August 27th, 2008
01:30 PM ET
10 years ago

Live at the CNN Grill: Spike talks politics


Watch Spike Lee talk politics at the CNN Grill.

Spike Lee has never been shy about expressing his views on politics, and Live's Melissa Long talks to the film director about the Democratic National Convention and Barack Obama's candidacy.

soundoff (72 Responses)
  1. Why?

    Why is it alright for the x canidate to call for sister hood and women rights, but no one can mention the A.A. word, after all these years voting democrat ; by some of the comments on these blogs, etc., I realize the Democratic Party have been using us just to get our democratic votes, just to get the candidate in;
    I realize it is not all repulicans that wear the sheets but yes some Democrats as well. If you are going to vote for Mccain, by all means vote for him, or write Hillary's name in, but please stop with the Obama has no resume, empty suit, Yak Yak Yak, I don't think either one of them has the experience to be President; but who does, except those who have already been President. God bless America – geesh.

    August 27, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  2. John

    More people voted for Obama, plain and simple.

    Obama has more elected experience than Hillary, plain and simple.

    Hillary does Not have 35 years of experience, that's been proven.

    Hillary lost, get over yourselves.

    August 27, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  3. Carlos
    Please email your analysis too the Obama campaign., they might learn something from it. Finally someone on this forum makes sense. Thanks man

    August 27, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |

    If you are a "democrat" voting for McCain, do it, be proud of yourself but please... shut up. No one here cares.

    August 27, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  5. Divided We Fail

    I am a healthcare voter. I dream of quality healthcare for all Americans. I will vote for McCain. Good jod Pelosi, Dean and Reid. Your leadership is exactly what America does NOT need.

    August 27, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  6. chris

    It looks like the Obama scare tactic of the "Four More Years of Bush" is a bigger part of his campaign than the issues.

    August 27, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  7. good2know

    The republicans didn't want McCain 8 years ago, 4 years ago, and We don't want him NOW!

    August 27, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  8. Larry

    I agree 1000%

    I am a great CNN fan, yet dissapointed in CNN convention coverage. Wolf kept talking when important speeches were being made. Thank God for PBS.

    August 27, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  9. Former BO & Dem Supporter

    Who gives a rat's behind what this man thinks?

    August 27, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  10. Michael in Houston

    Aww CNN moderator, you are doing me bad, what was wrong with my comment???

    August 27, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  11. Humberto

    I dont do Spike, I prefer Clint Eastwood...

    Democrat for McCain

    August 27, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  12. baby mama

    and I would listen to anything Spike Lee says because??????

    August 27, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  13. AJ in Fla

    Yet another imbecil.!!!! Go to way Democrats

    August 27, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  14. Val, Atlanta, Ga

    Fox is not intelligent enough to interview someone with a college degree they are so bias and stupid but if you hire people like Sean Hannity with no college education then thats what you get no wonder he likes McCain he too only have a high school education because he did not do well in the Navy.

    August 27, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  15. Tony

    Just what we need....another celeb's viewpoint! SPOOKY!

    August 27, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  16. Tony

    Spike! ...and this is news HOW????????????????????

    August 27, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  17. Patriot

    That's right Vote McCain for Woman's Rights and:
    Continue getting unequal pay for doing the same job as men!
    Save the Child Girl or Boy so he can send them to war when they are an 18 year old Girl or Boy to die in misguided Wars that don't protect our future only make it more Chaotic and dangerous! Yeah, Vote for McCain Women if you loved the 50's and 60's and want no future for your Children, or health care or real understanding for single Moms/Dads..GOOOO McCain!!!!!

    August 27, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  18. M.D. McNIff

    Who care what Spike Lee thinks about politics? He makes movies (i.e. make-believe) for a living.

    August 27, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  19. Elizabeth Dejesus

    HELLO????? McCain voters do you listen to this man when he talks? Now, do you understand anything that comes out of his mouth? If Barack Obama was white, he would of won already....but do to ignorant people ,he is questionable?!!! I would rather take a chance with Barack, than take a chance with this idiot. Stop looking at the color and start looking at what direction our life is going. I for one, do not want 4 more yrs added to the last 8. I refuse to leave our soldiers out there fighting and dying.....all because peoples pride. My husband lost friends, killed in front of him by explosive that what we want for our people? We live in 1 United States and if McCain don't care about ending this war, why does anyone continue supporting him? I am a Proud Army Wife. Hooah!!!

    August 27, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  20. tony

    its all slanted to make people believe what they want you to believe. like take the artic ice's thicker this year then last year, but do they report it that way ? no since last year was the thinnest on record (they've only been watching it for 30 years which in globel time is nothing) and they don't want us to think the problem is getting better they say "ice sheet 2nd thinnest ever!"factual ly accurate but deliberately deceptive. the point being that it's the way all sides deal with everything , spin, slant, deceive!

    August 27, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  21. Texas Straight Talker

    So glad to see that voters are realizing that the MEDIA is creating all of this disruption in the democratic party. Watch next week when the Republicans have their convention. I guarantee you the stories and coverage will be just the opposite of the madness we are hearing and reading here!

    August 27, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  22. Interesting...

    It's been nice to see Spike at the Convention. Question, where's he been for previous Conventions? All of a sudden we have a viable black candidate and poof, he appears. Certainly not an issue of color, is it? I would really hope not. Spike, go away. There's a hurricane headed to the Gulf. Wanna film it before making landfall this time?

    August 27, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
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