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October 18th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

Campaign Ads – Keeping them Honest: Join the Live Chat

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Think you've seen it all this campaign season? Well, stay tuned, because you ain't seen nothing yet.
We'll show you a democratic attack ad that's even making some Democrats queasy. Plus, much more.

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Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

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1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
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3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
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5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)


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soundoff (149 Responses)
  1. Lori

    That is a good way to say it..."The program needs to be fixed."

    October 18, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  2. Kenya

    Are these corrupt congresspeople untouchable by law? All I seem to be hearing are just apologies and that's about it.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  3. Lori

    Emily, you jest.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  4. mary in toronto

    Why are republicans so shocked Rand Pauls religious beliefs are attacked? They twist Obamas religion all the time and now this silliness comes back on them. Thats called democracy. (or karma)

    October 18, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  5. Chi

    Evening AC and 360ers 🙂

    October 18, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  6. Lori

    This story seems to be growing/expanding.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  7. Emily

    Now, here's a shocker! There's more to this scandal with Congresswoman Johnson; big surprise.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  8. Karin

    @ Emily

    The majoriy of voters are fed up with negative ads and still as time passes, it appears we are going from bad to worse. I am not sure how that can be changed since no one seems to listen. "Being nice" doesn't seem to have the desired results to be elected.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  9. David, Indiana

    Good evening Anderson, Isabel, Emily, Megan, Sree, Nicole everyone.

    Kudos on the comedic timing of the look into the race btwn Conway and Rand Paul. Having said that I agree that it is a valiant effort on Paul Begala's part to try to take the attack on Rand Paul's religious beliefs seriously.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  10. Karen, MN

    Hello Anderson and Bloggers,

    Happy Monday!

    October 18, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  11. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Mark,
    Good point!

    October 18, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  12. Sharon Hastings

    Where are the bright young people who are mature and knowledgeable? Not running for office I guess. Pretty sad about some of the choices voters have. I wouldn't be surprised to see a lot of people just staying home and not voting at all which is tragic!!

    October 18, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  13. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    The candidates are running on the campaign of "no nonsense campaign" which they are hoping that the voters will not come out to vote but only for nonsense.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  14. Rebecca Reckard

    I think it is a shame to drag up the dust from the ancient past but both sides are doing it. It certainly accomplishes nothing, but like a jury hearing something that is stricken from the record it can have an impact on some voters, so thus is used as a tactic to gain votes.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  15. Allison Hebert

    Hi Anderson,
    I was at the debate last night as a student at UofL interested in learning where each candidate stood on the issues. Instead I got a "he said, she said" catfight that made me disappointed in both candidates. At this point I feel that both candidates have lost sight of what is important to Kentuckians and although I will vote because it's my duty, I don't know if I can choose either candidate without serious doubts to how they will behave in Washington.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  16. vic , nashville tn

    @ Mark i agree

    October 18, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  17. Sue R. Canton MI.

    When I listen to some of the people who are running for seats in our government it just disgusts me sometimes. I just want to hear someone who can talk about the serious issues that are going on in our country and promise that they will work hard to find some solutions.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  18. Kelly, PA

    I think they should make the phrase "I will change things in washington" illegal in campaign ads, because it's all bunk.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  19. Libby

    Good point Mark..

    October 18, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  20. Mark

    I think its so funny the double standards and the amnesia that happens in this country, let alone the un-realistic view of the obvious. PRESIDENT Obama, had to fight during his campain for what someone else said at his church. I mean come on, why should Rand Paul not have to explain something he did, that doesn't seem quite comfortable even to me as a man, even if it was years ago. What does it say about him the, or is he the same man now?

    October 18, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  21. Libby

    23% sales tax??? :-O

    October 18, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  22. vic , nashville tn

    Good evening every one

    October 18, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  23. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Emily
    @Megan
    I'm disappointed with the ad's that are running..
    I think that they should be focusing on the topics instead of this sideshow.

    Emily,
    That's reason is not good idea to attack each other on ads, I also I agree with you, I am also really disappointed that ads aren't acceptable their behavior....... Good point.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  24. Emily

    @Karin,
    I think that the voters MUST demand that they act like adults! If not, there is no incentive for the candidates to change what they are doing.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  25. Lisa in Louisville

    @Gloria
    Yes, Rand Paul wants to eliminate income tax and institute an across-the-board 23% sales tax.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  26. Sharon Hastings

    I think the point is that voters want to hear what the candidates are going to do to improve their problems, not this ridiculous stuff.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  27. Lori

    I wanted to say that these stories are weird.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  28. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Gloria, Brooklyn, NY
    Does he wants to end taxes?

    Gloria,
    Yes, he wants to end taxes as well.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  29. Karin

    Good evening everyone. When will candidates running for office act like adults instead of children and stay on topic.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  30. Sue R. Canton MI.

    The mudslinging in the campaign ads have become just downright ugly.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  31. Emily

    @Megan
    I'm disappointed with the ad's that are running..
    I think that they should be focusing on the topics instead of this sideshow.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  32. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I don't believe my eyes that Rand Paul refused shake hands Jack Conway, Paul was walking off the stage!! This is so silly ads!

    October 18, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  33. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Does he wants to end taxes?

    October 18, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  34. Lori

    These stories are wierd.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  35. Michael Armstrong Sr. Tx.

    It's just real nice that the American people either have bad or worst to vote for why cant we have honest politicians to vote for are there not any .

    October 18, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  36. Cessy - Chicago

    Hello! and good evening wonderful AC360 staff and fans!

    Hi! Anderson:)

    October 18, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  37. Lori

    Hi Anderson. Hi Everyone!

    October 18, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  38. Emily

    What about focusing on the Topics! (instead of this 'foolishness')

    October 18, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  39. Libby

    Happy Monday everyone ~ :O)

    October 18, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  40. Janis

    I'm sure glad I don't have to vote in some of these other state elections. Getting a little out of hand here.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  41. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I am surprised that I am shocked new ad for Rand Paul!!!!! I also agree with Jack Conway!

    October 18, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  42. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening everyone. Hope you all had a good weekend. These ads in the last few weeks before the elections are getting ridiculous and laughable.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  43. Emily

    How successful are these nasty political ad's?
    Does any know? They seem to be getting worse, each year.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  44. Janis

    Good evening, 360ers.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  45. Emily

    The update on the "Pirate Lake" murder sounds interesting.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  46. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Isha, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, (Danie), Lori, (Adelaide), Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, others and my friend Facebook Bloggers!!!!

    Thanks for coming in for join us tonight! 😀
    Hope you have great weekend! 🙂
    Happy Monday night!!!

    October 18, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  47. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! It's great to see you on. I hope you had a good weekend.
    I'm glad early voting begins this week. The Senate race in Kentucky sounds kind of ridiculous.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  48. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Good evening everyone.
    Looking forward to the show tonight.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Emily

    Good evening Anderson, Isha, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, David, Megan, Nicole, Nancy, Gloria, Janis, Libby, Starr & Bloggers!

    October 18, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    October 18, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
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