Tag Archives: James Carville

Debate In The Desert

Friday, 11.16.07

Last night’s debate in Las Vegas is now history. Can you believe there have been over 20 debates so far? And the election is still a year away! It wouldn’t be surprising if the candidates might be calling in sick to future events, citing “debate-itis”.

All kidding aside, no matter who you are supporting, you’ve got to admire them all – their stamina at this point is quite remarkable.

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After the debate, John was the first reporter Anderson was going to tap into for analysis, but there was a technical glitch so he couldn’t hear Anderson, even though we could hear him. Instead, Anderson cut to his next round table of David Gergen, JC Watts and James Carville. It wasn’t until later in the program that the audio problem was resolved and John came back on, reporting from the Spin Room.

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Ok, so what you’re looking at isn’t John in the spin room, but unfortunately I don’t have any screen or video caps available at the moment. Instead, the above is a video cap taken from Wednesday night’s pre-debate commentary.

Here’s what John had to say lat night from the spin room:

“Well, Anderson, we’re here in the spin room now, and I think you can actually speak to me now. We’re done with our technical issues, I would hope. And as you would expect here in the spin room all of the campaigns coming in here and saying they think their campaign was the one who performed the best.

But the Hillary Clinton people rushed into the room after the debate, and the first thing they said was, quote, “She’s back.” They thought that she energetically opened the debate. They thought that she elbowed, if you will, Barack Obama and John Edwards when there were issues there.

And their big spin here in the spin room is that Barack Obama couldn’t answer in this debate the question that Hillary Clinton couldn’t answer in the last debate; his position on driver’s license for illegal immigrants.

So a great deal of energy here in the spin room after the campaign. Some of the aides to other candidates acknowledging Hillary Clinton was much more spirited in this debate than she was in the past. I heard you talking earlier.

I think it was James Carville who said that Barack Obama would like to get the debates over and get on to Iowa. I think that’s pretty much the sense of all the campaigns. They believe it’s time to get out on the streets, looking for votes, and get off the stage. “

Ok, I stand corrected, I do have a video cap of John in the spin room to share, which I just found. The following is courtesy of All Things Anderson.

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Speaking of ATA, have you submitted your question to Phebe yet, for her upcoming Q&A with John? She’s taking submissions until next week Wednesday. Lastly for today, I don’t think I have ever mentioned here in the blog that I really like Jeanne Moos! I thought I’d share a cute piece she put together recently. At the CNN political ticker, you can find the following report:

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Happy Friday everyone! TGIF! Whoo-hoo!

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This Past Week And Upcoming Debates

Saturday, 11.04.07

John started out this week by subbing for Anderson Cooper on Monday evening. He rounded out the week by making a few appearances on The Situation Room and AC 360, giving analysises (is that even a word??) of the 2008 election campaign goings-on. In other words, a pretty routine week for Mr. King.

It’s been a slow week here at the blog, but I do have some video caps to share, sent in by Mebz. They are stills from John’s round table discussion with James Carville and Gloria Borger, which aired on AC360 Wednesday evening.

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Things will be picking up this month, though, with two larger debates scheduled. On the 15th CNN will host a democratic debate in Las Vegas, sponsored by CNN and these folks:

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And on the 25th of course, is the Republican version of the You-Tube debate to be held in Florida.

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I am really looking forward to the latter… who knows, you just might see Millie on live TV!! LOL!

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