October 29th, 2008
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 10/29/08

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Applause, please. AC360° is live for two hours tonight.

We'll be posting your comments from 10pm ET to Midnight ET.

We're live for two hours because of the developments in the battle for the White House. There's the united front tonight in Florida of Barack Obama and former president Bill Clinton. For the first time, Mr. Clinton is hitting the trail with Obama. They'll be at a rally in Kissimmee. There's also Obama's 30-minute campaign ad airing on many TV stations tonight. And, his GOP opponent, Sen. McCain, will be a guest on Larry King Live.  We'll be checking the facts on each message tonight and we're keeping them honest.

We want you to weigh in on the political moves.  Scroll down to share your comments.

But, please keep in mind some of our rules:

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soundoff (541 Responses)
  1. Helen

    Hi Anderson, isn't Larry King on again after you? If so, why was the Clinton/Obama rally interupted? CNN should have continued to cover Clinton/Obama.

    October 30, 2008 at 12:00 am |
  2. Clarence Albuquerque

    Good nite all> I remember my mom saying that a nylon stocking could pull a jet plane

    October 30, 2008 at 12:00 am |
  3. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    The Shot at midnight eastern, 9 pacific. Nylon stockings..and time ran out.

    October 30, 2008 at 12:00 am |
  4. Monica - Milford, CT

    Goodnight fellow bloggers!

    October 30, 2008 at 12:00 am |
  5. David, Indiana

    @Tiffany – Tuscaloosa, AL Thanks for the reply. I feel that McCain has decisiveness, extensive and indepth experience in foreign policy, and a solid position on energy to back up his criticism. He's experienced too. He was right about the town hall this summer, for example, campaign was dominated by minutae. Everything got better when he and Obama met in person and went at it face to face in the debates, I feel. Thanks again for the comment, appreciate it., makes me smile a little

    October 29, 2008 at 11:59 pm |
  6. David in CT

    Signed Sealed Delivered! Thank you Bill!

    October 29, 2008 at 11:59 pm |
  7. lynn sherman

    Everything that comes out of mccain's mouth is a dirty lie. he is just trying to win the election at any cost. If Mccain wins the election I will be forced to move to a foreign country to distance myself from Bush economics.

    October 29, 2008 at 11:59 pm |
  8. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Thanks for the 2-hour AC360 treat tonight! Enjoyed Erica's webcasts with Jack Gray.....time to bring on Sammy!

    October 29, 2008 at 11:59 pm |
  9. Dulcie - Denver

    I believe John McCain is an honorable man (cranky, but honorable), but he just doesn't get it. He's complained that Obama wants to give a break to people who don't pay taxes. News flash Sen. McCain – the reason those people don't pay taxes? They live below the poverty level. They are the working poor. How about doing something to lift them up rather than excluding them.

    October 29, 2008 at 11:58 pm |
  10. Candace from Canada

    Anderson, Erica, AC360 crew & guests & Bloggers
    It has been a great evening.

    Such an exciting time and it is great to be a part of the CNN action!

    Good night to all, take care until we chat again.


    October 29, 2008 at 11:58 pm |
  11. Jane Toms

    Polls are just polls, I still think McCain can win this election, if not, I hope Obama can truly accomplish all he has promised. I dont see how, we will just have to wait and see.

    October 29, 2008 at 11:57 pm |
  12. Hilda B., Dallas, TX

    Doesn't Larry King Live come on again after this show? Is it really necessary to give this interview this much time?

    October 29, 2008 at 11:56 pm |
  13. Daleen, Upstate NY

    Please, please tell me how McCain plans to grow the economy????

    October 29, 2008 at 11:54 pm |
  14. Mario - Palm Beach, FL

    You would think with all the degrees and knowledge that the McCain/Palin campaign have they would undestand that we are tired of the complaining and finger pointing. We want to know what's in it for us. Give us the facts not the fiction!

    October 29, 2008 at 11:54 pm |
  15. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Good Wednesday evening. Five more days of campaigning? Hopefully, future elections will be limited to 3 months max...I'm dreaming, but I can hope! Night all.

    October 29, 2008 at 11:53 pm |
  16. Sara

    It's incredible how eager Obama supporters are to overlook his broken promise to accept public funding. A promise is a promise. If you can't keep one, what's to say you'll keep the others. If elected, I wonder how they'll react when Obama starts to break each and every one of his promises.

    October 29, 2008 at 11:53 pm |
  17. Lynn

    why did you show 30 min. of Clinton and Obama rally and only 5 minutes of John McCain after you made such a big deal about not running the Obamamercial because you "don't take sides" and wanted to "deal with the issues"? This is NOT fair coverage. Admit your bias and get it out in the open.

    October 29, 2008 at 11:52 pm |
  18. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    @Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio: "Obama is a great executor?" I thought the same thing you did, but I will give him credit for executing a good campaign strategy.

    October 29, 2008 at 11:51 pm |
  19. David in CT

    McCain sounds like a sore loser on Larry King... 6 days before the vote.

    October 29, 2008 at 11:50 pm |
  20. Martie

    Graduated income tax IS a form of wealth redistribution and every thinking person realizes it. Where does McCain think the greater tax the wealthy now pay goes if not to those who need it more? Is he kidding?

    October 29, 2008 at 11:50 pm |
  21. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Sandra Robinson, Yikes! It isn't the speaker, it is what they say that counts.

    October 29, 2008 at 11:49 pm |
  22. Wanda-Terrell, Tx

    I just love CNN reports...Watching Larry ask Sen McCain about spreading the wealth his answer is yes we spread the wealth one way but Sen Obama's way is different. Give us a break.

    October 29, 2008 at 11:48 pm |
  23. Sharon

    Love how McCain was so upset about the money. His jealousy is showing. His comments about Sarah Palin can make you puke. She draws crowds because people want to see her, not vote for McCain. If he can't see the real Palin for what she is, his first big mistake. Talk of "spreading the wealth", his VP used the same term proudly as Gov. of Alaksa. Come on, McCain give it up!!!

    October 29, 2008 at 11:48 pm |
  24. Adriana RM Marietta,Ga

    ugh, if I hear Maverick one more time.... He is not a Maverick someone who tows the line with everyone else is not a reformer. Palin works the poltics her advantage, she is not about the every day people.

    October 29, 2008 at 11:48 pm |
  25. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Cindy, P. I agree, look at all the times Obama has been less than honest and even deceptive with the voters already.

    October 29, 2008 at 11:48 pm |
  26. Rhonda, NY

    I am impressed by both Obama and Clinton. It"s obvious to me that they value the American people and want to see much needed change take place . I will never lose hope that one day during my lifetime I will see us all truly come together as one nation, a nation of Americans!

    October 29, 2008 at 11:47 pm |
  27. Robin

    When McCain lies he laughs....it's pretty apparent.

    October 29, 2008 at 11:46 pm |
  28. Chuck from Florida

    I've listened to McCain's negative attacks. It has made me decide he does this because he has no real answers to the problems we are facing.

    I've listened to Palin. I have decided she is not ready to be a heartbeat from the Presidency.

    I have listened to Obama. His 30 minute special tonight was inspiring. And this former Republican has decided to vote for Obama.

    October 29, 2008 at 11:44 pm |
  29. Jenica Fox

    Please, please get back to Obama's speech! We can listen to McCain later. What are you thinking??

    October 29, 2008 at 11:44 pm |
  30. Harvey

    Anderson, a penny for your thoughts.

    Poll, poll everywhere a poll poll, here a poll there a poll everywhere a poll poll. Do you actually think the Republicans will ever admit to the fact that Obama is leading on every poll.

    October 29, 2008 at 11:44 pm |
  31. Ed Colon - Freehold NJ

    Was Bill Clinton suggesting that Obama runs to him for answers?

    October 29, 2008 at 11:44 pm |
  32. Martie

    McCain can criticize the "glitzy, feel-good" aspect of the ad and regret that he didn't present a little bit of the "feel-good" concept himself. Had he chosen to stay positive and present his policies, the independents would probably not be withdrawing their support now. And why has McCain never produced this so-called "document" several news networks have reported as non-existent?

    October 29, 2008 at 11:43 pm |
  33. cindy nc

    with all the fear tactics that McCain is spreading, and "accusing" remarks with no facts, how is this country going to come together after this election ? McCain is the one who scares me the most. and can he produce the piece of paper Obama signed ?

    October 29, 2008 at 11:42 pm |
  34. Cindy

    Thanks for giving McCain equal time! Honestly I was about to fall asleep with Obama's speech.


    October 29, 2008 at 11:42 pm |
  35. Maureen T

    Barack Obama fills those Democratic shoes quite nicely thank you very much.

    October 29, 2008 at 11:42 pm |
  36. David, Indiana

    America works from the ground up...Bill Clinton knows how to drive home his points, Obama has better "to do list", Philosopy, policy, decisions, implementation...

    I agree with Barack, Clinton, a very passionate chief executive. You have to be to be President.

    October 29, 2008 at 11:40 pm |
  37. David in CT

    Obama may have Bill Clinton, but John McCain still has Joe The Plumber.... oh dear. What does this say about their campaigns?

    October 29, 2008 at 11:39 pm |
  38. sharon

    Great speech by President Clinton. He provided insights into the "Change" Senator Obama's proposes for the nation.

    October 29, 2008 at 11:39 pm |
  39. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Sounds like Obama is just doing his stump speech now...

    October 29, 2008 at 11:39 pm |
  40. Vince Martinez

    Please tell us how many people are at the Florida rally.

    October 29, 2008 at 11:39 pm |
  41. Frank Yusuf

    Well, despite being on his former opponent's side, Clinton is pulling out all the stops and giving a superb endorsement and introduction to Obama. It's great to see two great orators on the stage at the same time. It took a while, but the wait was worth it and the timing (& place) couldn't be more perfect.

    October 29, 2008 at 11:38 pm |
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