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October 28th, 2008
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 10/28/08

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On 360° tonight, a big rally on Wall Street. The Dow has its second best day ever. Is your 401K on the rebound? Plus, we're on the trail with just one week to go until the election. Senators McCain and Obama were both in Pennslyvania today, just 90 miles apart. We've got new poll numbers state-by-state. And, in our crime & punishment report, we'll have the latest on Jennifer Hudson's triple tragedy. Her nephew, mother and brother have all been found murdered in Chicago. Are investigators any closer to naming a suspect? Find out tonight on 360°.

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soundoff (411 Responses)
  1. Jana, Indiana

    I am very nervous about it. Whoever wins has a lot to get under control, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the economy.

    October 28, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  2. Megan Dresslar (Shoreline, Wa)

    That is good news for me!!! Yay!!! stock dow already up...... 889 points.

    October 28, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  3. Armando

    it's very interesting that CNN has been showing both the Palin and the Obama speeches. Palin looked completely flat; nothing new. Obama, for whatever it's worth, looks much more enthusiastic.

    Laredo, Texas

    October 28, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  4. Jennifer Tieman

    Cautiously optimistic that we might elect someone who has the potential to heal some very ugly wounds int this country. I guess that makes me excited.

    October 28, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  5. Cherisa

    I'm nervous that my candidate won't win but I'm excited the campaign will finally be over. Enough already

    October 28, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  6. Jan - Montana

    I voted today and my son went with me. He voted for the first time today ... for Barak Obama. What a satisfying feeling when I, too, cast my vote for Barak Obama!!
    Oh yeah, my 401K is smiling a little bit today.
    Happy blogging everyone!!!!

    October 28, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  7. Betty Ann, Nacogdoches,TX

    i have already voted so the punks who keep stealing my Obama signs are out of luck! ha

    October 28, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  8. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Happy to see the stock market going up and the gas prices going down!

    October 28, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  9. Bert

    Hi AC

    Do you think that there are some shrewd investors on Wall Street making some big money on short stocks right now? Isn't this the kind of market that separates the men from the boys?

    Thanks.

    October 28, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  10. William James Washington

    Im nervous about election day. I just hope I will still have a job within the next 18 months depending on who becomes President.

    October 28, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  11. Jane Toms

    Velshi, didnt the rate cut expected tomorrow play a role in todays rise in dow?

    October 28, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  12. MaryBeth

    The campaign is right: Why fix what ain't broke? The Obama campaign has been working since it started...and their message has never changed.

    October 28, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  13. Tracey - Boston

    Kim, first time blogger, you are in for a treat. Make sure you check out the Webcast!!

    October 28, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  14. Jasontor

    Did a time ever exist when the candidates talked about the issues and not each other?

    October 28, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  15. Maureen T

    Hi Anderson! I'm a bit of both, I am excitedly nervous!! One week to go!! Can't wait!!

    October 28, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  16. Martie

    Good evening Anderson, Erica and fellow bloggers. Things are getting pretty exciting – can't wait to see what the total voter turnout will be after it's all over.

    October 28, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  17. Monica - Milford, CT

    I'm so inspired when I hear Obama speak. I've yet to feel that way after hearing anything McCain has said. I can't wait for election day!

    October 28, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  18. Nancy

    It's exciting. I've been an election judge since 1996 and we always complained about 25 to 35 % turnout. and how new third world democracies had more people voting than we did. It's about time more people paid attention.

    October 28, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  19. Candace from Yellowknife NT

    Good Evening Anderson & Erica!

    Can't wait until the election is over!

    October 28, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  20. Sarah, Vegas

    Evening all.

    I voted last week!

    As a first time voter, I'm both excited and nervous about election day. It's the first one that I actually have a voice in. My own opinion. My own choice.

    Glad the stocks are up!

    October 28, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  21. donna

    I am so excited and nervous. I am already feeling like I will need to take off on the 5th. I just love listening to obama speak.

    October 28, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  22. Ingrid from Northern VA

    Hey everyone,
    I am both excited to vote on Tues. but nervous about the Virginia turnout being so big that the polls will be chaotic...
    Also, there is a quote out from Sarah Palin a few months into be Gov. about 'spreading the wealth' in how proud she is that Alaskans receive money dividends from big oil!

    October 28, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  23. Mario From Miami, Florida

    Hey,

    I hope Obama teaches Mccain a lesson by winning this 2008 US election.

    October 28, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  24. Ken in NC

    Good evening Anderson, Erica and all Bloggers. Busy tonight. Obama is making his closing speeches this week.

    October 28, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  25. Jacqueline, NY

    Hi Anderson!

    As I have been telling folks since last week, I am excited and nervous about the election. My stomach actually knots at times just thinking of the possibilities. How about you?

    October 28, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  26. Wanda

    Hi Anderson;

    It's beginning to get fun!!!!! I'm excited for America as a whole. I truly believe if Obama wins the country will heal faster. I wish it was over.

    Go Obama!!!

    October 28, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  27. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    There are too many undecided voters for anyone to get too comfortable.

    October 28, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  28. dorothy

    Hi Anderson, Erica and Bloggers

    I'm excited with a touch of anxious mixed in. I sure wish I knew which polls to believe and which not. Sometimes after listening about all of them I don't know what is real and what is not!

    October 28, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  29. Kim Spencer

    I never blog before. Looking forward to it. And yes, I can't wait until election day! I am really for this to be over!

    October 28, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  30. Jasontor

    I'm excited to stop hearing the filthy campaigning.

    October 28, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  31. pati mc., camp hill, pa

    Evening Anderson,

    Nervous or excited?

    Excited – that it will be over. Finally. Then we can get back to real news – now THAT makes me really excited!

    October 28, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  32. Sandra Robertson

    Good evening, Anderson. I am excited...will probably cast my vote this week to avoid "the over-crowded room."

    By the way, just what is a whack job anyway?

    October 28, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  33. Tracey - Boston

    Good Evening,

    I'm very nervous that the wrong man (McCain) will be president

    Excellent Beat 360° photo!!

    October 28, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  34. Prithi

    Ali, are the markets reacting positively in anticipation of an Obama victory?

    October 28, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  35. Jen In Mex

    Hi everyone!!! Excited, nervous, I can't wait for the election so I can concentrate on work!!!

    October 28, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  36. Saera El Paso, Tx

    hello everyone, happy tuesday
    wow... it's so hard to believe that we'll have a new president soon... i think i'm both nervous and excited

    October 28, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  37. ashley - willis, tx

    I'm freakin excited! I'm going to vote on Thursday!

    October 28, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  38. Michael - Springfield, PA

    Good Evening Anderson, Erica and Fellow Bloggers. Sorry for the previous early submission. Go Phils !!!

    October 28, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  39. Claire

    I'm sick to death of the election!! However, I can't wait until election night.. I love the excitment of it and waiting for each poll to close and counting the numbers! That's the fun part.

    October 28, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  40. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Hello Bloggers! My 401K is happy today.....love the market up swing. Hope it continues.....

    October 28, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  41. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    I'm not excited or nervous about election day. I can't muster up anymore pep for it. Whoever wins will have a giant of a job to perform. I wish him luck.

    October 28, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  42. EJ (USA)

    I am both nervous and excited!

    October 28, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  43. Mary C. Colorado

    Evening Anderson. first time blogger. Love your show. Excited about election day.

    October 28, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
  44. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Anderson, I have already voted. I am both excited and nervous about election day. Unfortunately, I am afraid that the voters are voting their "emotions" and not voting for the issues this time around.

    October 28, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
  45. MaryBeth

    Good evening Anderson...can't wait til next Tuesday!! Got my invite to the Obama rally in my email today.

    October 28, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
  46. Megan Dresslar (Shoreline, Wa)

    Hellooo Anderson, Erica, and best bloggers!!!!
    Yes! I am so exciting for election day! I can't wait, Anderson!!!! 🙂
    7 days to go!

    October 28, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
  47. Stacy

    Both! I am both excited and nervous. I'm hoping I make it through this election without spontaneously combusting.

    October 28, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
  48. missy

    "Blog away. We want to hear from you!"

    We would like to hear from you as well, Anderson. Please join the conversation! Always nice to hear your thoughts. Thanks.

    I am excited about election day and to a new President.

    October 28, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. Im excited for election day, I have a friend who is putting on an election party.

    October 28, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
  50. andersoncnn

    good evening everyone.. the clock is ticking...are you excited or nervous about election day?

    October 28, 2008 at 9:47 pm |
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