August 26th, 2008
09:25 PM ET
6 years ago

Gergen: Charles Barkley sinks a three-pointer

Barkley spoke with CNN Tuesday.
Barkley spoke with CNN Tuesday.

That conversation on CNN with the basketball star Charles Barkley was one of the single best testimonials to Barack Obama that I have seen here at the convention. He showed that one can be low key and be even more effective sometimes than if you are bombastic. I Would welcome your views.

In the meantime, it has been revealing (again) to read the many comments that voters are registering on the CNN Web site. Some of them have been pretty sharp. Please know that we try to read them hear - even
when they hurt!

soundoff (82 Responses)
  1. Robert

    Is that the same Charles that threw a elbow at a frail basketball player from Africa during the Olympics?

    August 26, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  2. jason in ND

    David Gergen I think you are the best but…... I see from various politicalticker comments I’m not the only one VERY disappointed of CNN coverage of the Convention, it’s almost as bad as Fixed News. Less talking Please! Never mind I’ll just tune in NPR and listen instead.

    August 26, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  3. Joe R., NC

    My favorite moment was when he said he was considering running for governor because he figured he couldn't mess up Alabama any more than it already is...

    Now there's some inspiring honesty.

    August 26, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  4. L Diablo

    Anyone ever read Noam Chomsky's, Manufacturing Consent?

    Check it out. The job of the media is to turn us into sheeple who think the Dems and GOP are our only choices.

    Nader '08

    August 26, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  5. chris

    Well put by Charles, he's always been one of the most outspoken athletes of our era

    And by the way, Barkley is a republican

    August 26, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  6. Mark

    Someone should inform Charles that when the Democrats talk about Universal Healthcare, that doesn't mean that your body needs to be as big as the universe to apply.

    August 26, 2008 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  7. American

    great basketball player, funny guy, just like the 3point analogy – he's wrong on his choice of top guy to lead this nation – there's no substance there – we should vote Barack in just because he's black? and what else is there?

    August 26, 2008 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
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