September 22nd, 2009
08:28 AM ET
soundoff (60 Responses)
  1. Biased

    Speaking with no political motives here, for an older man he didn't do too badly for his first night. He wasn't as stiff as Hamilton's son, but he will have to work on his smoothness and posture. Hopefully he will make it through to the next round if for nothing more than his appearance will irritate some of his viewers.

    September 22, 2009 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  2. Keith

    who cares even a little?

    September 22, 2009 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  3. Jayden,FL

    He looks like my uncle when he had a little to much to drink! lol

    September 22, 2009 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  4. Renee

    LOL! He doesn't have the dancing chops. That's probably why he is a politician.

    September 22, 2009 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  5. Matt

    His first dance was pretty bad but I think he should have placed higher in the waltz. I thought his waltz was decent despite the too-fast tempo they were playing the song at.

    That said, I think the men in general, aside from Aaron and Mark, are pretty weak overall.

    September 22, 2009 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  6. Tara

    I may have been amused it if it was the Tone Loc version.

    September 22, 2009 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  7. Russ

    What self centered "look at me" "look at me" idiot. He acts like he is God's gift to women. Looks more like God's gift to certain men!! But then he is a Republicant. No offense to that group of certain men.

    September 22, 2009 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  8. Emmanuel

    I was full of expectations waiting to watch Tom Delay but his dance did'nt come up by 9pm when I had to switch off to listen to President Bill Clinton. But from what I have seen,nice try Tom.

    September 22, 2009 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  9. Roger

    Only in America....the has been politians go into entertainment and the entertainers go into politics.

    September 22, 2009 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  10. Clint

    No comment is necessary, as the man has clearly lost his mind. He truly deserves our sympathy.

    September 22, 2009 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  11. Moe, NY

    CNN did you have to do this? I am NOT WATCHING Dancing with the Stars this time around due to the crook being on the show. Please stop subjecting your readers to this disgusting disgraced politican...we have had enough of him to last a life time, and then some!

    September 22, 2009 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  12. Clark W Griswold


    Ok, that was just plain criminal. Criminal!!

    September 22, 2009 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  13. ran

    Maybe if enough of us ask CNN to stop reporting on this they just might stop. But I won't be holding my breath.

    September 22, 2009 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  14. Jessie

    He was worse than Tucker Carlson.

    September 22, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  15. rob

    first one to be voted off–

    September 22, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  16. Carolina

    I admire your guts to get out there but I was on the floor laughing the whole time from the minute the camera first focused on your flabby butt shaking to the end of the routine.

    September 22, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  17. Tom St. Paul

    Wow! I din't know Republicnas could be so cool!! Maybe it's time to reassess my party afilliation. Or not.

    September 22, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  18. Jack in Florida

    Sad....very sad! How embarassing for him.

    September 22, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  19. christine case

    Won't be watching the show ever again. This did it for me. When you put a should be in prison guy on the show, it tells me that the show is utterly tastless. The bug man will be off in a jiffy. Uck, he looks so sleazy.

    September 22, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  20. Dave

    He danced around that floor like it was a subcommittee investigating him for corruption and malfeasance!

    September 22, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  21. Randy Indiana

    Hey Tom stick to what you know best nothing let the real dancers do there thing.

    September 22, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  22. Mark Ramsey MD, Milwaukee WI

    They should have partnered him up with Jack Abramoff. Now those two can DANCE!!!

    September 22, 2009 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  23. Limbaugh is a liberal

    Cute. Does this mean we should forget the fact this politician left his office disgraced after getting caught red-handed with corrupt money? He should be in jail, not on the dance floor!

    September 22, 2009 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  24. Deb (long island)

    He stinks as a politician and as a "dancer". Sorry Cheryl but your partner will be gone soon...very soon.

    September 22, 2009 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  25. Peter E

    Shouldn't he be in prison? Or the GOP only calls for resignations, investigations, and convictions when it's a democrat caught with a corruption scandal?

    September 22, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
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