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October 16th, 2008
09:40 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 10/16/08

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For what’s in the program take a look at tonight’s Evening Buzz.

Erica Hill is off tonight but Jason Carroll will be doing the webcast so make sure you check it out. LINK TO WEBCAST

And take a look at Anderson and Jason on our live web camera from the 360° studio. We’ll turn the camera on at 945p ET and turn it off at 11p ET. LINK TO THE BLOG CAMERA

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We’ll start posting comments at 10p ET and stop at 11p ET.


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  1. katrina

    I love David too!!!!!!!! I think he is the best !!! keep up the good work!!!

    October 16, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  2. Molly Ramos

    David Gergen is my favorite commentator too! I love how thoughtful he is, how unbiased he his, and how wise he is. I get so tired of people being one-sided, but I really feel like I can always trust David's take on things. Whenever he's on the panel, I listen. David, I appreciate you!

    October 16, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  3. Archana

    That bit on David Gergen was hilarious! David Gergen is certainly one of the objective analysts besides the others...But I'll still profess my loyalty to AC!

    October 16, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  4. Jean - Dallas

    I am a David Gergan groupie too!!!! Love you mcuh David Baby!!!

    October 16, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  5. Megan Dresslar (Shoreline, Wa)

    That's right bloggers,
    We do love David Gergen too!!!!! Yes, he is so blushing too.. LOL!!!

    October 16, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  6. CaseyJ - Palm Springs, CA

    As my father taught me, there is only ONE thing you can be assured of with the stock market..it will always go DOWN.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  7. Laura

    David! David! David!

    October 16, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  8. zegeye meshesha

    I agree with the lady,David is the reson why I Love 360 and cnn.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  9. Danielle M

    I too have affection for David Gergan. I think Andersons show attracts the best and the brightest.

    It is refreshing to have a little bit of a lighter side when there is so much serious news to cover. Plus I love to hear Anderson laugh.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  10. Rick in Florida

    Minou, a robo call is a computer generated phone call, much like telemarketing calls. They can be targeted to specific groups and there doesn't seem to be any way to stop them

    October 16, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  11. Liane

    So glad to see the love-fest for David – I thought I was the only one!
    Although I enjoy you Anderson, I must confess that I ususally watch your show to hear Mr. Gergen's insightful, honest take on the day's events. Even when I disagree with him I still love him! Thanks for having him on. (Ed Rollins is my favorite Republican though).
    Cheers

    October 16, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  12. Rob T. Case

    Not a big fan of McCain's politics, but from a comedy standpoint he brought down the house tonight. Obama didn't appear comfortable doing schtick. Finally the night goes to John.

    Hopefully this will make way for many speaking engagements for him after his concession speech.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  13. Maria

    OMG! I thought I was the only that felt that way about David!!!!!

    I was just txting that 2 my gf AND I make everyone stop talking when it's his turn.

    Can we create a club? M-

    October 16, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  14. Dawn T. Pittsburgh, PA

    I must say I professed my love for David Gergen months ago on this blog but it didn't get posted. Now I know Jessi is my competition 🙂

    October 16, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  15. Claire

    Gergen is great! Love him!

    October 16, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  16. Barbara P.

    One thing I am glad of is I have a mobile phone so those robo calls I don't get. Yeah for me. However there are a lot of others who are the same only mobile phones no landlines as the phone companies refer to them. We are the ones that are not a factor in the polls that you see. We will define this election because no one is counting our votes.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  17. on looker

    I totally agree about David Gergen. He is my new Tim Russett of this
    election. PS. I also love Roland Martin. Even though he's an obama supporter, I think he's very objective.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  18. Cathy from LA

    I agree with the David Gergen groupie- he is by far the best analyst and he has a wonderful calm and authoratative manner. I will join his Fan Club- he is simply fabulous!

    October 16, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  19. Rob, Athens, GA

    David Gergen is the man....

    October 16, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  20. susi

    absolutely loved the Gergen love video. my husband & i have said the same thing – we love his calm, soothing and objective approach. i noticed last night when the analysts were scoring the debate that he remains calm and objective when scoring and i thought a bit stingy, but he is just that way....calm and not easily excited by the hype.

    susi
    sacramento, ca

    October 16, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  21. Donna... Alberta, Canada

    That last bit with David Gergen was hysterical...but its true....he has a dreamy voice!

    October 16, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  22. Hannah Storm

    Jessi Klein has just spoken for millions of us.....we love you and everything you bring to 360 Gerg. Love ya <3

    October 16, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  23. Claudia , Watsonville CA

    Brandi-
    Why doesn't Anderson ever blow kisses at us the way Gergen just did to her? My feelings are a little hurt

    October 16, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  24. Brandi-bottom of the boot

    yeah, mr. gergen was adorable during that whole episode. 🙂

    October 16, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  25. Chelle in Fla

    OMG AC, that is too funny your prank in David Gergen. I really thought I was the only one that really loves hearing David's analysis! I do enjoy him, but love you MORE.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  26. Patty

    Women bloggers for David!

    October 16, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  27. Ashley Person

    That was hilarious! Poor David.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  28. Ruby Jones

    Excellent piece on "The love for David Gurgen." I must admit I respect him as an political analyst.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  29. Angela

    I second that for Mr. Gergen. He is the most sensible and well spoken analyst ever and I thank him for that.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  30. Erica

    I especially loved her comment that Gergen looks like a handsome baked potato. LOL!

    October 16, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  31. Martie

    That's right, Anderson – we just watch YOUR show to see David – and all of your other great regulars. Personally, I'm in love with Roland – too bad I'm old enough to be his mother (LOL)

    October 16, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  32. Maureen T

    You're a bad boy Anderson Cooper! :)I have to agree with Jessi though, I love David's objectivity!

    October 16, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  33. Lisa in Miami

    Too funny!! And I thought I was nerdy for adding David as my friend on Facebook.....

    October 16, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  34. Geegee

    Hi everyone,

    First time blogger and am excited.

    Jason in Wisconsin ... I totally agree with you about Candy's reporting on Obama ... it's almost as if she has such disdain for him when she's reporting on Obama.

    It could just be our imagination!

    October 16, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  35. Marsha

    David Gergen is the best! He's my favorite strategist, too. I'm glad to know I wasn't the only one!

    October 16, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  36. Robin - Texas

    Hey...I like David Gergen too...alot. I'm going to buy his book soon or does he have more than one?

    October 16, 2008 at 10:23 pm |
  37. Megan Dresslar (Shoreline, Wa)

    LOL!!!!!! Poor Anderson!!!!!!! he is so blushing!!!! that is so funny!!!

    October 16, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  38. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    I'm with Jessi. We all love David Gergen! That voice...none like it.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  39. M. E. Laine

    Jessi's Klein is right! Second to the late Tim Russert, David Gergen is the best!

    October 16, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  40. Aminu

    David Gergen has very honest opinion, love the man.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  41. Patrick

    She's right, David Gergen IS awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 16, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  42. Matt

    This Gergen thing is disturbing.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  43. Jahaira NYC

    to David Gergen: Did you just blused? ahhhhhhh

    October 16, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  44. EJ (USA)

    Anderson – David Gergen is going to get you back.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  45. Mike, Syracuse NY

    Great bit on David Gergen!

    October 16, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  46. Jason in Wisconsin

    Okay... I have a man crush on David Gergen. He's awesome!

    Great segment!!! LOL

    October 16, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  47. Jane Toms

    Rollins, we care about Charter schools, that is the future for most kids. The world is not going to stop just because our economy is hurting, these kids also want a chance go to the top schools.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  48. Clarence Albuquerque

    The comedy tonight is great...gergle gergle.. giggle giggle

    October 16, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  49. Mesha

    Anderson I believe David blushed...

    Get a restraining order David.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  50. Mary H. St. Louis, MO

    Oh my... you got David good... Too funny...

    October 16, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
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