Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Iowa Caucus 2012

There wasn't an AC360 on Tuesday evening because of the wall to wall coverage of the Iowa Caucuses. Anderson Cooper co-anchored with Wolf Blitzer from CNN's new election center in Atlanta. Additional reporting, during the 8 PM hour and beyond, were provided by John King, Candy Crowley, Dana Bash, Erin Burnett, Soledad O'Brien, Shannon Travis, Ali Velshi, Joe Johns Mark Preston, David Gergen and Gloria Borger.

Pundits for the hour included James Carville, Roland Martin, Ari Fleischer, Dana Loesch, Erick Erickson and Alex Castellanos.

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Anonymous said...

This may be signs of things to come, but John King seemed to have more face time than Anderson Cooper during the 8PM hour.
Yes, Cooper had a panel discussion, but it was John King who had to explain the politics of his now famous "magic wall" to Cooper, both presumably in Atlanta
King is a whiz at polticial behavior in multiple districts on his magic wall. He astounded us during the last election cycle and it looks like management hasn't forgotten King's abilities to dicipher politics in the Iowa tabulations.

Anonymous said...

So what did we learn from the Iowa
That the people in Iowa are split on who they prefer and they really haven't made up their minds, which is great for Obama.
None of them are convincing enough to be a candidate.
None of them.
Then again, if anyone polled the Democrats, you would probably get the same result.
Most of the country isn't sold on Obama either.
He will probably win 4 more years by default.

Anonymous said...

It's 3am ET and Anderson and company are still live on the air. The last two hours have been crazy and a lot of fun. Anderson's snarky sense of humor came out, the results came in and the other's all joined in the fun, while delivering the results. They are calling it CNN After Dark.

Anderson, Wolf, Erin, John, Ali & Roland, all deserve huge Kudos for still being live at 3AM -- and making political coverage fun!


aries moon said...

I never expected that I would actually enjoy sitting through coverage of a conservative caucus, but the lively/informative reporting by the CNN team made all worth it-- they all seemed to get pretty loopy and as the hours dragged on and on and no clear winner was apparent. CNN After Dark/Carolyn and Edith/AC mocking CNN's latest technological gizmos--great stuff.