Palin raise the bar. I would so much like to hear sensible, respectful, intelligent comments from both of them, as opposed to this rhetoric which is splitting us all apart–it's truly un-American.

    October 13, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  44. Richard


    Fairer sharing/distribution of wealth is really nothing more than taking taxation back to normal. IMHO. 🙂

    October 13, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  45. Martie

    It's too bad McCain is finally starting to look like the man most folks remember – a day late and a dollar short. Could he find lost opportunity in the final debate, I wonder?

    October 13, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  46. Bob Torres, Miami Beach, Florida

    Part of the rationale for the "bail out" strategy in this crisis is because the institutions involved were too big to allow to fail. Yet the crisis has another outcome from its ashes: even BIGGER institutions – are we not creating a bigger problem down the road? Could the US govt. ever default? What do you think Anderson? Erica? Anyone? Scary thoughts.

    October 13, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  47. Tammy-Missouri

    For those of us that were rooting for the $700 Billion bailout to be rejected – Do we have to pay our Federal Income Taxes? Can we just stamp "Need A Bailout" on our return?

    October 13, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  48. Rory - NYC

    Good evening bloggers, Erica and Anderson!
    I'm glad Candy brought up the point about those of
    us who bought homes within our means, pay our mortgages,
    etc...and wondering if we are bailing out those who bought
    too much house?

    October 13, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  49. Keith

    Hello all you bloggers. All this talk about who's fault the mortgage crisis is – lenders "tricking" or "duping" buyers, Fanny Mae/Freddie Mac, etc...how 'bout the Real-estate Agents that inflated the values of the homes because they would rather make 6% of $300,000.00 instead of 6% of $250,000.00?

    October 13, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  50. Chaz

    I agree Ann!

    It's great news. This election is really coming out well.
    It was nice to hear the new numbers from Virginia as well!

    October 13, 2008 at 10:18 pm |
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