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October 16th, 2008
09:40 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 10/16/08

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  1. Clark

    Honestly, I got tired of Joe the Plumber as soon as I'd heard of him. It echoes of Joe Sixpack and I suspect we will hear about Joe Mainstreet, Joe Voter and Joe Breadline before this is over.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:12 pm |
  2. Zachary in Chicago

    Candy Crowley is right on- Obama cant look like he won it & McCain cant look like he won it! I couldnt put it any better. This election should end now–put the old man out of his misery, right Anderson?

    October 16, 2008 at 10:12 pm |
  3. John, Bainbridge WA

    Last night it was a shame that Senator McCain constantly angrily chomped at Senator Obama rather than focus on what he would do for the country. This Joe the Plumber farce is a complete distraction.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  4. Diane From San Diego

    Hi Anderson,

    This is my first time blogging with you..this should be fun.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  5. Chuck from Richmond

    The new controlling state is Virginia. If McCain cannot win
    Virginia, which hasn't voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since Carter (verify), he can't win.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  6. MaryBeth

    Yeah, I guess Joe the Plumber isn't a licensed plumber.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  7. Sean Griffin

    I was looking at the last few months of the market averages for the various markets around the world. They've ALL gone down. Now I'm wondering, where is all this money going?! It has to be going somewhere, and that market would reflect that, but the markets are universally declining.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  8. Derrick

    Please leave Joe alone. It's not his fault that he got thrown into the public arena. I just finished watching Larry King where Bill Maher called him a liar. He's just John Q Public trying to make a living. He's a private citizen – leave it that way. None of us would withstand scrutiny if a microscope was placed on us. None of us are perfect (thank God).

    October 16, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  9. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    "Joe the Plumber" may not be what he professed to be but he still brought up a good point and it was Obama who said "spread the wealth". He may not be a plumber but he sure did "unclog" the issue today! Ha!

    October 16, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  10. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Anderson, From what I understand Joe is a plumber, he is just not certified, but either way what difference does it make? The point is that he represents that group of workers who would be concerned with Obama's tax plan.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  11. Marguerite - Toledo

    I'm tired of Joe too! What about Marguerite the mom, the student, the assistant? I'm having a hard time paying rent, let alone buying a business.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  12. Clarence Albuquerque

    Interesting that even with the stock Market changes, that comical cooperation gave a sense of hope for the nation. Amazing what can happe when individuals... and perhaps parties... cooperate for some common good.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  13. Brad

    Doesn't Joe the Plumber owe 1,200 in back taxes?

    October 16, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  14. Ania S.

    Hi Anderson, this top ten list is getting to be quite interesting. The blog is cool. I'm learning so much from watching u. Thank you.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  15. CaseyJ - Palm Springs, CA

    I think I dated Joe the Plummer...

    October 16, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  16. Brad

    ENOUGH WITH JOE THE PLUBMER....talk about beating a dead horse.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:09 pm |
  17. Claudia , Watsonville CA

    So pretty much what John King and the map just said is that John McCain is screwed right? It just seems like he really doesn't have a chance, unless of course people are lying when they are polled.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:09 pm |
  18. Minou, New York City

    "Joe, the plumber" was really starting to grate on the nerves there yesterday... I see he's still the object of conversation.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:09 pm |
  19. Matt

    Why be suprised? McCain's campaign has been funny for a while now.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  20. georgia

    Can Joe the plummer sue John McCain for using his hame during the debate and in campaign speeches today?

    October 16, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  21. Lily

    im tired of "Joe "

    October 16, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  22. Megan Dresslar (Shoreline, Wa)

    Tracy,
    Me too...... I like Candy Crowley..... she is best reporter......

    October 16, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  23. Monica M. Williams

    The emerging hero of last night’s debate had to be Joe the Plummer. While the rest of us are worried about jobs, market returns and health care concerns, this guy is receiving high praise from both candidates as he positions himself to purchase a business. In lieu of this breaking information, I along with along with my other single middle class female friends here in Ohio want details on Joe the Plummer. Who is he, where is he and most importantly is he single. Okay AC360 team let’s keep these candidates honest. Is Joe the Plummer really who he claims to be or just a political plant?

    Have a good evening everyone. : )

    October 16, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  24. joeann sydney

    evening anderson and the 360 staff .

    October 16, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  25. CAROLYN JONES

    those robo calls mccain is doing is shameful for a man running for president. do he think fear is the way?

    October 16, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  26. reesie

    hi anderson

    is it true that Joe the Plumber is not a Plumber

    and is it true that his boss was not suppose to let him work at his company

    October 16, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  27. Marguerite - Toledo

    We don't need Joe the plumber on the ballot, Sarah Palin is already on there...same thing!

    Oh yeah, Hi Anderson!

    October 16, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  28. Claire

    I've gotten one of those Robo Calls from Michelle Obama here in Florida. It was a positive ad about not forgetting to vote.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  29. Aminu

    John King is the man! but does the polls really matter?

    October 16, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  30. Kathy, Chicago

    Both of my kids have now voted. It is a cool time to be a Mom. I did not try to advise them, I've always told them to watch your show.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  31. Patty

    Does anyone like robo calls? They're annoying.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  32. Regine, Arlington, Virginia

    Good evening all, glad to see they can laugh at themselves.
    McCain missed his calling, he should do that show the congress does each year, he was funny.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  33. Edward Garcia

    McCain missed his calling should been a comedlan
    was good

    October 16, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  34. Rick in Florida

    Is there a way to prevent "robo calls"? I'd like to be able to send a virus back up the line! Grrrrrrr

    October 16, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  35. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Hello Bloggers! Well, finally McCain won something. He was definitely more funny than Obama tonight at the dinner.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  36. Tracey - Boston

    I really like Candy. I wanna be her when I grow up.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  37. Michael - Springfield, PA

    Good Evening Anderson, Erica and fellow Bloggers

    October 16, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  38. Robin, TX

    Good evening Anderson

    October 16, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  39. Jason in Wisconsin

    Hi everyone!

    Question... I loved Candy Crowley when she covered Clinton in the primary, but she sounds anti-Obama lately.

    Am I being overly sensitive or has anyone else noticed this?

    Love you Anderson and Erica!

    October 16, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  40. dorothy

    Good Evening to all!

    October 16, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  41. Martie

    Evening all. It's going to be a long 19 days 'til Nov. 4th. Let's hope no one gets complacent.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  42. Rick in Florida

    Hi Anderson and Y'all
    I really enjoyed the Al Smith Dinner.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  43. Marguerite - Toledo

    What would have really been funny is if Obama would have said that he spilled his latte on his $500 pair of shoes.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  44. Mike, Syracuse NY

    Maybe we should all write in Joe the Plumber. He's at least as well qualified as Obama.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  45. Rory - NYC

    Good evening gang!

    October 16, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  46. Megan Dresslar (Shoreline, Wa)

    Hellooo Anderson, Erica, and best bloggers!!!!!
    Wow!!!!!!!! wall stock rebound and Asia mix market too!!!!

    October 16, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  47. Ruby Jones

    Hello Anderson and bloggers!

    October 16, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  48. Tracey - Boston

    Good Evening,

    The candidates were funny this evening...I'm really surprised by McCain...he was good.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  49. Clarence Albuquerque

    It was great to hear the comedy at the charity event. Hope to see more.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  50. Ken

    Good evening Anderson, Erica and all Bloggers. A lot going on today.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
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