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October 14th, 2008
09:22 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 10/14/08

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  1. Minou, New York City

    Palin always plays the victim. She can punch others, but can't take a punch. Weak.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  2. pat

    She is preaching to the choir which is usual for her.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  3. chanel

    Hello Anderson, I am new to the BLOG, glad to be a part. Look forward to the conversation.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  4. Laura

    really? she is allowed to say that joe biden doesn't know what PA people want.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  5. Jason in Wisconsin

    Does anyone really take Sarah Palin seriously? Really?

    She won't even talk to CNN!!!

    Something is really wrong if a VP candidate won't speak to the media... Rush is not the media.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  6. Lizabeth in MO

    Hello, Guy. There is a "None of the Above" option. It's called "not voting" and it would be an incredibly irresponsible thing to do. This election, more than any other in recent history, will be historic – the kind our kids will learn about on their History classes. I'm hoping for a record-breaking turn-out in three weeks. I'm a strong Obama supporter and volunteer, but I'm encouraging everyone to just get to the polls and vote!

    October 14, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  7. linda

    Anderson,
    Where exactly do the candidate's ideas come from? Who is on their economic team? These candidates are not economics professors so who is on their team?

    October 14, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  8. Sally

    McCain should bring up ACORN, Ayers, Farrakan (sp?), Jesse Jackson, his birth certificate, his college years, and everything else he hides. He should do what the media won't....ask him REAL questions and demand REAL answers.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  9. Ken

    Erica I saw Rush Limb. today on line when Palin spoke. She talked and talked and talked and Rush looked so bored by the time she finished answering his first question. It was so funny. She spoke for almost 4 minutes and Rush sat and twiddled while she talked.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  10. Rebecca

    Why isn't anyone asking Palin about the fact that her husband was a member of AIP? She calls Obama a terrorist but her husband was a member of AIP for 6 years! What about the video she sent to AIP earlier this year telling them to keep up the good work? All Palin does is attack Obama and Biden, she never talks about REAL issues. Neither does McCain.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  11. Cathy H

    Obama did say that he would stop some of this pork spending and to end the war, stop giving tax credits to wealthy companies., raise taxes on the very rich. That would help to be able to give tax credits to those who really need it.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  12. Joseph Ruggio

    Will you have the guts to implicate, as culprits, some of the instigators of this mortgage crisis, Frank, Schumer and Dodd? I bet not!

    October 14, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  13. Jessica Medrano

    I wonder why she doesn't want to do any more interviews...Hmmm...she might spill the beans yet again.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  14. Susan

    I am from IL and this is where the Lincoln-Douglas debate was held. For those of you who know history, it was not anything like what we are witnessing. I believe I will be one happy Independent once this election is over. I wonder if there is any "buyers" remorse out there yet.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  15. Miles, Texas

    There IS no such thing a clean coal. It's a technological fantasy right now.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  16. Max, Dallas, TX

    Palin isn't "misrepresenting" anything, she's lying. Plain and simple!

    October 14, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  17. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I dont understand why Palin and Mccain bring up that Obama doesnt want Amderica to win. The question should be, win what? If they mean the war, we are way too far into this war to be trying to win. Besides, we keep hearing from Bush that we are trying to help Iran become their own country. Isnt that a little bit of a oxymoron?

    October 14, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  18. Gary

    Can you blame Sarah for not wanting to talk to a media that play "gotcha" games.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  19. Joanne

    Please stick to the issues. Not Ayers or the Alaska Independence Party. Just stick to the issues!!!!!!!!!!

    October 14, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  20. Brian Woznicki

    Do we need rules for supporters at ralleis?

    October 14, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  21. Danielle - Randolph, NJ

    Good evening Anderson. This is my first time here on the blog. I love your show!

    October 14, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  22. Linda

    Sarah Palin's ethics violations concern me. She would be literally a heart beat from the presidency. Why is she off limits?

    October 14, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  23. Shelley Shanahan

    Both McCain and Obama keep talking about using part of the bailout money as the source for some of their economic solutions... do they actually have the ability to do allocate any of it?

    October 14, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  24. lynn

    Pundits are underestimating the negative effect Palin has brought with her both with Hillary supporters and Independents. Because her smears and antics are getting so much press, people are turning away from McCain big time!!

    October 14, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  25. Michael Carroll

    Why are people so concerned that the USA is finally investing money into our own markets? We spend billions making war and rebuilding the infrastructure of other countries, and this is money which doesn't benefit the public at all. The investments in our financial institutions will calm the markets and will help people in our own country.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  26. AL-South Carolina

    It is pretty apparent that the McCain campaign is desperately trying to persuade with deception, and taking the focus off of what is most important for the coutries prosperity, economy and national interest. i'm appauled that they think Americans are that naive!

    October 14, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  27. Daniel Ajiboye

    Sarah Palin made the comment that Barack has not said that he wants America "to win" in Iraq. It's almost like she is thinks she is talking to a group of children when she campaigns!!

    So Sarah, define winning in Iraq! Isn't winning having Iraq extinguishing their own civil war instead of us staying there for decades as their ground police??!! Isn't winning end the war responsibly and leaving the region to fight the greater war on terror in Afghan, Pakistan, and other subject countries??!!

    McCain and Palin talk about "winning" the war in Iraq, but just once would they mention when will we leave?

    October 14, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  28. Jamie, KY

    Ha! Biden rallies are the best.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  29. Carmen

    who cares about ayers. someone tell me that my 401k isn't going to go negative next week

    October 14, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  30. Robin SW Florida

    Do you think Joe Biden would get away with what Sarah Palin has done?

    October 14, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  31. Mary K. -New Orleans

    I think the McCain campaign is grasping at straws, and sinking as low as they can. They know if they're forced to discuss the real issues, they will definitely lose tomorrow night against Obama.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  32. Steve - southern Illinois

    How about less talk about Obama's connection to Bill Ayers decades ago and more talk about Sarah Palin's connection to the radical Alaskan Independence Party in 2008?

    October 14, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  33. Pranav

    Another thing... Sarah Palin needs a Chem 101 lesson. There is no such thing as 'clean' coal. Green house gases are always emmited any form of carbon.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  34. James L

    its funny that its all right to attack Mccain's past and not be looked down at. But its not okay that Mccain supporters can talk badley about obama's past.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  35. sylvia

    why isn't anyone talking about what these bailouts (all around the world) will mean to the exchange rates and how they will be the base of a growing inflation????

    October 14, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  36. Barb, Prescott,AZ

    I am so tired of hearing McCain's/Palin's attacking O'Bama....it's disgusting. Get with the issues, that's what everyone wants to hear.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  37. russell a bills

    i always hear about tax breaks for the middle class from obama but what about the people below that level of income that are really hurting

    October 14, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  38. MaryBeth

    Actually, some of McCain's "new" plan sounds like the European plan: to fully guarantee deposits...not just up to $250K....his is only for 6 months, but still...sounds like he's stealing their idea...

    October 14, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  39. Bruce

    Obama states that 95% of Americans will get a tax cut under his plan. So 5% of Americans are going to pay for bailing out Wall Street, creating universal health care, funding a $150 Billion stimulus package etc. How is that possible?

    October 14, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  40. Keith, Long Island

    How are Republicans getting away with proposing all of these so-called tax cuts and increasing the National budget, and yet accusing Democrats of being big spenders?

    October 14, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  41. ashley - willis, tx

    I want to hear about Ayers, that could be a serious threat on our soil if he is friends with someone who might be president. The guy is obviously non repentant plus his wife worked with Michelle Obama, so I don't get why he is lying about knowing the guy. Just come clean about it, jeez!

    October 14, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  42. Miles, Texas

    I believe the Obama plan calls for job creation via infrastructure renewal and a green energy economy.

    McCain wants tax breaks for businesses that apparently will encourage hiring. Oh, and building 45 nuclear power plants, hopefully in Arizona.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  43. Cristin

    I would really like it , if for once, Sarah Palin told us what "winning" this "war" means.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  44. Brian Woznicki

    For me, this election comes down to trust. I trust John McCain.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  45. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Mike, Syracuse, NY, I agree. There is no question about it Obama lied about his relationship with Ayers as well as with ACORN. It makes you wonder what type of individuals would have influence on him if he should win in November.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  46. John from Tennessee

    Ms. Palin keeps saying that america doesn't need another big spender in the white house but how muh is too much if McCain wants to keep spending ten billion on the war a month?

    October 14, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  47. Vernice

    Sarah Palin spoke to Rush today,I's her favorite thing to scrutinize obama's patriotizm,how about her toda saying she has nothing to lose,I's that patriotic?or the love for America?is this the attitude of a VP.
    Frankly it looks and smells Cheeney.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  48. Whitney (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

    Why does the McCain campaign continue to insist that Obama is going to raise taxes. Even the Tax Policy Center confirms that he won't do that.

    Even better, both candidates should be speaking the truth – giving away these billions of dolars will cause us to raise taxes. How else can we get that money back?

    October 14, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  49. James - Dallas, TX

    Jobs are one of the talking points, neither candidate should promise jobs for anyone unless they tell us how they plan to get Corporate Board Members to bring back the jobs we lost to Foreign interest.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  50. Rachel, Memphis, TN

    Cant wait to watch the debate tomorrow along with the best political team on tv.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
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