October 14th, 2008
09:22 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 10/14/08

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soundoff (339 Responses)
  1. Steve - southern Illinois

    Thank you Roland Martin for mentioning Sarah Palin's connection to the Alaskan Independence Party!

    October 14, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  2. deborah, OH

    David Gergen, you always say things distinctly & easy to undrstand. You are very correct about the debate. See you then.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  3. Wendy in NC

    I saw CNN FINALLY bring up the AIP story today. Will you talk about that tonight? It's a real issue and should be brought to light.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  4. Clarence Albuquerque

    Is there any other organization besides Acorn involved in bringing in faulty registrations?

    October 14, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  5. Renee

    I agree with the comments that Tony made. Wow, check out that email that he received.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
  6. hannah

    I am one of those Independent voters you keep talking about. The thought of Sarah Palin as V.P. and possibly President scares the heck out of me. She is interviewing for the second highest job in the world. A crisis in the world with her in charge? She is McCain's biggest mistake.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
  7. Whitney (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

    I agree with Roland. Sarah's afraid to answer straight questions where people will talk back to her.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
  8. Laura

    They want her to shut up and sit down? Please let her speak. Let her answer the tough questions. If she can't handle Katie Couric...then bring it on. I must say she has lost her credibility...and she will not galvanize.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
  9. Kathy

    Roland rules–finally someone who brings up the Sarah Palin issues-disloyalty, unethical- that's here and now not something that happened when she was 8 yrs old

    October 14, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
  10. Jim, Canada

    Feel better Erica !! :0)

    October 14, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  11. Rob, Athens, GA

    How can Sarah Palin seriously try to deamericanize Barack Obama, if not mistaken Todd Palin belongs or belonged to a group that wanted Alaska to be seperate from the United States...

    October 14, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  12. Tori from Illinois

    When is Palin going to answer questions on a whim?

    October 14, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  13. Tyrone

    If the McCain Palin ticket doesnt give us something real on the issues that matter like the economy or the war or even health care then its for sure they can start packing up the capaign offices and nobody is counting them out but they are going down like the titanic

    October 14, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  14. deborah, OH

    Anderson, nice to see your pic back!
    Tomorrow's debate is do or die for McCain. As Roland said, McCain should stick to pocketbook issues.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  15. Megan Dresslar (Shoreline, Wa)

    Danielle – Randolph, NJ
    Welcome to Live Blog on AC360!!!!! Have nice both of you be here tonight!!!! 🙂

    October 14, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  16. Max, Dallas, TX

    What?! Oh, Hillary... but that was my dream.
    Good on Roland for what he's bringing up about Palin.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  17. Patty

    When will Palin talk to the media.....

    when she actually is the President?

    kudo's Roland Martin.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  18. EJ (USA)

    David Gergen has a nice tie tonight.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  19. Marion K Teisan

    The first 1/2 of your show all you did was show me McCain/Palin.
    I need to see more of Obama/Biden as well. Why when I watch your not even on showing be both?
    How will I make a good vote if I don't see both?

    October 14, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  20. Linda from Chicago

    McCain seems to think that the words "tax cut" are the magic potion he needs to close the gap. Isn't this what all Republicans do when they're in a close race?

    October 14, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  21. Brandi-bottom of the boot

    Seriously, Rush??? We are just tired of listening to her! We arent afraid of what she will say, we are afraid of her being in line for the number 1 slot in government.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  22. Jason in Dallas

    The same people you see showing hatred and ignorance at McCain/Palin rallies are the same ones who just don't quite understand the issues involved. Once it gets past the first layer in a discussion, they just put blinders on and chant


    It is ironic that their chants stand for something so beautiful, free, and inspiring, but yet some of them stand for hatred of fellow americans, and their brainwashing of children (think of how many kids are at these rallys)

    October 14, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  23. Ann (Florida)

    I heard OBama say in one of his speeches that he wants to give people another rebate of $1500. I think whichever of them promises that tomorrow, will end up winning the debate. You'd hear this great sigh of relief all over the country and no one would listen to the rest of the debate.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  24. philly

    haha Larry you have that right.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  25. Amy South La.

    Kathy....you are right on.
    I teach at a University. I for one was also thinking the same thing. Why would any university hire someone on their faculty if he couldnt get through background checks? Obviously he did. So, like Obama, they must have found him to be rehabilitated.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  26. Katie

    Considering the way Sarah Palin talks, no, I definetly DO NOT take Sarah Palin seriously at all. I feel every word she says is just one point taken of her IQ .

    October 14, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  27. Minou, New York City

    Al Gore won the popular vote but lost the electoral college vote. The EC system is archaic and should be changed to the popular vote. Let the people speak for themselves!

    October 14, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  28. James Scott from Scottsdale, AZ

    Palin, although way out of league, will emerge a winner from this experience.

    I will enjoy Obama and McCain "sparring" tomorrow. I anticipate McCain's mean-streak we'll rear his ugly head.

    Gergen is correct, let em both go at it.

    The wreslter vs.the playmaker.

    Does anyone remember "Smoken" Joe vs Ali?

    Go good guys (Blue).

    October 14, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  29. Cathy

    I can't imagine hiring anyone for any job without actually interviewing them. Well if Palin wants to be hire, then the American people should be able to interview her. We can't do it individually and must rely on the media to do it for us. They need to lighten up and let her give interviews so we can decide once and for all if we want to hire her..

    October 14, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  30. Labreeze

    Who wants a VP that is scared to talk to CNN? Not I ! ok goodnight

    October 14, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  31. Brian Woznicki

    Candidates are free to speak or not speak. Rush certainly is the media.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  32. Jacqui Chan

    I can;t hear what Gary Tuchman is saying, not one word; isn't there a way for you guys to make it louder on your end?!

    October 14, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  33. Laura


    McCains economic plan seems short-sighted and touches on things that aren’t, realistically, problem resolvers.

    In response, that is why we need to vote for Barack Obama. John McCain wants to tax our health insurance and give us a credit sent directly to our insurance company.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  34. Kevin - Atlanta, GA

    Palin gave a great convention speech because she had nearly a week to practice and gave no serious interviews right after her selection!!

    October 14, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  35. Gabe

    Sarah said to Rush " Ive got nothing to lose" so even if she raises the fear card and the race card in this campaign...she's got "nothing to lose"

    October 14, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
  36. Cyn

    Interesting how Palin avoids the media that won't go to great lengths to make her look good. I wonder why she won't give an interview (or comment even) to CNN. Perhaps it's because they REPORT both sides as oppose to trying to spin reality...

    October 14, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
  37. lynn

    I agree Linda...people like Anderson should be insisting that she come onto a major show and explain and support her claims. Too easy to sling mud when you don't have to be accountable!

    October 14, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
  38. Rob, Athens, GA

    Trying to get a straight answer from Sarah Palin or one with some substance behind it is like "trying to nail jello to a wall"....

    October 14, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  39. Katie

    Palin being the next in line to the presidency if McCain were elected scares me to death. That is another factor that leads me even more towards the democratic side for Obama

    October 14, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  40. Gary

    I can't believe that you named Phil Gramm in your ten. Was there a bit of partisanship in that choice?

    October 14, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  41. James - Dallas, TX

    One other thing lets not forget that Republicans don't like McCain but they hate Barack, that may sound to strong but don't forget how the staff he's using now is the same staff that kept him out of the White House in 2000.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  42. Tammy - Missouri

    Anderson – I sure hope you have Barney Frank and Chris Dodd on that Most Wanted list!

    October 14, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  43. Jason, IN

    I was thinking McCain's speech today sounded like Obama's too!

    October 14, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  44. Max, Dallas, TX

    I think the media has become complacent with Palin. There are THREE weeks left, and she hasn't given a substantive interview yet! Maybe she's just incapable of doing so, but really... this is a huge disservice to voters.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  45. Sam Smith from WV

    Could McCain or Palin please explain what they feel would be categorized as a win in Iraq? I think a lot of people would be interested to know why they get to use their party's idiocy to their advantage.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  46. Megan Dresslar (Shoreline, Wa)

    Hellooo David Gergen.
    Yes, I agree!!!! You have a good point!

    October 14, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  47. Jacqui Chan

    ha way to put her on the spot; "Can you come to the microphone" – right to the point

    October 14, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  48. Nick

    I believe it was last week that Senator Obama had a conversation with a plummer and he basicly stated that his plan for the workin American was to redistibute the wealth. in other word's he was going to take from hard working folk's and give to non working folk's

    October 14, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  49. Whitney (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

    Has Sarah Palin really been told not to talk to reporters that aren't supported by the McCain campaign? I thought she was a maverick and did her own thing.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  50. Jimmy

    Palin is off limits because of her experiance is not to far from Obama's and will bring the issue back up. Obama does not want to answer the question again.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
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