January 10th, 2008
09:30 PM ET
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CNN=Politics Daily

CNN=Politics Daily is The Best Political Podcast from the Best Political Team.

CNN=Politics Daily is The Best Political Podcast from the Best Political Team.

Washington (CNN) - In the latest episode of CNN=Politics Daily, CNN's daily video political podcast, the dynamics of the 2008 presidential race take center stage.

Suzanne Malveaux reports on Sen. John Kerry's endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama.

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson announced Thursday that he was ending his presidential bid after disappointing results in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primaries. Wolf Blitzer speaks with Richardson about his decision to bow out. Dan Lothian also takes a look at the trend of more experienced candidates not faring well as well as their less experienced rivals so far in the 2008 presidential race.

Allan Chernoff reports on the mortgage crisis and how it may impact the White House race.

Will New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg join the presidential race? Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider takes a look at how Bloomberg's entry might impact the 2008 race and potentially hurt the Democratic Party's chances of retaking 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Finally, Wolf Blitzer tells you which headlines on CNN's Political Ticker are drawing the most comments from readers.

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–CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart

soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. Sam

    When are you people going to give the other candidates EQUAL coverage?
    It seems as if you are trying to crown Obama or Hillary after only 1 caucus and 1 primary. It is not fair and it is definitely not balanced.
    If you would take the time to listen to your public you would realize that there are a very good number of us out here that do not want to hear another word about either of them. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton stole the call for change from John Edwards and now you are saying they will steal all of his sticking points in South Carolina.
    Shame on them . . . but double shame on you for falling in lock step with them.

    January 10, 2008 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  2. Wilhemina

    Edwards Statement On Senator Kerry's Endorsement Of Senator Obama
    Jan 10, 2008 11:29 AM

    Chapel Hill, North Carolina – John Edwards released the following statement today about Senator John Kerry's endorsement of Senator Barack Obama.

    "Our country and our Party are stronger because of John's service, and I respect his decision. When we were running against each other and on the same ticket, John and I agreed on many issues. I continue to believe that this election is about the future, not the past, and that the country needs a President who will fight aggressively to end the status quo and change the Washington system and to give voice to all of those whose voices are ignored in the corridors of power."

    January 10, 2008 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  3. S.K.M. Boston Mass

    My greatest fear of Hillary being the nominee is not Michael Bloomberg. He'd take the anti-Hillary vote, and that'd hurt Republicans. However, McCain is rising. McCain would own Hillary. Independents would go to him immediately, and he doesn't have the vulnerabilities of the other GOP candidates. I haven't seen any polls of theoretical match-ups of McCain vs. Hillary with Hillary winning. McCain would beat her in the argument of experience EASILY. Hillary may have convinced a lot that she has 35 years of experience, but it really only comes down to her 7 years in the Senate. Barack, by contrast, has 11 years in government. Hillary also was on the board of directors of Wal-Mart, which McCain will certainly use to his advantage on the economic front when discussing China.

    January 10, 2008 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  4. Darielle Mackins

    I think we should stop bashing Barak Obama. He will make a great president for the united states. He running a clean campaign. He has fresh ideas.
    I am behinde him 100%. I love that Carry is getting behinde him. A house divde will not stand.
    We already had clinton in the white house twice. I think we need someone with fresh ideas. I have nothing aginst he clintons. but i think we just need to get behinde
    Barak Obama if we want change.
    Darielle omaha Ne

    January 10, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  5. sue

    Kucinich asks for recount in N.H. Democratic primary:



    Kucinich thinks there was an error in the counting of the NH primary votes on the democratic side (specifically relating to the Clinton/Obama match-up) and he's asking for a recount!


    January 10, 2008 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  6. Wade Enns

    John Kerry supporting Obama – just goes to show people who know Hillary best like her the least.

    Mitt Romney is the only one on the world stage that could bring the world together in the Olympics.

    January 11, 2008 12:51 am at 12:51 am |
  7. keiwan

    obama is the best.

    January 11, 2008 01:09 am at 1:09 am |
  8. keiwan

    barak obama is the best .

    January 11, 2008 01:09 am at 1:09 am |
  9. Richard


    January 11, 2008 01:13 am at 1:13 am |
  10. Steven Bengtson Sr.

    Bummer about Bill Richardson, he has a lot to offer! I hope he stays involved with national politics, I value his experience. We would all benefit if he becomes involved in the Clinton Administration.

    January 11, 2008 01:25 am at 1:25 am |
  11. Another Steve

    Isn't one New York City mayor enough ?. Oh hell, why not. You got lots of cash to burn and ego to build. Not sure of your reception though. We voters are having a lot more to say this time around and hopefully maybe some revenge on all the rats leaving the sinking Washington ship of scandaled politicians and inbred lobbyists.

    January 11, 2008 06:13 am at 6:13 am |
  12. randy.

    This time around we gonna see if clinton will cry her way to victory this time.I am predicting that obama will win in South carolina and in vegas. And then well gonna see what clinton will do.

    January 11, 2008 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  13. randy.

    Obama in gods grace you will win this election primaries and to be the first black president in 400 years old american history. In god we trust.OBAMA 08!

    January 11, 2008 08:04 am at 8:04 am |
  14. randy.

    Obama a very body around the world is praying for you to save this country don't let your enemies tie you down.walk to walk talk to talk we will see you in white house in 09.

    January 11, 2008 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  15. randy.

    Obama 08!

    January 11, 2008 08:08 am at 8:08 am |
  16. randy.

    The fears urgency of now that is doctor kings quote.and as obama said it is the reason we need change and I am behind him

    January 11, 2008 08:11 am at 8:11 am |
  17. Attacks by the Establishment

    Jonathan T January 11, 2008 10:18 am ET

    I watched the debate on Fox News last night. Confronted with nonsense about his a fringe base of his supporters, Congressman Paul was able to deflect the attack and discuss his true conservative principles. When asked if he has credibility with the voters, when Fox had the audacity to say that he had none, the congressman pointed to his record. It is a record of never voting for a tax increase and being one of the few elected officials that believes in following the Constitution. A record of voting against the economic drain that is the war in Iraq. This man pointed to use of the Federal Reserve rate cuts as a factor in the creation of a recession even when conventional wisdom and financial insiders faun over each rate cut decision that only creates future recessive conditions. This man points to our involvement throughout the world as being regressive and harming both the future of our security and our economy. Every other candidate seemed ready to pounce on Iran. Dr. Paul is the only man with reason regarding how to deal with Iran, Israel and the Middle East. He wants to establish trade and not dictatorships. He does not wish to fund the nation of Pakistan that has seen violations of civil liberties. He does not wish to fund the nations and factions of the region that will ultimately become our enemies. Did anyone else notice Senator McCain’s ridiculous comment of trading with Al Qaeda? Do we truly believe that the people of a region aside from a small percentage are terrorists? The senator has no credibility with utterances of that nature. The congressman is the only one on either stage to speak out against the robbing of our social security fund. The congressman is the only candidate speaking of the repeal of our liberties, not granted to us by the government but granted to us by life. I will continue to support Dr. Paul in his campaign for president, even with the media coverage and its attempt to marginalize his message. His message must really be resonating to treat him so callously.

    January 11, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  18. Opie

    Want a few answers SAM??Zeit Geist.com the Movie.

    January 11, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  19. pam Eugene OR

    Bloomberg is the one who wants to give all the illegal aliens drivers licenses. His reasons are fake. He just want them to be able to vote. It would be a terrible idea for our country to do this. Let them stay in the shadows till they decide to come here legally and within our rules and current systems. I say a bib fat NO to him. He would assure a Republican victory by dividing the Democrats more than they already are. He has no chance of winning but he sure could make a mess of things. Stay out of this Mr Bloomberg. It is too late for you and we don't want you.
    Obama/Edwards 08 and Please Mr. Richardson, trow your support to Obama.
    ABC 08

    January 11, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  20. Robert

    John Edwards is the best democratic candidate of the three, but because he is not black or a woman, the 24 hour entertainment news networks shut him and all the others Out from the very beginning, They have been trying to make this a two person race from the very start, they can get more hype and higher ratings from Hillary and Barack.
    In the last debate ENN placed Edwards off to the side so they could get a close up of Hillary and Barack together mud slinging. So watch out people next time they may give us Britney Spears or Paris Hilton as best candidate for president, better hype.

    January 25, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  21. Lucky

    The Kennedy's support for Senator Obama only spells out that the so-called, not so honest Kennedy clan only wants someone they can walk all over in the Whitehouse. Knowing fully well that dealing with a mature and well experienced polician such as Hillary Clinton will be more challenging. Americans need to wake up and do the right thing. There is too much at stake here folks!

    January 29, 2008 06:00 am at 6:00 am |
  22. RON L.

    Ques for Sen Clinton – During the Clinton Administration in the 90's , Immigration Quotas were lifted/removed. WHY?? The purpose of these quotas
    was to limit not impede various ethnic groups from immigrating to this country.
    These quotas were put in place to prevent any one ethnic group from becoming
    dominant in our society. Why are the Dems pandering to the Latino community
    which is the ethnic group that has benefited the most from legal and/or illegal
    immigration. The Republicans are culpable too. Seems as if the politicians
    are only thinking of themselves for today – what about tomorrow? What happens when these same groups you're pandering to today vote-you-out
    tomorrow. Does the western third of our country then become an Annex of
    Mexico. What's become of our sovereignty or does anybody really care anymore?
    Another good example – politicians offering economic stipends to include
    "illegal" residents – have you all lost your fiscal irresponsible minds. The rest of
    the world has their hands out too, while laughing behind our backs, all the while
    can't wait to get here and get -on this "gravey-train" . It's all so sad – what's
    happening to our Great Republic.

    January 30, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |