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October 23, 2008

MICHAEL MOORE TONIGHT ON LARRY KING LIVE! (Discussion here!)

Posted: 02:46 PM ET

COMING UP TONIGHT ON LARRY KING LIVE, IT'S THE ALWAYS OUTSPOKEN MICHAEL MOORE. WE'LL GET HIS THOUGHTS ON THE REMAINING DAYS UNTIL THE ELECTION. WHAT'S HIS TAKE ON SARAH PALIN'S $150,000 WARDROBE? PLUS, DOES HE THINK OBAMA'S CAMP IS A LITTLE OVER CONFIDENT? HOT SPORTS OPINIONS SURE TO BE ENTERTAINING WITH MICHAEL AND ME!

WE'LL ALSO EVEN THINGS OUT WITH CONSERVATIVE TALK SHOW HOSTS JOE "PAGS" PAGLIARULO AND MICHAEL MEDVED. MEDVED WILL HIT THE TRAIL WITH JOHN MCCAIN NEXT WEEK, SO YOU'LL NEED TO TUNE IN TO HEAR WHAT STRATEGY MCCAIN WILL TAKE IN THE FINAL HOURS BEFORE THE ELECTION.

ALL OF THESE GUESTS ARE OPEN TO YOUR QUESTIONS...IN FACT THEY WELCOME THEM. LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK SO WE CAN USE IT DURING THE SHOW!
PS: MICHAEL MEDVED WILL ALSO BE BLOGGING WITH US TONIGHT. SO IT'S AN ACTION PACKED NIGHT ON LARRY KING LIVE & HERE AT THE LKL BLOG!

SEE YOU AT 9

~ LARRY

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Booker T. Williams   October 23rd, 2008 3:02 pm ET

Larry I watch your show every day. I feel your are fair and balanced. I have one request of you. The republican's always want to question Obama's character. Why doen't some one ask them about how John McCain left Carol McCain after she was injured in a car accident. She didn't leave him while he was a prisoner of war. Why don't you ask your guest Bay about McCain's Character? Lastly, McCain always said he has been tested but never says how. Being a prisoner of war does not qualify for making tough executive decisions. He always says what he will do but never how he would do it. Sara Palin is an hoenable attractive woman, but she does not have the intellect of Michelle or Barrack Obama. These two individuals are Harvard Law graduates, tops in their classes. Sara Palin governs a state that is equivilant to liittle mary elementary (Alaska) versus the devil himself in large crime infested, poverty stricken, homeless, unemployed metropolis in the bigger wider nation. Let keep it real Larry. It is sad but race is the major issue in this race to the White House, and not from African Americans.


John   October 23rd, 2008 3:11 pm ET

I have been interested in the tax positions of both candidates and the proposal by McCain to tax insurance benefits has the potential to be devastating to me and all other Americans with employer provided benefit packages.
I could devastate health-care providers and bankrupt a lot of families.
What would it cost older and retired people and those with families?
Who would set the value of the benefit?
Where would we get insurance we could afford?


Candace   October 23rd, 2008 3:19 pm ET

VOTE MCCAIN

"I have a dream ... to one day live in a nation where (men) will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

Martin Luther King


Sherry, MO   October 23rd, 2008 3:30 pm ET

Dear Mr. Moore ...........Thank for being there to take our questions and comments. Thank you Larry for inviting Michael to join you this evening as well as your other distinguished guests.

I'd like to comment on the election in general. Actually, I'm extremely disappointed on how the Republicans have run their campaign, not that I'm a Republican haha. The badmouthing, digging for dirt and the 'maverick' attitude just doesn't set well with many Americans as I'm quite sure our allies are shaking their heads in astonishment as well. As an American, I'm saddened by how low two people can go to try and win this election. So, I'm wondering if that cockiness would carry them far in the most crucial of times for our Nation. How many times would they change their minds during the course of action? Do you feel John McCain is capable of taking advice from his cabinet, if he should win? Or, do you feel he would consider himself 'maverick' enough to have all the right answers?

As far as Sarah Palin and her shopping spree goes hahahaha.......to me, she's not even worth the amount of money it would cost us to send her back to Alaska.....enough said about that prom queen wanna be hahahahaa.........she's a joke as far as I'm concerned.


sid   October 23rd, 2008 3:39 pm ET

i do not think that mc cain want to be president ,thats why he chose
palin because he knows it will be verry hard to fix all this mess
and thats way he chose palin


Arcadio De Jesus   October 23rd, 2008 3:42 pm ET

Hi Larry, why is nobody at CNN news talking about this storie, I think someone should coment on it will yo do it?.


Keith Whitaker   October 23rd, 2008 3:45 pm ET

I think it is very significant that the Republican party is splitting with several yes intellectual well educated Republican writers, commentators, politicians, and statesman, voting for Obama. My question is: "when did being able to complete a coherent argument and good language skills become a negative." Many commentators in the Republican corner use many terms like " elitist, and intellectuals" to discount their Republican cohorts coming-out for Senator Obama.


Alfred Eberhard   October 23rd, 2008 3:51 pm ET

Dear Larry could please tell me why .Sara Pialin is cosistatly degraded by CNN it won't be long before she will be wearing the wrong color pantiesto suit the media sure would be nice if foud fault wiht someonein the Democratic runnig just for a cange I have watched your program every night but your biasno bull is not true against the Republicans Al Fort Myers Florida


Kevin Nixon   October 23rd, 2008 3:58 pm ET

A Question for Michael Moore:
Last month it was disclosed that Sarah Palin may have breached Federal Data Privacy laws by conducting state business via a Yahoo email and cc'ed Todd who is not an official state employee. Do you think this can be considered "a dereliction of the Governor's duties"?
Wonder How Palin Looks in Stripes? Does she prefer her strips vertical or horizontal?

The Huffingtonpost.com disclosed that Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin had more than one external email account through which she conducted official state business AND shared confidential state information with her husband Todd by CC'ing him on many of the emails which were exchanged.
Federal Data Privacy Laws require strict protection of non-public private data. Once the Governor began transmitting information via her personal web-based email account, there was no way to guarantee the safety and integrity of those date floating in cyber-space.
Not only should the hacker be investigated, so too can (and should!) the Governor for failing to adequately insure the protection of private information entrusted to her, which may be considered "a dereliction of the Governor's duties".
1,100 e-mails held back from an earlier public records request, citing "executive privilege" are now being ordered preserved. The Washington Post noted that about 40 of the emails may have been copied to Todd Palin, who is not an official state employee, and therefore would have not been allowed privileged access!
Judge Stowers called the effort to recover and preserve Palin e-mails relating to state business "important" and noted that Alaska's public record law was last updated before the rise of the Internet. However, Judge Stowers should must also review Federal Data Privacy Laws.
Before returning to Alaska, Governor Palin should think about yet another new wardrobe.


Keith Whitaker   October 23rd, 2008 3:59 pm ET

As recent statements in an AARP magazine by McCain state he wants to change Social Security how does he plan to rescue it? he said nothing except, "I will change it." What and how will he change it?


April Torres   October 23rd, 2008 4:03 pm ET

In the midst of an economy crisis, the last thing people want to hear about is the frivolous spending ventures of our VP candidate. She recently stated at one of her rallies that we all need to take responsibility and get back to basis and do what our parents did which is being frugal and save. She needs to lead by example.
She claims to be a christian yet resorts to kindergarten tactics in her rallies and actually relishes in the hate she stirs up against Obama.....look at her smile. Is this the ministry of Jesus Christ or she the devil's advocate? Again.....lead by example.


Ron   October 23rd, 2008 4:14 pm ET

Michael,
The Republican candidates are taking in alot of heat during this election, mostly for having such a negative campain. Like it or not, we need Republicans in all parts of the government to keep government policies from going too far to the left.

What is your take on the likelyhood of having a Democrat majority in the House and Senate as well as an Obama presidency? Wouldn't this be too much of a good thing?


veronica white-Las Vegas   October 23rd, 2008 4:18 pm ET

About 2 week ago I was watching CNN in the morning,and I heard a story about Sarah Palin /Husband,( X-member ).Has ties to AIP (Alaska Independent Party). Also a video showing this Party saying God dam America.,also Sarah Palin welcome this party to her state. Why havent we see more or heard more about this, isnt this news


Deb n Texas   October 23rd, 2008 4:21 pm ET

Hi Larry! Hi Micheal! Micheal I would like to take this only opportunity I will have to commend you on bringing the truth out to the American public, especially since we can't get the whole truth from the news media


dan b   October 23rd, 2008 4:35 pm ET

I watch CNN just about every day. There is one thing that bugs me about their commentators when they interview a Republican Surrogate.

The Republicans are always saying that raising taxes is not good for the economy (criticizing Obama's plan to raise taxes on those who make more than $250,000). How come the CNN commentator does not follow up with "if that is the case, than how come Bush tax plan has not worked for this economy?"

Isn't McCain's tax plan the same as Bush? Isn't the evidence already in that Bush tax plan is a disaster ? Yet the Republicans or their surrogates keep promoting it on shows like CNN as if McCain/Bush tax plan is what we need to save this economy. I don't get it - if Bush/McCain tax plan didn't work after 8 years, how is it going to save the economy now?

Sign me
Main St


hernan   October 23rd, 2008 4:39 pm ET

Larry,
Can you explain to me how in a third world country like Argentina, the education and health care are paid by the government and USA does not have this? I think that there are a lot of people that makes over $250,000 and are willing to pay more taxes if they enjoy these benefits.
It is time to think about the other person instead of yourself. It is time to share the wealth and care about other people like the bible says. We are in a religious country and we should pledge with acts what we learn every Sunday at the church.


Carolyn in Akron Ohio   October 23rd, 2008 4:42 pm ET

Hi Michael, I would like your take on what goes on in subcommittees of congress. I noted that (in 2004 I think) the SEC went to a sucbommittee and got them to okay relaxing oversight on credit default swaps. How much of this goes on in subcommittees that the public never sees. Watching CSPAN lately has been an eye opener, but I can't stay tuned to it all the time. The media should stop with the Paris Hilton, Britney Spears garbage non-stories and keep the public better informed. Free press should be keeping an eye on the government, not on whether Palin's Newsweek cover is airbrushed!!!


James   October 23rd, 2008 4:43 pm ET

Dear Larry, Please ask Mr. Moore...

The New Movie An American Carol seems liek the republican/conservative arguemetns that they are showcasing as their reasoning against so called liberal democrats. I find it filled, just based on the commercials with common arguement fallacies.

So, my question is... Is that the strongest arguments the republicans have for their points of view, and if so, why arent' we wooping their butts this campaign season? Because, honestly, those are the most obnoxious arguemetns Ive heard since childhood.


lorraine - washington state   October 23rd, 2008 4:50 pm ET

Keith Whitaker, thanks for asking – I am asking too!! I missed Wolf Blitzer's interview of McCain but thankfully, the CNN site had a transcript of it. WOW – do you see how McCain tried to squirm out of answering the questions – how Wolf kept pressing him on it – but finally gave up – this is the problem – people are giving up trying to press McCain and Palin on the real issues!! They are masters at evading questions – but many of us are not falling for their lowdown tactics – do they think all of us are dumb out there? Do they think we have all fed into all the hatred, prejudice and anger they have spewed out?? Do they think we have not noticed how they have messed up and continue to do so?? When I see McCain it makes me think of the old story about the Emperors New Clothes – hey folks – with all the fuss about Palin's wardrobe I think of that and have to laugh! Let us not become victims of their trying to BRAINWASH us – we are more intelligent than that!!

Re senior citizens he would not answer Wolf's questions because he has voted AGAINST us – he voted against prescription drug benefits to those on Medicare as just one example!! He wants to privatize social security – if it were up to him, he'd eliminate it completely – he's rich – he doesn't need social security to survive and doesn't care about the people who do – has he gone to the grocery store lately? Does he pump his own gas – how many vehicles does he have – are they all made in AMERICA? Does he even know what his power bills are on ALL his houses??????!

And on VETERANS ISSUES, he claims to love them and will take care of them – end of story – PLEASE don't ask him any more questions!! Yet go and look at how he has voted AGAINST veterans time and time again – a LONG voting record against them – he has even voted against treatment for those coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan with ptsd – again HOW is he going to take care of veterans?? Check out all his record – it's all out there – the truth and with bills he voted against referenced.

And the young people of America?? These kids are our future and Obama knows that!! Obama has a plan to help them – does McCain? – if he does, let's hear about it!!!!!!

I am really stressed out about this election – about all the hatred, prejudice and ignorance out there – my God, sometimes I think I am still living back in the 60's when all of this was so prevalent!! America is better than that!!

As Obama goes to see his ailing Grandma – our love and prayers go out there for them. She has sacrificed a great deal and all her hard work has paid off – she has given us her beloved grandson – coolheaded, intelligent and with a vision to bring change to America for the best so we can finally start to get back on track – America IS still great – but has been badly battered in the past 8 years – McCain will not bring positive changes – just the same old thing!!

GOD BLESS AMERICA – GET OUT & VOTE!!!! Looking forward to your show this evening – keep up the good work – love you, Larry!!

A Grandma for Obama!!


JOSEPHINE   October 23rd, 2008 4:54 pm ET

IF I WAS PALIN I WOULD TELL THE RNC, "NO EXPENSIVE CLOTHES NO SAKS NO NEIMAN MARCUS NO RED LEATHER JACKET NO BOTOX OR EXPENSIVE MAKEUP/DRUG STORE OK/ NO EXPENSIVE HAIR COSTS"..I WOULD SAY "MACY'S IS OK IF YOU WANT TO BUY ME SOMETHING NEW" ...BUT NO SHE DOES NOT SAY THIS..THERE ARE VERY POOR PEOPLE IN ALASKA & DETROIT & HOMELESS 2 BLOCKS FROM WHITE HOUSE, MAKES ME SICK ! I'M ALL FOR SAVING MONEY BECAUSE I'M A DEPRESSION BABY 1929, LARRY, I KNOW YOU MUST UNDERSTAND..LOVE M MOORE..& THE BOWLING FOR OBAMA GUYS IN TRAVERSE CITY, MI...NOW TONIGHT IT WILL FE FUN..PLUMBERS FOR OBAMA ! HOO RAY !!,,,


Carol "La Mom in Paris"   October 23rd, 2008 4:54 pm ET

I think it's disgusting that so much money was wasted on Sarah Palin's wardrobe, especially during the most serious economic downturn we've seen in the last 80 years. Let's just remember what Albert Einstein said....

“If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies... It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside it.”

Enough said!

From,
"La Mom" – a concerned expat mom in Paris, France


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 4:56 pm ET

well what about obama and his spending you dont here them saying anything about that so why is it important that we talk about palin and it was not just on cloths if you watched the news last nite that was for her and her family to travel on the campaign just like obama is doing lol


Frank Giorno   October 23rd, 2008 4:57 pm ET

Hi Larry:

Is it only me, but have you noticed how John McCain has established himself as the Wile E. Coyote of the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign?
All his desperate political tactics, undoutedly bought from ACME Political Tricks Division, have exploded in his face starting with his selection of Sarah Palin; then suspending his campaign and threatening not to go to the first debate; then it was Bill Ayers the former domestic terrorist named to the same board as Obama by the Republican Annenberg foundation; then came Joe the Plumber, who earns only $40,000 a year, is unlicensed and would actually benefit from Obama's tax cut for the middle class. Charges of socialism and wealth redistribution, when McCain voted in favour of the largest wealth redistribution to Wall Street in U.S. history and now the absolutely ludicrous charges that Obama's policies are most like George Bush. McCain is just like Wile E. Coyote, Nothing he tries works. Get the picture? Beep! Beep!

Cheers

Frank Giorno
Toronto, Canada


Carol "La Mom in Paris"   October 23rd, 2008 4:57 pm ET

I think it's revolting that Sarah Palin gets a new wardrobe to the tune of $150,000 during the worst economic crisis to hit the US in the last 80 years. Let's consider what Albert Einstein had to say about clothes...

“If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies... It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside it.”

Enough Said!

From a concerned expat mom in Paris, France


Linda Blake   October 23rd, 2008 4:59 pm ET

Why is everyone saying that McCain should never be counted out. They are also saying that Barack can't close the deal, well what deal has John McCain closed, he came from behind in 2000 against George Bush, but he didn't win and he came from behind against Mitt Romney, but he can't seem to close this deal. So based on what do you claim that McCain is the comeback kid. He never wins in the end.


DEL   October 23rd, 2008 5:00 pm ET

CAROL MC CAIN NEVER LET HER HUSBAND KNOW ABOUT HER ACCIDENT WHILE HE WAS A POW..MAYBE SHE SHOULD HAVE THEN MAYBE HE WOULD HAVE OPTED TO RETURN HOME..SHE 'S HAD 23 SURGERIES..IS STILL HANDICAPPED...HE WAS STILL MARRIED WHEN HE TOOK OUT A MARRIAGE LICENSE W/CINDY..SADLY ..I'VE HEARD HE WAS DRINKING @ NAVAL ACADEMY & WOMANIZING,,IS HE A SPOILED BRAT FROM A WELL TO DO FAMILY..HE'S TOO OLD, LARRY..HE CANNOT SERVE ON A JURY/NOT AFTER 70 YRS/ SO WHY IS HE RUNNING FOR PRES? HE'S NOT HAPPY,,13 CARS & 7 TO 11 HOUSES DOESN'T BRING HAPPINESS...MATERIAL THINGS DO NOT MKE US HAPPY...WE NEED TO HAVE PEACE/LOVE IN OUR HEART SOULS MIND...HE'S ALL MIXED UP CONFUSED...SADLY ....


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 5:00 pm ET

Carol "La Mom in Paris"

why dont you say that about obama he spent 800k just for acorn and he has spent over 500million for his negitive adds


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 5:05 pm ET

i really hope all of you read and listen to the news but dont belive it all lol


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 5:06 pm ET

carol "La Mom in Paris"

if that is revalting to you then what obama has been spending should be to


Himmat Kotak   October 23rd, 2008 5:06 pm ET

As a well wisher of USA I wish my comments are are reached to american voters.I am former Kenyan of Indian origin and currently UK resident having permanent right of AustraliaI am keenly following US elections since last 18 months and more so of last two few weeks of Larry King Live and situation room daily.I wish to add my comments as follows.please air my views if you can

Istrongly feel that time has just come right now for Americans to be wise and decisively throw out Mccain and Palin's opprtunists' odd union and vote for right Man Obama who is the only hope for US.McCain is war monger and has no idea for bringing back America's world reputaion and glory and revive the cancerous US economy.Minimum 2 US generation will not be able to pay 11trl $ debt and ever increasing thanks to Cowboy and utterly foolish attitude of Bush regime whole heartedly supported by McCain likecronies.McCain even knew that Bush and Chenny wanted to attack Iraq(for selfish gain ) with false pretence of WMD and McCin still tries to credit for Surge of Troops and all that nonsence.McCin is spent force(Dead man walking!),unstable with lack of total judgement and vision. If he had any judgement he wouldn't have chosen Palin like running mate.If by any bad luck US voters miss this chance America will go down the drain and even God will not be able bless and it will be too late to correct lateron. US will be labled racist and that will be hard to come out for too long.I worked as an Engineer with Americans in seventeesin Iran during Shah's time and I always thought Americans are smart but after Bush Election and reelection I lost that respect.

I am not sure whether I should say" God bless USA " if McCain will be elected


GIOVANNI /JOHN/   October 23rd, 2008 5:06 pm ET

LARRY,,MC CAIN & CINDY ARE NOT A HAPPY COUPLE...NOT A LOVING UNITED FAMILY..THEY CAME TOGETHER FOR THE PEOPLE MAG. PIC BEC HE HAS A CHANCE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE..THE FOLLOWING REMINDS ME OF THE OBAMAS: DOING WHAT YOU LIKE IS FREEDOM,,,LIKING WHAT YOU DO IS HAPPINESS ! THE SAME FOR THE BIDENS! 4 DEDICATED PEOPLE, 2 LOVING COUPLES W/LOVING FAMILIES !!...HOPE CAROLINE KENNEDY WILL HAVE MANY CHANCES TO VISIT THE WHITE HOUSE WHEN OBAMA IS THE PRES.!...


Carolyn in Akron Ohio   October 23rd, 2008 5:07 pm ET

to mike from mesa AZ, if you would bother to watch Obama's rallies, you would see that he doesn't drag his children all over the country. Neither does Biden. If Palin wants to campaign on equal footing with the rest of the candidates, she should be held to the same scrutiny and standards. I suppose we'll have her husband sitting in on cabinet meetings like he does in Alaska if she gets elected.


Jasmine   October 23rd, 2008 5:09 pm ET

Hi Larry & Michael
What is this nonsense attack from republicans to Obama about redistribution of wealth? Taxing people is nothing new and has been around for a long time? That is, redistribution of wealth has always been done & nothing new.

Also Mccain sounds very much like a rich guy who is doing his best to ensure rich people is getting the best out of his policies & doesn't show much interest in average earners's welfare and his repeated talks about Joe the plumer just doesn't make him look down to earth and caring!


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 5:10 pm ET

the only resson our economy is they way it is now is a big part of it is the war witch we need to stay and win if not and we do what obama wonts then are men and women would have died for no resson


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 5:12 pm ET

see there is the sexcisim just because she brings her family mabe they wont to be there this is a bit time for there mother and how can you set there and say that what have we as americans come to you bash palin for doing these things but obama does the same thing


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 5:14 pm ET

Carolyn in Akron Ohio

let me ask you this why is it that palin is not qualified for v.p but you wont obama to run the nation when he has never ran for gov mayor nore has he ran a town or city like palin so how is obama more qualified


Christopher - Independent NYC   October 23rd, 2008 5:15 pm ET

Palin is a wonderful God fearing woman w/ more exec experience than both tickets combined. However, she's not ready for the national, or international stage as of yet....... The GOP has a shining star for many years to come. So America, let's do the responsible thing, and elect the Obama/Biden ticket.


James   October 23rd, 2008 5:16 pm ET

Mike from Mesa... the reason they don't zero in on Obama and Biden's spending is because their spending habits are reasonable and ethical. For a campain whose message is to cut pork spending, a $150,000 wardrobe is Waaaaaaay outta line.


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 5:18 pm ET

i mean if you wont to be fair they both have had and waisted alot of money on puting each other down on there adds


James   October 23rd, 2008 5:19 pm ET

Malph I mean Mike...
She doesn't have the right stuff to be VP, that's why. In a nutshell....

A working knowledge of world affairs

A working knowledge of world and American History

The ability to apply logic across the board on any given issue

The ability to lead and persuade others

The character to admit when they're wrong

The ability to apologize when they've made a mistake

The ability to disagree with the president when it's good sense to do so and advise him/her accordingly

The ability to do so without coaching

The ability to give honest and informed answers

The ability to go through the tedious question answer sessions that the news media will ask from time to time, so the peopel can be better informed

The ability to empathize with others, which is NOT the same as relating to them

A strong sense of true justice and what that is rahter than feeding the desire for poetic justice

High moral character

A working knowledge of ethics

The ability to make a sincere statement and stick to it

A working knowledge of current events and at elast up to date on the issues of the time

But above all, as with the president, the VP needs to be able to present valid arguements for his or her actions/claims during any given crisis or when presented with a hypothetical crisis that would attempt to get at the heart of his/her reasoning and logic. The ability to recognize that the American peopel arent' stupid. The understanding that when a common arguement fallacy is made the peopel pick up on it and... to quote a comedian impersonating the queen of England..."Weeeee are nooot..amused."


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 5:20 pm ET

James

so you mean obama waisting 800k to just give to acorn is not a waste at this time him spending 500million and discusting adds is ok come on that sound hipocritical to me


lorraine - washington state   October 23rd, 2008 5:21 pm ET

mike jacobs, does Joe the Plumber represent YOU??


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 5:21 pm ET

neather does obama he has less exsperiance then she does so how do you figure that that makes no sence eather we dont wont her because she is not qualified but we will take him who is less qualified


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 5:22 pm ET

lorraine – washington state

yes he does and more


lorraine - washington state   October 23rd, 2008 5:24 pm ET

Hey folks, does anyone out there know what Joe the Plumber spends on HIS wardrobe????????


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 5:25 pm ET

i wont all to know i have no problem with obama i just dont like his views


Wayne Cooney   October 23rd, 2008 5:25 pm ET

Hi Larry... And welcome Michael Moore!!!
It is always a pleasure to get you're take on things of importance...

In you're opinion Michael, do you believe that the same negative ad's run by the Bush Administration in 2000 & 2004 will eventually help McCain?

And secondly, Senator McCain promised to run a clean campaign & obiviously he has not kept his word in this regard. Do you think that if he has not kept his word here. Can we trust what he is promising in his campaign, even though he really hasn't said much of anything except to attack Senator Oboma...

A Penny for you're thoughts Mr. Moore???

Sincerely,
wayne


Tim Orlando   October 23rd, 2008 5:26 pm ET

Glad that you mentioned Sarah Palin's generous wardrobe allowance. The $150K that Palin spent on clothing is the equivalent of THREE years (or more) of income for many people. The laugh is that it was the neo-cons who griped about John Edwards' $400 haircut. At least it was HIS money.


Teresa Vine   October 23rd, 2008 5:27 pm ET

I am so sick of listening to McCain backers outright lies to the American people. I am more afraid of McCain getting into office, because Palin is just another Barbie Doll who is a disgrace to the party, and they both continue to lie to the people. Obama is for woman's chaice. He is not FOR abortions. He is for the Average hard working American, Not for big Business. McCain has distanced himself from Bush, but if he qwins he will put his parties agenda and everyone will be complaining about the average person having to pay for the big oil companies and the rich. I am just appalled that so many Americans have forgot why we are in the position we are in right now.


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 5:29 pm ET

for god sakes the man hung out with and knew bill ayers and he gave 800k to acorn he used to be a lawyer for them as well and he has sold and done cocain


Shirley   October 23rd, 2008 5:31 pm ET

We were lifetime democrats until now. We cannot, in good conscious , vote for a man with these convictions.
We are voting for McCain and Palin, and this is a "first for us". This is how much we distrust Obama.

Why is all of this going unnoticed by the media???? They send 1000 reporters to Alaska to dig up something on Sarah palin and they have this politically incorrect crap right in front of their eyes!

Just read some of the excerpts from Obamas Books.

From Dreams of My Father:'I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.'

From Dreams of My Father : 'I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race.'

From Dreams of My Father:'There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.'

From Dreams of My Father: 'It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.'

From Dreams of My Father:'I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa , that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself , the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.'

And FINALLY the Most Damning one of ALL of them!!!
From Audacity of Hope:'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.'

Wake Up Americans!


Kathy from AK   October 23rd, 2008 5:34 pm ET

Larry, I sent an e-mail last night but I think I was watching the taped show by then. The redhead woman panelist who made the comment when asked about Palin's kids travelling on the state dime. I believe she said something to the effect of I think it is great that she is able to or wants to bring her kids with her while travelling on state business...and that she thought that Alaskan taxpayers would be supportive of her doing this.....Newsflash....Alaskans don't pay state income taxes! As such they don't pay as much attention to wasteful spending such as this, especially when they are a cash opiated citizenry from having her distribute the wealth (socialism?) rather than addressing a long term solution for Alaska's energy issues, particularly in rural Alaska. .... But know this.....a lot of Alaskans are outraged and she is losing credibility by the minute up here. I hope the "working women" of the country who have to pay their own daycare because they can't bring their kids to work (Palin has done nothing to help with day care assistance programs) pay thier own transportation (and clothing) can see through this utter nonsense. She inherited an in the black economy in Alaska and doesn't have a clue about what it means to have to be on a budget.


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 5:38 pm ET

lolololol


James   October 23rd, 2008 5:39 pm ET

No the reason we are in this financial mess is because we're in this war in the first place.

There is another element that is being forgotten with all this attention being given to the new democracy however... and that is the decision of what to do with the weapon of choice that the Bush Administration now controls and must, inevitably, hand to someone else. The weapon of choice being our sons and daughters in the military.

John McCain brings up taxes and straight talk? He talks about bringing our troops home with honor? Oh that makes me mad.

The reason people are going to be taxed is because all the excess revenue that was once theirs got pissed away on an unjust war. So when John McCain talks about how Obama's going to tax everyone, he's just trying to misdirect the scrutiny that points to the fact that he's the theif that stole all that extra cash to begin with when he helped reelect a criminal like George Bush. Talk about palling around with a terrorist.

So when Joe the plumber or anyone else for that matter attacks Obama for being forced to raise taxes, tell him when he's lookin for someone to blame, he only need look in the mirror for reelecting a political joke like George Bush, and the joke's gonna be on him again if he elects John McCain.

When George Bush took us into a war with Iraq and all the bloodshed and the deaths that happened because of that misdeed, Condi Rice said that they were jsut going through the birthpangs of democracy. And the Surge is working after all. Meanwhile, the Helpless victim [Iraq] is blessed with a joy they never asked for, nor needed, nor likely wanted, and having been forced on them in a violent way by someone they never would have asked for it from.

Well guess what; in my neighborhood they call that rape. So when we apply that logic to Rape, it's only logical by Bush/Cheney and McCain/Palin standards, that the rapist should be given a pass, as long as, he gets away with it, and the helpless victim can say they got something beautiful out of it.

In both cases, a party with authority and power has farced themselves on another party of lesser authority and power, with the result being an unwanted and unexpected responsibility, beneficial or worthwhile or not, that has come out of violence, and in retaliation in response to a crime committed by someone else.

Everyone wants to protect children, and see's the value of them, and with so much invested already, and the development having already come so far so fast, noone wants to see that new responsibility just thrown out in the trash.

When pressed for why he invaded Iraq Bush said Freedom was on the March and we were just spreading the seeds of democracy in the region, and John McCain supports that idea.

But if Condi's analogy applies, that just means George Bush didn't just rape Iraq out of a sense of frustration and anger over 9/11, but because he was trying to raise the genetic stock of that region, and we haven't had anyone make such an evil arguement since the old white slaveowners used to rape their female slaves for that same reason. They claimed they were just raising the level of their genetic stock. *Rolls eyes*. Are you beginning to see the evil now Mike?

You like to blame the democrats as well for this, but the democrats, as well as many republicans, didn't authorize the rape of Iraq, they authorized the president to seek justice. Instead, he saught revenge. So, how is he any different from Osama Bin Laden? And what the hell gives him the right to use our nations sons and daughters as the weapon of choice to committ that rape? What the HELL makes him think he has that right?!

You bring up Obama's connection to ACORN? Sarah Palin has the nerve to imply Obama trained ACORN memebrs how to commit registration fraud? I dont' know what country you live in but In my country, the U.S.A., we require evidence for that sort of charge.

When you talk about the rape [excuse me your word was War] of Iraq and people ask, well, Sarah Palin didn't vote to go to war; so why pick on her? I'm just letting you know that although she was never directly involved in the rape, she sure does like to watch.

Some people bring up nonsense like Obama's birth certificate? John mcCain knows he's an American. He KNOWS he's an American. Period.

But by all means, if that is what John McCain thinks America stands for? If that's what he thinks the American people think a good christian nation like America stands for. Well, For those who like that sort of thing, that's just what they're going to like. You can't talk sense into some people.


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 5:40 pm ET

see you cant go to abortions because that is a womens right to do what she wonts with her body but there is a slight disavantage deppinding on how far along you are


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 5:41 pm ET

james

have you or do you have anyone in the millitary i do and it would be a disgrace to bring them home now


James   October 23rd, 2008 5:43 pm ET

mike jacobs from arizona in mesa October 23rd, 2008 5:20 pm ET

James

so you mean obama waisting 800k to just give to acorn is not a waste at this time him spending 500million and discusting adds is ok come on that sound hipocritical to me

James... 800k is not a waste when it is used to get out the vote, adn ACORN as a whole is a good program, even if they have some smarmy individuals. that just makes them more and more liek the republican party so I don't see what your complaint is. And the 500million is necessary to counter the adds of John Sydney McShame's attempts to manipulate the ignorant public. I'm tlakin to you mike.

While Obama's adds may be negative in many cases, McShames are filled wiht lies and deliberate and intentional distortions.


lorraine - washington state   October 23rd, 2008 5:44 pm ET

WHAT is McCain's definition of "winning the war"?


James   October 23rd, 2008 5:45 pm ET

That's because Obama and Biden spend their money on reasonabel things, adn didn't get that money by stealing it from their states.


shahla c   October 23rd, 2008 5:45 pm ET

is sara palin for real? in the less than 2year governership she managed to 1. Abuse her power to get her personal family fueds resolved 2. Abuse her power by using taxpayer money for personal expenses 3. some miraculus way got nominated for VP and is still spending away taxpayer money for personal use. How can she get up in those rallies and seriously compare herself to the "average joe"! Her family is just getting a free ride, I think she's getting a free ride too, being so UNqualified and ignorant! On day #1 the VP has to be fully prepared to be the President if something happens, yet Everyone aknowledges she is no way near that...she doesn't even know what a VP does! How are we letting this bad joke get worse.... please America, please don't let this happen. sara palin is like that one person in everyone's lives that is a newcomer, and manages to take your promotion away from you becuase she's "cute". give me a break. Get an education, develop a personality, learn history and then run for VP.


James   October 23rd, 2008 5:46 pm ET

mike jacobs from arizona in mesa October 23rd, 2008 5:29 pm ET

for god sakes the man hung out with and knew bill ayers and he gave 800k to acorn he used to be a lawyer for them as well and he has sold and done cocain

James... No Mike, you're just lying. Everything oyu've said has been a complete distortion if not outright lie


James   October 23rd, 2008 5:48 pm ET

mike jacobs from arizona in mesa October 23rd, 2008 5:34 pm ET

see what i mean everyone is sexcist to her all you dems are afraid of her and you will see when the rep win ill take my thoughs somewere else because you people here are a disgrace to americans you can dish out all you wont on the rep party but when someone opens there mouth about the dems party you guys get all waky lol grow up learn your facts and smile when i stand next to mccain and palin good luck all lol

James... Says the lying, disingenuous, obnoxious 2 year old


JON in Sacramento   October 23rd, 2008 5:48 pm ET

Question for Michael –

Many have said that Will Farrell's impression of George W. Bush on Saturday Night Live made him a more "likeable" figure in the public eye. Time magazine recently pointed out that the “race to sculpt Palin’s public image was instant, and Tina Fey had the sharpest chisel.” I’m curious to hear your thoughts if Fey’s impression is helping or hurting Palin.


Joanne Kenosha WI   October 23rd, 2008 5:49 pm ET

Michael,

With the Economc crisis and the War in Iraq, and the Wallsteet meltdown, what do you really think of all the attention on Palins"s $ 150.000 spending spree?


lorraine - washington state   October 23rd, 2008 5:49 pm ET

mike jacobs – for all our troops coming home – the ones wounded and with ptsd and their families – what is McCain going to do for them? He has voted against giving ptsd treatments to our vets – he has voted against veteran's affairs and against health benefits for veterans. It can all be researched online with senate bills being referenced. How do you feel about vets? Honestly, what benefits would you give them – are you a vet?


shahla c   October 23rd, 2008 5:49 pm ET

The truth is:

John Mcain = For the Rich (filthy rich that is)
Borak Obama = For the Average American. For the American Dream...


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 5:50 pm ET

i think im staring to think i have this thing were i speak my view and everyone gets mad you dont see me geting mad about what you all say i respect your opinion but those are my opinions


weskithecat@aol.com   October 23rd, 2008 5:50 pm ET

Hey Larry I dont make near 250 tho a year however I know peaople who do and I make my living from them. And count on them to spend some of that 250 on services & recreation! They may not have as much disposable income to keep me working if they are taxed more!! By Mr Obama. I have a family of four and work seven days a week! My wife works part time we count on the trickle down and I eat lunch every day with peaople who count on folks with a few bucks to spend it and keep their lights on and familys fed. Rich in Mass


James   October 23rd, 2008 5:51 pm ET

mike jacobs from arizona in mesa October 23rd, 2008 5:41 pm ET

james

have you or do you have anyone in the millitary i do and it would be a disgrace to bring them home now

James... Yes. My cousin is in the Marines, and is in a special forces unit out of Louissiana. I applied for the Army, but I got only as far as MEPS. I have Asthma and they're still close minded on that. My entire family has been in the military or is in the military now.

It was a disgrace to send them in the first place. It would be an honor to have them home.


James   October 23rd, 2008 5:51 pm ET

My cousin is also stationed in Iraq right now


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 5:55 pm ET

that 800k james was not spent for the campaign did you watch cnn live when they spoke about it if so you no what they used it for


James   October 23rd, 2008 5:55 pm ET

mike jacobs from arizona in mesa October 23rd, 2008 5:40 pm ET

see you cant go to abortions because that is a womens right to do what she wonts with her body but there is a slight disavantage deppinding on how far along you are

James... Actually, I'm an atheist in the purest sense fo teh term and I am completely against abortion on demand. I believe that a life is a singular experience and once it's gone it's gone, so to just take life on a whim as some women have done is grotesque to me. And it would also be equally detestable to give grotesque men [like rapists] the right of forcing a womans pregnancy to full term.

However, I also believe that after a certain poiint in the developement of that child raped or not, you now have to weigh the issue of destroying an innocent life for what someone else has done.

Sorry Charlie, not as Wacky liberal as you hoped.


Karen Coffman   October 23rd, 2008 5:55 pm ET

I have never seen the Republicans have such a dirty campaign. John McCain lies more than he tells the truth.Palin is so out of control it isnt funny.I will sure be glad when this i9s over. Why would anyone want more of the same


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 5:56 pm ET

my father my wifes father my cousin my uncle and me all serve so yes it would be a disgrace to pull us all out a big one we are not done here yet


James   October 23rd, 2008 5:57 pm ET

mike jacobs from arizona in mesa October 23rd, 2008 5:38 pm ET

lolololol

James... So this isn't an example of you getting mad and masking that anger with false laughter? Riiiiiight.


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 5:57 pm ET

i do to james but it is not our body or our choice


James   October 23rd, 2008 5:59 pm ET

mike jacobs from arizona in mesa October 23rd, 2008 5:55 pm ET

that 800k james was not spent for the campaign did you watch cnn live when they spoke about it if so you no what they used it for

James... it was spent on getting out the vote. And yes, I did watch the report thanks for asking instead of assuming like oyu usually do


lorraine - washington state   October 23rd, 2008 5:59 pm ET

Hi to Michael Moore! Hey, Michael, how much do you spend on YOUR wardrobe – just kidding – just having fun – my God, what do you think of this CRAZY election – have you ever seen anything like it?? Love ya – Grandma Lorraine


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 6:00 pm ET

i am not mad im siting here with my son he is a year old it takes alot to get me mad he was walking i laughed because he hit him self with a toy lol


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 6:03 pm ET

see no i did not ussume i no because you are siting there telling me things i no trust me i know that money was to fund for him to get people with felonys to go out and get people to vote but here is the catch if you dont do this many you dont get paid what is with that thats what they said it was for correct me if im wrong but im not


James   October 23rd, 2008 6:03 pm ET

mike jacobs from arizona in mesa October 23rd, 2008 5:56 pm ET

my father my wifes father my cousin my uncle and me all serve so yes it would be a disgrace to pull us all out a big one we are not done here yet

Oh I'm sorry is this a military family off? okay...

My father, my uncle, my other uncle, my cousin, my grandfathers, my great grandfathers, and their uncles cousins nephews, adn brother, and wives all military, or married to military, some serving currently, some already doen their duty.

And no it would not be a disgrace. period. the disgrace was goign into Iraq in the first place. the disgrace was using my cousin as a tool, a weapon to committ a crime rather than to seek justice on the only criminal we have jurisdiction over, and that too is waning. It is a disgrace and if they die there it will all be in vain. Period. I'm sorry to have to be the one to tell you the truth on that when your own family should be, but better that than to have you remain ignorant.

I win.


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 6:04 pm ET

i asked if you watched it ui did not say you did not you dont have to get deffensive james these are just questions and opinions ok


martin dunning   October 23rd, 2008 6:04 pm ET

I don't understand why republicans are against regulation. Is it not the job of government to regulate? Isn't every law that gets passed regarding domestic violence, child abuse, murder, antitrust, traffic laws, or taxes infact a form of regulation? If corporate america had been regulated would we be where we are now? What about healthcare? I am one of those that lost it all to medical bankruptcy. I want my government to regulate!!!!!


James   October 23rd, 2008 6:07 pm ET

mike jacobs from arizona in mesa October 23rd, 2008 5:57 pm ET

i do to james but it is not our body or our choice

James... I flatly disagree. While it is not my body, my fiance is pregnant and our daughter Erin will be due December 14th. i would flip my mind if my fiance this late in the game just up and decided "Meh, I change my mind."

I am a good man, not a rapist and I do not deserve to have my child destroyed because my fiance has a whim. Thankfully, she isn't liek that.

However, there was a woman in Utah who refused to have a C-section done because it would ruin her tan line. She refused the c-section that would have saved the life of one of her twins, and possibly the other, and instead killed both. Ya, that's the type of reasonabel person I want deciding the right to life of my child.


Wayne Cooney   October 23rd, 2008 6:07 pm ET

Hi again Larry & Welcome Michael Moore!!!

In one of you're recent shows Larry, Bill Maher pointed out that ACORN has to send in ALL of it's applications and has three piles they put things in: Good & verified – Not verified & Suspicious.

In you're opinion Michael why do you think that the news media has not picked up on this & and reported it fairly – Or is it just another example of the half truths reported by our media in general?

A nickel for you're thoughts Mr. Moore...

Sincerely,
Wayne Cooney
Escondido, California


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 6:10 pm ET

james my family has served for the us for more the 60 years listen when i say it would be a big mistake you dont have to agree but from all my exsperiance and my familys it would be


lorraine - washington state   October 23rd, 2008 6:11 pm ET

mike jacobs – hey, guy – we are not attacking YOU!! We all have the right to disagree. Personally I think we are all scared – including you – when we see how far downhill our beloved country has gone in the past 8 years. For us "little guys" out there that don't have much money left, it is even scarier. What we ARE attacking is ignorance, prejudice and hatred – none of us needs that!! We all need to heal – this has been one of the most stressful elections I have ever seen in my life. We need a leader who will work hard to get us out of this mess – Bush had experience but not WISDOM – WISDOM, coolheadedness – that's what we all want – I would hope that after this election is over, we can all come together and do our parts to do something POSITIVE to help our beloved country – no matter how small.

Hang in there, guy – you have your opinion – we have ours – may God bless America and put the RIGHT president in there to help us!!


James   October 23rd, 2008 6:12 pm ET

mike jacobs from arizona in mesa October 23rd, 2008 6:03 pm ET

see no i did not ussume

James... yes you did

mike..i no because you are siting there telling me things i no trust me

James... Why should I? You've given me no reason too, and yet you have provided ample reason not to. You don't KNOW anything, even if you suppose and assume much. Faithfully I might add.

mike.. i know that money was to fund for him to get people with felonys to go out and get people to vote but here is the catch if you dont do this many you dont get paid what is with that thats what they said it was for correct me if im wrong but im not

James... the money was to help fund the organizations efforts to get out the vote. Barack Obama, while being a contributor, is not their CEO. Get the difference. he may suggest things to them, but he does not set policy and procedure for them. If oyu ahve a problem with that, that's fine, but call THEM on it, and stop trying to link it to Obama.

Ergo, You sit corrected.


:) JUSTICE :)   October 23rd, 2008 6:14 pm ET

LARRY And MICHEAL

Just want to start by saying you both are two of the ICON when it comes to your efforts in supporting the RIGHT to FREE SPEACH!

My not agree but that is what I Love about the USA and the solid citizens who live with ethical and honorable intentions who can respectfully and sometime with humor get people thinking.


James   October 23rd, 2008 6:17 pm ET

mike jacobs from arizona in mesa October 23rd, 2008 6:10 pm ET

james my family has served for the us for more the 60 years listen when i say it would be a big mistake you dont have to agree but from all my exsperiance and my familys it would be

James... and mine even further back. So waht. an dif oyu and your family believe that, then you AND oyur family, even if it is your ENTIRE family, are flat wrong.

Sorry again.


colin sutherland   October 23rd, 2008 6:17 pm ET

Larry: Please let your guest , advise America on the brilliance of Mr. Obama. Americans need to know about the gift they will be getting. 1 million Germans know.

Colin Sutherland
Vancouver,Canada


weskithecat@aol.com   October 23rd, 2008 6:17 pm ET

Rich in Mass

Hey Larry how much did the dems spend on their convention?? The stage enterteinment and the pillars must have cost much more than Mrs Palins Clothing.
Is Obama so teflon? Look at the two tickets the Republican party has at least 50% of the change everyone is talking about!! Palin is a very smart and interesting person. Biden is same old McCain is same old and Obama is Too condesending and self centered to make a change!! Colin Powell how dare he short sell Palin from what he has learned from the press. He of anyone should be warry of miss representation. As we all know he was set up to miss lead the world or was he.

Rich in MASS


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 6:21 pm ET

and see that is your opinion to think my family may be wrong but this is my opinion you take them out now we will be attacked again i garinty it that i do


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 6:23 pm ET

to be an american to me means that i have the right to voice my opinion and i have the right to stand with my brothers when needed and i have the right to deffened my county and i have the freedom to prosue any life style i take no matter if it good or bad and there are alot more to but those are just some


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 6:25 pm ET

ok and you saw how i said more then 60 that mean i could be 90 years but it does not matter to you you have made up your mind and if you are right then your right but if your wrong and they elect him we are all done for as simple as that


Ed Loera   October 23rd, 2008 6:26 pm ET

A new take on the “Emperor’s New Clothes”

No, I am not talking about Palin’s wardrobe. In my opinion, it’s just what you have to do to sell yourself and dress for success because people do judge you on your appearance. Why do you think Hollywood and advertisers spend so much for their movies, programs and commercials? I’ve digressed.

I am talking about Obama’s tax cut. He states that 95% of Americans will benefit from his tax cut. How is that possible when over 6% of the nation is jobless? By the way, do they care about a tax cut or do they just want to get back to work?

Okay. Maybe he meant 95% of workers. I consider myself middle-class, one of those who would benefit from Obama’s tax cut. With a household income of about $70,000 last year, married with three teenage daughters and mortgage, I had all my income tax withholdings returned in a refund. How will a tax cut benefit me and others like me?

I work for an automobile dealership. I see much of what’s going on in the economy first-hand. Lenders and financial institutions changing their policies or quitting altogether. We had to ask customers to return their new vehicles because what was previously a “typical no-brainer” to get approved, now doesn’t qualify. Also, to cut costs, I’ve seen the owner forced to eliminate positions, terminate employees and cancel services with outside vendors like janitorial services to make it through these tough economic times.

This is the guy, in my opinion, that needs help to keep and create jobs. And I think this is not being said loud enough. Businesses want to grow, but they are being forced to scale back just to survive or close altogether. Raising taxes on the owner of the dealership I work for and other businesses in the same boat makes as much sense as giving someone that is jobless or someone in my position a tax cut. I am just trying to say that Obama has a gift for making plans and promises that sound wonderful, but I’m concerned that the American people will be looked at as “naked and embarrassed” when he can’t deliver.


Jon   October 23rd, 2008 6:27 pm ET

Thank you Larry for all the hours you have given to me. It is so refreshing to watch an interviewer who spends more time asking questions then offering opinions. So let me propose a question to your quest.
Mr. Moore: How do you feel the recent assertions that there are “pro-America” portions of the population affect democratic or independent soldiers?


James   October 23rd, 2008 6:30 pm ET

mike jacobs from arizona in mesa October 23rd, 2008 6:21 pm ET

and see that is your opinion to think my family may be wrong

James... No, that is a flat fact.

mike... but this is my opinion you take them out now we will be attacked again i garinty it that i do

James... That is an opinion. And an illinformed and pessimistic one.


Michelle   October 23rd, 2008 6:30 pm ET

Michael,

I live in Hawaii. We have canceled the only state Universal Health Care program for children after only 7 months. i think this is sad.

What do you think about this and about Obama's health care plans?


Cindy, California   October 23rd, 2008 6:32 pm ET

To Carol "La Mom in Paris" : Personally, I appreciate the timeless wisdom in the Albert Einstein quote you shared.

Questions for Michael Moore: What do you think of the healthcare system in the US? And if you could, how would you change it?


James   October 23rd, 2008 6:32 pm ET

mike jacobs from arizona in mesa October 23rd, 2008 6:25 pm ET

ok and you saw how i said more then 60 that mean i could be 90 years but it does not matter to you you have made up your mind and if you are right then your right but if your wrong and they elect him we are all done for as simple as that

James... False dilemmas. What the republican party banks on year after year.

Again, thsi is not a military family off. You cannot beat me in that department as my family line goes back to the American revolution.

Whatver you might want to put on me. I am a born and bred US patriot. Sorry charlie.


Student21   October 23rd, 2008 6:33 pm ET

Larry,

Could you please explain What John McCain means when "He says he has been tested"???????

Thank You.


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 6:34 pm ET

yes i know that that is why they call them opinions james


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 6:37 pm ET

never said you were not james and i am thankfull for there service


mike jacobs from arizona in mesa   October 23rd, 2008 6:39 pm ET

see i have no faults but opinions james


Sonnia S   October 23rd, 2008 6:40 pm ET

Please, Ask about other topics...I am latin and we willlike to know about the imigration crisis. The relationship that the candidates will have with the Castros' brother and Chavez and the other communist wanna be presidents.
it's important to our community to know that.


>>>> JUSTICE   October 23rd, 2008 6:40 pm ET

LARRY And MICHEAL
I have paid over $1,000,000 In taxes Over $120,000 in Social security and who knows in Medicare but do know that I was glad to be an USA Citizen.
Now I have to figure out what to do about my health care and retirement because the Corporation that promised me a job for life if I did my job. AS part of that commitment and my loyalty, I was also ensured a secure retirement. Being a wise individual I did save as a result of being brought up by parent who never had much I saved 30% of my income once I got my feet on the ground and paid them back for what they did for me.
After 29 years with company, I released without cause, under the wonderful non regulated world of BIG B
USINESS.
The impact… A 51 year old who had his retirement health benefits taken away completely. Pension reduced from potential of 60% of my current take to 20%. The Corporation would only pay severance if I signed a paper agreeing not to file a law suit against.
Be it my pride or my stupidity I could not force myself to let them have my dignity and go without the ethical aspects of what they did go unnoticed.
After research I found I had no recourse under USA laws. The reason was they say it was not a target of my age, salary or and form of discrimination. I beg to differ they targeted me for all those reasons.
What do you feel would be the best course of action for the USA citizens who bought into the lies of corporate America.
A few details:
Executives took bonuses of over $50 million dollars for running a good company.
They made over hey still make over 7 billion a year in profits and have exceeded over 4 billion even with major write offs, buying back 10s of billions of stock over the last 5 years A CEO payoff of 20 million.
Buying other businesses with other write offs of 10's of billion.

All this while moving thousand of jobs to offshore.

To have worked for a company that long, having my youth wasted due to unethical release at a time when I was within a year of my full retirement and health benefits.

I do not buy into the GOP message, the fear they use to control the populous and the lack of ethical and honorable service politician say they are for. I want to eliminate the Pensions and health care for all Politician till they find a way to help the common person be protected by criminal of wall street, the financial institutes who have tanked the economy by business and the representatives who do not fight for the USA workers.
How can we fight such raping of the USA workers and the impact it has not only on the individuals and the economy but the families and friends who are impacted.

Thanks and great show
Justice


Sheri   October 23rd, 2008 6:41 pm ET

Question for Michel Moore: Based on your research in U.S.,Canada,Britian and France, which candidate do you feel has the best health care policy and what would it look like in practice?


>>>> JUSTICE   October 23rd, 2008 6:42 pm ET

By the way the company has been in the top 10 most admired in the Fortune 500 poles numeroust times over the last 50 years.


jakub k.   October 23rd, 2008 6:43 pm ET

Mr. King and Mr. Moore,

it is hard to understand the GOP's methods, at least for me. i can't wrap my head around Mrs. Palin's wardrobe...McCain claims she was in need of clothes and further explaining that after the campaign is over, they will donate all the clothes. now my question is...IF, i'm emphasing IF for a reason, IF McCain/Palin were to win the election, AND then donated Mrs. Palin's campaign clothes to whatever charity...what would she ever were in the White House? jeans? this doesn't make sense.


James   October 23rd, 2008 6:43 pm ET

I'll make it easier for you to understand...

If your daughter were raped... what shoudl happen to the rapist?


barbara   October 23rd, 2008 6:44 pm ET

why is the state of alaska paying for palins clothes? and her kids? is she on the road as governor doing things for alaska or is she on the road for the rnc running for v.p.? shouldn't the money come from the rnc to dress her and fly her kids around and who said the money from the nrc should be used for those purposes....at least not the clothes!!


Donna in WI   October 23rd, 2008 6:45 pm ET

Larry, please ask Michael what he thinks of Alaska's Palin exporting one billion cubic yards of liquified natural gas to JAPAN, when we need it so desperately here in the USA for alternative fuel. More profits for the the oil companies and Alaska. Shows were Palins priorities are and it's not for the rest of the United States!


JACKIE   October 23rd, 2008 6:50 pm ET

DOES MC CAIN REALLY WEAR DENTURES ? ACCORDING TO JAY LENO AND DAVID LETTERMAN HE DOES ..WHO CARES,,HIS TEETH ARE NOT WHITE,,HE NEEDS TOOTH WHITENING ....


James Smith   October 23rd, 2008 6:52 pm ET

McCain states that he was part of the Cuban Missle Crisis an example of being tested. He was a 26 year old Navy aviator during the crisis in 1962...McCain is 72, we're in 2008...born in 1936..that makes him 26 in 1962. He joined the Senate in 1982, after being a liason to the Senate for a few years. How is it possible to be a "decision maker" in crisis situations as a pilot? McCain says anything, he has such a good story and record, I have no idea why he's saying these "untruths".

LETS GO OBAMA 2008 – I'll be there January 20, 2009 to welcome you


lorraine - washington state   October 23rd, 2008 6:54 pm ET

Have you ever seen a blog like this? Only in America – and thank God that we all can still express our individual opinions – as an "ole grandma" I wish I could get mike and james to stop for a minute, take a real deep breath, sit down, shake hands and start all over. Sad as it is, I think it is good for us to see this – good because we can realize what is going on out there – how people's thinking has been influenced by the campaigning. We see it really affected by all the hatred and prejudice, the lies and misstatements and ignorance that have been spewed out and, basically, I think it really does come down to every one of us is SCARED!! We are all good, hardworking, decent people – we love this country with all our hearts and have been absolutely frightened to see what has been taking place in the last 8 years – how it has dragged our beloved country down – divided it. We don't want to be a part of continuing that, yet we are overwhelmed as to what to do already!!

We don't know if we can believe what the candidates are saying and promising!! Every single one of us out there has to LISTEN and really research the issues – we need to ask if our questions have really been answered.

For every single one of you bloggers out there – thanks for your opinions and God bless you! Make sure your hearts are right and you really think about what is best for our beloved AMERICA when you mark your ballots – LOVE YA – GRANDMA LORRAINE


shahla c   October 23rd, 2008 6:56 pm ET

October 23rd, 2008 5:45 pm ET

is sara palin for real? in the less than 2year governership she managed to 1. Abuse her power to get her personal family fueds resolved 2. Abuse her power by using taxpayer money for personal expenses 3. some miraculus way got nominated for VP and is still spending away taxpayer money for personal use. How can she get up in those rallies and seriously compare herself to the “average joe”! Her family is just getting a free ride, I think she’s getting a free ride too, being so UNqualified and ignorant! On day #1 the VP has to be fully prepared to be the President if something happens, yet Everyone aknowledges she is no way near that…she doesn’t even know what a VP does! How are we letting this bad joke get worse…. please America, please don’t let this happen. sara palin is like that one person in everyone’s lives that is a newcomer, and manages to take your promotion away from you becuase she’s “cute”. give me a break. Get an education, develop a personality, learn history and then run for VP.


anna from ohio   October 23rd, 2008 7:06 pm ET

MICHAEL MOORE, What do you think of OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE PLAN? Do you support it? Oh by the way I love your work and your comments.


June   October 23rd, 2008 7:13 pm ET

If I hear "joe the plumber" mentioned one more time I will SCREAM!!!
It's even more irritating than "my friends." The only time JTP would ever see the inside of a McCain house would be if the toilet was plugged, then I'm sure he would want a licenced one. Now "Joe the CEO" I'm sure has broken bread with the McCains many times. Come to think of it he has his own "Cindy the CEO."


June   October 23rd, 2008 7:21 pm ET

I know you didn't ask ME the question but I believe Obama's plan is at least a step in the right direction. I was born and raised in Scotland and we enjoyed the benefits of Universal Health Care, a right, not a piviledge, and the sky never fell. Children had free dental care, free milk and orange juice in schools, as we were smart enough to know that what was paid out to make you grow up healthy paid dividends at the other end. The farther governments moved to the right, the less they cared. Prevention is far less inexpensive than "cure"


star   October 23rd, 2008 7:27 pm ET

i can't understand why some americans says that this country is not ready for a black president, i don't think they understand that blacks has worked hard from the time that blacks was bought here, served in the military and died just like others people, i think it a sad thing to say. i would like to know when will this country be ready, mr. mccain and his running mate has done nothing but made this a racial election. we should all be proud americans and stand togather as a country and forget about who is black, and who is white and vote for the person that you think that would make things better for the country as a whole. it makes me wonder why any one would want gov. palin in the white house, she seem to think everything is funny she never says anything with any substance to it. mr. mccain only picked her because he thought she would attract hillary's voters, not because she is ready for the job, it sad that he has taken her and used her as he have just for his own political gain. god bless america


weezie13   October 23rd, 2008 7:32 pm ET

June, I agree with you about the "prevention" but it's really hard for alot of people to think about prevention, they basically think
"WHAT ABOUT ME" and live in the moment...
and if a large dinner/many dinners, carbs, sugar, drive~thru's are there... (and get into a sedentary lifestyle)
they don't think of the conquences down the line...
They just eat/party... and that is what hampers and causes alot of the health issues later on in life... we can feed kids' good when they're little, cause they don't get it at home, but it's hard to "push ourselves away from the buffet line" ****Right Michael???????**** later on when we become so~called "ADULTS"...


Julie-Tucson, AZ   October 23rd, 2008 7:33 pm ET

Michael Moore & Larry King:
I am an Independent that was raised in a Republican family, in a mostly red state. I have always admired John McCain though, (because my father is military, and I was told about McCain's POW experience at a very young age, and born during the Vietnam era)

I am so disappointed in him for the way he has run this campaign. I am shocked that he would allow his reputation to be tarnished this way. I feel like he is destroying his honor in a way that he will never be able to recover from.
I have been an Obama supporter since he announced his candidacy, and I guess my question is-WHY IS THIS RACE SO CLOSE? This should be a no-brainer. Please explain this to me!!!!!


Ronnie   October 23rd, 2008 7:39 pm ET

Michael
At 72, McCain might need "Joe the Plumber" to fix his pipes.
Question: Wouldn't you agree that the ages of the candidates is making a big difference on peoples' choices, especially young and independent voters?

Thanks

Ronnie( Canada)


jerry   October 23rd, 2008 7:47 pm ET

John McCain keeps saying that he has been tested already. When was that? The prisoner of war ordeal? I don't think that proves how he'll react during a crisis.
What will happen if McCain dies and the terrorist decide to test Sarah Palin? Can anyone really be comfortable with that possibility?


Sheri   October 23rd, 2008 7:48 pm ET

Question for Mr.Moore: If you could ask each of the four people running one question and they had to tell the truth, what would it be?What questions do you think they would want to evade?


Ron   October 23rd, 2008 7:48 pm ET

Larry,

will you please ask one of the pundits how jobs will be created if no one has any money to spend. I keep hearing Mccain say we need to give business owners tax breaks to create jobs but it seems to me the problem is that most regular people don't have any money to spend. So in other words, business owners need customers before they need employees. I don't see how giving them tax breaks will create customers for them.

Thanks.


Kate Fergus   October 23rd, 2008 7:52 pm ET

Shirley October 23rd, 2008 5:31 pm ET

I am happy to see that you have read Obama's books. But just like McCain and Palin, you are taking specific lines and using them totally out of context.

In McCain's book he admitted he lied to constituents about what he would do for them. He also admitted in an interview that he aspired to be a dictator!! Palin welcomed the Alaska cessation group into her state. Her husband was a member for 6 years!! She spoke at their meetings as late as last summer.

Before you start throwing stones, make sure your own candidate doesn't live in a glass house (or should I say 7 glass houses).


Kate Fergus   October 23rd, 2008 7:55 pm ET

Michael Moore – I love your candor and admire your guts. How do you feel about the election and how negative it has become?? Will the country ever heal from such divisiveness?


Bruce   October 23rd, 2008 7:57 pm ET

Larry: I've been hearing the wornings from the Republican ticket , don't give the Dem's a blank check in the senate and the house! After the last eight years and especially the past two years of the republicans trying to goat the Dem's into making misstakes that could cost them this election. I feel lets give them a blank check and see what they do! If they want to keep the white house for a second term, I feel they might pull it off and clean-up some of the past eight years of Bush and his gang! Start with the Bank's then big Oil, then the Insurance Co. The first thing they need to do is out law the black mail system called "Credit Score"! It has been a leagalize metheod of stealing form the middle class! I remember when they only wanted to know if you were able to pay back your loan! Everyone was treated with respect and treated equally. The credit score system discriminates againest those who can leat afford it! Let the interest rate be dictated by a set percentage above prime, and you would be locked in at what the prevailing rate wasat the time of your loan agreement! Get rid of Credit cards and issue debit cards, make people live within their means. Credit should be issued in the form of a personal loan, determined by the person's ability to pay, using a set term for the loan, that can be paid off not revoling, payments the will never be able to payoff! The Banks can't be trusted to supervise a credit card system. So remove the temptation to take advantage of theose who they preyed on in the past! Banks made money under the personal loan system If you must have credit cards let theose who can afford them have them! Say if you earn $250,000 like joe the plumber, Then get one! Bruce Orlando Fla.


Teri in STL   October 23rd, 2008 7:58 pm ET

Larry,
I get the impression that Mccain will say anything these days to dissuade voters from Obama. Does the Mccain campaign really believe that his "grasping at straws" strategy is appealing to those who are serious about real issues?


Terry   October 23rd, 2008 8:05 pm ET

Moore…. Get real …your opinion is important to yourself and California. Maybe if ya’ll cut your illegal alien social programs ..and drill baby drill ..for…jobs baby jobs… California might have money for their citizens.

-your state has taxed its citizens to the ground..I know I have 2 children who live there.. by the way who are leaving.

-housing were at idiot prices for nothing of a house with what they call a California backyard….which isn’t anything

-tags/stickers for the cars…. Ludicrous…. Google it

-property taxes….out of the roof

-you fine people if they drive with their dogs on their lap, if your animal isn’t neutered….you take first graders to their teachers gay wedding on taxpayers money. …you have taxed and fined your people and businesses right in the ground….. and now you need a bailout.

What you propose and complain about in your so called fims…… is what California is doing already and your broke…..


Ronnie   October 23rd, 2008 8:06 pm ET

Good to see someone talking some sense for a change, Bruce, but unfortunately it'll never happen, too much greed to go around.


stacey from tx   October 23rd, 2008 8:07 pm ET

Larry King
Why is McCain getting upset about answering a question about Palin's clothing saying she needed it. Isn't she Governor of Alaska ? also saying they will get donated now tell me does he mean auctioned off on ebay like the plane she auctioned off or actually donated???


Richard from London Ontario   October 23rd, 2008 8:08 pm ET

A silly question: Recently I voted by paper ballot in the Canadian Federal Election. Our election results were fast, efficient and accurate. What is the benefit of the high tech voting machinery? It seems to create more problems than it resolves.


Frédérick   October 23rd, 2008 8:09 pm ET

It sould be to obama to go test the terrotist from afganistan, not the opposit.

Fred (Ottawa)


James   October 23rd, 2008 8:09 pm ET

Terry, as a 30 year Clifornia resident who now lives in rural Kamiah, Idaho

you are greatly misinformed.


mel   October 23rd, 2008 8:12 pm ET

To Michael Moore;
Have you ever thought of a movie of all the Republic scandals since the Republicans got the majority in 1999. From Tom Delay, 9-1-1 & the flying school that kept reporting their very suspicious students to the FBI, No WMD, 2002 New Hampshire phone attack, 2004 Florida election, all the sexual transgressings of Congress, and ending with Poulson saying that no one could have known the financial crisis was going to occur. Hopefully you could get an interview with each culprit straight faced denying all charges in total Republican self denial and still pointing the finger at someone else. I think we all need a good laugh about "8 Years" as we pay off the $700 billion bailout.


R James   October 23rd, 2008 8:12 pm ET

Dear Mr Moore:
As a proud canadian i am saddened by the fact that during our very recent federal election you took it upon yourself to physically and unlawfully get involved in our campaign.
The re-elected Conservative party that you so despise has a history of maintaining, improving or developing national programs that American Democrats can only dream of and Republicans would never understand.
In September our country had a net gain of 112k jobs and was ranked the soundest banking system in the world (oct 9 world economic forum).
I find it ironic that you would attempt to FIX our problems when your own country is is a crisis mode.


Sheri   October 23rd, 2008 8:14 pm ET

Question for everyone to ponder: As heroic as Sen. Mccain and other democratic forces soldiers were in their attempt to protect democracy in Vietnam the fact is it was an unwinnable war. The veterans who came home were treated shamefully and I wonder if his unwillingness to bring the troops home from Iraq until they win is an irrational, subconcious attempt to right a wrong from years ago. To me, I think this kind of decision making could have disasterous consequences. Can anyone really deny that thousands of Americans lives would have been saved if the presidents involved in Vietnam had brought the troops home earlier? I believe that if men and women are brave enough to put their lives on the line for freedom they should be assured that their leaders are not needlessly endangering them.


Terry   October 23rd, 2008 8:18 pm ET

I heard the Biden audio.. it was frightening … if Obama and Biden know something about the security of this nation and potential crisis when he becomes President... and he’s talking to donors about it and not the Nation. We are in trouble. Talking about a crisis affecting the market again…might be a Fair Media Topic.

Obama didn’t leave the campaign trail for a Financial meltdown and wouldn’t delay the debate for a financial meltdown. He calmly handled everything by cell phone?

However, what Biden knows Obama knows.

Could this just be his way of letting time pass and he not be questioned about it… put Michelle on the pulpit and nobody gets to ask her the hard questions.

This is not an election issue .... this is security statement... and it was in Biden's own words. No need to translate. No need for left and right opinions.

The media needs to demand Biden and Obama explain this and explain it now. No left and right contributers opinions. None are needed.

If the media cannot protect us by going after this ...the media will be responsible for fluffing this over instead of screaming from the top of their lungs.... and in short can take responsibility for what may happen… and it could come back to haunt you.


Sara S.   October 23rd, 2008 8:19 pm ET

Well said Sheri. Indepent female voter, senior and the proud wife a Viet Nam Vet. WE are voting for Obama as are many other vets.


Sara S.   October 23rd, 2008 8:22 pm ET

Terry, then you should also ask Joe Lieberman when he said the same exact thing. Meaning that our history has taught us that most of American Presidents have been tested in their first term.


Stephen Hennessy   October 23rd, 2008 8:23 pm ET

I love Mr. Moore. He see's it for what it is and tells it as it is. If you want some straight talk, listen to Moore, instead of the Maverick – his express went off the tracks way way back when it picked up that red neck passenger named Palin!


LOU   October 23rd, 2008 8:24 pm ET

why aren't either candidate discussing illegal aliens ? The estimated 350 billion dollars a year spent on welfare, medical, food stamps, schooling, imprisoning illegal criminals here. That 350 billion could go a long way to help legal US citizens. How about using it towards Healthcare for Americans? Raise Teacher salarys ? Help homeowners facing foreclosure...EVERYONE i know is sick of our taxes paying for illegal alien benefits...not to mention the estimated 12 billion dollars they send back to Mexico every year.


Terry Taller   October 23rd, 2008 8:25 pm ET

Canadians are following the American election very closely. It strikes me that Americans are suffering from "election fatigue." If you include the primaries you have been at it for two years. I think that's what counts for the number of people at the advance polls; now they can forget about it.

Even worse than that is that starting in January, those elected in the House will be worrying about their next election in two years. Then two years after January, you will be starting the process all over again.

Again, in my view, it accounts for some of the unwillingness of American federal politicians being willing to make tough, difficult decisions. How can you if you are perpetually worrying about getting re-elected?


Terry   October 23rd, 2008 8:25 pm ET

Mr. Moore ...Why does the Media come in with Breaking News….. clothing expenses when Obama wears custom suits and travel expenses which is allowed by the state of Alaska and Michelle Obama spends $446 for diner? Why is that Breaking News… you almost give people a heart attack thinking we have had an attack somewhere.

Breaking News would be the complete Biden audio of him telling the Obama donors of 4 scenarios of which Obama’s response will need to be supported by Obama’s financial donors …..

… potential attack information given to Obama donors.

Hello …days of not responding….
Hello…he’s going to Hawaii and will be out of your reach.
Hello ….avoiding “legitimate” media for the Ellen show.

Then Obama responds days later after getting a pass from the media and time to orchestrate a Hollywood response…. In front of the flags and a bunch of white people …..he got free media air time…. To talk about his economy platitudes and bash McCain on your company money before leaving for Hawaii… did you guys get played.

You guys should have charged Obama advertising time …. He likes to charge ya’ll out the rear for media seats at his rally’s.

I really enjoyed Obama dismissing the media when questioned twice on the Biden Security of the Nation Audio…. He told you guys… “flourishing rhetoric” and spinning you guys and gals back to the economy. Like we don’t know the economy platitudes of both candidates.

Hello… Obama and your Republican contributors answer your reporters all the time with…the economy spin

Hello … what are the four scenarios ….. the economy spin

–We don’t need history lessons from the media on past Presidents because Kennedy was not a good one to use…. Kruschev ate Kennedy’s lunch in Vienna and due to his inexperience.. McCain was strapped on a jet pointed at Cuba and citizens very close to a nuclear war... as a result.

-Don’t spin to our intelligence agencies because America already knows about their efforts

-Explain why we should trust this 300 day senator with our live


PJ   October 23rd, 2008 8:25 pm ET

From the looks of it the McCain/Palin Camp is doomed but speculations are rife that Sarah Palin will be in the running for the 2012 presidential race. I think she should get Michelle Bachmann as her running mate and it will be a perfect match...... of self-destructing duo.


Ken in NC   October 23rd, 2008 8:28 pm ET

Larry, please ask Michael Moore if he agrees with this thought. Senator McCain has had two major problems with his campaign.

One is the fact that his campaign has been poorly organized and run. I think that happened because he allowed others to take control of the total operation of his campaign and having him doing things he was not comfortable with. While he was, and I suspect still is an honorable man, the campaign was run by people that did not know the need of being honorable.

The second problem is that Senator Obama has run a well organized machine and remained in control of the campaign establishing and obtaining goals.

My opinion is that these two problems are the reason his campaign is at the point we see it today and to try to win, the campaign has no choice but to stay it's present course with the hopes that the Obama campaign will make a serious blunder.


Terry   October 23rd, 2008 8:31 pm ET

Sara S. now with the Muslim threat on our soil and 3000 Americans lost...a junior apprentice is going to handle it..... that's not what Biden...listen to the complete audio. I want to why two American citizens are talking to financial donors instead of the potential victims.

In their own words...I'm not spinning....I am just not part of mindless and mesmerized 'flourishing rhetoric".


Dan Valletto   October 23rd, 2008 8:32 pm ET

John MCcains wife probably spends $150,000 all the time on herself, so John has no clue that it is not normal, yet he say's he understands the working class who are lucky to be able to spend $500 on themself because they are trying to pay their $150,000 mortgage payments ! Palin's always saying joe six pack. Joe six pack is having a hard time buying his six pack with no job, while she is on a shopping spree!!!


Terry   October 23rd, 2008 8:34 pm ET

Ponder this…. You are a hardworking person….let’s say working for CNN news… a reporter.

You have been given the duty to train this new junior apprentice for the next year.

Then after his training…he’s on the job a total of 1 ½ years….then he becomes the CEO of CNN…after a short period of time.

Hmmmm… I wouldn’t want him to head my company…. The best bosses worked from the bottom up and had experience.
I wouldn’t want that to happen to my company.


Sara S.   October 23rd, 2008 8:37 pm ET

Terry Not a muslim threat a terrorist threat and the terrorists just happen to be muslims. I live in New York don't blame the Muslims who died at the World Trade Center. Like I said why don't you go ask Joe Lieberman who said the exact same thing Biden said just a month ago.


Catherine   October 23rd, 2008 8:39 pm ET

I heard today that McCain said Palin's new wardrobe will be donated after the election. I was wondering where I can get a hold of these hand-me-downs, since I lost my job after working at a company where jeans and tees were the norm for the past 15 years, and now I will need to invest in a new wardrobe to find a job that meets my qualifications.

The job I held was for a manufacturing company that has continued to lose sales over the past 5 years, since our item was copied and manufactured overseas and became cheaper to import and sell wholesale in the states. Our company which employed 8 people has been knocked down to just 2 (the owner and myself...admin assistant). Not only am I forced to move on, the owner is facing bankruptcy.

No jobs to be found... and now unemployment running out. House payments will not be made, and not sure how I will keep the electricty on, but I need new clothes to make the right impression for a new job. If I buy a new wardrobe to "get the job", can I donate it later... or return it? And then the question becomes, what do I wear to work... my old jeans and tees? What will Palin be wearing after she "donates" her $150,000 wardrobe?


JOHN P   October 23rd, 2008 8:41 pm ET

Hey larry, i am becoming thoroughly bored with you and campbell working over sarah palin. the two of you folks are certainly qualified for the equivalent orwellian postions in a ministry of truth if obama becomes president, based on the reinterpretation of reality which you are both so adept at.


4Truth   October 23rd, 2008 8:41 pm ET

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ALSO – Republicans walked out on America when they walked out the first time of the Rescue Plan. That IS the Republican Party platform. Republicans first America second.


Naomi Doner   October 23rd, 2008 8:42 pm ET

I’m a newcomer to the beautiful foothill country of western South Carolina, having recently relocated from Boca Raton, FL. The locals are very warm, friendly and loving people – they are quick to offer a helping hand if needed. That’s why I was so shocked today to over-hear the conversation at the hair salon regarding Barack Obama (my candidate). A couple of the stylist and their clients were discussing their conviction that Barack is the “anti-Christ” as depicted in the book of Revelations (I’m Jewish and not familiar). They said that according to the bible, the anti-Christ will be of Jewish or Muslim origin and that he would be killed in the 42nd week of his reign of power.

I attribute these attitudes and expressions of outright hate to the smear tactics used by the McCain campaign to discredit Barack. After what he went through himself with George Bush in 2000 (regarding Cindy McCain’s drug addiction), John McCain said he would never conduct such a campaign himself. So much for being a man of his word. But then, what can one expect from a man who applies for a marriage license while still married to another woman? And I recall that John McCain was a central figure in the Keating-5 scandal back in the “80’s. But I have not heard Barack stoop to using any of the above to strike back at McCain.

Incidentally, I recall that you asked both Bill Cosby and Chris Rock if they felt a certain sense of pride that we have a black candidate for president. I just want to take this opportunity to say that I am so very proud of my own race (white) for finally being willing to turn the page and move forward in a unifying direction.

Naomi Doner
Easley, SC


Tobie   October 23rd, 2008 8:46 pm ET

Christopher – Independent NYC October 23rd, 2008 5:15 pm ET

Palin is a wonderful God fearing woman w/ more exec experience than both tickets combined. However, she’s not ready for the national, or international stage as of yet……. The GOP has a shining star for many years to come. So America, let’s do the responsible thing, and elect the Obama/Biden ticket.

Blah, blah blah...Can't you conservatives come up with a new line.


Mike Lamendola   October 23rd, 2008 8:48 pm ET

This is my first time voting since they assinated my president. I just could not take the Bush B.S. any longer. I heard that McCain may not attend his own election nite party? Why? Does he not like funerals? He missed out on so many of them while he was a P.O.W.
Now lets duct tape hime to a chair and make him watch Section 60 Arlington and the Taxi driver who was murdered in our custody.
War solves nothing, diplomacy doesnt cost lives.
I fear the radical right and my rights may be in dis-agreement.
May we all be allowed to speak freely always.
Even Michael.


Sara S.   October 23rd, 2008 8:48 pm ET

Naomi, well said but you live in a part of the country that hung Obama ghosts with the star of David on the ghosts head for Halloween decorations. No this holier than thou country can't reconcile their differences when your not one of them


STOOMZEE.com   October 23rd, 2008 8:49 pm ET

Michael,

How's this SLOGAN sound:

BRAS, GIRDLES AND MCPALIN ARE OUT!


Angel M.   October 23rd, 2008 8:49 pm ET

Our earliest presidents had no previous experience, but they were leaders. I believe obama has shown leadership, his calm demeaner and his ability to talk about issues has made me believe that if anyone can help us rise from the messes we are in it is obama bidon. He just got another endorsement scott McClellum. McCain has been all over the map and we do not need that kind of president at this time.


Roy Torgeirson   October 23rd, 2008 8:50 pm ET

Hi Michael,
After moving to this great nation more than 24 years ago, I'm still not a US citizen. The main reason is the fact that the health insurance companies are still running the "show". With caps and the chance of being dropped, I'm just not ready to give up my norwegian passport.
Unlike my american friends, I can always buy a ticket and go home should I end up getting a major illness. For a fraction of the cost here!
After all these years here in the US, you can understand that there are other good reasons I'm still here. It's a great country with lots of great people. However, good health care is not, and should not be an option, it's a basic human right.
Where I'm from, you'll never see a fundraiser for a person that happens to be ill. It's sad that it's the case here.
Obama isn't really fixing the problem inviting the insurance companies to the table.
I won't even wast my time commenting on the McCain plan.
Keep up the good work Michael. The working american families need you more than ever before.


kim barnes   October 23rd, 2008 8:52 pm ET

Michael Moore My question is why isn't any one talking about Zeitgeistmovie.com that is on the internet? And the reality of it all during this election. Especially when the two canidates are no more than puppets on a string for the world banking community. I would also like to commend you for all your work, time and dedication to show the reality for those that are willing to be open.That its still possible for one person to make a difference thats you M and M.

Sincerely,

Kim Barnes
Davison class of 1974


Myra   October 23rd, 2008 8:53 pm ET

Larry,

Ask your McCain conservative guest , How can McCain profees that he has been tested and will not be tested?

He was tested as a POW not as Preident of the United States.
He has been tested as a Senator but not as the President.

What makes him an different from any new President coming in for the first time? Isn't it arrogant of him to imply that he would not be tested and that he has been tested? Explain how and when other the being POW and in a plane as a solider waiting for orders during the Cuban crisis!


jacquie   October 23rd, 2008 8:53 pm ET

Mike from Mesa...

I hope either of these candidates do something about education!! reason not resson, want not wont, well not will,


Martha Miller   October 23rd, 2008 8:54 pm ET

I listened to McCain and Palin today, referring to elitists as those that think they are "better than others". It appears to me that these two only need to look in the mirror to see the reflection of an elitist.

They both think that they are better than the lesbian and homosexual citizens of this country, because they are fighting to deny them equal rights under the constitution.

I am a heterosexual, but I truly believe that all citizens of this country deserve to be afforded equal rights. Religious right wing conservatives are in my opinion some of the most elitest individuals I've ever met. McCain and Palin are elitists with a capital "E". That is how I see it.

Martha Miller


STOOMZEE.com   October 23rd, 2008 8:56 pm ET

A question for Michael Moore,

How’s this SLOGAN sound:

BRAS, GIRDLES AND MCPALIN ARE OUT!


Myra   October 23rd, 2008 8:56 pm ET

Larry,

Ask if something were to happen to McCain, Palin would certainly be tested and what quaifications or experience does she have to deal with a crisis. This is the most disturbing thought of all!!!! What was McCain Thinking!!!!


Sheri   October 23rd, 2008 8:57 pm ET

Terry, you must be a republican. Implying Sen. Obama is taking off to Hawaii for fun or to avoid answering questions when in fact he's going because his grandmother is very ill. Since the issue of inexperience keeps coming up and avoidance of answering tough questions you need to look at Palin and give your head a shake. There is a very realistic chance that she could end up not just vice president but in fact president, this is why the two positions are created. Are you telling me you would feel more comfortable with her being president rather than Obama or Biden? Also, she seems to be real good at standing up at rallies and repeating half baked innuendos and insults but I have yet to see her appear on a serious political show. You mock Obama for appearing on Ellen and yet fail to mention SNL or Michelle being on LKL.


j   October 23rd, 2008 8:59 pm ET

To Michael Moore

I am a republican
I used to hate you
now being an Obama supporter
I kinda like you
Oh what Barack Obama can do

bringing us all together


atoosa   October 23rd, 2008 9:00 pm ET

It is unfortunate that McCain and his surrogates have divided this country, that for the first time I can see how much race plays a role in this great country


Ruben Gomez   October 23rd, 2008 9:00 pm ET

Question to Micheal Moore!!!!!
Independent from FL, I am not a plumber, a baker or a hair dresser that could own his own business since my skills are clerical and work for an insurance corporation. McCain campaign is refering to all the Joe the plumbers. I do not want to own my own business I just want to work hard and pay my mortgage and at this point I am content living paycheck to pay check compared to others around me . Whos plan do think will address me. I make 34,000.00 a year. I just got 2000.00 raise and my check after taxes went down $70.00. I wish I did not get that raise. please help me understand.


Rachielle from VA   October 23rd, 2008 9:02 pm ET

Ask Micheal Moore how he feels about the hatred going on in the campaign trail at these McCain Palin rallies


STOOMZEE.com   October 23rd, 2008 9:02 pm ET

A question for Michael Moore,

Do you think if McCain pulled Palin off the ticket and put Joe the Plumer on the ticket, it would help him?


Wanda   October 23rd, 2008 9:02 pm ET

Thank you Mchael Moore for standing up for Barack Obama


Sara S.   October 23rd, 2008 9:03 pm ET

Atoosa although I am not a Muslim that was the point I was trying to make. Thats why I brought up the fact about the innocent Muslims that did die at the Trade Center. There is good and bad in all denominations including Christians.


anna from ohio   October 23rd, 2008 9:04 pm ET

Hey MICHAEL I got a great movie for you to make next on the antics of MCCAIN-PALIN. It should be called-DUMB AND DUMBER + JOE THE PLUMBER.


Teody Arcena   October 23rd, 2008 9:04 pm ET

Mr. Moore, looking for another movie to make? Here is one, "Mr. Obama's Mystery Associations". Who is the real Mr. Obama? He denounced his association with Rev. Wright because he is running for President. He believed in him for, is it 20 years or more? How about the mystery activist guy, Mr. Ayres? Who are these big shots, Wall Street mystery men, contributing to his campaign funds? I feel sorry for Hilary. She even said in the primary election that Obama is not ready to become President. Now she is endorsing him. I find it really crazy. Your politics in America is very dirty. I was hoping for her to win the primary Democratic Party election but she lost it to Obama, who is personally so driven to run for President without enough experience to run your government. He took advantage of the fact that he is only capable of running against a woman and an older guy like Mr. McCain. Give it to Mr. McCain, he can still do it for four years. Why so afraid of his age? Are Americans becoming pessimists. He is more experienced than you. You served the US senate only what, a little more than 3 years. How on earth can you say you have the knowledge. You are not Mr. Bill Clinton at all. How about Mrs. Palin? Sure she can be your VP. Even Mrs. Ferraro, a democrat, said that Mrs. Palin is certainly capable to do the job. She has most of the experiences necessary to run a country. She has been the governor of Alaska for heaven sake. It is like running a mini country. In Mr. Obama's case, most of the time he is cocooned in his office in the senate. Association is a big issue and I never really understood it why the media is evading this at all. Association with the wrong guys can affect his decision making. Thaink hard America. This is your future. Mr.Obama is a real politician. He is so eloquent in his speech that you just believe whatever he says. By the way Mr. McCain is no Bush at all. These are two different individuals. Why crucify the guy because of Mr. Bush? Good Luck to you all!


siena   October 23rd, 2008 9:05 pm ET

Michael,

It is irresponsible and treasonous for the republican party to take a position which is so divisive and can only cause harm to our nation at a time we need to come together for a common cause.

It is one thing to mud sling it is another to fan the flames of hate.
What do you think?


Barbara Noel   October 23rd, 2008 9:05 pm ET

Michael is great~~more people should listen to what he says...Hopefully Larry, you will wish Barack Obama`s grandmother good wishes...Wolf Blitzer is the only one I`ve heard say anything . It wouldn`t hurt Mccain to say that his thoughts and prayers were with the family. thank you


Bob   October 23rd, 2008 9:05 pm ET

Obama spreads the wealth, McCain spreads the used Palin's wardrobe.


Elise   October 23rd, 2008 9:06 pm ET

To Candace

How dare you? Your comment suggests reverse racism. Do NOT use Dr. Martin Luther King's words to fool yourself into believing that racism against Black people no longer exist.


Henry   October 23rd, 2008 9:06 pm ET

are those plumbers behind Michael Moore making $250,000/year?


George Spfld, Ma   October 23rd, 2008 9:06 pm ET

McCain in 2000 proposed the same Obama is doing now. He said during a town hall that those who make more should not mind paying a little more. Please Larry, find that video. I saw it on a show this week. Why is CNN not showing this video?


J Q Public   October 23rd, 2008 9:07 pm ET

Larry,

I Have been puzzled lately ( I'm really not all that puzzled ) about
About how the oil companies have been allowed to go unregulated.
and allowed to drain hundreds of Billions of dollars from the nations economy. And I feel that played a major roll in our economic situation.
I mean Gasoline is as much of a utility as electricity and the power
companies have to ask for rate hike.


Yvonne   October 23rd, 2008 9:07 pm ET

Thank you Michael Moore for talking sense to the American people.


Tim Hitchcock   October 23rd, 2008 9:07 pm ET

I was wondering what Michael Moore thinks about Obama's health care plan. I loved his movie "Sicko", it really showed how far this country needs to go with our health care system. Obama doesn't have a universal health care plan but I am hoping Clinton still campaigns for universal health care in our country.
thanks
Tim HItchcock


Linda   October 23rd, 2008 9:07 pm ET

Hurray for Michael Moore! Finally someone is saying what I have been yelling at the TV for weeks. Do the Republicans really think that the American public is so stupid?

VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!!


Melinda from California   October 23rd, 2008 9:07 pm ET

Michael- I am so proud of you for standing up for what you believe in...but I always fear the right fanatics... Do you believe if Obama is elected...the palin/mccain people will stay quiet or riot?


Chance Hanusek   October 23rd, 2008 9:08 pm ET

When will Obama release his birth certificate for public scrutiny? Why is he refusing to do this if he has nothing to hide?


mike, virginia   October 23rd, 2008 9:08 pm ET

I agree with Michale Moore that the Government is bailing out the rich ...but why does he support a candidate that voted for the bailout?


Jim from Anaheim   October 23rd, 2008 9:08 pm ET

Michael Moore accuses Bush of bailing out Wall Street. While I'm as anti-Bush as anyone, didn't the Democrats pass the bailout bill?


siena   October 23rd, 2008 9:08 pm ET

Hey Michael,

I feel it is irresponsible and treasonous for the republican party to take a position which is so divisive and can only cause harm to our nation at a time we need to come together for a common cause.

It is one thing to mud sling it is another to fan the flames of hate.

What do you think?


nsikak   October 23rd, 2008 9:09 pm ET

Michael do you think Palin has tendencies for nepotism?


Bill Maguire   October 23rd, 2008 9:09 pm ET

What about the drug war?


becky   October 23rd, 2008 9:10 pm ET

Plumbers don't really seem to be doing any work... and are not dirty like most of the plumbers I have seen! Is that just prop?


Konrad   October 23rd, 2008 9:10 pm ET

Socialism is here now – with billions going to incompetent corporate thieves, as it has gone to Halliburton, etc.
If the Double Talk Express wants to rail against "socialism" Sen. McCain should immediately go on your show Larry and announce that he and Ms. Palin promise to end Medicare as soon as they are in office.


Susan Schank   October 23rd, 2008 9:10 pm ET

Michael, I read your Election Guide and LOVED it! Have you considered running for president yourself? PLEASE!!!!!?

Susan in Parkville, MO


Marc   October 23rd, 2008 9:10 pm ET

Why are the american people so naive that they can not see through the John McCain/republic rhetoric????


Kirk   October 23rd, 2008 9:10 pm ET

You mentioned that McCain bailed out the rich with this bailout plan, but didn't Obama vote for it as well? Concerning this bailout, how is Obama different than McCain? Thanks.


CANELA   October 23rd, 2008 9:10 pm ET

How do you feel about McCain's proposal to tax healthcare benefits?


toufic   October 23rd, 2008 9:10 pm ET

Will there be a new republican party born after the election (if they loose this one)?


miguel   October 23rd, 2008 9:10 pm ET

Michael, what do progressives need to do to communicate our agenda more effectively?


Sheryl the bookseller   October 23rd, 2008 9:10 pm ET

HEY HEY HEY! Dont say the republicans are "smarter than us "....say they are more DEVIOUSLY determined than us . :-)


Joe washington   October 23rd, 2008 9:10 pm ET

Michael, do you believe Sarah "I can see Russia from my house" is ready to be President, in case McCain is no longer with us, God forbid!!


Russell Beaty   October 23rd, 2008 9:10 pm ET

Sarah Palin, as Governor of Alaska earned $81,648. How can she accept over $100,000.00 worth of clothes? I don't earn as much as the governor, and no one has bought me any clothes this election season. Exactly which party is spreading wealth?


Ingo   October 23rd, 2008 9:10 pm ET

Hi Larry

I have an offer for Michael Moore. Michael if you're looking for a place to escape too, we'd love to invite you too Canada where your support for the little guy would be embraced. Heck I'd vote for you as Prime Minister!

thanks Ingo


Lance From MI   October 23rd, 2008 9:10 pm ET

Hi There Michael! I admire your work greatly. I am a New York City trained actor and singer, and I am living in Gladwin MI. I need a job. Could I have a job interview with you to show what I might be able to offer your films?


Michael Roseman   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

Michael.....don't ever stop what you do....here's two points:

I'm a 53, year old, white Canadian who needs to point out two things...One, I'm sick of hearing McCain continually say Obama will give 95% of Americans a tax break and 40% don't even pay tax's...everyone lets this slide, I'd like it to be pointed out that it's a tax break for 95% of WORKING families....And finally this attacking Biden for saying Obama will be tested Would you PLEASE start running the tape of Lieberman saying that without question WHO ever gets elected will be tested....What does McCain have to say about his good buddy saying that...

Mike Roseman
Brantford, Ontario
Canada


Col. Michael McDowell. USA   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

Michael why haven't the Democrats pushed for impeachment charges against George Bush and Dick Cheney? If anything these two have done doesn't meet the definition of "high crimes and misdemeanors" then the term does not exist?


Amol Motivala   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

Question for Michael

Which movie will you make first? Fall of the fat wall street cats or " The Blonde Bombshell – Roadtrip from alaska to DC and back to Alaska"


Mike Eldred   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

Michael,

What is your opinion of Oliver Stone's movie "W"? Do you think it's an accurate portrayal of the president and what should we learn from his story? How can we ever trust the political process again?


Josh   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

Michael, Wouldn't Sarah Palin be considered a Socialist for redistributing the wealth of the windfall oil profits as Governor of her State?


Bernard   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

Hi Michael, what do you think will happen to the healthcare issue once the election is over?


David Brugger   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

Mike
Please let all these politicians know that we do not appreciate any politicians speading our money on clothing. I do not recall a time in my life when going for a job my clothing was bought by tax payers.

David
Charleston Maine


Jonathan from Maryland   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

Do you really feel that "all" votes count? For example, my state, Maryland is a given Democratic state. Why would anyone for that matter feel that vote would really count or matter?


Ryan R.   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

Hi Larry and gang –

Which demographic will have the most impact on Nov. 4th – newly-registered voters, independents, african american voters, young folks voting for their first presidential race, or senior citizens?


Mike Morano   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

Michael,
Please explain the benefits of our social programs and why republicans oppose them.


Tony   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

Hey Michael, Your rich, why don't you just donate all your money. Keep your fat fingers off mine.

I can't wait till Obama is elected andhe throws you and your like under the bus. You will have used up your usefulness.


smitty   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

For Michael...

What do you consider to be the single biggest failing of the current Administration?

Come on...just one Magilla of a failure

thanks

Smitty
Jim Smith, CTIE


Betsy Craz   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

Michael,
When are you going to take on the deplorable state of our country's election system (ie hanging chads, voter suppression, dysfunctional machines, etc.) and campaign finance reform? We need you!!
Betsy


Michael You are the Best!   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

Hi Larry and Michael, Michael, what are you doing to ensure that voters come out and actually vote this year?

Thank you for the movie, it was the best!

Sincerely,

Mark and Bob from Massachusetts.


Ron Shay   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

Michael-
If Obama becomes our President, what do you think should be his priority in first two years other than ending Iraq war? Is it alternative energy or healthcare?


Courtney   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

Messege for Micheal Moore:
Mr. Moore I agree we should not get cocky, but i want to know if you think its wise to have Palin on board as of now or are is it appearing as a regret by republician Sen.John McCain


Louie C   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

Is it to late for sen. mcsame to attack the gop to gain ground on the independents?


cristina   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

I would never vote for McCain, especially because I don't think Sarah Palin is qualified as VP ... and she may very well have Presidential duties if something happens to McCain (who is old!) ... do you think Sarah Palin is qualified to be President or Vice President?


Deb   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

Michael I have to diagree with you on your statement "the Republicans are smarter than we are" with all that's been said about elections fraud and even what we are seeing this year with GOP ticket getting votes when DEM are selected ..makes you wonder. Please Michael you need to make this your next project to get under the hood of this rigged elections. Look at RECOUNT the story of the 2000 elections. Thats the reason GOP controlled all but 2 Presidency ovr the last 40 years


David Segal   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

For Michael;

You speak of the McCain-busch socialism for the rich with this bailout package – but Senator O'Bama not only voted for it, but promoted it. Explain. as an added, I'm not in favor of the bailout.


Pete P   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

If the Government can't run Medicare or Social Security why should we trust them to run Healthcare? While most Americans may be able to admit that Healthcare costs are out of control, I don't think they trust nor should they trust the US Gov't to run Healthcare. Social Security has been under their control for nearly 40+ years and it is in horrible shape. I think the Gov't has had their turn and we have seen the results. Gov't is not the answer to all the US ills


Paul   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

Michael,
Looking at this election from outside the US, I find it quite staggering that you folks don't see straight through Sarah Palin. It simply stuns me that a woman with such extreme views and such ignorance about the rest of the world can be so close to becoming the most powerful person in it. How does that happen ?
Paul
from Dominica


Shon   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

The 'oil tax' 'redistribution' in Alaska is 'socialism'!


Joshua   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

Quick comment:

McCain and Palin keep railing that Obama is a Socialist. Do they, and especially Palin, even know what that means? I would love it if a reporter asked Governor Palin to define Socialism.

Isn't Social Security a form of "sharing the wealth?" Should we stop spreading that wealth?


Nancy Runton   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

I hope for a discussion about the fact that the debt clock was placed in Times Square after 8 years of Reagan, that Wall Street crashed after 8 years of Bush, and there was a budget surplus after 8 years of Clinton.


Wade   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

Michael-
Why, in your opinion, is it so hard for Democrats to explain the failures of trickle-down economics? It has never worked and never will. Why can't they get this message across effectively?


William in Pasadena, CA   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

What are your thoughts on Colin Powell, a long time Republican, endorsement of Senator Barak Obama. Was his decision more emotional that logical?


Mike Wishnowski   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

Is there an ethical concern over donating the wardrobes to charity? It is certainly a nice gesture, but wasn't that money donated for political purposes?


Lance   October 23rd, 2008 9:11 pm ET

Why isnt anyone talking about the Keating Affair back in the 80's?


Gretchen   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

Question for Michael Moore. Have you seen the movie "Stealing America: Vote by Vote?" If so, please share your thoughts about this movie.


Dan Gainor   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

Michael

You and many politicians repeatedly misrepresent the problem of health care. It's not 47 million Americans without health care. That number is completely bogus. Ten million of those aren't even citizens according to the U.S. Census.

The Kaiser Family Foundation, a liberal non-profit frequently quoted by the media, puts the number of uninsured Americans who do not qualify for current government programs and make less than $50,000 a year between 13.9 million and 8.2 million.

Now what do you say to that?


Ajit Deshmukh   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

Dear Mike,

Love your movies and your views. What do you think about the handling of Sarah Palin by the media and the Democratic Party? It seems her involvement with the AIP puts her in a position not to question anyone else's patriotism. Furthermore, she has made outrageous statements claiming a religious (Christian) purpose in the wars we fight. How has this, in relative terms, espcaped serious criticism?

Ajit


vintagemomcreations   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

Mr. Moore,
Do you think that we are headed for race riots after this election process? Everyone is dancing around this issue like it's the plague. Do you think it's republican generated?


Brad and Lisa Houck   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

We are a small business owners, making $400K per year, employing 8 people. How is Obama's plan to help me grow my business.? If my taxes continue to increase, how am I to be able to afford to offer healthcare and other benefits to my employees? OR grow my business? PS. we own an independent Pharmacy, so we see the Healthcare crisis first hand everyday!


John English   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

Which country has the best national health care plan? Which web page shows the best national health care plan?


Terry   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

Regarding the Obama education platitude from the pulpit.

I don't owe anyone a college education.... property taxes already pay for kinder to 12th. Get good grades, grants, scholarships, get a job, family help. You will be a better citizen for it.... no college welfare or handout.

Obama wants you college kids to pay with Peace Corp, Military and "community organizer".... won't apply to Hollywood group they go to private schools.... so whose money will go to pay for the tuition...taxpayers who own property.

You want America to pay for your houses too, insurances too... how about auto insurance.... want the taxpayers to pay for that too. I would rather take McCains money and pick my own.

Get real.... welfare does not work.... look at California they are broke.

Guess what ... illegal aliens get state money (free) for college to public universities in California....don't argue about without calling the financial aid offices in California.


Pao Lo   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

I have not heard a lot about the importance of the next US President potentially picking the next 2 Supreme Court Justices.

Especially when Supreme Court Justices serve until they choose to retire or pass on.


NORA MACKENZIE   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

Do you know about the Republican in Washington State, Reichert, for whom corporate media in Washington is buying space and time without paying for it. the Democrat, Bruner, is closing the gap and the corporate mediate doesn't like it. I wish I had more info but that's all that was on line.


Jeni Kumba   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

Hi Michael, I would like to know if you think most of our current economic problems are due to Americans greed and pricey lifestyles (living on credit and buying homes we can't afford). Don't you think the people are as much of the problem as the execs? Come on, most people knew they were getting into a risky mortgage, and everyone knows when they are running their credit up. Let me know what you think...


Nicole   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

All this talk about Senator Obama being a socialist???

Let's think...umm, last time I checked Social Security seems to be a pretty socialist idea....

Palin thinks she's tagging something on Obama about being a socialist... when the reality of it is, is that our country already has socialist 'policies' in practice....

Socialism isn't such a bad idea, when we think of how many policies we have that keep this country going that are actually socialist


samuel   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

Mr. Moore,
Are you worried about the divisiveness in this country that will come as a result of either one of these candidates being elected? I'm an Obama supporter but I worry that both campaigns have polarized our nation so badly that there might be some real trouble no matter who wins.


Rick Ashe   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

Michael and Larry....love the "Real Joe the Plumber" Can you introduce them tonight?


Leslie Harvey   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

Hi, Michael. If implemented, how will Obama's health care proposal effect health care professions and professionals in the United States? In other words, will our salaries be drastically reduced, vice versa, or the same?


Paul Germana   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

Hi Micheal,
We really need to drive this point home; that republicans can lower all the taxes they want and yet rob the people through oil companies and massive tax cuts for rich companies, which are above the law, who take advantage of the primary needs of the people.


Peter   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

We in Canada have universal health care and it is cheaper, less complicated and less lethal than anything in the USA.


Christopher Hargrove   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

I believe if you cut taxes for middle class Americans, then that would create more customers for businesses because that extra money attained from the cuts are distributed back into the economy ( big businesses or small business). Now Mccain cutting taxes for big businesses will do the opposite will result in businesses having lesser customers or clients because where there is a lack of income with middle class workers then there would be less money distributed into the economy ( small businesses and big businesses).


Paulo Maciag   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

Funny, it is socialism to spread the wealth, but it is not when you spread the losses and bailout Wall Street. Let us have some coherence here.


Evelyn, Saskatoon, Canada   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

Michael: There have already been some reports of problems with voting machines – push the Obama button – and viola! you get a vote for McCain. What do you think the chances are that there are going to be problems with the voting machines again? Do you anticipate any more "technicians" wearing long trench coats performing "highly sensitive" repairs?


Horatio   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

Do you think the economy is purposely being rigged because, the %5 of people that rule this country assumes a black man will be in The White House?


Natashia Lynett Comeaux   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

Mr. Moore, what do you say to those Democratic voters in historically red states, like Texas, who are discouraged to vote because they feel their vote will not count?


Eric   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

MICHAEL, I loved you last flcik, Slacker uprising, what can we do to make sure another election isn't stolen from us? You movie talks about the students getting out the vote but what happens when they choose not to pay attention? How can we make them realize how big this is? Thanks and take care.


johnny   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

John McCain preaches about the Democrats being socialist. Wasn't it he hat suggested a $300 billion government purchase of bad mortgages at face value, costing taxpayers billions of dollars.
If that's not socialism, then I don't know what is.


mark   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

michael, the conservatives are not smart, they stole the last 2 elections.


Josh   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

Michael,

i am a 32 year old doctor. I just finished my specialty residency and I got my first job for 250k per year.. Lots right? Truth be told, I have been in higher education 16 years, I have 500k in loans, and am shouldered with debt to get to where I am. Is it fair for me to pay high taxes as one of "the rich" when I have barely earned a dime.

Thanks, Your a good american and I enjoy your work.


Gloria   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

Shame on all those making the RODOcalls. We need a change. from republican to Democrate and voting for Obama.


gregory garcia   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

when john mccain said that he is nothing like george w.bush,barack obama should have told him same bus,different driver and another i would like to add is sarah palin's wardrobe costing over $150,000 man,talk about putting lipstick on a pig.


ROBertO   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

MICHAEL MOORE: LIVING ON THE BORDER, AS I SEE "THE WALL" BEING BUILT; WHY IS IT THAT IMMIGRATION IS NOT BEING OPENLY DISCUSSED; IT IS PART OF THE ECONOMY ISSUE!!!!


Mohammed   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

What is wrong with being Muslim in USA? What if Obama was a Muslim? Nobody other than Collin Powell talk about it- don't you think media should be talking about this- let alone candidates.


Pardu   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

Michael, are you concerned about the auto industry in the USA completely dying out?
How will Obama prevent this?


Ron in Vermilion   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

When are the two plumbers going to do something? Are they really plumbers or actors? Looks like it takes two of them to fold up the ruler.


Joe washington   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

Michael, how do you feel about people yelling "kill him" and "off with his head" and Sarah Palin stands there smurking? Is this not what they call HATE CRIME?????


Kenneth Lowe   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

Larry,

Good evening and thank you for your fair and unbiased reporting. Over the past few weeks, we have heard a tremdous amount of back and forth debating over who has the better economic plan. I feel Obama's plan is the best for our nation as it truly is directed toward meeting the needs of the 95% of Americans who make less than $250,000 per year. Interestingly, it seems that no one is pointing out the fact that this $250,000 is net after all eligible deductions, which in most cases is significant. What about all the off shore tax shelters? How can taxes truly be fair when the wealthy have investment vehicles and tax shelters that reduce their income to only a fraction of the true revenue. As an average person, it makes me wonder. Thanbks!


NISSIM   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

HI michael my name is Nissim i live in hollywood fl i currently work in the pharmacy company, i am originally from london.i wanted to tell you the health sysytem in this country is terrabile, but whats even more terrabile is how people are so anti socialized medicine even dow they have never seen what its like.my question is what do we need to do to change the system to socialized medicine.

thankyou sir.


Bridget Eripret   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

Hi Larry,

Questions for Michael Moore:

How can the 1st democracy in the World still worry about a stolen election?

What do you think about conservative talk show hosts lying on national TV to convince people from PA?

What happens next if McCain wins?

What happens if he dies?


jessica   October 23rd, 2008 9:12 pm ET

THE REAL REASON SARA WAS PICKED FOR V.P
i think the real reason sara was picked was because mccain knew how many women out there wanted to vote for hillary just because she is a woman...and also cause she wants to drill in alaska..that gets all the votes for those that wanted mercy at the gas pump! it was a shallow grab for a canadate and its kickin him in the rear now? when was the last time they were seen together???


Diana   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

Hey Micheal,

If Republicans always try to steal elections, why do we put up with it and what can we do to stop it? I am so afraid of a 2000 repeat.


atoosa   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

Sara S.,

I thank you for that, this is why this is a great country because at the end of the day there are many of us who look beyond race, or religion.


Bill from MI   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What do you think about the Palin's involvement with the Alaskan Independence Party? Where is the media follow up on this?
BD


Michelle Lewis   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

October 23, 2008

There's been a lot of talk about Joe, the plumber lately. What about Mike, the plumber? For the last three years, I have been sharing the loss of my step-dad, Mike, the plumber, in hopes that something will change! You see, he was killed at work when a trench collapsed on him while he was working to install a sewer line for a marina in St. Petersburg, FL. He was 48 years old. The company he worked for did not supply him with a trench box and there was no sloping or shoring in the trench. Had his employer followed regulations, Mike would not have been buried to his chest and crushed to death. He remained conscious while coworkers and rescuers tried to dig him out. Then when the rescue chief arrived and feared the trench would collapse again, everyone was ordered out. Mike was left alone in the ditch with oxygen tubes and a shovel. He had to try to unbury himself while he was internally bleeding to death and trapped in thousands of pounds of dirt. He died alone in that trench within an hour.

The company, which had faced prior serious violations from OSHA, was fined around $20,000, which I believe was later reduced. They continue to do business. Meanwhile, my mother and my family continue to grieve. There are people in power who want change; there are members of Congress who want workers to be protected; there are members of Congress who support the Protecting America's Workers Act. Barack Obama has cosponsored this bill. John McCain has not. I want a leader who will fight for workers' rights and safety. Sixteen workers lose their lives on the job in the U.S. each day! Nearly 6,000 workers are killed on the job each year in our country. Millions are injured and become ill on the job every year! These are preventable deaths, injuries and illnesses.

Please join me this November in voting for Barack Obama for President and for real change for America’s workers and families.

Warmly and in Loving Memory of Charles “Mike” Morrison,

Michelle Lewis

South Burlington, VT

*USMWF.org, Tampa Tribune, St. Petersburg Times, Burlington Free Press/Charles “Mike” Morrison/trench collaps


Dr Raj Vij   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

Hi Mr. Moore: I am a dentist with a small business in Akron, OH. Who will help my small business most, esp with respect to Health Insurance for my employees etc?

Raj Vij in Akron


Patrick   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

Michael, I have yet to watch your slacker uprising film because of the highlight I saw in wich a serviceman stood up at a hall you were speaking at, when you asked if there were any serviceman or woman in the audiance, when that one man stood up, I honestly cried, I served in the Army and think that people dont say thanks or even know what to say to me at all.Whats your take on this type of reaction? Thanks and God Bless!


Kim   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

Wow! Michael Moore just said something that makes sense and is accurate. The Republicans are smarter, know what they are doing and it is not over yet. Do not take those polls for granted. We work for our wages and deserve to keep our hard earned money. No free rides. I wonder why Hollywood is so against the Republicans. Maybe because we believe in God and are not scientologists and whatever else is out there in the name of religion


Joe   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

Michael, Republicans aren't "smarter" than Democrats are. They are more talented campaigners. But when it comes to governing Democrats are more succesful. Even republicans acknowledge it by saying government can't solve problems. Well of course it can't when you elect people to run government who say don't believe in government of the people, by the people, for the people.


Gloria Stanetti   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

Michael,No one ever talks about the despai and cynicism that permanates the average American.John F. Kennedy came into
the presidency and did a wonderful thing,he made us Proud to be Americans.
? McCain is the same old tired good ole boys that is Washington now.Will Obama inspire us again?
This is a great country with a corrupt govemanet.


vicky   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

"Joe the plumber" said that spreading the wealth around is socialism but people are sending him money to pay his debt to IRS and I might be mistaken but the amount is well over what he owes. It seems that Joe likes this spread of wealth.


Assata   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

What's the deal with Palin's husband being a member of a organization that wanted to secceed from the United States? Is that true? How patriotic is that affiliation?


Peg from Missouri   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

A question for Michael:

Many of these same people who are supporting McCain/Palin supported Bush/Cheney and were punished serverly for their loyality. Why do you think they are doing the same thing again?


optimus   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

Who r the people who run Mccain campaign. Like his chief strategist communication etc. Can someone give a complete list and history of how they r screwed up from their college days


Mastadon   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

Hey Larry,
Moore mentioned getting out of the war as being a crucial step for siezing control of our budget. How come we aren't seeing much of this in the debates/news currently. Also would you support making presidential debates longer + more parties represented?


Renee   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

Have you heard the FEAR that the republicans placed on the democrats for the bailout package?? I understand the fear of martial law is being spoke of...MY FEAR is that we will NOT get BUSH out of office...


bee   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

Hi Larry I would like to tell Sarah that the money she used on clothing could pay off part of my mortgage, boost my business and I would also like to let her know that charity does not need those expensive clothes.


Jay from Massachusetts   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

Michael- I am trying to convince my Republican friends that Senator Obama is the the best choice to restore our reputation in the eyes of the global community. What would you recommend as my best argument?


DON   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

I GOT A QUESTION FOR MICHEAL, I WAS WONDERING WHAT HE THINKS WOULD HAPPEN IF THE REPUBLICANS SOMEHOW STEAL LIKE THE ELECTION LIKE THEY DID IN 2000? DO YOU THINK THERE WOULD ACTUALLY BE A REVOLUTION OR JUST A RIOTS LIKE IN LA AFTER THE RODNEY KING TRIAL?


k-romeo   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

why isn't anyone focusing on Mccain and Sarah affair, just like the affairs he had with the reporters that faded away.


KEVIN MURTHA   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

THE PEOPLE ASSERTING THEMSELVES
Kevin F Murtha 3860 HWY 227 TRAIL, OR 97541 541 878 2950
I don’t understand the Fear of Social-ism. Most of our history, Community cared for its members. Drunks were tolerated or sobered up, the crazies were fed & sheltered, Everybody watched the kids, Neighbor helped Neighbor create Wealth, Etc. Is that not Socialism?
Infrastructure: Another word that gets Bandied About. Now being used in an Ethereal Sense. Once it defined the parts of a factory. Before that it was the Land and the tools to work it. So, I’m thinking, back to Basics…
FUND CHANGE WITH OUR COMMON EQUITY
For a Net Gain of $300,000,000.00 a Year
{NOTE: SSTF $ conveys, to the Homeowner, in the form of a ‘Real Estate Contract’. Your responsible for the expenses, SSTF holds the Rights} Don’t Forget, Details are laid out, in the PUBLIC DOMAIN.
By constitutional Amendment we separate SSTF Liabilities from the US GVM’T . And Vice-A-Versa, The US GVM’T, can’t attach OUR ASSETS.
We give Title, to a portion of our Land Wealth, to SSTF. [RE Contract].
Tax ourselves 5% to fund SS. Some of which buys Water Rights, to extend the Cash Flow. The Power of Eminent Domain, for Water Only, is part of the Amendment.
REASONS FOR: Tell the Money, “We have Money, you can’t play with It”
Add Yours: I HAVE MORE


Glen Macpherson   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

Am I the only one who is insulted by McCain's and Palin's campaign techniques? Using words like "Socialism" to scare people who probably don't really know what it means!
During the last debate, McCain said that if you are in favor of Obama's plan for medical care reform, then you'd be happy in places like Canada.
Well, I'm from Canada and I have to say that I have never had a problem or had to make a payment for any surgery or visit to the doctor.
Michael Moore knows this! Why does that scare Americans?
Glen McPherson


Ikemba Madu   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

To what extent will race be a factor in this election and what could be the solution?


Dale north   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

I would like to know how the bailout will help those who have plated by the rules and have paid their mortgages. Will the bailout only be for those who broke the rules or will my family benefit too?


Sian Thomson   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

Michael

As your neighbor to the north, should Canada be concerned as to who is moving in the Oval Office next door? I have not heard either candidate address U.S. Canada relations, have you?


Michael   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

Michael:

Have you seen any of the youtube videos of Palin's recent rallies in Ohio? If so, what do you think about the comments "middle America" has made about Obama being a Muslim and the fear that they have of him as a black leader?


Marc   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

Michael,
I was wondering if you think Joe The Plumber is/was connected in any way with either of the campaigns?


Anthony Wilson   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

Michael,

What is wrong with "sharing the wealth?" My parents taught me to share. Is this not better than the opposite effect, which is to concentrate the wealth to a few? I am confused how concentration of wealth is better than spreading or sharing?

Thanks,

Anthony Wilson
Hickory, NC


Stephanie   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

Hi Larry and Michael – big fans of both of you here in Ontario. We meet so many Americans who envy the Canadian system of health care – we spread our wealth around and we all win. We feel sorry for the millions of Americans without health care, while in Canada it is a given. Why are Americans so against a system like ours?


Karina   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

Do you feel that American should be held up to the same standards which Nato is now threatening Russia with currently, as a result of way in which we enetered the Iraq War without concurrence from Nato?


Maka   October 23rd, 2008 9:13 pm ET

Can i say Larry that the greatest socialists i know are Maccain and Bush.


Michael H   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

Michael Moore:

Do you feel there is some direct link between the GOP and Fox News?
How significant of a role do you feel the media has had, on both sides?


TorontoGirl   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

Hi Michael,
Will you do a film in regards to the wallstreet debacle?
How did you get started in making documentary and what is your advice to someone who wants to do the same?


Jeff Colbert...kalamazoo Michigan   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

Here is a thought......

Sarah Palin leaves the race because of the ongoing investion or because of health reason then.........Mit steps in......What does Michael think of that?

Jeff


Julie Gibson   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

OK...so a plumber's average salary is $50,000 per year... so Sarah Palin's clothing spree would have provided for three "Joe the Plumber" families for a year! Which Joe the Plumber families shop at Neuman's?


Alan   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

This is a joke. No body from hollywood even matters in the election. Nobody cares what they think. They are all rich also don't care about the poor. Micheal Moore is a lier also we know this look at his film on Bush. A month after it was released we found out most of it wasn't true. Yet you news people still have him on.


gerry   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

Do you think the Republicans will allow an attack on america to change the topic tfrom economy to fear?


Janice   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

Your recent documentary "Sicko' saw you make many comments and comparisons with Canada. Our recent election saw a reelection of Stephen Harper in a minority government. What is your reaction to this and do you think it is indicitive of the way the election may go in the USA?


Susan O   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

I live in the northeast, why are rents so high, some of them more than owning a home. I would like to see nationwide rent controls!!!


Carl   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

Hi Larry,

A question for Michael Moore: Why don't you being a big voice of the real people pose this question to the Republicans for McCain. IF, giving tax cuts to the wealthy upper percentile will help generate jobs and all, why haven't any jobs been created since George Bush has been in office? After all he gave the tax cuts early in his first term and says they need to be extended and become permanent. They are NOT creating worthwhile jobs for Americans and just taking the tax cuts to either pad their own bonuses or to move oversees or to hire illegal aliens who will do the work for pennies.

thank you and good evening


Steve McCall   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

It strikes me as odd,..we grew up with Robin Hood,.. who takes from the rich, greedy and corrupt, and, as the true hero we would want our children to become, he gives to those who really need help. Did I miss what is wrong with this story? The Replublican Party is actually really proud of being shamlessly greedy.
wow


Susan   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

The money fot repairs will also come from all the taxes that the rich will be paying, since they haven't ever done so. Also, Obama speaks of getting Iraq to pay for their own tab, that will replace monies and allow usage elsewhere.

McCain is sending terrorist cards out saying that we really do not know who Obama is. How can these accusations be legal?

Does anyone remember Gov Palin wanted to concede from the US? She is pro-American? She abused power, perfect Republican!


Dan Samoni   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

Why doesn't Michael organize a group of himself and like minded high powered individuals to start a low or non-profit insurance company to compete and beat the existing insurance companies?


mark   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

if obama is a socialist,then why is warren buffett endorsing him.larry,are "terrorist" and "socialist" the new buzzwords for racist rebublicans.


darryl w   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

700 billion could've eliminated hunger and possibly homelessness in america!!


Chris   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

Mr. Moore,

You are one of the 5% that won't beneft from Obama's tax cuts. How do you feel about his tax policies?


Barb   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

How "Black" is Obama? I believe 50% of him is white! Please correct me if I am wrong! Thank-you


chris ackermann   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

Why hasn't Oboma shown his birth certificate. Is he a citizen?r


tjones   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

I just wandered why they are blaming Obama for the Joe the Plumber story when it was McCain that brought it up at the debate? Obama did talk to him, but he never mentioned anything until of course McCain was just making it such a big ordeal. He is no different from any of us, if he hasn't paid taxes then he needs to pay them just like all of us normal americans. Obama 08


Marissa   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

I would like to know Michael Moore's opinions on racism and sexism not only in the campaigns but in our society. Am I seeing more racism/sexism or am I just recognizing what was already there?

And a side question, when Mr. Moore talks about health care, is he including dental, vision and prescritions in his reform efforts? My finance had a tooth removed today and since we don't have insurance, we had to pay everything up front and he wasn't even offered a prescription for antibiotics for his infection. And we could only afford to have a tooth pulled; the rest costs thousands and we just don't have it.


Eddie Sahba   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

Michael,

Do you think the idea of splitting this country in half, may solve our problems? Put all the neo-cons on one side, and the left on the other, while the middle can choose. I know it sounds crazy, but we are already a split nation, and I don't want to wait another century, or even more, for us who believe in true freedom, finally get our way. Let these conservative, psychos blow themselves up with endless wars, while the rest of us can live in peace!


Sue Billings   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

Is distastful seeing how we treat people in America. Hard working people and those that want to work, but only get minimum wage and can't make ends meet, where entertainers make million dollar contracts just to entertain us. Now this isn't an attack on the entertainers, but a message to say we have our priorities screwed on backwards when we pay the folks that work the hardest not enough to make ends meet. Socialism is really the way the world was intended to be and that was to help our neighbors, and give to the poor, and you know the rest of what the good book tells us to do. So for Palin and McCain to make accusations that Obama is talking socialism, well, it's call thinking of others rather than self.


Bob Pomeroy   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

Hi Michael! You're looking a lot better than shortly before the primaries began. I was really worried you were gaining weight at such a rate as to put your health at risk. I wrote you to that effect, but, as usual, your mailbox was always full.
Have you been doing anything to take better care of this great public asset we have in you? Seriously! You looked like a good candidate for BBCA's "You Are What You Eat."


Campbell   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

Sarah Palin takes the money she get from the oils in alaska and give it to the alaskan. wouldn't that be a redistribution of wealth?


Brian Katz   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

Please ask Michael Moore if Barak Obama should have picked Hillary Clinton as opposed to picking Joe Biden.


Mohammed   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

Michael, this election is really discouraging for any Muslim who would want to enter politics since Senator Obama has been labelled a Muslim by the right-wingers but Gen. Powell made a great point that so what if Obama was a Muslim, even though he isn't? Yet, you rarely hear Gen. Powell's sound logic from either the Democrats or the Republicans. What are your thoughts?


Brian   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

Michael, how can we be assured that this election unlike the past two....is not stolen?


robert madrigal   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

This guy Michael Moore is one that is going to get a tax break with his cheap movies and trying to throw off a crazy political spin, This guy Michael Moore is another cheap cop out and doesn't see the reality that at this time and especially when I have family in boots in iraq and many million other Americans, we have to protect the outside before we can think of the inside of America, if you don't like it in the bowl get out of the kitchen. We are rebuilding and we Americans needed the economic shack up so we can stop spending money and making this guy Michael Moore richer and really focus on what really Americans need, look now he's talking about who makes a quarter million dollar? This guy is a cheap cop out...Veteran from Miami, Florida, Robert


George Cowell   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

Michael, isn't this 'joe the plumber' more of a distraction, cleverly shoe-horned into the campaign to mainly distract us from the REAL ISSUES?
Don't get me wrong, I was rooting for Mr. Ron Paul. But, now it's Mr. Obama.


Kathy Sandru   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

HI, Larry and Michael:

I was watching Bill Maher's show on HBO and something interesting was brought up on Sarah Palin and her husband – It appears her husband was (is?) a supporter of a separatist movement to keep Alaska separate from the US? Was this some kind of joke or is this actually true?! And if this is true, she supported it too? Why was this not brought up in the media? The media has been so critical of Barack Obama and his so-called ties to a "terrorist", but yet, Sarah Palin has been untouchable. I am sick of it!


kenfolk   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

As a so call Christian can anybody answer me why so much hate and disatisfaction comes from alot of conservative radio and talk show ? Sean Hannity,Rush Limbaugh,Michael Savage, that turns me away from the GOP ticket totally because of such people.


Jill McAlpine   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

What is wrong with Joe Biden saying that Obama will be tested and following it up by stating that he won't falter. Of course he will be tested. Are you worried about that? Because I am not. McCain is naive (dumb in fact) if he thinks he WON'T be tested. The only difference is McCain and Palin won't have the capacity to hold up.


Lawrence soto   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

This question is for Michael Moore, Michael Moore do you think this election has devided the nation apart and brought to the surface how race is still a big factor in this country?


John W   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

I never reached the deranged state of mind where I was going to vote for obama. Then today I saw something that would have changed my mind had I reached that point. After all the BS over Gov. Palin’s clothes, I saw obama boarding his campaign plane to fly to Hawaii to visit his sick grandmother. I’m wondering, who’s paying for that? The DNC or obama’s campaign? Of course it’s “the messiah” so you’ve got to know the press will never bring this up!


Sarvananda Bluestone   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

Michael. The McCain campaign has lied repeatedly. Now political campaigns certainly twist the truth. But this seems different. I can not remember any political campaign where the candidates of one party have overttly lied again and again and again. For example, the lie that Obama supported sex ed for five year olds. Or Palin's constant lie that she said no to the "Bridge to Nowhere" and on and on. Have you ever seen a campaign where the Republicans have had such a scant regard for truth?


mike ga   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

i agree with Mike, Obama did voted for the bailout. I really don't understand why Michael is slamming on McCain about his issue.


Chance Hanusek   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

My wife is a legal immigrant, who is a naturalized American originally from Syria. Her siblings cannot get a tourist visa to visit her in the US. How is it that someone here for over 15 years is denied a visa for family to visit and illegal aliens are granted amesty, benefits, and rights.
Wouldn't Obama consider this an injustice? Why wouldn't those who break the rules be held accountable and made to leave the country?


Loralynn   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

Come on Mike, yes, she has to have clothes, but really!! $150,000.00!! That amount would pay off our mortgage and then some!! Besides she and her husband made plenty last year, certainly she has clothes!


Terry   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

DRILL HERE …DRILL NOW FOR JOBS ...BABY JOBS. Energy independence. Yes alternative methods are needed to be invented by Americans in America. Drilling now, creates jobs here and secures our country. Americans are sick of importing oil …and it infuriates us. It affects everything ….transportation, construction, manufacturing, the service industries and every American who eats, pays rent or mortgage, owns a car, pays for AC/heat. This was our first indicator of a problem….no one paid attention.

You want to raise the confidence of the American people. Our elected officials need to eliminate the ludicrous timeframe it takes for companies to get the ball rolling and why is our business tax the 2nd in the world.? Energy can be done clean. Do not raise taxes on any American company or American right now….lose the “I’m going to tax anyone making $250,000 and above”….these are the same companies who hire Americans.

You don’t raise taxes in a recession to pay for social services… Economics 101. However as a example…California needs to drill plus eliminate their sanctuary policies costing the taxpayer billions on illegal aliensand get additional monies from royalties. That would fix their crisis.


rebecca g   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

Larry & Michael,

Why when Sarah Palin has the oil companies pay Alaska residents she is a 'maverick,' but the Obama tax plan is socialism?


Robyn   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

The Republicans are saying how much their plan will help the middle class, but do you really think that spending 150k on clothing is supportive of that? why couldnt the 150k be donated to help all the people who are loosing their homes because of the bad economy. I am not even talking about the money spent on advertisment....essentially that is providing jobs so money well spent. what about the common people, the people Mr. McCain always calls "my friends?"


Kedja   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

I am seriously concerned about the apparent racial tones of the McCain-Palin capaign. Their rallies look like klan rallies and they don't do enough to deter it.


D Burris from Ohio   October 23rd, 2008 9:14 pm ET

Several thoughts on my mind –
In hearing that the RNC spent $150K to outfit Sarah Palin, I would have to think that they spent a great deal of money on "lipstick".
John McCain frightens me when he begins a speech with " My fellow prisoners".
The mailings that I have received this past week from the RNC have made my blood boil. If I had not already made up my mind on who to vote for, this would have done it for me.
Obama '08


H. Lee Grove   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

For Michael Moore: Would you consider doing one of your fabulous films on the Anderson Cooper's Most Wanted? They deserve nothing less, and the catharsis it would provide to the suffering masses in America would be much appreciated...

Thanks for all you've done to expose the lesser humans in our society!

H. Lee Grove
Once Upon a Time, a man who loved his country


Beverly Boyles   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

what is wrong with socialism when it helps the poor people of this country...Everyone better be very aware that the revelution is coming!!! Remember France....Remember Russia...people can be stomped down just long enough and they will rise up and it will not be a pretty sight!!!

This country needs a national health care system and they need it now!! It is despicable that we are the richest country in the world and we cannot even take care of our people!!!


Lenore   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

Michael,
Why do you think republicans are not hearing what you just said in PLAIN language, that McCains policies help the rich and NOT the middle class?
You are plain talking about Sarah PAlin too! Why is it that Larry King's show is the only place that really tells it like it is! That her income was a quarter of a million dollars this year. If that's middle class I'm in!


Andy Hofer   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

Michael, we really were affected by all of your films. We're terrified that McCain/Palin could somehow steal the election and we'd end up with Palin in the White House. We're pulling hard for Obama. One question: do you know if Obama has seen "Sicko"? It's the most important contribution to understanding the health care crisis we've ever seen, and we hope Barak has seen it too.


sally l, branson, mo.   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

Michael, Thank you so much for being a voice for those of us who cant beleive that the 500 pound gorilla in the room, has bee virtually ignored by everyone! Stop the war in Iraq and save the bacon of all of the Americans who are paying for it. Bring all those kids home and start over, make America a great place for Americans....Thanks again


david c   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

Moore is a real guy.. very honest and speaks the truth.


MARY ROBERTS   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

SARAH PALIN DID NOT HAVE TO BUY CLOTHES AT NEIMAN MARCUS. WHY ARE THE RNC BUYING HER CLOTHES WITH WHAT THEY MADE LAST YEAR?


Walter Rosenthal   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

Can you talk about the billions of unaccounted tax dollars that's gone out to corporate contractors in Iraq? Perhaps we could save billions immediately by stopping this. Getting out militarily would take a little longer.


Bob Donato   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

Mike,

McCain and Palin too agree with you on putting the culprits in jail from the elite crowd. You make it sound like they don't. I am sure you have millions along with Larry King and yet you make it sound like it is the Republicans and the wealthy. You are wrong.


Lee in Canada   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

A question for Mr. Moore:

In regards to this lending fiasco, which of those responsible should be brought to trial first?


David V.   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

Larry, I'm tired of hearing about Joe the plumber, Joe six pack, Joe the contracter and Joe Schmo. What about the lower class? Forget Joe the Plumber what about Jose the landscaper or Jerome the Janitor? The lower class are hard working and just as smart. What about the Jose and Jerome?


Ginette Therrien   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

Hi Michael.
They are always talking about the courage of John McCain while he was a POW, 40 years ago!!!!!!!!!.What about the courage of Obama, running for president as a black man, and, let's face it, risking his life every day. This is the elephant in the room that nobody wants to even
think about, but it is there. Courage: Barack Obama.


Millie   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

Larry.....

Fact check....the Palin's DID MAKE "a quarter million dollars" !

2007...$166k


Shauna   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

What do you make of McCain's idea to "buy up all the bad home mortgages in America"?


Brandy   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

I recently re-registered as a democrat where I was a republican previosly I commend you for reaching out to us younger voters who needed to see the reality of the republican party...

My question for you is recently I have heard quotes from republicans female republicans in general the say that Governer Palin is a women and has children so they come as part of the package referring to the allegations that see misappriopriated funds for thier travel so what I guess I am asking is now are we going to have to pay for all women to take all of thier children in government. Does this not set a precident that women should take all of there children as the package. If that is ok by them what about men and thier children like Joe Biden who for many years after losing his wife was a single father?


Ron Smith   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

the republicans are the party of "don't make me pay!" as long as they don't have to pay their way, they are happy, no matter who ends up paying!


Ruben Gomez   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

Independent from FL, I am not a plumber, a baker or a hair dresser that could own his own business since my skills are clerical and work for an insurance corporation. McCain campaign is refering to all the Joe the plumbers. I do not want to own my own business I just want to work hard and pay my mortgage and at this point I am content living paycheck to pay check compared to others around me . Whos plan do think will address me. I make 34,000.00 a year. I just got 2000.00 raise and my check after taxes went down $70.00. I wish I did not get that raise. please help me understand.


Yvonne   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

Would someone please give Rush Limbaugh a white sheet.


Donegal Higgins   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

I'm sure Michael has heard about the October 1st deployment of US troops within our own borders, which is in direct violation of US law. Especially with the recent talk of martial law, is this something we should be concerned about?


ananth naag   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

Hi Larry, I want to know what Micheal's view is on the Obama's experience of foreign policy and if he would do any improvement for situation in the African countries – in terms of poverty eradication and reduction of the fighting in these countries.


Louis Heredia   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

1st question – explain the differences between Obama and Mc Cain's health care reform plans?

2 nd – Explain what the republicans where thinking with a Sara Palin shopping og $ 150,000.00 of tax payer money??


Jeff Silverberg   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

With GM and Chrysler talking merger, gas prices soaring and falling, and nearly empty auto showrooms, what do you think about the future of the American automobile business?


John, Tarrytown NY   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

What happened to the legal threats against you and the others who went to Cuba in connection with your film about medical care? Are you working to end restrictions on travel by all Americans to Cuba?


SissCoKids   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

Ask Joe the Plumber if he has a job for a Deaf, Visually Impaired, Mentally Retarded adult that pays a livable wage and has health care benefits and if he doesn't, does he know where she might be able to find one? And if he doesn't, can you ask him how he expects her to survive on $300 per month? Also, ask him if he thinks that he can sleep well at night knowing he supports cutting her programs and services and leaving her destitute and having her medical care rationed because she is somehow viewed by those that want to keep their wealth as a drag on the system and less valuable than they? Ask Joe the Plumber how long and how well he could survive on $300 per month and next to no possibility of getting a job? Ask Joe the Plumber if he thinks that John McCain or the elite and powerful wealthy of the country give a rat's ass about him personally and how long he thinks he will survive if he ever becomes severely disabled? Ask him how long he currently thinks his insurance policies, 401K, pension, etc. that he was lucky enough to purchase in his health will last when his health insurance runs out?


Courtney   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

Sarah Palin's $150,000.00 tab is headline news, I think it matters because the messge clashes with what they appear to be making the case w/the Joe The Plummer stunt.. But like Mike said they like welfare when its for them..


HopefulTexasFamily   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

Hi Michael
Thanks for taking a stand! I would like everyone to know their is a huge pool waiting to be tapped out there. A while back Bill Clinton, great man!, passed a law that everyone living in public housing should perform community service. We have a great resource waiting to be called to service........our fellow americans!
Please share your view


Mike   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

Why is that we never heard about problems with voting or talk about voter fraud until 2000?


Greg and Alana Edmiston   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

How can Obama make a good president when he has never been a Mayor, never been a Governor, and has only served less than 200 days in the US Senate??

Why didn't he follow the court order to prove he is a US Citizen??


Jordan Siegel   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

Michael,

Your views and visions on American Politics and the direction of this country are shared with a large percentage of Americans. And we can as of now only thank you for speaking what is on our minds for us. Having said that, is there a possibility that you will run for a public office position to make a positive change in America?

Jordan Siegel
Edison, NJ


John Crowe   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

In the video clip you just played of Sarah Palin about Socialism, look at who was in the background. There was nothing but white women in that shot. That struck me as odd. I am a white male for Obama but I think the Republican party has been playing to white America, and has been perpetuating hate between races, mostly as a subtext. They are dividers and not trying to unite us as I feel Obama is.


shrojal   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

I have questions for Michael Moore ? How can I reach him via email ?

By the way..Mike your movie Slacker Uprising is awesome...you have inspired lot of us.....you are a patriot.....and we love you.............


J. M. Pelland   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

Michael,

I am a 21 year old struggling to make ends meet, preparing to graduate from college, am and fearful of entering the current job market, which is nothing short of volatile. I'm leaning Obama, but I can't help but respect the fact that McCain has plenty to bring to the table, especially in terms of protecting our country. My question for you is, in your honest opinion, under a McCain administration, do you feel the benefits of his foreign policy experience might outweigh the negative fact that he lacks the understanding of what it's like to be someone my age in today's world? (especially considering he was my age in the 1950s)

Best-
J.M. Pelland


Kim   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

How could Rush Limbuagh say it was about race? Did he not consider how Colin Powell was used and throw away by the Bush administration?


Pape from Massachusetts   October 23rd, 2008 9:15 pm ET

Michael

Is Palin qualified to be VP?

Pape


Kim Bowen   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

Micheal, could you tell me if Bill Mahers comment on his show on 10/17/08 is true! He stated that Sarah Palan said she shares the vision of the Alaskan Independent Party, from a comment maid by Joe Volgher. Since the questioning of Obama's loyalty to America always comes up ALL THE TIME! Should not the loyalty of Sarah Palin be under fire as well if she shares the views of Mr. Volgher as Bill quotes him saying "I'm an Alaskan, not an American! I've got no use for America or her damn institutions. The fires of hell are glaciers compared to the hate I have for the American Government." Could you find out if this is true and bring it to light! Thank you!!!


Joe Williams   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

Hi Larry, Mike My name is Joe and I am not a plumber, but I am a blue collar demacrat but my concern is this, Is this country of ours ready for an African-American president. I dont think so. I have always voted for my party no matter what the candidate looked like. But even my co-workers who have been long time democrats are not voting for Obama " Just Because ". What do you think about this reality


Rebecca Cannon from Florida   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

I would like to ask this.... John McCain has said that he would not raise taxes on anyone. But isn't taxing our healthcare benefits raising taxes on all Americans that can afford to have health care. And would his healthcare cost me more even with the $2500 tax rebate? please answer


Steve king   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

Why has no one asked " if Sarah Palin looked like Michael Moore, would anyone care for her"? Don't take that personally.


Rob   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

When has John McCain and the Republicans ever passed legislation that helped the middle class? (NEVER) John McCain saying he is the guardian of the middle class is like opening the chicken house door with a fox standing there waiting to go in. When has John McCain ever made a decision in a crisis? In the military was John McCain a man in charge or was he just a pilot. John McCain has always taken orders and never give orders. McCain showed how he would handle a crisis during the financial crisis ran into a hole and hid.


Art, Bend Oregon   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

Michael, you are using pronouns to describe people/groups/parties. You mean the Republicans when you say they/them. You also mean to VOTE to stop the Republicans from taking the election from the people. If Demos get lazy we, the Demos, can loose the election. Demos also need to go and watch the polls to assure that elections are conducted fairly. In fact, Republicans need to also watch the polls.
Love your work, even this far away.


Susan O   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

Everyone is so worried about the homeowner. Renters need help also, HELLO!!!!


Chris Geis   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

LARRY
THE REAL DEAL IS THAT JOE THE PLUMMER WAS NOT TALKING ABOUT HIS PAY BY HIS BUSINESS ANNUAL SALE IN A YEAR.
MOST SMALL BUSINESS ANNUAL INCOME SALES ARE ABOVE
250,000 A YEAR IF THEY ARE NOT THEN MOST COMPANIES WILL NOT SURVIVE. THEY HAVE TO PAY EMPLOYEES, UTILITIES, BUILDING EXPENSES, AND SO ON !!!!!!!!
THANKS


suneet sikka from Longview Texas   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

Michael, Why Bush is trying to make a deal with Iraqis before the new election. Bush is already following Barack's plan to wind down the war.
Michael how about taxing about 100000 / fat cat and there are about 1% of the population is filthy rich if all these people (about 3 million of them are taxed, it will generate over 300 billion dollar. What do you think of this idea?


Ahmed   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

Mike, what advice will give to the democratic senate canidate,because we are tied of Coleman


Henry   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

Did'nt Joe the plumber infact say that he thinks that hte Obama tax cut will benefits him?


linda bertinelli   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

michael, in my experience, a small business gets to deduct all costs of labor , parts, cars, trucks, travel etc. before the owner makes any personal income. So WHY are the republicans getting away with this story that a tax increase will effect a small business person abd their ability to create new jobs?? If a small business person is making $250,000, they are taking in close to a million!!! Please address this in your prolific form and keep on keeping on!!!


brooke logan   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

McCain has made this intense push for Clinton voters, especially her female voters. In lieu of this, WHY HAS THERE NOT BEEN MORE ATTENTION PAID TO OFFENSIVE JOKE THAT SEN MCCAIN TOLD ABOUT CHELSEA CLINTON?

Do you think the media ( which is often said to be in the tank for Obama) is protecting McCain from being held to account for this?


susanne   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

dear larry/michael, this campaigning and election is all for not, if your voting machines are being rigged. why aren't you reporting more on this and keeping them accountable???? why are you not putting this on top of your priority list...all this analysis and talk is for not if your voting machines are rigged!!!! why aren't the candidates responding to the trouble...why is it that american society is so focussed on one label or another, rather than taking a look at how your society is functioning...if it's not functioning, try something new--like universal health care, for instance. it's not such a bad thing to look out for each other. blessings,


Cathy Fuller   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

This Joe the Plumber thing has seemed contrived to me from the first mention of his name in the debate. John McCain had the whole thing planned out. Do you think that Joe the Plumber was actually a plant? I wouldn't put it past the Republicans and their Karl Rove tactics to pull something like that.


Karen Poulos   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

What does Michael Moore think of Sarah Palin's abuse of power in Alaska?

I love Michael Moore. I love his movies–they really help educate people on important issues.

OBAMA BIDEN 2008!


laura   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

Mr. Moore-
I wish your voice would be listened to more to impact change, especially with regards to the patheic state of healthcare in our country. If Obama is elected, will he have the power within his first term to really change the healthcare system so that we have access to government healthcare at a reasonable price and not have to be bound to our employers (and have to work til we're almost to the point of dropping dead)? Thus, even if Obama wants a change in the healthcare system, would congress even make this possible or will we just be in a stalemate for the next 50 years with regards to lack of affordable healthcare.
By they way, I'm young, and this healthcare problem scares the hell out of me if I ever lost my job!!
Laura


guy burnett   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

Michael,

Aside from television endorsements such as tonight's show....Do you have an active role in Senator Obama's campaign? Do you communicate with his campain personnel or senator Obama himself?


vanessa - California   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

Ask MM if he believes America already has threads of Socialist based programs within our Capitalist Society:
1) Social Security
2) Medicare and Medicaid
3) Social Services (formerly known as Welfare)
4) The USA borrowed $500 Million from Communist China (who holds the notes to our debt) to pay the Saudis for our Petroleum
5) Bush Admins. institutes the surveilance of E mails, cell phones, etc., and disguses this as "the Patriot Act" when in fact these types of Big Brother watching comes from the old Soviet mentality.

I was taught in College government classes that a successful government is one that has a hybrid of democracy, socialism, Capitalism, etc.,


Jim fackert   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

I am surprised that Sarah Palens interviews with neocons in early 2008 feeling her out for the VP pick have not been discussed.
It seems obvious that sarah is the neocons' choice, rammed down McCane's throat as "the only way he can win."

This demonstrates that McCane is under the thumb of the same folks that run the Bush administration and the so called Republican Party
It's a sad commentary on the sorry state of the party of Lincoln.


Michelle Lewis   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

October 23, 2008

There's been a lot of talk about Joe, the plumber lately. What about Mike, the plumber? For the last three years, I have been sharing the loss of my step-dad, Mike, the plumber, in hopes that something will change! You see, he was killed at work when a trench collapsed on him while he was working to install a sewer line for a marina in St. Petersburg, FL. He was 48 years old. The company he worked for did not supply him with a trench box and there was no sloping or shoring in the trench. Had his employer followed regulations, Mike would not have been buried to his chest and crushed to death. He remained conscious while coworkers and rescuers tried to dig him out. Then when the rescue chief arrived and feared the trench would collapse again, everyone was ordered out. Mike was left alone in the ditch with oxygen tubes and a shovel. He had to try to unbury himself while he was internally bleeding to death and trapped in thousands of pounds of dirt. He died alone in that trench within an hour.

The company, which had faced prior serious violations from OSHA, was fined around $20,000, which I believe was later reduced. They continue to do business. Meanwhile, my mother and my family continue to grieve. There are people in power who want change; there are members of Congress who want workers to be protected; there are members of Congress who support the Protecting America's Workers Act. Barack Obama has cosponsored this bill. John McCain has not. I want a leader who will fight for workers' rights and safety. Sixteen workers lose their lives on the job in the U.S. each day! Nearly 6,000 workers are killed on the job each year in our country. Millions are injured and become ill on the job every year! These are preventable deaths, injuries and illnesses.

Please join me this November in voting for Barack Obama for President and for real change for America’s workers and families.

Warmly and in Loving Memory of Charles “Mike” Morrison,

Michelle Lewis

South Burlington, VT

*USMWF.org, Tampa Tribune, St. Petersburg Times, Burlington Free Press/Charles “Mike” Morrison/trench collaps


Sharon   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

Micheal: are you hopeful that by our votes that we show a readiness to enter into a much-needed age of tolerance, liberalism, and intellectulism?


John   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

Glad you have someone tonight who knows what he is talking about.


Claire Beauregard   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

Michael Moore...What are your thoughts on the fear and terror tactics that the McCain candidacy is using on the American people


Diann   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

does anyone else get sick of hearing "my friends", please it doesn't even sound sincere....and if Joe isn't really a plumber why keep calling him Joe the Plumber!!!!


Rich of NYC   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

Interesting how much of the country becomes rather ignorant toward the election. "Close your ears and listen to the good news." I'm a big fan, and remember the fear campaign of 2004. Do you think the fact Iraq is semi stable the reason why the GOP can't scare people into a re- election. I can't believe how ignorant we as a people can be. I did my research on McCain's background and I lost some respect there. What's your take?


Courtney   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

What is wrong with Joe Biden saying that Obama will be tested and following it up by stating that he won’t falter. Of course he will be tested. Are you worried about that? Because I am not. McCain is naive (dumb in fact) if he thinks he WON’T be tested. The only difference is McCain and Palin won’t have the capacity to hold up.


deon   October 23rd, 2008 9:16 pm ET

I love your show Larry.My question is why no body talks about McCains shady past.What about John Hagee.Hes McCains Rev.Wright.Or Mustafa Abu Naba'a a duel citizen of Jordan and the Dominican Republic remember the Florida fundraising scandal.Or Ali Jawad a member of McCains Michigan Finance Committe the president of the Armada Oil & Gas company rejects the idea of Hezbollah is a terrorist organization.What about the US council of Freedom who had ties to Central American death squads Nazi colaberators and white supremist groups.And lets name 2 members of that organizations Oliver North & John Singlaub.What about these names Charles Keating,Kempar Marley,Donald R.Diamond.So Micheal please tell me what you think and ask larry why the media hadnt jumped on it.


louis   October 23rd, 2008 9:17 pm ET

Michael,

Do you think the state of Alaska redistribution of Big Oil profits to Alaskans is a form of Socialism?


Nadeem   October 23rd, 2008 9:17 pm ET

I have a question for Michael!
I am concerned about the fact that many eligible voters might get deprived of their voting rights because of many technical issues like broken voting machines, lack of paper trail, long waits and so on. The most concerning part is that Obama has a huge number of young voters who are college and university and their addresses do not match their current place of residence meaning their college address compared to their home addresses and hence they may got disfrenchised. What is the Obama campaign doing to combat these important issues?


Pape from Massachusetts   October 23rd, 2008 9:17 pm ET

Michael

Is Palin qualified to be VP?


Jason Todd   October 23rd, 2008 9:17 pm ET

Hey Michael! I am so tired of the Republicans answer to everything being cutting taxes. When taxes are spent, things like roads, buildings, and bridges are built, and such things employ people. McCain's comment during the debates made "spreading the wealth" sound like a bad thing. I think we should spread the wealth. What is your opinion of taxes? When is your movie coming out?
– Jason Todd, Rochester Hills, MI


Danny Stamp   October 23rd, 2008 9:17 pm ET

As for a Canadian, I am drawn to your election and am really interested to see if the Americans are really thinking about having Mccain as thier president. Now the man hs been a hero in the past and my hat is off to him, but really you have to think of what his first decision was, which was to bring Palin as his VP running mate. Now as an outsider, I cant for the life of me understand why they are taking this lady serious at all. Please really look at it this way, if Mccain, heaven forbid passes away before his 4 years are done, can you really say that Palin would be a good President. As a Canadian, I would be terrified if she was the president.


Donegal Higgins   October 23rd, 2008 9:17 pm ET

Why don't we hear about the US PATRIOT Act any more? Do you know anything about any of the candidates relating to the Patriot Act?


Denis Michael Moore   October 23rd, 2008 9:17 pm ET

I was listening to John McCain on NPR while driving home from work. He was critical of Senator Obama's tax plan while promoting his version of the trickle-down theory. It occurred to me that if Senator McCain is correct then we shouldn't be in a recession, unemployment shouldn't be high, and people can afford to stay in their homes. Per chance he needs to read Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations" and realize that our forefathers were promoting economic democracy not the economic anarchy we currently have under the guise of a so-called "free market."


Mike Wishnowski   October 23rd, 2008 9:17 pm ET

It seems suspicious that Ms. Palin is reluctant to release her medical records. Even when reciting what they would show she seemed nervous. I can only think one thing a nice church goin' lady could be embarrassed by. What do you think she is hiding by not releasing the records, and I do believe in her richt to choose.


TexasBill   October 23rd, 2008 9:17 pm ET

Michael, How can we in Texas get "Plumbers for Obama" T-shirts? Bill


Courtney   October 23rd, 2008 9:17 pm ET

have been interested in the tax positions of both candidates and the proposal by McCain to tax insurance benefits has the potential to be devastating to me and all other Americans with employer provided benefit packages.
I could devastate health-care providers and bankrupt a lot of families.
What would it cost older and retired people and those with families?
Who would set the value of the benefit?


Lori Stoudt   October 23rd, 2008 9:17 pm ET

To whom it may concern,

Why are we talking about Palins wardrobe? Does anyone know what the MEN spend on their wardrobes? I take offense that someone decided to take a "camera shot" of her leg down with watchful eyes on her shoes. How disgusting. This campaign is out of control.

Lori Stoudt
New Hampshire


Steve king   October 23rd, 2008 9:17 pm ET

Why has no one asked ” if Sarah Palin looked like Michael Moore, would anyone care for her”? Don’t take that personally.


Douglas   October 23rd, 2008 9:17 pm ET

Michael,

The vast majority of us Canadians are going to hope that on Nov.4th we see an Obama victory. Should Mcain and Palin win, should I start exchaning all my US dollars for Monopoly money or in Turkish Lira?

As well I will have the privelege of seeing the election unfold in the fine state of Mississippi as I'll be there on business. Can you provide me with some tips on how to survive in a Red state during the election period?

Douglas

Ottawa, Canada


Vance   October 23rd, 2008 9:17 pm ET

Mr.Moore,
Do you think that the woman who referred to Obama as an Arab at the recent McCain rally was a plant?


Adrian   October 23rd, 2008 9:17 pm ET

Michael, Mccain and Palin are talking about Obama Spreading the Wealth around, to me it appears that Mccain and the RNC are spreading the wealth around to the Palin family to the tune of 150 k in wardrode and 22k for family travel.


Lelya G. Cawthon   October 23rd, 2008 9:17 pm ET

I really appreciate CNN, Larry King Live and Anderson Cooper. I am also a fan of Michael Moore and think that he tells it like it is, especially in regards to Joe the plumber. The plumbers that are there with Michael are practicing what the right wing conservatives should be doing. Liberals believe in God and helping their fellow man, not just talking about their family values. TALK IS CHEAP! Keep on trucking, Larry & Michael!


Mike Burchell   October 23rd, 2008 9:17 pm ET

Mr Moore

I watched all 3 debates and remember not any questions concerning
immigration. I think this is going to be a bigger problem. There may be a lot more Americans willing to do jobs they would not before.
Please comment


Justin   October 23rd, 2008 9:17 pm ET

Michael, with all of the complications with voter registration we may be headed for another re-count. Do you think the system is flawed and what do you make of the supposed Acorn to Obama relationship suggested by the McCain campaign?


Sheldon Cooper   October 23rd, 2008 9:17 pm ET

How can Sen. Obama be both an eletist and a Socialist at the same time?


Leighflo   October 23rd, 2008 9:17 pm ET

Michael...thank you for your "Always in Touch" Point of View ! It is always appreciated !!


Dennis Bradley   October 23rd, 2008 9:17 pm ET

Why is it big business always wants to privatize their profits and socialize their losses? Why doesn't Sen. Obama hammer them when they claim that he is a socialist for wanting to spread the wealth around? Didn't we just take from the poor to give to the rich? Isn't that a form of socializm?


michael   October 23rd, 2008 9:17 pm ET

Should Obama win, do you think the Republicans/John McCain will IMMEDIATELY contest his election? If so, on what pemise???

Michael
Carson, CA


Maryanne   October 23rd, 2008 9:18 pm ET

Hi Larry & Michael;
I live in Canada, my husband is American. My question is this...
In the debate with John McCain and Barack Obama, McCain made a negative comment about the health care system in Canada.
All of my husband's American relatives envy us in Canada and our "free" health care system". I have at least 7 Canadian friend or relatives who have been able to deal with major health issues such as cancer, heart disease and major operations all paid for through our health care system.
I'm confused, please explain????


Don   October 23rd, 2008 9:18 pm ET

Michael,I am confused about this Socialist thing. I thought we had a progressive tax system where the more you make the more you pay. And I thought we distributed the wealth all the time in medicare,social security and even in other countries. Why cant we distribute it to Americans,build schools here,fix our roads here. Please clear up my confusion. Thank you


Jerry   October 23rd, 2008 9:18 pm ET

Michael,

Love your movies and the great work that you do in exposing the dark side of our society.

Please use your celebrity in the next few days before the election to bring to light all the things people need to be aware of, i.e. the truth about the McCain economics and health plans, the affluence of the Palins and all the other great topics you are talking about with Larry.

Keep it up!

Jerry


Kalli Stephens   October 23rd, 2008 9:18 pm ET

hey micheal my name is kalli i live in Alma Michigan, hey baby we love ya in the middle of the mitten. thank you for what you do i am a poor single mom who lost her job forced home with mom and dad, dad 54 yrs old forced to retire from GM but had to go back thorugh an out sourced company to get us out of foreclosure, he drives 150 miles a day and just got his last speeding ticket today from some repblican cop who couldn't give the guy a break. My 10 yr old son's father is from South africa and you would not believe the prejudice and unfair treatment we endure everyday in this small republican town. I am white so i guess he's "kinda" acceptable though 9 of the 10 children we invited to his b-day party just couldn't make it. I want to say thank you for givin hope. (they wouldn't play 911 in our town! had 2 drv 40 mls to see it it was worth every second thank you again u give us hope


Maija P   October 23rd, 2008 9:18 pm ET

Dear Michael,

I am a huge supporter and get your emails regularly. I am from up here in Canada and have a great deal of respect for your efforts and frank demeanor not only with Larry but also with the integrity with all of your projects.

As we all know, the Canadian Health Care system is not perfect but it is certainly not as bad as what is happening Down South but what I would love to know as us Canadian's eh! have just gone thru an election and recommitted to a conservative Prime Minister that really has sat in the back pocket of Bush for the past few years but we have Joe Sixpack fellows up here too but when working on building their own business, as I am, the government still covers me if I have cancer or I break my leg!!! What is wrong with you down there?

My question is this... in the first few months of "Obama's Presidency" what would you like to see as the first 3 things that are done under the new administration?


Cliff from Shandon CA   October 23rd, 2008 9:18 pm ET

The House majority has been under Democratic control since Clinton. So those are the ones we need to blame for our current condition. What do you think about that Michael Moore?


Karina   October 23rd, 2008 9:18 pm ET

Whilst the RNC are using the term Soicalism to attack Obama, wouldn't the rescue plan/government buyout result in a 'de facto' socialist scanrio with government owning main street banks and 'free market' financial institutions?


Jeremy Denegar   October 23rd, 2008 9:18 pm ET

If Obama's plan for healthcare is for the government to provide assistance to lower-income individuals, isn't this just a way for insurance companies to get government subsidies? How is this any less of an abuse of tax dollars than the Wall Street bailout? It seems like a poorly considered solution to a more fundamental problem. Wouldn't it be better to start a public not-for-profit insurance company?


jim Brandow   October 23rd, 2008 9:18 pm ET

Where can we get a "Plumbers for Obama" Shirt?

Thanks


shaun impey MMC (SW) USN Ret   October 23rd, 2008 9:18 pm ET

Would someone please ask John Mcain where he stands on Concurrent Receipt. This is an issue that effects many military retired/disabled vets. Thanks and Larry I appreciate your work.

Shaun


Josh   October 23rd, 2008 9:18 pm ET

Cisco IL (population 300)

Michael Moore,

Which of Barack Obama's policy proposals do you disagree with most?

Which of John McCain's proposals?

thanks!


Harish Sangani / Missouri City, TX   October 23rd, 2008 9:18 pm ET

We don't need to "find money to pay for fixing the health care crisis!!!" If we just religioiusly apply the philosophy of "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure", health care costs will come down dramatically. Insurance companies are just a bureaucratic and inefficient step in the process which adds to the cost. Too many people who don't have health insurance wait until they are too sick and then have to go to emergency rooms for high cost care. We don't have enough education and focus on healthy living and healthy habits. A necessary part of resolving the high cost of health care is for everyone to take personal responsibility for their own health, and the government should help in that effort with educational information, support, and universal or low cost access to preventitive care and wellness programs.


Courtney   October 23rd, 2008 9:18 pm ET

Dear Mr. Moore ………..Thank for being there to take our questions and comments. Thank you Larry for inviting Michael to join you this evening as well as your other distinguished guests.

I’d like to comment on the election in general. Actually, I’m extremely disappointed on how the Republicans have run their campaign, not that I’m a Republican haha. The badmouthing, digging for dirt and the ‘maverick’ attitude just doesn’t set well with many Americans as I’m quite sure our allies are shaking their heads in astonishment as well. As an American, I’m saddened by how low two people can go to try and win this election. So, I’m wondering if that cockiness would carry them far in the most crucial of times for our Nation. How many times would they change their minds during the course of action? Do you feel John McCain is capable of taking advice from his cabinet, if he should win? Or, do you feel he would consider himself ‘maverick’ enough to have all the right answers?

As far as Sarah Palin and her shopping spree goes hahahaha…….to me, she’s not even worth the amount of money it would cost us to send her back to Alaska…..enough said about that prom queen wanna be hahahahaa………she’s a joke as far as I’m concerned.


John   October 23rd, 2008 9:18 pm ET

Regarding Rush there is not a word or words in anyu language to describe him. Too bad he didn't get what he deserved when he was hooked on drugs.


Bob   October 23rd, 2008 9:18 pm ET

Spreading the wealth! Isn't that what Bush/Cheney and republican congress were doing? Spreading tax payer's money to the Big Oil companies, AUTO companies and other big corporations.


Maria Goncalves   October 23rd, 2008 9:18 pm ET

Hi Larry,

I leave in Canada and I have been following the USA elections. My question to you or Michael Moore is why people are still debating on who to vote for? To me the answer is really crystal clear. Why would I vote for a senator that has 7 houses.

Maria Goncalves
Otttawa, Ontario Canada


Charla   October 23rd, 2008 9:18 pm ET

Hi Michael

I really appreciate your dedication and guts to deliver the American public the truth about very important issues. When will you expose what really happened on Wall Street? I hope that will be your next project.

Thanks again


Diana Malone   October 23rd, 2008 9:18 pm ET

Michael, I hope those two plumbers are not getting paid by the hour.


Lilian   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

People iin America is not sure on the issue of Health Insurance costs and how other countries such as France, Canada, Cuba can provide health insurance at lower cost. Could Michael be more specific on how this works?


Dreyton Jordan   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

Hi Mr. Moore,

My name is Dreyton, from Harlem, and I would like to know have you seen Oliver Stone's new movie W yet, and if you haven't what do you think about Oliver having the "guts" to make this "documentary"/film about George W Bush, and the way in which he chose to tell the story?
In addition, have you had enough of "that guy" aka "Joe the "plummer", and do you know where I can buy some Super Duper Draino cleaner that I can use to flush John, Joe & Sarah Jane down the drain?

Love your work Peace,

Dreyton from Harlem


Vijay   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

Dear Larry,
For the last eight years, what the republican government has done to our country, the U.S.A, if the people of America have not learned in the last eight years dipping deep into their pockets with all the expenses, if they have not learned anything they never will, and these people are the biggest morons of this country. Please read this on your show


Sherri   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

Joe the plumber is infuriating. Mccain says small business creates jobs, they are missing the point. It is the middle class that makes jobs, when we got out and buy goods and services.

Yes I am am a small business owner AND for Obama. I am also a parent of a young adult who has just lost our hope for a group home needed for my autistic daughter's future.

Why is it that patriotisn is only recognized by military service. How about recognizing those who are brave enough to invest in those battles we need to fight at home and in our neighborhoods?


Myra   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

I love the plumbers for Obama... On anther note: I'm extremely frustrated by the amount of attention the media is giving McCain. Why is it that everyone in the media thinks they have to figure out what McCain needs to do in order to win? Everywhere I turn I hear pundits sitting around offering their thoughts as to what McCain needs to do in order to win the elections. Where is Obama in all of this? Why isn't he getting equal amount of coverage?

I hate conspiracy theories and I am never one to say things like this, but since most media is owned by large corporations, can it be possible that its trickling down to the type of reporting they are to do? Just like so many radio stations are directed what songs they are to play?


Sue Billings   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

Rush Linbaugh is an idiot... and he uses his talk show to support his klansmen racist ideologies, which use to be the white robe that covered the coward. Every since the beginning of Washington as President, it has always been about race, white men who felt that only they were entitled, but of course Linbaugh will never admit that. So for him to make the statement now because Obama happens to be bi-racial, shows that he only sees the black in Obama and now the race is about race. An idiot!


Philip S Toronto On   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

Hello Larry,Micheal

Question to Micheal

I would l like to know what is your opinion on if Obama lose the election? What would be next? will u say it is the People Voice!

Thanks


darren from virginia   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

Larry please clarify Oboma's comment . I specicfly heard him say he would cut taxes for 95% of working families not 95% of americans. Mcain keeps saying that Obama would give tax breaks to people who don't even pay taxes -thats not true the key word is WORKING FAMILIES


Greg   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

who did Michael Moore endorse the past 2 elections


RJ   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

What do you think about the world reaction if McCain wins – given the Supreme Court involvement for Bush Term 1 & the collective gasp of surprise when Bush won in '04 , and the ensuing mess. It seems the word Superpower may no longer be appropriate if deceipt and misguided faith can drive the electorate.


Margot Trevelyan   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

I don't get it.

The Republicans have mired the country in a war they can't win; have shown they can't deal with dometice crises like Katrina; have overseen the collapse of the economy. Short of accidently dropping a nuclear bomb on the country, what more do they have to do to lose this election?

Margot Trevelyan in Toronto


Cheryl   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

Michael, how can we get one of those t-shirts?


Janet   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

Regarding Sarah Paline's wardrobe. One thing you failed to mention, Larry, is that she is going to donate the clothes to charity after the election. Why don't you tell the whole story. Michael Moore is not worth commenting on.


Yvonne   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

Michael Moore is brilliant.


Cheryl   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

I am very upset about McCain's robocalls with regards to Bill Ayers. McCain tried to make this an issue in his interviews and speeches to the American people. This tactic did not improve his popularity or narrow his margin against Senator Obama. I feel that McCain is a COWARD. Since he failed, he has enlisted people who need to make a living to do his dirty work. I feel that he will stop at nothing to win and that's the attitude he will carry with regards to ending the current war. He will continue to send in more troops until he wins at the expense of our sons, brothers and fathers.


A.G.I.   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

Socialism ?! -I lived for many years in "socialism", communist country. People here do not know what SOCIALISM is. Socialism – you spread the wealth between the powerful and rich, ordinary people – natural selection, not enough for food, medical – who cares? We have it.
Just a thought: someone should think about changing the description in the dictionary.


Barry Peralta   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

Mr. Moore,

If more people were like you, I think the world would truly be a fun loving caring place I think you are a good man and a credit to your cause and belief.
Please keep doing and producing the type of material you have WELL DONE BROTHER.
Barry Peralta Miami

PS. Mr. Larry King,
You Sir are a legend what more can I say.


Terry Audla   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

Hello Larry & Michael !

From Northern Canada...from the outside looking in.

Scary. That is one word I can only think of if McCain & Palin win !
I still cannot understand why 1/2 of America is so blind to the rhetoric and the fear mongering tactics used by the RNC.

Canada is used too often by these bearers of misinformation to scare America of the "socialism" up here and say how bad health care is in Canada when it is, I feel, one of the best places for medical treatment !
Besides what is wrong with ensuring that all your fellow citizens are not dying from treatable illnesses?!?!?!?!

How has America lost it's compassion ?? IS the almighty dollar really that mighty!?!?!?

Terry


Ray   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

Since Rush wants to talk race, then it would be interesting to know the answer to this question, why the republican party diversty ratio is so low amongst people of color compared to any other party?


s2k28   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

Mr. Moore......you are my hero.....period.


Juan C. Quinones   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

Here is a thought about how to reduce health care expenses ...

Let's control how much the hospitals charge and the overall prices of all the medical profession ... Although i agree that becoming a medical profession is not cheap, the amounts they chrge for theyr work is sometimes simply ouotragous ...

For example, the amount charged for a cathetherysm adn angynoplasty my father had while being in Puerto Rico, was almost 1 fourth of what a similar doctor charged for a cathetherysm in florida (done 8 months later to verify that everything was ok, because a pain he felt).

How can ther charge so much for the same knowledge, and let me add that the doctor that performed the operation here in Puerto Rico lives a verry comfrotable life.

Who can put a limit to what they charge?


Courtney   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

A Question for Michael Moore:
Last month it was disclosed that Sarah Palin may have breached Federal Data Privacy laws by conducting state business via a Yahoo email and cc’ed Todd who is not an official state employee. Do you think this can be considered “a dereliction of the Governor’s duties”?


Jessica   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

I'm a 3rd year medical student and don't feel comfortable becoming a physician in an era where health care decisions are compromised due to unaffordable health insurance. How are the different plans of the candidates going to address this problem?


brooke logan   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

McCain has made this intense push for Clinton voters, especially her female voters. In lieu of this, WHY HAS THERE NOT BEEN MORE ATTENTION PAID TO OFFENSIVE JOKE THAT SEN MCCAIN TOLD ABOUT CHELSEA CLINTON AND JANET RENO?

Do you think the media ( which is often said to be in the tank for Obama) is protecting McCain from being held to account for this?


Pape from Massachusetts   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

Is Palin qualified to be governor of Alaska?


Eddison A. Rosa   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

What the next president should do with the iligal inmigrants?


Bob Bolus   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

Sarah is donating all clothing to charitable organizations. And since when is it shameful to work hard and earn a good living for yourself and your family? How much did you make Michael, and how much do you spend, aside from your 7-11 hat?


joe walsh   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

Hey Michael, I don't think either of the candidates have such a great health plan. What do you think? I still think that Obama makes more sense and I already voted for him. He is miles ahead of Mccain on so many issues and I work everyday to get him elected. He will bring dignity back to the white house. Maybe you could get on Barack's cabinet and improve his health plan. You would be great. Keep up the good work for all of us out here in the heart land. Sincerely Joe walsh, Milwaukee WI.


Randal L. Coon   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

Michael,

As a small-business owner, I KNOW that most small businesses show a loss or a very small profit at the end of the year. It would have to be a pretty BIG business to show more than a $250K taxable income. They would pay bonuses, or hire more people, or expand their business, soSO THEY WON'T HAVE A TAXABLE INCOME!

The real problem is FICA and medicare matching tax that hurts small businesses. If we could rearrange that or just allow a vacation from it for a while, there would be fantastic growth, building businesses up to the ability to ce strong enoiugh to pay all the taxes after that year.

Randy , Shreveport


Brigitte   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

Women's clothes cost more than men's clithes, but $150.000 ccost more than my house! Give me a break!. No matter how nice and expensive her clothes are, she still is not competent to be vice-president. No matter how you dress her up, she is still a wind up doll who is cute, fun to watch and play with but empty, made of plastic and after a while you get tired of it, break off the head or the arm or a lage and throw it in the trash.


Philip DiTullio   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

Michael,

Why after all these years haven't the voting systems been fixed? Also why isn't there a standardized voting system?

Thank you Michael keep up the good work.


Regina   October 23rd, 2008 9:19 pm ET

Michael, I live in Ann Arbor, MI. I'm concerned that the State of MI does not offer early voting. Do you think long lines will be an issue on election day? Do you think the State of Michigan has a plan to accommodate the predicted outpouring of voters?


Molly in MPLS   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

Ok.. I agree palin is not worthy of the position, but... a quarter of a million dollars is not enough money to shop at Neiman Marcus, Saks and raise five children. Under no circumstances would they be rolling in it.

This said.. my question is more about why there is so much disparity between what the state should have paid for and what she paid for and what she hid or claimed etc. Living the good life off the public should be the question. You cannot scream sexist foul when asking about her children and her role as a mother at the beginning of the campaign and then suggest that as taxpayers it should be reasonable to cover all of their expenses because we should be glad she's a good mom! Convoluted logic.


Richard Garde   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

The bailout bill was past by a majority of democrats and voted against by a lot of republicans.

Michael Moore only sees the negatives of the democrats and positives of democrats. He IS the biggest socialist in this country. If I ever hear his name mentioned by you again, good bye Larry!


Cannon   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

What's up with this joe the plumper, Man do we seem to be stupid cause if he think we don't see what he and this lady or doing god help them. Can Mr.McCain look at who he got as a running mate and say he done a good job knowing if she is for all american, cause her husbon is hook up with people that'd don't love american, all most like the KKK and this is some one we trust, Please give me a break


Big 'O"   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

MR. MOORE,

I DON'T KNOW YOU, BUT I AM OVERWHELMED BY YOUR DISCUSSION. I HAVE LOST MY RETIREMENT MONEY, BECAUSE IT MAY NOT COME BACK BEFORE I'M GONE. PLEASE TELL ME WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO THE MONEY I HAVE PAID INTO SOCIAL SECURITY IF MCCAIN IS ELECTED AND PRIVATIZE SOCIAL SECURITY?


Andrew Wotton from Canada   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

Hi Larry and Michael,

I have a question for Michael.

I live in Toronto, Ontario Canada and am very grateful and happy to have the Universal health care that every single Canadian enjoys. I have noticed on several occasions that Repubicans – when trying to scare Americans about the dangers and pitfalls of universal health care – use Canada as an example of why it is a bad thing. We love and are very happy with universal health care and can't understand why there is a perception that it is bad. Is there really a perception in America that Canada's health care system doesn't work?

Andrew Wotton


Millie   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

Larry....I can't believe he lied about how much the Palin's earned!


Seri   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

Michael, you are so right about the cost of health care for all. Bring our troops home from Iraq and we can have health care for all. It would pay for its self if government ran or nonprofit ran or if expanded medicare because 1) insurance CEOs and shareholders are cut out. 2) insurance processors are cut out of the middle 3) savings in other unexpected places such as auto and homeowner's insurance 4) employers can concentrate on their company rather that spend $ and time on insurance plans 5) let's not forget about the green side of this when tons of insurance paperwork would no longer be needed 7) health care providers can do their job without worrying about which insurance the patient has 8) pharmacists can provide the medication, not having to explain that this particular insurance company doesn't pay for a necessary drug whereas, a different insurance would pay without question.........anyone who cannot see where the savings in $, lives, health would be is just being stubborn, thinking that this is welfare rather than a human service that we, together, should easily be able to make sure everyone in this country has and should be able to take for granted....as is the case in most developed countries.


Connor Shields   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

Obama is the anti-christ!! What do you have to say about that Michael.


C Moore   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

Hi Michael,

Are you aware of the fact that there are about 700 Fema Camps that black funds have gone into.....That we have been propaganded to the limits with this "Obsession" dvd to prepare us for the "Next " supposed attack ....so they can declare martial law? Who is going to expose these horrible things , so the public can recognize what is going on and the desire for the Illuminati to have their "NEW WORLD ORDER"....

Someone needs to speak up about Bush , who has signed so many things to make our constitution dead and he has signed PDD51 to allow himself to become a fiat dictator and I suppose that is set up for whoever gets in , if not for himself.

Do you know about the murals at the Denver Int. Airport that are out in the open for everyone to see? The Illuminati symbols that are there and the Deep Underground Military Base that is there also?

Also in Alaska is the biggest Fema Camp there is that can hold up to 500,000 people? Why would we need so many Fema Camps in this country?

Sincerely,
C Moore


gary roach   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

does micheal moore think there will be voting problems among minorities


Marie   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

I wish Obama would put out an ad about his stance on abortion stating clealy and simply what it is- to refudiate the horribly twisted version of his stance that is portrayed on one of McCain's recent ads


jeff liddell   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

would not a true bailout for the american people have been to give the individuals the money to pay their mortgages off and keep their houses rather than give the banks the money and let them retain the property to resale and make even more money.


Kirsten   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

I read yesterday that a poll of countries around the world wanted Obama to win the election by 4 to 1 (70%) (Globe and Mail,Canada).
Why can't Democratics talk more about the respect of America in the eyes of the world. (This is a tricky subject for not sounding patriotic) What would the damage be if McCain won? I think younger generations want world peace and Obama gives them hope for this. If McCain sounded/acted condescending during the last debate especially, how will he be sitting across the table from a world leader that he disagrees with. He talks constantly about reaching across the aisle, but seems very bull-headed. Doesn't the country, and the world, now more than ever need someone who can genuinely understand and communicate respectfully and positively?!


Barry Hensley   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

Michael, love your documentaries. Would you be interested in doing one to find out why all the religious people are getting into bed with the republican party. They claim they are the moral party, i feel they are no more or less moral than the democrats. however, preachers all over the country are preaching about the evils of Obama. I would like to know why they are doing this. There has to be a reason. I feel it's the money. what do you think?


Karl Hobbs   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

I would think that Michael Moore falls into the 250K+ salary range where he would not benefit as much from the Obama tax plan. Why then do you pass on McCain and his tax plan which would seemingly benefit your bracket?


Steve Gibson   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

Michael,

You have two plumbers behind you working on a sink! Any half-baked do-it-yourselfer can work on a sink!

Your image is not as coherent as your message. This can lead to a Republican retort in much the same way as Biden's edited comments did with regard to the testing of Obama after he is elected.

The value of Obama is his intelligence and education which allows him to assess situations from a logical and intellectual perspective, all of which is good. You negate this message when you show two plumbers working on a simple sink!

You are a better director than this.

Steve Gibson
Die hard, bleeding heart, liberal Democrat


T R   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

Why doesnt Joe the Plumber go to McCain and tell him personally that Barack will not raise taxes on him? Why does McCain continually lie about Barack's tax policy?


Roy Grimm   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

Michael, I believe that the republican party got Palin into the campaign to ruin McCain. I think the republicans really want Obama to win.

Roy

West Virginia


chris cabler   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

Larry and Micheal,
There is all of this talk about politics, saving the economy and all of that. Why is our borders still open for the taking?? Why is that not on the agenda? How much do we spend a month on health care and welfare for the illegal aliens? You talk about spending so much on the war. How much money do we spend sending food to africa? When we have hungry and homeless people here in the US. How many hungry children do we have right here?


Cindi   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

Thank god for Michael Moore, and I don't see what is controversial at all about him. He just tells it like it is and he does something about all the injustices that we have had to go through with Bush and his cronie thieves. Why on earth more of us arn't on the Moore bandwagon,I'll never know.
I just hope Michael is keeping an open eye on the voting machines and readying himself on the malfunction that is sure to happen again.


margarita miranda   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

I used to be a Democrat, but after watch Sicko, change my political position because if a person so deshonest as Michael Moore support the Democrat's Party, and nobody from this Party denunced
his deplorable conduct, going around de world attacking our way of living and associate with all our enemies, something is wrong in my former Party.

M.Miranda


atoosa   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

Collin Powell is the only man who had the courage and guts to talk about muslims. There is nothing wrong with being a muslim, jewish, christian or any other religion or race. Everyone has dodged this issue except him


Angie- Miami. Florida   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

I want to know if Michael thinks history will repeat on this election like the one with Gore??


Sue Lessard   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

To : Michael Moore
Given the Saying "Kill Him " , do you think we should be worried about Obama ?


Kedja   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

I agree with several other bloggers. Why aren't the differences in the candidates' education levels discussed in this election? Why isn't illegal immigration and the effect it has on our economy and the poor neighborhoods of this country an issue in this election?


robert madrigal   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

Larry Love your show; Larry ask Michael Moore when the Iraq war broke out how a Musilum soldier set off a hand grenade that killed and injured others? ask him that, how great the Musilum world is? Vote McCain,,,Miami, Fl ...Robert.. PS:Michael Moore should leave this country and go and live in Iraq...Vote McCain


Tod Gelwicks   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

Larry, ask Mr. Moore if he thinks the election is more about the Vice Presidents than the canadates for President. I think more people are looking at the difference between Palin and Biden. Who wants Palin to step in if something happens to McCain. What a scary thought!


bree culley   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

Hello Mr. Moore,

I am a Canadian and very proud of it. I have one question for you and Larry.

If McC


kenneth   October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

Why do you think McCain keeps saying he has been tested? Military carries out orders, not presidential decisions...


jerry finley   October 23rd, 2008 9:21 pm ET

Mr. Moore,T Boone Pickens says there is an abundance of natural gas in the U.S. Why then are the natural gas companies saying there will be a 50% increase for heating our homes this winter?


Tom   October 23rd, 2008 9:21 pm ET

Larry,
I tend to agree with Michael on many things, but I have to disagree with his response to Sarah Palin receiving clothes from supports donations. Even if Sarah and her husband brought in a quarter of a million last year, they have five children. I'm sure, like any large family, the majority of their income goes to supporting their future (kids). Also, I have to say, the clothes purchase really isn't a big issue, I see it as an image thing. I have seen photos of Sarah before the race and since and she does look the part now. That being said, I don't personally believe that could have only been achieved through Nemann Marcus but the individual that shopped for her felt in order to make the right statement that was needed.

None issue, move on.


Jackson Robert   October 23rd, 2008 9:21 pm ET

Michael Moore
It seams like yesterday, you and Bill Maher were begging Ralph Nadar to bow out of the election. Do we not need to worry about him again?


Tony   October 23rd, 2008 9:21 pm ET

Couple of comments; 1st, regarding Joe the Plumber, all the Dem's are making such a big issue about Joe not being a licensed plumber, are you for real, 80% of the American population (workers) aren't licensed but that doesn't mean they are not a vital part of the work force. Another 10% of the work force are illegal imigrants. As far as Michael Moore's plumber's for Obama, I doubt it, they have sat there for 10 minutes and haven't once touched those pipes their supposed to be working on. If they are licensed, they probably belong to a union and their not doing anything for free.

Second item; Health care, Moore wants or thinks it should be run by the government as a not for profit agency, do you really think that if the doctors couldn't make a profit they would be doing it at a fixed income rate. If we have a national health care program/mandate, it will take you a month just to be able to get an appointment because everyone that doesn't currently have insurance would be swamping every clinic/emergency room to be seen for a common cold, just like everyone on welfare are doing now. The government can't run themselves, much less a national health care program.


Rosie   October 23rd, 2008 9:21 pm ET

Regarding Governor Palin's $150,00 shopping spree at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Ave., Bloomindale's etc. Looks like she is the one "spreading the wealth".


Gary Chandler in Canada   October 23rd, 2008 9:21 pm ET

Would it be considered elitist, left wing, Liberal to get rid of traffic signs, disband police forces, close jails? My point is, freedom is confused with wildness in America. It would be conservatism to ban legalised loan sharking and usury.
Credit caused the problem and they are doing everything they can to get credit going again? sheesh
Outlaw loans and credit above twice of prime. If the risk is too great, let organised crime handle that market.
Highest interest rates for the worst borrowers is a recipe for disaster!
Mortgage crisis? You aint seen nothing yet, wait until all of the credit card and car loans default!!!


TINA   October 23rd, 2008 9:21 pm ET

hi larry,

love your show. Mr. Moore what is it that makes you think that sarah palin is not able to carry a title of VICE PRESIDENT. I donot agree on all mccains policies but I believe he picked a real person to be by his side who lives the life of a true american. I feel this president's race is about color and I wonder why Obama never mentioned 's he is mixed and not just one race. The voting I feel will be all about race which is very sad for this country. I will vote for my beliefs not what the media protrays, If sarah palin was running for president I know must woman would line up to vote.

maryland/independent registered


Steve F - Ohio   October 23rd, 2008 9:21 pm ET

Questions for Michael.

Do you think the McCain campaign is responsible for breeding open racism in recent weeks?

Do you think an Obama presidency will be able to renew the global outlook on our country?


J. M. Pelland   October 23rd, 2008 9:21 pm ET

Another note-

While I'm currently leaning Obama for his ability to relate to my age bracket and his understanding of what it's like to try and make it in the world today, I have some reservations about his policies. He has proven himself, through the debates, to be a formidable opponent on the topic of foreign policy, and all of the media reports his exceptional ability with foreign policy, but I've wondered, if we do reduce taxes for the middle class and increase them for the wealthy (which I am in support of) would there truly be enough equity in the taxes to the wealthy to supplement the cuts to the middle class?

J.M. Pelland


Denise   October 23rd, 2008 9:21 pm ET

Question for Michael Moore on electronic voting machines:

Your thoughts on the vote tampering issue?


Dallas   October 23rd, 2008 9:21 pm ET

Michael gave a speech to a college in MI just recent i saw on TV. I had to sit here and listen to him talk about Mccain and his time he was a POW and how he wasn't doing a hero's acts. You basically comdemmed american soldiers because the Vietnamese people never attacked our country. The country "The Empire of Japan" is the only one who ever attacked america. You disrespect the history and dedication many people who gave the ultimate sacrafice so you can have your politcal view.
No i heard you say you bought a hat at Kmart?? After you slammed them and condemmed them for being the supplier of ammunition, then you turn around and support them.
You are dispicable person and since you hate this place so much, move away. Give away your fortune to help others. You don't seem like you have missed any meals while you capitalize on other misfortunes.


Heather, Honolulu, Hawaii   October 23rd, 2008 9:21 pm ET

Larry,

Sarah is saying that she's an average hockey mom that shops at Walmart. This is why her $250,000 shopping spree for clothes used in just two months is so relevant. Today Brad Blakeman from the Gop was outraged at Obama using the 767 to visit his grandmother. I am gladly donating to Obama so he can use my money to further family values and take care of his seriously Ill grandmother. After all he will be in Hawaii a state not visited by the GOP even though they have a GOP Gov. I guess they must be too anti-American! Obama's all private too, not publicly financed which makes the $250,000 bill even more appalling when we are losing jobs, homes, 401k's, etc . . . We don't need to know that the VP candidate is buying her clothes on our money too!


Joe Brafford   October 23rd, 2008 9:21 pm ET

Perhaps Larry's program should be on MSNBC along with the rest of the ardent , die hard Obama supporters (Matthews, Olberman and Maddow. One only has to look at his guest list to see that would be a more appropriate network i.e. Michael Moore, Bill Maher, etc. Might want to add in more people from Air America, Huffington Post, New York Times, Newsweek and Time magazine .


francine   October 23rd, 2008 9:21 pm ET

I share your political views, and admire your movies. I went to art school, work in business, and studied writing and literature.

I love your "plumbers for Obama" campaign! I also worked at KMart (sported an aqua smock) in high school, grew up in a depressed industrial town, and have lived in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA for 15 years. I am glad you are addressing Palin's antics. I agree that she should could pay for her NM, Saks & Barney's spree–rather than Joe (or Jane) Six Pack! I'm shocked that no one so far had called them out on the fact that Joe is not Joe, Joe is not a licensed plumber, and that most plumbers would benefit by Obama's tax plan. And the reality of the McCain tax plan...I am grateful that we have someone like you to call these people out...as well as 9/11...and your movie about Detroit.

I think I need to leave the country if Obama doesn't win!


Glenn D'Alessio   October 23rd, 2008 9:21 pm ET

Dear Larry King,

My question for Michael Moore is what does he think of voter disenfranchisement, and the ACORN ads for McCain. Isn't ACORN mainly doing its job, and that this ad campaign is meant to play on racist fears, when the majority of disenfranchisement has happened for the last two elections by the Republicans?

Sincerely,

Glenn D'Alessio
West Brookfield, MA


Bill   October 23rd, 2008 9:21 pm ET

What % of Whites are voting for Obama?
What % of Blacks are voting for McCain?


Jannah   October 23rd, 2008 9:21 pm ET

Michael–it seems that when one focuses so much on the hypocrisy, mud-slinging, and greedy power grabs in politics, one could turn bitter, negative, possibly depressed. How do you handle all this and stay sane?


gino danelli   October 23rd, 2008 9:21 pm ET

hi larry & michael, i want to ask about a subject that everyone seems to avoid. the destruction of the american dream by major corporations.they do this through the totally unfair practice of at will employment. a law that was built on a misinterpreted tratise written by horace grey. employees can be terminated without cause or reason with no recourse allowed in the courts. obama is a constitutional attorney. do you think he would fight to repeal this travesty if not at least revise it so we are all treated fairly. it sort of reminds me of the reason we had the boston tea party. i would love to hear both of your opinions. thank you.
gino from michigan


ben abarca   October 23rd, 2008 9:21 pm ET

When a white skinned person votes for a white skinned candidate, is it racist?


Norelle   October 23rd, 2008 9:21 pm ET

Where can I get a Plumbers for Obama shirt?

Love it!


Elise   October 23rd, 2008 9:21 pm ET

Michaeal Moore hit it on the Head. McCain's response that Obama "is not Arab, he's decent "suggests that IF he were Arab, he wouldn't be decent. Hello!!!! There are decent Arab-Americans who Vote!


Myrna Jurcev   October 23rd, 2008 9:21 pm ET

The last eight years are nothing in comparison to the last thirty years whenever the Democrats have taken hold of our Republic. The current national Democratic candidates, if they win this high office, will head the US of A into a more spiral downward spin to only come out with the North American Union which has been the plan since Jimmy Carter was in office and endorsed especially by former President Bill Clinton. The North American Union is what is endorsed by all socialistic minded Democrats.


MICHELLE MCMILLAN   October 23rd, 2008 9:21 pm ET

I'm a 27 year old Democrat in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. I am so hopeful that Obama will win the election and at the same time I'm so fearful that McCain will be elected because we never know until it's announced. God forbid McCain becomes Commander in Chief, I swore too many that I'd save every penny to move to another country with my partner. My question to Michael is, "Do you honestly trust the election process?" I don't for some reason.


Gani from Montréal   October 23rd, 2008 9:21 pm ET

It's realay about the race, the republicans uses the terrorist word syndrom. as usualy arab or muslim means the simple way to open the evil window. It's realy strange at this level and in United states this kind of debate still have audience.. strange but the best is still coming.


mikeeeeee   October 23rd, 2008 9:21 pm ET

Is John McCain another four years of George Bush?


Sean in NM   October 23rd, 2008 9:21 pm ET

The plumbers behind Mr. Moore are fake, like a lot of stuff in his movies. If they are not - can we hear from the plumbers themselves? I have not seen a single wrench turn yet. If these plumbers came to my house, I'd fire them, and hire real ones like "Joe".

Please ask Mike how that Halliburton and Pfizer stock worked out for him. Mike - why are you such a phoney?

Please ask these questions, Larry.


Greg and Alana Edmiston   October 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm ET

I don't care if Obama's a Muslim or not. It's wrong that he won't admit it.

It would bother me far less that he is Muslim, than the fact that he's lying about it.

Obama aditted he was muslim during an interview. Who wouldn't catch themselves saying that if it weren't true.


Courtney   October 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm ET

In the midst of an economy crisis, the last thing people want to hear about is the frivolous spending ventures of our VP candidate. She recently stated at one of her rallies that we all need to take responsibility and get back to basis and do what our parents did which is being frugal and save. She needs to lead by example.
She claims to be a christian yet resorts to kindergarten tactics in her rallies and actually relishes in the hate she stirs up against Obama…..look at her smile. Is this the ministry of Jesus Christ or she the devil’s advocate? Again…..lead by example.


Chris T   October 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm ET

Is Obama really going to make up for 70 years of housing discrimination? And will it be new urbanism communities in the cities?–how will Obama prevent depletion of farmland, and the idea that building has to keep occurring for the economy to keep going.


carlton   October 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm ET

I would like to hear what Michael thinks about Michelle Bachman's comments on investigating congress to see who is Pro-American and who is Anti-American.

Also I would like to know if he thinks there is a real chance that the Dems may take a large enough majority to stop republican filibusters in the Senate. I hear this is a possibility.


Rosa   October 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm ET

Larry I love your show and I am so happy to see mr. moore on your show. I love him for who he is. He speaks the truth, That's why alot of people have a problem with him. Because the truth hurts.... Good for you Michael Keep up.
I Can't wait for Obama to take office...He knows what he is talking about, I have faith in him and I know he will do the right thing for all of us.
And that's right AMERICA we need jobs to get this economy going. NOT the 700 hundered Trillion Dollar Bailout.. That will not do it. If we don't have jobs!!! NO JOBS,NO MONEY,NO SPENDING, EQUALS TO NO ECONOMY. That's a no Brainer. GIVE US JOBS, WE WILL HAVE MONEY,WE WILL SPEND AND THEN YOU HAVE A ECONOMY! GO OBAMA, GO OBAMA !! JOBS, BABY, JOBS!!!
Maybe you should run for Prez.. also Mike think about it.


Fred   October 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm ET

Larry,
Ralph Nader...can we have Mr Moores opinion of him please.
Undecided fred


matthew baskin   October 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm ET

i'm not a plumber but a carpenter rather, I buy my own carharts, but want health care! thank you michael, sociology major and tradesman, sincerely, matthew


Rosemary   October 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm ET

It seems to me that there are a lot of inconsistencies in the McCain-Palin campaign. There is a lot of criticism over the "spreading the wealth" comment of Obama. However, what would one call Palin's action when she took money from the oil companies and sent every resident of Alaska a check for $1200? Isn't that also spreading the wealth? Is Palin a socialist?


Assata   October 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm ET

Actually, I think they'll be a reverse of the Bradley effect. I think white people who claim they are for McCain will really vote for Obama because he gives more relieve to working families. They're closet Obama supporters!!!!


Myra   October 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm ET

Larry,

Another question for Mr. Pagliarulo & Medved in refernce to McCain having already been tested:

Knowing McCain's view about the war in Iraq and stating he would stay for 100 years if he had to isn't this just what our enemies want to hear? IIsn't McCain just the type of President they would want, one that will continue war so that they are able to kill more Americans?

McCain frightens me and I see him as more of a security treath. I feel they, the terroist or whoever our enemies are, giving McCain temperment and military background and his obvious bitterness aboout Viet Nam and not coming home victorious, they will bait him into war or at the very least keep us in war for as long as they want.

They also know the strain war has put and will continue to on our economy . Killing Americans and bringing down our economy is what they want and I feel this is what McCain will give them!!!!


lisa   October 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm ET

anyone else wonder why 1 month before the election all hell is breaking loose with the economy? TIMING!!!!! and all of a sudden gas prices drop almost a dollar or more a gallon!!!!


Pape from Massachusetts   October 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm ET

Michael

Can Obama leads us to better days?


mike, virginia   October 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm ET

Wow, Michael Moore is really blinded by Democratic spin, he is spewing as much bias and one-sided bull as I have seen from these liberal celeberities....Obama support this wall street bailout too! The wardrobe thing is a joke, just look into how much Obama's family has taken from their campaign – of course CNN does not want to investigate anything that would be negative towards Democrats. I believe Obama has this election won, that is ok with me, perhaps he will do some good when he is President. However, these biased, hate-spewing liberals and their cohorts in the media should grow up and start treating both political parties fairly, critical but fair and balanced.


Rachielle from VA   October 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm ET

OMG@ dan b

I'VE BEEN ASKING THE SAME THING!!!! clearly, reporters don't do their jobs.

McCain's tax plan is the exact same as Bush's. and GUESS what!

IT. HASN'T. FRICKIN. WORKED!!!!!

DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

omfg this irritates me to NO end!


CAROLYN   October 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm ET

hi larry! hi micheal i love all you documentries they been so informative, thanks for keeping it real.


A Poiter   October 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm ET

My wife and I have retirement income of about 180,000 per year. Part of that income (30,000) comes from dividends and the sale of stock that we purchased many years ago. With the increase in the tax on dividends and the increase in captital gains taxes that Obama is proposing, won't this amont in a substatial increase in our taxes at a time when our invetment principle is dropping even though we make less than the 250,000 dollars he talks about. Why should he take money that we haved worked hard for all of our lives a give it to people that he thinks are more entitled to it than we are!!!!


Efrain Gonzalez III   October 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm ET

Hello Larry, I would like to know if Michael will be doing a future documentary on wall street? The media I am sure hasn't told us everything thing that is going on there.


Jonathan   October 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm ET

As we watch the campaign rounds this final turn, we see McCain keep telling us how he is going to change things but with no plans outlined and his proposed spending feeze will not allow any progress from the dire state we are in now. Obama has outlined many plans to help the american people, the Joe the plumbers, the Jonathan the retail workers, the Jonathan the college students and all others who fall into the 95% of americans Obama will help with his tax plan, ompared to the 5% McCain wants to look out for, the Palins and the McCains being part of the 5%. As is obvious McCain isout of touch.


STOOMZEE.com   October 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm ET

A question for Michael Moore,

How do you think most people will react if Obama doesn't get elected or there's a close or disputed election?


Monique Bell   October 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm ET

Larry, it is sad the mud slinging name calling is un real. I am classified as middle class american, but for the last eight years i have been un able to save any money and i am constantly playing catch up on my bills. I CAN NOT AFFORD ANOTHER FOUR YEARS OF ECONOMIC PAIN. AMERICA NEED CHANGE AND WE NEED IT NOW.
I hope Americans cast their votes for the issues they trust and not because of Color.


Pauline   October 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm ET

I would like to know Michael's position on this idea of Obama's experience.

I personally think he has a whole lot more common sense than Palin ever could. Obama is a lot more even tempered, and very informed.

He's a Harvard graduate – he's not stupid.


Kara   October 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm ET

I perceive a deep sense of sadness Michael Moore, which, I think, may be partially a pessimism at what the polls may be indicating right now. What would be Michael's advice to Obama supporters if, God forbid, Obama loses. A simpler version of this question: what should Democrats do if McCain gets elected?


Cary Kitner   October 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm ET

Michael:
Being in Canada, I cannot believe that the American public, with whom we share many values, will make the mistake of electing a Republican Party who stoop so low with all kinds of namecalling when desperate, and change their message to mirror some words, but not the ideas of the Democrats to capture the audience who is as ignorant as they are.

I want to know how strong your faith is in the America we know and love to make the right choice.


Mr. Eddie Gaither   October 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm ET

Good Evening

Thank you to Mr. King for having you again Mr. Moore, we are big fans of both of you so double the pleasure for us.

Our question to you sir,

Why does Sen. John McCain continue to sling mud at Sen. Barack Obama for the very subjects that can and are proven facts of himself as well?

ie: Pallin around with terrorist(sp) when he himself has and does embrace G. Gordon Liddy also a known terrorist.

Thank you so much for your time Mr. King and Thank you Mr. Moore for your response. Have a wonderful, safe, & Blessed evening to you both.


Iris   October 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm ET

I'm writing from beautiful British Columbia, Canada where we recently had another federal election, which was extremely boring and disappointing compared to the U.S. presidential race. I will say, however, that I am absolutely floored that after 8 years under the Bush government, that U.S. citizens would actually consider voting in yet another Republican...and Sarah Palin. Wow, I can't believe many citizens are buying in to her at all. The ONLY reason she is there is that John McCain figures women aren't smart enough to figure out what's really going on and that just because she's a "woman", all the women in the U.S. will give them their vote. You can't tell me that if Hillary Clinton was chosen as Obama's V.P. candidate, that the world outside of Alaska would have ever known who this woman is. Just my two cents from your neighbour to the north. P.S. IF by some chance McCain wins, we welcome your citizens to move to our beautiful country where they can enjoy a wonderful health care system, reasonable taxes, strict gun control laws and a beautiful country to raise their children!


Kelli Weiss   October 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm ET

To Michael Moore:

It is our Senators jobs to know how our country is making money. Both Obama and McCain were fully aware of what was happening financially during the past eight years. They both are responsible for letting the banks and credit swaps get out of control!

How do we determine whether we are in a recession or not? By the housing market!!! Our poloticians supported and even pushed banks to lend freely.

You should be leading a push for a 3rd party! You supported Nader at one point. What happened? You of all people know how these two parties have collaborated to keep anyone else out of the picture. We need you to speak up on this!


cruz   October 23rd, 2008 9:23 pm ET

I find it hard to believe that no one sees where the real racial tones are. It is o.k. for radio personal and T.V. personal to say that African Americans should vote for Obama because of Black Pride. What would the media call it if it was said white people should vote McCain "White Pride". Also why hasn't anyone in the media asked Obama who has been in charge of the Senate in the last two years? Americans need to wake up before its to late.


Chaz   October 23rd, 2008 9:23 pm ET

the only redemption of the Bush administration is that he has made it possible for a person of color to become president . . . not that the color of a person should ever make a difference anywat. Most important is that people have been able to put their innate predjudices asside and observe the qualifications of the candidate. Thanks to Bush's inadequacies the human race in this country has been able to rise above "color" as a qualifier for the president of the United States. Hurray for Bush.


Jan Winters   October 23rd, 2008 9:23 pm ET

What will happen to the average person if John McCain wins and what will happen to that same person if something happens to John McCain while he's in office where he will be unable to fulfill the duties of his office???


Diane Hernandez   October 23rd, 2008 9:23 pm ET

I adore Michael Moore and his continual efforts towards change. Michael, thank you from the bottom of my heart! My husband is on disability and I am an public elementary school teacher. We were forced to sell our home last April, paying rent to another owner instead. After paying on time, if not early for over a year, we were shocked to learn that our home was in foreclosure. We consequently moved almost a month ago, and now have PayDay loans that we can't afford, but needed to obtain in order to still have a roof over our heads. We used to make ends meet from one pay check to another. We no longer have enough money to survive. We tried to get food bags from St. Vincent de Paul, but they require $10.00 to apply.
I will never forget seeing President Bush at a convention, chuckling over being in the presence of the "Haves, and Haves More." I watched this moment in Farenheit 911. After watching Sicko, we seriously looked into moving to Canada. What is so wrong about socialized medicine. We have insurance and cannot afford our medicines. My paycheck is being garnished because I cannot afford the payments on my student loans. I see no end without reform. Thank you, Diane


Sue   October 23rd, 2008 9:23 pm ET

Hi Micheal
As an observer of your coutries elections, it still shocks me that the so-called biggest democracy in the world, that you can't sort out the voting issue. It seems to me that undemocratic countries that finally get an opportunity to vote, they send observers from the U.N. to make sure their is no corruption in the voting. Maybe the U.N. should send observers to Florida and some the other states that this seems to be a problem. I think your country should be embarrassed by this problem.


Soozie   October 23rd, 2008 9:23 pm ET

Hi Michael,
I am definitely pro-Obama. Having said that, however, I live in a New York area suburb, have four kids, and both my husband and myself work very hard, and jointly, earn just over 250,000 a year. Living in a very expensive part of the country, we are not living high-on-the-hog. Conversely, we are raising four kids, two of whom are in college and have debt all over the place. I am better off than a Joe-the-Plumber, type but I am a far cry from Joe-the-Hedge-Fund-Manager, Do you think it's fair that my taxes should go up? Because I certainly don't.


Helen Kelly   October 23rd, 2008 9:23 pm ET

Mr. Moore: In your opinion, why are so many people unable to respond to Obama's thoughtfulness, dignity and kindness?

And while we're talking, will you ask CNN why they keep that banner up that reads, IS OBAMA A SOCIALIST? For heavens sake.


Molly McCabe   October 23rd, 2008 9:23 pm ET

Hi,
The Republican National Committee is distributing a mail piece that says "Terrorists" on the front and opens to a big picture of Barack saying "Not Who You Think He Is."

Though I am an Obama supporter, I am disgusted that this mail piece would be acceptable to anyone.


danny   October 23rd, 2008 9:23 pm ET

hey,
jsut want know, who do you think is goin to new next month? by how many votes?


Cammie Makhyoun   October 23rd, 2008 9:23 pm ET

Michael more, you are a very insightful person and I find it relaxing to listen to you. Michael, I would like to know if you fear that the election day will be infiltrated with widespread voting problems, and if it could be likely to put the choice for president in jeopardy. If so, what can we do about this problem, before and after the fact? I see mass riots if we get stuck with another 4 years!!


Kim   October 23rd, 2008 9:23 pm ET

I'm Kim the professor. I make between $40-60K. I was listening to what Palin was saying about "the Elite" in recent interviews and I wonder if she is refering to me. Maybe she thinks I would presume to think I was better than anybody because I have worked hard for many years to understand local, national, and international histories and cultures. I don't think I am better than anybody but I think I am informed about important issues. I beleive that decisions based on knowledge and solid reearch are better than decisions made from a limited perspective of furthering one's individual status and that of others that can elevate your status (perhaps by focusing on manipulating the Congress). Is it presumptious to assume that good leaders value knowledge and education?


Rea Cassidy   October 23rd, 2008 9:23 pm ET

Michael Moore handled your questions about Sarah Palin gently. This decadent spending is ludicrous and the hypocrisy of the Republican campaign is over the top. But, Moore's comments about the Republicans being "smarter than we are" is far too generous. Is smart a euphemism for cunning and deceitful? The Republicans are trying to present themselves as champions of Joe the Plumber, when McCain owns so many houses he can't count them and Palin's attire costs more than many of our homes. In the end, most Americans are bright and capable of seeing the truth.


Bob   October 23rd, 2008 9:23 pm ET

Do the 5% or 1% of Americans who are wealthy really have problem paying a little extra in taxes? I don't think so. These republican politicians use these tactics to fool people and take advantage of people's ignorance.


RJL for USA   October 23rd, 2008 9:23 pm ET

It's dangerous for Americans to accept John McCain and Sarah Palin as leaders of this country. The Republicans may be able to run a hard campaign, but they stink at governing. It's time to return the country to its great status and the government to its people.


Rich of NYC   October 23rd, 2008 9:23 pm ET

A big big part of my support started when I heard that as a kid flooded with loans- grad and undergrad, no political clout, goes out and begins to work for the people. Something I was dying to do, public service in my community. He takes the humble approach and that hits my spiritual values, BUT, he has a detailed plan, parts of which I disagree on. It will be tough, he will NOT balance the budget in his first 4 years, he will be surrounded by even more cynics, snakes, friends and foes. But we only pray that deep down there resides that humble community organizer, that lanky friendly kid from Hawaii, who learned how to fight for the people and still remain grounded.


Nestor from NYC   October 23rd, 2008 9:23 pm ET

Mike, love your work, particularly Fahrenheit 911, what is your opinion on Oliver Stone's recent movie "W"?? especially now at the end of his 8yr administration???


Jenn Mitchell   October 23rd, 2008 9:23 pm ET

With regard to McCain's reply to the woman in his audience who said she was told Barack Obama is an Arab, I have an additional comment before people go patting McCain on the back for his response. HIS party, HIS campaign planted that seed long ago. Why are people proud of how McCain "corrected" her when he, along with his running mate and supporters started those lies?


Michelle - Springfield, IL   October 23rd, 2008 9:23 pm ET

A question for Michael Moore:
How does non-profit health care work?


Kevin from Oshawa, Canada   October 23rd, 2008 9:23 pm ET

Hi Mike and Larry,
As a Canadian I wanted to voice my admiration for your movie Sicko and also my disappointment at the blatant lies the Republicans use to scare the American people away from socialized health care. John McCain keeps using the Canadian Health Care system as an example of how bad it can be. About a year ago the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation conducted an in-depth cross-country poll to determine who Canadians thought was the most important Canadian of all time. Who did they choose? Not Mackenzie King, the Prime Minister who led them through WWII nor any of the other famous people in Canadian history but Tommy Douglas, the man who brought in the universal health care system. Most Canadians won't cross the border without insurance because they're afraid of getting caught in the American Health Care system. I'm tired of your politicians lying to your people about the health care issue and just wanted to say so. Thanks, keep up the good work Michael.
Kevin, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.


Oluwaseun Adenuga   October 23rd, 2008 9:23 pm ET

If we all think of the future of our kids we would not put race before our judgement. Radical Act Causing Enemity {RACE} Lets vote for the right person as for me and my house i will vote for Obama/Biden for a change.


yoop   October 23rd, 2008 9:23 pm ET

There was an article about the "maverick" in rolling stone not too long ago, yet all I hear is the great war stories of mccain. His experience is based upon this war record, yet this article portrays him as a spoiled, incompetent navy brat. Why don't I hear this side of the story from the Democratic party?


Yves in Canada   October 23rd, 2008 9:24 pm ET

Michael just nailed it: IGNORENCE is a formidable opponent for Obama.


tom   October 23rd, 2008 9:24 pm ET

any apology from cnn regarding the inaccuracy of the palin interview the other day? also if those are plumbers in the background they don't seem to be doing a very good job ... but then that's what a welfare state offers, pay for being non-productive – where is john galt when we need him?


Lilian Taboada   October 23rd, 2008 9:24 pm ET

People iin America is not sure on the issue of Health Insurance costs and how other countries such as France, Canada, Cuba can provide health insurance at a lower cost. Could Michael be more specific on how this works?


Joanne   October 23rd, 2008 9:24 pm ET

Mr. King and Mr. Moore,

Wouldn't it make more sense to do a stimulus package and just give each household a check for $100,000.00?

Everyone would be able to get themselves somewhat out of debt, caught up on house payments, car payments, credit card payments, something back from their retirement losses, etc.

The banks would get rid of their "bad papers" (which is our house and car payments) and have the money for the "golden parachutes", but the average citizen would be able to keep their homes.

Come tax time, everyone would be in a higher tax bracket, therefore, the state and federal governments would get more tax money.

The money would trinkle up, and everyone would benefit from it. Joanne


Bob Jackson   October 23rd, 2008 9:24 pm ET

Thanks Michael for your patriotism and leadership. The fact the conservatives hate you means you must be telling the truth, even if they don't see your documentaries. I'm from Flint and always defend you, even when many here despise you for whatever reason. My father plays in the same Wed. golf league with your father-in-law and occasionally gives my Dad info. on your projects and film festival. Keep up the good work Michael, you make a real difference, especially among our young adults.


atoosa   October 23rd, 2008 9:24 pm ET

Fran,

I just wanted to let u know both CNN and MSNBC covered that story a long time ago


Jean   October 23rd, 2008 9:24 pm ET

Michael Moore,

Thank you for putting this election in perspective. You are speaking for me and many who know that change is inevitable.

God Bless you and the USA!


Rainer   October 23rd, 2008 9:24 pm ET

hi Mike!

Just one question> Why didn't YOU run for president?


Karen Pithart   October 23rd, 2008 9:24 pm ET

Please ask Michael Moore why our congress representatives & senators voted to help out our great country but had to add their PORK BARRELS. Didn't the state (economy) of our country warrant a vote for the bail out by itself? This is very frustsrating.


anna from ohio   October 23rd, 2008 9:24 pm ET

MICHAEL MOORE ROCKS! THANK YOU MICHAEL MOORE FOR YOUR ALWAYS STANDING UP FOR THE AVERAGE JOE. I LOVE YOUR COMMENTS AND YOUR MOVIES KEEP EM COMING I WANT MOORE!


Carol Hansen   October 23rd, 2008 9:24 pm ET

I have heard so many things...some believeable, some not! Of all the reading I have been doing no where do I find how Obama has made his millions. My husband has a VERY well paying job for over 30 years and we are not close to having even a quarter million. With all of Obama's "helping the people of Chicago" how and where did he make his money. And how was he able to tour the world in younger years, we have trouble going on a 4 day cruise!
Plus all this millions raise for a campagin....did this become the riches one wins? Does anyone know which president was not rich? Before office that is?


Robert Vieites   October 23rd, 2008 9:24 pm ET

Hi Michael:
I agree with you about healthcare in this country. We must find a solution that accomodates the citizens and not private interests.

I would like you to comment on the fact that there are Senators, Representatives, the President and Vice President, who are AGAINST some sort of national health insurance for the people because it is "socialism" but themselves benefit from taxpayer funded healthcare for themselves and their famillies.
MIchael, is this not "socialism" in a way?

Thanks.


Ludwig   October 23rd, 2008 9:24 pm ET

Why does Michael Moore insist that people like myself are ignorant because we do not support Obama? I look and talk like a second generation white suburbanite, but in reality I'm a first generation immigrant from Romania. It's not race but risky policies that made me support McCain. And one more thing...Michael Moore talks about the 'greatest robbery' ever, yet Obama supported the bailout too.


Tony   October 23rd, 2008 9:24 pm ET

WHY is no one talking about, on the 25th anniversary of the terrorist killings of 241 marines in Beirut, the fact McCain was involved? Is there any doubts that these weapons came from Iran after coming from the US and the U.S. Council for World Freedom, which McCain was a part of and which sponsored terrorist activities?


George   October 23rd, 2008 9:24 pm ET

Larry,

Thank you, thank you, thank you – for putting on Michael Moore. It's so refreshing to finally hear someone say what everyone has been thinking!! Thank you!


Deb   October 23rd, 2008 9:24 pm ET

How Much Would You Pay in Taxes?
Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain both say they’ll cut federal taxes if elected. Here’s what their proposals would mean for you.

Obama
If you make less than $19,000 you save $567
$19,000-$37,600 you save $892
$37,600-$66,400 you save $1118
$66,400-$111,600 you save $1264
$111,600-$161,000 you save $2135
$161,000-$227,000 you save $2796

If you’re in the top 5% of earners..
$227,000-$603,400 You’d pay an extra $121
$603,400-$2.87 million you’d pay an extra $93,709
more than $2.87 million you’d pay an extra $542,882

McCain
If you make less than $19,000 you save $21
$19,000-$37,600 you save $118
$37,600-$66,400 you save $325
$66,400-$111,600 you save $994
$111,600-$161,000 you save $2584
$161,000-$227,000 you save $4437

If you’re in the top 5% of earners..
you’d save…
$227,000-$603,400 SAVES $8159
$603,400-$2.87 million SAVES $48,862
more than $2.87 million SAVES $290,708

*Source: Tax Policy Center. Numbers have been rounded. For complete details, go to TaxPolicyCenter.org.

If your annual salary is less than $112,000, you’d pay less in taxes under Obama’s plan; if your salary is higher, McCain would cut your taxes more. “While the aggregate tax cut is bigger for McCain, a larger number of voters get more money under Obama,” says Alan Viard, a tax-policy expert at the conservative American Enterprise Institute. “Obama is choosing to emphasize tax cuts for the middle class, whereas McCain’s strategy is to keep rates lower at the top as a way to facilitate long-run growth.” For example, a person with an income of $1 million could see his taxes increase under Obama by as much as $94,000, whereas under McCain’s plan he could save about $48,000.


Casey Williams   October 23rd, 2008 9:24 pm ET

What the Obama party is going to do is to take the money away from those individuals who worked hard for their income; who did the extra 3 or 4 years of grad school to become a doctor, or to become a lawyer. As a student in Law School I do not want to see my hard earned income go to the average joe who decided to drop out of high school and live off of some average job and get welfare, nor do I feel like it is remotely fair. I wish someone would speak up and make it a lot more clear as to what is being said and what is going to done. Why don't they run the Howerd Stern skit when he went to Harlem and spoke to Obama supporters who thought that Sarah Palin was Obamas running mate? Why dont we see that all over the news? But we can see Michael Moore criticizing McCain? Why won't they run that skit on McCains' behalf? Im sure that would change some minds.


Amanda Kakel   October 23rd, 2008 9:24 pm ET

I agree with considering the age of a president. I have though this all along we are potentially handing it over to Palin, who is a money hungry woman.


Robbye Magee   October 23rd, 2008 9:24 pm ET

Hello Larry and Michael –
I am the Director of an adult literacy program that serves both AR and TX citizens!!! What is wrong with the policies of the last 8 years – they do not realize that locally we spend 95% of all the financial support we beg for in our community to help adults learn to read – learn math – get their GED – get a job – help their children -– But we have been the forgotten population~~~~ Someone needs to pay attention to the adult literacy problems in this country – 50-65% reading below 5th grade level is not how I was raised in the 50's & 60's!
Thanks – and by the way – I am a non-profit director who has not had medical benefits since I turned 65 in August!


Byron J   October 23rd, 2008 9:24 pm ET

No one mentions the fact that Republicans were in power before and during The Great Depression. Americans decided it was time for a change and Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected. FDR received an "A" grade for his performance in office. And oh, by the way. He had no military experience! As a matter of fact, US Presidents with no military background out-performed the Veteran Presidents in most studies. I hope history is given chance to repeat itself...a Democrat is elected after voters tire of financial ruin brought on by Republicans and elect a President who is considered one of the best when his term(s) is/are over.


GA Peach   October 23rd, 2008 9:24 pm ET

Should McCain denounce comments like real America, best of America, pro-America, real Virginia, and anti-America which was said by his running mate, senior policy advisor, and his supporter—the congresswoman from Minnesota? And if not, is he more a socialist for supporting the bailout or is he more a Joseph McCarthy for supporting investigations of congressmen and congresswomen?

*sent email


Lee in Canada   October 23rd, 2008 9:24 pm ET

Michael,

Wouldn't it be great if even a fraction of the trillions spent on the war in Iraq were instead spent on education, alternative energy resources, or healthcare?


Becky   October 23rd, 2008 9:24 pm ET

I was behind someone today who had a homemade bumper sticker that read "If you like abortion, you'll love Obama" I was so appalled and shocked. I've been thinking that I should have said something to him. Would it have been worth it and if so what do you say?


Jesse   October 23rd, 2008 9:24 pm ET

My family in the past few days has been asking me about Obama not being born in America. After researching this online I've found that evidence shows he born in Honolulu. McCain was actually not born in America, he was born in Panama. How, other than sending the websites I found online, do I help to inform people that they need to research the "crap" they get emailed to them and believe it, rather than take the time to actually seek the truth.


Bob   October 23rd, 2008 9:24 pm ET

Well said Michael about McCain's age and Palin's accepatance


Vinny   October 23rd, 2008 9:25 pm ET

Michael,

You are absolutely right about the Republicans being smart and being able to win elections. What do you think is the best strategy to beat them?


Mo Chung   October 23rd, 2008 9:25 pm ET

Palin as the governor of Alaska practices the socialism by taking the profit from the oil companies and spread the wealth to the residents of Alaska.
How do you think she can reconcile her action as the governor and what she accuses as socialism?


Joy   October 23rd, 2008 9:25 pm ET

What % of Whites are voting for Obama?
What % of Blacks are voting for McCain?
Who are the racists?


Jerry   October 23rd, 2008 9:25 pm ET

Retired Marine Corps officer and retired scientist from a nuclear weapons lab. I support what is right for my country, and that is without a doubt, Senator Obama... jerry


Barbara-Californa   October 23rd, 2008 9:25 pm ET

Why are the Republicans running on a format of accusations and name calling? Isn't this just a last minute desperate attempt to put FEAR into the American citizens that are gullible?
Socialism? Elitist? Terrorists? Inexperienced? these labels are getting ridiculous, I have yet to hear what McCain's plans are. All we hear is what McCain believes is wrong with the other party.
It's sad to think how many Americans actually believe this. But then there are still Americans that think that spending $10 billion a month for the invasion of Iraq was justified, and the death of 4,500+ of our military, not to mention the death of 100,000 iraqi civilians and the displacement of over 6 million Iraqi Christians, Moslems, men, women children who have fled their homes into Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. Way to go America sounds like Captialist Colonialism to me.


Sara S.   October 23rd, 2008 9:25 pm ET

If we are heading towards socialism and social security makes us socialists then why did McCain file $ 23,700, on his individual tax return from social security income. Why did he not say I can't except this its a govt. handout.


Brenda   October 23rd, 2008 9:25 pm ET

I agree RUSH is about RACE...what a shame. It is true that Sarah Palin has to wear something not sure if it has to come from the stores that she shop's in, but the question is what about the kids do they have to wear expensive cloths and bags and shoes and MAKEUP that her mother is wearing. We have teachers in our family and we don't care how much money you make we just need someone to think about all the middle class people in this country that are TEACHING your children and the NURSES that are taking care of the people in this country, the PLUMBER'S that are coming into your homes and repairing things for you! So maybe if you could see it from our 50,000.00 dollar pockets you might understand.


John   October 23rd, 2008 9:25 pm ET

Michael, how is it that Senator McCain has gotten a pass on the Keating 5 scandal? What kind of "ism" is it when a senator blocks federal banking regulators, so that a major campaign contributor and president of Lincoln Savings and Loan may break dozens of federal laws, costing the taxpayers so many millions?


Greg, Butler, PA   October 23rd, 2008 9:25 pm ET

Larry,

Everyone has their opinions and I actually appreciate the commentary from Michael Moore. I am curious to know who Michael Moore endorsed for the past 2 elections. I am a young voter and interested in past endorsements.

Greg


dora   October 23rd, 2008 9:25 pm ET

With respect to "joe the plumber": Mr. McCain is so mad about Obama's comments to Joe the Plumber because McCain and Palin want to spread the wealth among the wealthy, and not among the middle class or the poor. Sarah wants to keep spending thousands and thousands of dollars in stores like Saks.


john sarafian   October 23rd, 2008 9:25 pm ET

why has no one asked John mcCain if he would recommend placing nuclear plants near any large cities, like, dallas, chicago, atlanta, etc.and has any poll been done of public reaction to that proposal


tracc   October 23rd, 2008 9:25 pm ET

Mr. Moore,

How can you say this is not about race? Clearly if 90% of blacks are voting for Senator Obama, they are voting on one issue... race. You will probably say that they are voting on economics, but if that is true, why is the vote split more evenly in every other deographic?


Linda   October 23rd, 2008 9:25 pm ET

I'm from NC. I work for a HBCU. It is unrealistic to think that polls could include students. Their vote is under estimated. What's you take?


Steve Vorillas   October 23rd, 2008 9:25 pm ET

This country has spent the past quarter century being bamboozled by Reagan's "trickle down economics." It has driven the poor into the ground and all but destroyed the middle class. Nothing trickles down. It is time to try "trickle up economics." It certainly makes more sense than trickle down. If a millionaire gets an extra 10% from a tax break he buys a diamond, takes a trip to Europe or Asia. Nothing trickles down. If a family making less than $100,00 and gets a tax break it goes to food, housing, clothing or saving for education. Any way that you look at it, it trickles up. It's about time our economic stands made some sense.


Keyvan   October 23rd, 2008 9:25 pm ET

Michael – I've been a supporter of Ralph Nader for a long time and would like to hear, from you, what happened between the two of you.


Jim Fenley   October 23rd, 2008 9:25 pm ET

I'm reminded of a phenomenon back is the Sixties.....a shrill program of attack on those of differing beliefs promulgated by The John Birch Society, amplified by Presidential Candidate Barry Goldwater who declaimed that (paraphrasing) "...extremism in defense of liberty is not extremism". It was characterized by outrageous, unsubstantiated charges. But it was a time in which ethics, statesmanship (REALLY missing in AZ's senior senator) and idealism will once again triumph. People saw through the campaign distortions and lies. May we do so again.


Ludwig   October 23rd, 2008 9:25 pm ET

Why does Michael Moore insist that people like myself are ignorant because we do not support Obama? I look and talk like a second generation white suburbanite, but in reality I’m a first generation immigrant from Romania. It’s not race but risky policies that made me support McCain. And one more thing…Michael Moore talks about the ‘greatest robbery’ ever, yet Obama supported the bailout too. How does he reconcile these two things?


Mary Terlaak-Smith MD, MBA   October 23rd, 2008 9:25 pm ET

Larry...come clean. Where do you shop for your shirts, ties and braces? And aren't your wardrobe expenses tax deductible? You know about image making. Michelle Obama hired an expensive stylist to dress her. Cindy McCain and Mrs. Biden aren't shabby. I have no problem with the RNC decision to budget a wardrobe for Sara and her family. Didn't Obama prove that politics are showmanship when he moved his acceptance to a sports stadium with rock stars? Please stop fretting over nice suits for a candidate; it was a sound investment. Perhaps Michael Moore would have more credibility if he didn't look like he bought his clothes in Walmart. All image research shoes that the man who looks the part has the better chance of getting the job. MTS


Rebecca   October 23rd, 2008 9:25 pm ET

Hi Larry , I am just wondering where Obama gets all the monies that he is outspending McCain with with this campaign. Can these two presidential candidates open up their books for all america to see who donated/supports them?


Jeff, London ON   October 23rd, 2008 9:25 pm ET

A Canadian poll showed that Canadians would vote for Obama if the elections were here, at a startling rate of 91%, this is echoed throughout the world. An Obama government in America could turn the world around, I am scared of a McCain win!


Edmund   October 23rd, 2008 9:25 pm ET

I'm 22 and This is my second time Voting but my first time watching CNN and the debates.....I was originally going to vote for McCain because he was a solder and I though he would be honorable....but after all that I've seen...Why isn't he What I thought?...Are all Republicans Like him and Palin are?.....If so why?
please help me believe People in the Republican party are better then this
They are better right?


David   October 23rd, 2008 9:26 pm ET

Plumber's get paid by the hour. If the plumber's shown in the Michael Moore interview were working for me, I would fire them! They haven't done one thing since going on the air.

Michael Moore = A Canadian Socialist! Leave the American politics to the American's!

GO MCCAIN/PALIN!!!


Robert Hovie   October 23rd, 2008 9:26 pm ET

Watching the plumbers at work in the background makes me wonder
if they have a handle on the plumbing problem, or are they actually actors?


Erin   October 23rd, 2008 9:26 pm ET

Why do you continue to have guests such as Michael Moore this on this program? I used to have respect for CNN as a news channel, however, I can no longer say that. CNN has become extremely "left" and is not providing a fair and balanced news to the public. I think it is a shame that you have Michael Moore on this newscast. WHY? Unfortunately, I won't be tuning in to Larry King anymore due to the biased coverage during this election.


Robin   October 23rd, 2008 9:26 pm ET

I believe that Palin is a Christian, therefore I feel as though she is trustworthy.


Gary Chandler in Canada   October 23rd, 2008 9:26 pm ET

Freedom is the privilege of being able to choose right from wrong. Wildness is doing whatever one wants!
The 'free' market economy is actually a "wild" market.
Price restrict Credit card interest rates to allow freedom!


Sue Billings   October 23rd, 2008 9:26 pm ET

McCain is not a maverick and those that think he is really don't know what a maverick is. Yes he fought in the war and was a POW, but that doesn't mean that you can lead a country. He does not have the temperment to govern a country. A maverick is a smooth operator that show leadership and a calmness; bringing people together for a common goal rather than sowing discord. He is the better candidate and I'm supporting him 1000%.


Dee in atlanta   October 23rd, 2008 9:26 pm ET

Michael Moore ROCKS!! I like the Plumbers for OBAMA idea!!


Brenda from Tampa Florida   October 23rd, 2008 9:26 pm ET

Is there a fine distinction that has not been revealed? McCain has never sat in an Exceutive Chair. He says that he was tested, but while in the military he never served in a decision making role – that's not being tested. How do they make that leap?


alan Wasser   October 23rd, 2008 9:26 pm ET

i usually dont have a problem with mr.moorebut where did he track down those "plummbers" in the background.ive never seen cleaner plumbers standing around doing nothing, if i hired them and watched 2 guys trying how to figure out how to fix a drain id kick them out. sorry sight for a real plumber.THIS IS EMBARRASING TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC. GT REAL


ajt   October 23rd, 2008 9:26 pm ET

Larry,
Th GOP has really gone over the line, I saw the an ad this evening accusing Obama of calling children a punishment. This is ridiculous and a desperate move by the GOP. This is very sad.!!


Roberta   October 23rd, 2008 9:26 pm ET

Michael, do you think that this racist mindset has taken hold and will grow stronger as the end of the election grows nearer? Or will it ever change? Also, what percentage of the country do you think clings to these sad ideals?


john sullivan   October 23rd, 2008 9:26 pm ET

mike, u once said that a socialized health system would not be bad. afterall we have a socialize police and fire departments and they work. i agree and is that your position still?


ms.annarbor   October 23rd, 2008 9:26 pm ET

Micheal I really enjoy your view on things. Did you see Elizabeth on the view make a comment about Barack Obama Kool-aid. We all know that she is a republican but a racist, could this be. I would also like to know what Larry thinks of it.


lkinopfl   October 23rd, 2008 9:26 pm ET

Michael Moore, as controversial as some people think he is, he really does always bring up good points. And he is a very smart guy. He brings up points about issues that are directly affecting Americans. He is candid and genuine. I am very inspired by him. Thanks as always Larry for having people on your show that really do "straight talk" and not just those who support and portray your own views or those of the mainstream.


Brenda Chergo   October 23rd, 2008 9:26 pm ET

Obama is half white and half black.
Why does everyone call him a black man?
He is as much white as black.
This insults me. My husband is black and I am white.
Are we not acknowldging his mothers heritage????


Douglas   October 23rd, 2008 9:26 pm ET

Maybe Canada will allow all of New England to join us and form a new nation should Palin become the President. If ole Johnny boy does not make it through the full term...


Roy Park   October 23rd, 2008 9:26 pm ET

Dear Michael,

If I'm hearing you correctly, you are characterizing the recent government's Wall Street bailout actions as the Greatest Robbery in History. I believe Obama also chose to support the bill, because I think everyone is fearful of "inaction", and perhaps (?) the consequences of such inaction will cause damages beyond our imagination. Could you be over-simplifying what's being done? Please enlighten us on what your think is about this – thanks.

Roy


mary   October 23rd, 2008 9:26 pm ET

How stupid with the so call plumbers in the back ground leaning on the counter top. Looks like they are already on there union break. Two of them doing nothing making what $35 an hour each.

I feel sorry for that retired home owner gettting ripped off by those two guys.


Elizabeth Tennessee   October 23rd, 2008 9:26 pm ET

Hey Michael,

Where did Obama get all of his campaign money? The average middle class person?? No, his rich "friends" and supporters. Kind of makes me wonder who he will really be loyal to - the voters or the people who made it possible by spending mega bucks.

Also, the Muslim ties do bother me. Check out the terrorist actions made against our country the past through years. Who was responsible for them????


Heather, Honolulu, Hawaii   October 23rd, 2008 9:26 pm ET

Michael,

Will you do a movie on Sarah Palin and the implosion of the GOP?


John, San Jose, CA   October 23rd, 2008 9:27 pm ET

Hi Michael,

What's next in your career? Have you thought about working on education or poverty in the U.S.?


Leo   October 23rd, 2008 9:27 pm ET

I sent a to blog last night,I'm made acomment about the Gov. spending $150,000 on clothes I have worked for the school system for 32 years and only make $26,000 and have to shop at thrift stores for my clothes as a Gov. she should have clothes because she's already in the public eye.Also, I'm to see some thats not afraid and honest toenough to speak up for what true and right.


Fredericka D'Auvergne   October 23rd, 2008 9:27 pm ET

How much do you think "Joe The Plummer" is helping John McCain?


John   October 23rd, 2008 9:27 pm ET

Robert where is the free speech this country believes in? If anyone should leave the country it's George Bush. Hoover used to be the worst President. GB now has that title.
Why is it Republicans aka conservatives alway attack with negativity?


kareem   October 23rd, 2008 9:27 pm ET

I guess it is down to one main issue RACE , I am a an african immigrant ,US soldier getting ready to be deployed to Iraq, and I just want to see a NON WHITE CHRISTIAN MALE president,since this country was born , it is always the same three must have components , I will vote for Obamma , hillary , hispanic , gay any non white christian male candidate.
Thank you .


Denise   October 23rd, 2008 9:27 pm ET

McCain/Palin's economic plan is just like Bush's – based on giving additional tax breaks to the wealthy and believing that it will trickle down to the others. Why isn't anyone asking how this is working now? How much has trickled down so far? Why are so many jobs being lost if the wealthy have been so generous?


cassie   October 23rd, 2008 9:27 pm ET

I finally get it..It's not politics, its mentality.....What part of ONLY THE TOP 5%, will pay higher taxes under Obama, yet McCain keeps beating it, like the half dead horse he is.... The republicans with there right wing, Bible belt, yet, so offended by "spreading the wealth', how can you call yourself a christian, with your self-righteous self condemning abortion, yet SO WORRIED about KEEPING ALL their MILLIONS, and NOT spreading any of their wealth, they should not be called republicians, they should be called hypocrites....and this muslin/terriorist crap..At least have the balls to admit, you just dont want a BLACK man.....SERIOUSLY...People REALLY think, obama is going to put his wife and daughters in harms way with terriorist, people Please. But actually it doesnt really matter, because i think people are smarter than to elect Bush part 2....


Lorne, (Vancouver, Canada)   October 23rd, 2008 9:27 pm ET

I agree with you Michael,

Seriously, the world can't take anymore of what has happened in the last eight years.


Glenn Salloum   October 23rd, 2008 9:27 pm ET

Michael Moore – Thank you for your constantly intriguing and fresh perspective from Michigan. Myself a former Michigander, I left Detroit and a large family of 200 Italian/Lebonese about 18 years ago because of the way that Michigan was moving towards the right and losing sight of the people that built that great state. I couldn't believe how the greedy ruined that great city, the industry and closed the minds of so many people, creating a further gap in race relations than when I was I child in the late 60's. I'm so happy to see the shift towards Obama and always appreciate your strength, perspective and voice. Unfortunately, these issues divide me from many of my family members as well. Peace!


donna Rohrbacker   October 23rd, 2008 9:27 pm ET

What is your take on the newest mailer

the outside says Terrorists

open it up and it Barack Obama not who you think he is with a picture of obama


Janet   October 23rd, 2008 9:27 pm ET

Thank God for Rush Limbaugh. In order to make wise decisions, you need to look at both views (liberal and conservative). Rush makes the most sense to me. I was for Obama until I realized that we still don't know the whole story about Obama. He won't release his college records for one of dozens of things!. This has nothing to do with his race!!!!!!!! I would love to see a black man become president – but not him. Sarah Palin is more experienced to be president than Obama. Hey, Michael Moore, please tell me what experience has Obama had??????????


Bob Donato   October 23rd, 2008 9:27 pm ET

I own a small businees and would like to hire more people but it is getting harder and harder to do because of all the regulations. Too much regulation just hurts the small business guys. We are the backbone of this country but we do not need more taxes to make it so we can't hire people.I do agree with corporate greed being pulled in by government and i also agree if a company does there job right and their employees are treated fairly that the owners should be rewarded because they are the ones taking all the risk. Oh, and if Palin were to become president, she will be fine! She will be better than all of them. No one agrees with every view of any elected official. Michael should stop his negative attacks on McCain....I would like to know or hear what things he feels Obama is going to do that he disagrees with? Mike?


Regina   October 23rd, 2008 9:27 pm ET

Hi Michael,

I live in Ann Arbor, MI. The State of MI does not offer early voting. Do you think we need to be concerned about long lines on election day.? Do you know if the State of MI has made arrangements for the expected outpouring of voters?


gary cameron   October 23rd, 2008 9:27 pm ET

I'd like to hear someone challenge the McCain/Palin campaign on their claim to bring change to Washington. If they are serious about change why are they engaging in politics as usual.
Why do we, as a country still get sucked in by this type of BS?
I used to get insulted by the thought that the politicians thought we as a society would still believe it when they said it.
Now I know, given the last two elections, most especially the last election that a large amount of the people in this country are still fear based.
When are we going to rise to the level of the true potential and hope of this nation, again?
I talk to many of my neighbors, my friends, my family, not all but many and they get it, they see through it .
We can't continue to lose our hope, our strength, our respect to the fear mongers that have been ruling this country


David Hannis   October 23rd, 2008 9:27 pm ET

Do you think that President Bush's relationship with Big Oil was the reason that he took no action when the gasoline crisis caused the Automotive, trucking and airline Industry?


Lelya G. Cawthon   October 23rd, 2008 9:27 pm ET

I believe John McCain should be taking a lot of heat for naming Sarah Palin as his running mate. That alone should disqualify him from becoming president. She is ill-informed and not up to the task of taking over in case anything should happen to McCain, should he be elected. His choosing Sarah Palin demonstrates a serious lack of good judgement. I think he nominated her to appeal to Hiliary supporters and family values conservatives, the same ones who kept Bush in office for 2 terms. He nominated her after a 1 hour meeting with her, knowing he is older and not in the best of health. Does he not care about what could befall this country should she ever ascend to the office of president? Better stay away from McCain & Palin & vote for OBAMA & BIDEN.


butch   October 23rd, 2008 9:27 pm ET

would michael moore leave his kids with anyone who has ever associated with terrorist or drop his kids off at reverend wright's church


mike, virginia   October 23rd, 2008 9:27 pm ET

really poor argument...we've only know Palin for 7 weeks. Well, we don't know Obama at all. The media will not do any critical interviews or in-dept investigations of Obama. We don't know Biden, where has he been? If Michael Moore supports Obama, great, but don't spew lies about Republicans unless you are open to critic of Democrats too. Both parties are the problem!


marcy ewald   October 23rd, 2008 9:27 pm ET

this election is terrible and yes there are so many ignorent people out there, and palin is a joke for the white house. i have more experiance than she does,


Vinny   October 23rd, 2008 9:27 pm ET

You simply speak the truth and people for some reason can't seem to take it. When will progressive become mainsteam?


Yvonne   October 23rd, 2008 9:27 pm ET

Michael Moore is a modern day Prophet.


Linda Stonk   October 23rd, 2008 9:27 pm ET

Colin – Do you sense a German connection with Obama?


Bruce   October 23rd, 2008 9:27 pm ET

Glad that Bush and the republicans did not privatize social security. Do you think we will ever recover the American Middle Class?


ayan   October 23rd, 2008 9:27 pm ET

micheal...........thank u ..for....telling the truth.......i love all of your work....if u ask me,,,,,,,i think u should be the president...but then lots of people cant handle the truth.....keep up...love....xo


Norm Burt   October 23rd, 2008 9:27 pm ET

What about Todd Palin being a member of Alaska's Independence Party? What is that all about.. what kind of organization is that?


Monica   October 23rd, 2008 9:28 pm ET

About the way Mc Cain said Obama was "not an Arab, he was decent", the thing he should have said, but could not, was that "No, Ma'am, he's not an Arab, he's an American, and a decent fellow". But if he had said that he was an Amrican, his base would have been up in arms.

Michael, what do feel about being on a show that is sponsored by "Clean Coal" and other energy companies?


carol kesling   October 23rd, 2008 9:28 pm ET

hello everyone, obama joined the senate in 1996!!!!!! hes a very intelligent man well educated, but thats not enough for some people.. i hate to say it but i still think RACE is going to be an issue in this election !!!! they might like him but still cant bring themselves to vote for him , sad,sad,sad..... BUT I MAILED MY BALLOT IN ON OCT 13TH, voted for OBAMA AND BIDEN proud of it !!!!! everyone should vote by mail , i think it is a lot safer.......


Marion Holton   October 23rd, 2008 9:28 pm ET

Hi, Michael!!!! Hi, Larry!!! I have a very serious question: do either of you listen to Amy Goodman's "Democracy Now"–one of the greatest, most authentic, and important shows of these especially critical times in history. At any rate, earlier this week, one of the topics of her show was the voting fraud occurring on the machines–thousands of people already have tried to vote for Obama, only to see that their vote switched to some other candidate. So, in reference to the comment you made earlier about the Republicans being smart–sorry, that is not the case at all–if they were so smart, they wouldn't be republicans–they would care about the state of this country and the people struggling to survive. The republicans are corrupt as hell–completely unfair in the tactics they use to stay in power–they lie, they cheat, and they live in complete denial. So please, Michael, I'm appealing to you–don't pander to the Republicans–say it like it is!! That's why we love you!!! P.S. Can I work for you?!!!


Chris   October 23rd, 2008 9:28 pm ET

I noticed Mr. Moore mentioned that he thought that there were many "uneducated" voters that were casting their vote for McCain simply because they were racists and ignorant. I wonder if he would say the same for the people voting for Obama simply on basis of race.


Sue Billings   October 23rd, 2008 9:28 pm ET

My last comment was meant to say that Obama is the better candidate and I'm supporting him 1000%, not McCain. Sorry for the oops.


Sajid   October 23rd, 2008 9:28 pm ET

Michael,

I'm a Democrat, voting for Barack Obama, but I have to ask you about something you just said: You said we should be worried about the fact that we've known Sarah Palin only a few weeks, but given that Obama is such a relative new-comer, aren't we right to also have some concerns about his lack of experience?

-Sajid Amin
San Jose, CA


Dallas   October 23rd, 2008 9:28 pm ET

Obama was in congress for 141 days. Where is his experience?

How come he voted Present 62% of the time?

How come Obama voted with the Dems 96% of the time?

There is no change....

Wake UP.

Mccain isn't great, but it is the lesser of two evils.


Jessica Pipkin   October 23rd, 2008 9:28 pm ET

Lived in Michigan my whole life. Moved to Texas about 7mo ago. Have had SSI for having Cancer State insurance back in Michigan could get the best treatment an just about any Dr. Here in TX a republican State is like pulling teeth to even find a Dr to take State insurance. If I work they will take it away. Mosr insurance that a job may offer wouldnt even take me . I WOULD LOVE TO GO BACK TO MICHIGAN . when do you think that would to possible to be able to go back and find work and do you think Obama will be able to do anything for Michigan ?


Catherine   October 23rd, 2008 9:28 pm ET

Michael,

Do you think there is anything that can be done to put a stop to the Wall Street Robbery?


Russ   October 23rd, 2008 9:28 pm ET

Just happened to flip to CNN and saw Moore and two rear ends of Plumbers for Obama...couldn't resist to watch a few minutes and after 15 minutes I had enough...those plumbers stood there with their rears to the camera and did absolutely nothing....confirmed in my mind that they were waiting for the welfare check from Obama...what a joke


Jonquil Terry   October 23rd, 2008 9:29 pm ET

Mike if Obama wins the election you should do a movie about his run to the white house something similar to what you did for Fareinghieght 911 just a suggestion.


Henning Stumm   October 23rd, 2008 9:29 pm ET

Dear Larry,
I never felt my thoughts so well expressed as on your show by Michael Moore. he really hits the nail on the head on so many issues.
thank you for once again taking a chance on having somebody on your show that is often so misunderstood by the media. the american public needs to hear what people like Michael Moore have to say. there are many of us out here that share his view's. he is not alone.

thanks Larry
One Love
Henning


Texas   October 23rd, 2008 9:29 pm ET

Michael,

You're a true American hero. You devote so much of your time and energy helping Americans understand the issues, what politicians (from both parties, by the way) obfuscate with rhetoric and platitudes. You turn on the light, and political cockroaches scramble. I don't understand why right wing idealogues don't understand you're also fighting on their behalf. A healthy, open democracy benefits all. Thanks, for your good work.


Eric   October 23rd, 2008 9:29 pm ET

What do you think about gas prices?


Pape from Northampton Massachusetts   October 23rd, 2008 9:29 pm ET

Michael

Should Obama invite Mccain to be part of his government if elected


Lisa   October 23rd, 2008 9:29 pm ET

Michael,

Do you think politicians – or somebody – should bring up the sensitive issue of overpopulation – in both the United States and worldwide ? No politician ever wants to touch this issue, but it needs to be addressed before we get to the point where we are like China with their mandate of one child per couple law. Forget about ignorant Pro-Life folks, and let's get real about the overpopulation problem.

Thks,
Lisa


Dean Frost   October 23rd, 2008 9:29 pm ET

Michael, having referred to the corporate bailout as a massive theft, will you be doing another documentary akin to 'Roger and Me' chasing down the Wall Street and Washington swindlers? I suggest you dress up as a cowboy and call it 'Stick'em Up!'. You can get started right now. Good luck.


Eddie Sahba   October 23rd, 2008 9:29 pm ET

Michael,

Do you think, if (big if) Obama loses, there may be riots, which could possibly start a revolution?


Nat Ramachandran   October 23rd, 2008 9:29 pm ET

Do you agree with Alan Greenspan's characterization that this financial crises was an unthinkable and unanticipated event?


Linda Stonk   October 23rd, 2008 9:29 pm ET

Larry – Could you ask Michael Moore when he became filled with so much nastiness and anger? Sorry for him.


Sara   October 23rd, 2008 9:29 pm ET

Michael:

Great comments on the McCain Palin ticket. Your remarks about trusting her with our country was so earnest and hopefully will make people think twice before casting their ballots.
Do you think that after the election the global economy will stabilize and a secod question- do you think our country will ever again be seen as a super power.

Thanks


Dave   October 23rd, 2008 9:29 pm ET

"It may not be the right thing, but it's better than what we've had?"

"What have I done to be controversial?"

Is this for real????

Resume????

How about what are last 5 good books you read lately?

What have you done to educate yourself on the issues?


Richard Pawley   October 23rd, 2008 9:29 pm ET

I cannot answer Michael Moore's question how many people make $250,000. a year but I would have to guess around 10 million. I do know that there are between 3 and 4 million Americans who make over one million dollars a year. And why is he talking about McCain's life expectancy? His mother is strong and in good health at 96. Maybe McCain should take her along on the campaign to disprove the naysaysers like Moore. By the way Larry, Micheal Moore is hardly down the middle!


James Supinski   October 23rd, 2008 9:29 pm ET

What about Palins association with the separatists movement in Alaska, isn't that more in line of an association with terrorists, The last time I remembered a separation of states millions lost their lives.


Suzie Hanks   October 23rd, 2008 9:29 pm ET

No one has commented on how the McCain people have "named" US citizens that have no recent convictions as American terrorist. Does anyone else think that they have endangered these people's lives? He and others are not running for office.


David - Charleston   October 23rd, 2008 9:29 pm ET

Did he see the interviews in Harlem conducted by Salvatore Governalel? Are they ignorant by his definition?


sofia brener   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

Dear Mr. King, your guest is absolutely right. The whole medical system needs restructure. Why one doctor has to have three medical billing clerks? Where can you see that except for America? It's one of the main professions in America – medical billing!!!!! It's ridiculous!!!! You have to study it for year or two!!!! In any other country this job is done by just studiyng at the place. Why it has to be so complicated and take years of working hours to connect with the insurance companies? Medical insurance has to pay for itself if organized in the right way. And here, in America it's just another business insted of being medical service for people.

For example, in Israel everybody pays certain percent of salary for medical insurance. And employer also pays the same part. The less you get, the less you pay. But if you lose the job, you don't pay at all, but still insured. That's the law. I don't think that americans will strongly object the same system, if the federal taxes will be reduced, and the reduced part will go straight to medical insurance. And it will be much cheaper for the both employer and employee. That's one of the ways to cover everybody!!! And not with cheap insurances that cover not much but normal medical help. And if you want something special like a pool in your hospital room – you are free to get it with the private company – no problem. Unfortunately this is not Obama's project for insurance. I hope once America will come to it.

The second thing if I understood right Obama doesn't want to reduce the governmental income from taxes – he just intends to restructure it. Wich is wise to give the relief. It's impossible to reduce the whole amount of taxes with such budget deficit. Hope my English is clear – I'm a recent citizen.


Apple   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

Nothing is wrong with what Biden said about Obama being tested. McCain sitting on the deck of a ship many years ago means nothing about running the WH!

These guys are no longer fighting a war of McCains days. They are strapping bombs to their bodies and they have been quite effective in many places.

Dialogue with these people to try to understand why they do what they do and what would make them stop these senseless killing can help. Dialogue with presidents and prime ministers help rather than dropping bombs in people's country. Having our sons, brothers, fathers, uncles, sisters, mothers and family members butchered like animals in other people's countries is not the way to die! It's not the way to send a message to the world! All th shero nonsense need to stop and America need to wake up to reality!!

McCain CANNOT improve America's image abroad. Neithe rcan Palin. They both seeem like bullies. McCain, the war of yesturday is not the war of these years.


Maddy   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

What did Mr. Moore think about the documentay done about him?


Dee   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

What is the chance that Joe the Plumber was a plant by Mc Cain.
Our FOX tv in Phoenix shows that Joe the Plumber lived here on a street called Keating in a development with connections to Keating and possibly has a relative that was caught up in the Keating scandal.

search for Joe the plumber on the Phoenix Fox website and see the video


Ruth Larkin   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

I absolutely love Michael Moore – he is a man after my own heart. If he would be willing to move to Seattle, I would propose to him.


JANET THOMPSON   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

So have I got this right? Obama's very thin association with the now-reformed education advocate Wm Ayers is something to be concerned with, and the Vice (one-heartbeat-away) President on the Republican ticket is MARRIED to and COUNSELED by her husband, a card-carrying member of an Alaskan secession movement ! and I should not be concerned about THAT?!?!?!?!?


UshaRani from Pa   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

When think about McCain and Palin, I am still trying to get this right.
One is willfully arrogant and other one is blind ignorant.
We all know who fits which one.


Veronica   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

Hi Larry! Hi Michael!

Okay, so I know why I'm voting for Obama, but I want to hear Michael say why HE'S voting for Obama.


Carl   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

Michael, I know we both feel that President Bush should be going to jail for all that he has done while in office. Why are dems affraid of calling him a murderer and taking the steps to make this happen. Why do Democrats see what their doing but never exhibit enough courage to fix the problem? Why don't the dems slap the bully back?


Sherry Erickson   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

Go Michael Moore!!!! He tells the truth for all Americans. Just the details, just the facts. Its why we love him.


Jon   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

If another "Florida" were to happen this election, do you think McCain will steal the election just as Bush did in 2000?


Eileen Stroup   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

I was so thrilled to hear Michael talk about General Powell's comment from Meet the Press about, so what if Obama where a Muslim. I'm a white, christian female, but I have already cast my vote for Obama and I could care less what his affiliation with God is. I feel Obama will work hard with congress to stabilize the economy and promote for congress to establish an energy and affordable health care plan for American's.


JS   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

If John Edward's $400 haircut was outrageous, what do you call a $150K shopping spree for Sarah Palin?


Pete   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

Larry, thanks for having Michael Moore on.
The guy's simply brilliant.


Grant Strawcutter   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

Thank God there are people like Michael Moore out there. Thank you Michael!


hocky mom   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

Sarah Palin's wardrobe expenses. She was a "hocky mom" and her husband was an ordinary "joe six-pack"; that's why the McCain camp needed to restyle them. Their ordinary wardrobe did NOT meet the republican standard. Why isn't anyone talking about "what exactly was unacceptable with the clothes in her closet?" The clothes in her closet were good enough for her to serve as Governor and also as Mayor. What hypocrits!


patricia Buitrago   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

Michael,
You are the conscious of America.
You say what is on many peoples 's minds and you are courageous.
We love you for that. Keep your voice up for us.


Paul   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

If the candidates are so for the people, why do they accept so much money from corporations? And why aren't these donations and the corporations who give them publicized?


Resa   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

Mr. Moore, What is your take on the continuous push by the republicans to twist Sen. Biden's statement regarding the newly elected president being tested internationally? Al Queda released a statement yesterday saying they will attack the U.S. again and that they prefer Sen. McCain be the newly elected president because they believe he will keep the wars going which supports Al Queda's agenda... wouldn't that be "testing" of Sen. McCain if he is elected president? How can Sen. McCain possibly present himself as though he wouldn't be tested in light of such statements from Al Queda?


Bob Donato   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

Michael, what do you disagree with the Obama plan?


David M   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

Larry,

Id like to ask Michael if John McCain were to win, what does he believe the country would be subjected to in the next 4 years?

Thanks


Barbara Trujillo   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

/One month ago two friends of mine, one a white woman, one an African Amercan woman had decided not to vote in this election.

Today , both are voting for Obama. Why? One is an independent who wasn't sure she could bring herself to vote for an African American. The campaign has changed her mind, particularly McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his runnng mate.

One remembers her 90 year old grandfather, who was a slave, tellng the grandchildren to always vote Republican because Lincoln freed the slaves. She made her very difficult decision to vote Democrat because of the nasty tone of McCain's campaign and his choice of Sarah Palin.

Both of these women are over 50, professional women, one a single parent of 2, after a divorce ; the other , a retired head nurse from a respected local hospital.

This is what is really happening! Especially with mature women.


David   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

Think where bad now,wait till 4 years from now if Obabma gets in


Rudy   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

Michael Moore, seems to be a sinile talking about people voting for McCain as essentially voting for Palin. First of all, she is going to be a vice president, giving her the ability to learn and the necessary if God forbid something happens to McCain. On the other hand, if people vote for Obama, they will be electing a President with no experience on foreign relations, Is Moore saying that Biden will be running the country while Obama is on training? Isn't that no different from Bush-Cheney and is actually more dangerous?

Mr. Moore, I suggest you think hard before you try to persuade other voters.


Armand L. Archambeault   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

to Michael Moore:
Do you think that the Republican base is geared to being a Military and Commercially overbearing influence around the world, and should we pull back a bit and spend at home more.


cruz   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

Larry,
Our deficit has gone up not because of the president....Last time I checked it takes the Senate's Approval just like the 700billion bail out for companies. I also find it hard when people are losing their homes and Obama doesn't want to help homeowners but he is ok with helping out big cats. Also can you play the last part of Obamas interview "NO Child Left Behind" NEA support baffles me. Obama states that he will give teachers the tools however if students still don't meet the NCLB then he will remove the teacher.


Frank Yusuf   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

Government for the people, by the people. Sounds like a socialist democracy to me! Isn't that what our founding fathers had in mind?

The famous Boston Tea Party was show of force by the common folk (the Joe Sixpacks and working Joes of the time) against the elite.

The American Civil War was fought and won on the basis of equality and an end to treating our fellow human beings worse than animals.

Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it. But do we have to re-learn so many lessons all at once?! What happened to the idealistic ideas of the 60s ... no war, no racism, equality for all, peace & tolerance, disillusionment of materialism, concern for our planet.

It's people like Michael Moore that kickstart the dialogue and rational questioning that we need to climb out of our collective Big Brother induced stupor. We need to wake up, educate ourselves and each other and say, "enough! It's time to get back to basics."


Amir   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

you know what is your biggest problem , you try to open peoples eyes ...to help them see the truth ,but sometime people prefer the fake dream ,
do you ever get angry and would you ever give up ?


Sheryl the bookseller   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

Michael
You just asked what is so controversial about your resume that you have had to suffer this onslaught from the right.
I'll tell you...you were dead on RIGHT about so many things and they knew that so they had to discredit you. You had to become a buffoon , a ridiculous character. They did a good job...but you know what? I think you are gonna get the last laugh!


Fabian Blache III, Baton Rouge, LA   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

Sarah Palin spent $4000 of the 150K on a Louis Vitton Purse for her 7 year old?

Also, have you seen the photo of the 7 year old flipping the bird to another kid on stage at a recent rally?

I think that's Palin's attitude screw America.


Christopher Hargrove   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

Larry First of Good Evening.....

I believe if you cut taxes for middle class Americans, then that would create more customers for businesses because that extra money attained from the cuts are distributed back into the economy ( big businesses or small business). Now Mccain cutting taxes for big businesses will do the opposite will result in businesses having lesser customers or clients because where there is a lack of income with middle class workers then there would be less money distributed into the economy ( small businesses and big businesses).


Janis Miesen   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

Hi Michael and Larry!

WHY HASN'T ANYONE applauded Obama's mentioning that PEOPLE NEED TO CONSERVE THEIR OWN ENERGY IN THEIR RESPECTED HOUSEHOLDS? This question was addressed during the 2nd debate I believe, and I was FIRED UP that he brought that up. NO ONE has brought up individual ENERGY CONSERVATION..and Obama should be commended for this...but no one has seemed to notice expect me! What's up with that?


Richard Garde   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

It would take a book to respond to all the idiot comments from this knucklehead Michael Moore. He truely is the biggest socialist I've ever heard. This is the second time in a very short time I've seen this idiot on your show. I think for this reason, I will never tune into Larry King Live again.

Thank you


Susan Lornitzo   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

Hello, as a person in the computer industry, I have a great concern about the validity and security of the electronic voting machines, especially with no paper trail. Do you know i, if any, what oversight is being done to ensure that this vote is legitimate?


Leslie Ann Nichols   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

Hello Larry: I love Michael Moore, because he is one of the few who can admit "The Emporer has no clothes" why? Because he believes in the truth! Those who fear Michael fear the truth. We have been living on lies and propaganda fed to us. My question for Mr. Moore is why are the American people so gullible? Thanks, Leslie Nichols


Joseph Raglione   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

Hello Michael Moore and Larry King:

The environment seems to have taken a back seat to the economy. How serious and more importantly, how quickly do you believe both candidates will act towards changing the present Oil and Car based industrial economy towards a more viable and sustainable "Green" based economy?
I get the sneaking suspicion that clean Coal and Nuclear Reactors will become priorities after the election, and in my not so humble opinion, based on facts from the NASA Weather people, that would be ethically and devastatingly wrong!

Signed: Joseph Raglione
Executive director: The World Humanitarian Peace and Ecology Movement.


Kathleen M   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

I have been trying to get an answer to my very direct question from those who are in power, but can't seem to get a response.

Larry, can you help me?

My question is:

Now that the banks have been bailed out to the tune of $700 Billion and the banks are now able to lend money again – the credit is freed up, what bank do I go to for a home loan? Just tell me what bank and I am on my way.

My husband and I have a good income with relatively low debt and a stable employment history. Problem is, our home went in to forecosure 1 year ago which plummeted our FICO score to the point of no return. So our American Dream has turned into the American Nightmare – all defined by our FICO Score.

So I ask again, what bank do we go to for a home loan now that the government has stepped in to help build the economy from the bottom up?


rob   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

michael,
you are all for giving away my tax dollars (I make $55k/yr, no savings, connect cable when I can afford it etc), but you live in a huge mansion, You minimize your taxes using high-priced CPAs, and donate even less than any JMcCain, MRomney. Please explain?

thx, rob


Lisa-Californa   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

Say what you want about former President Clinton. When he left office in 2000 our tresury actually had a surplus. NOW?
The USA has the highest defecit in the history of this great nation.

Way to go! Shame on your liberals it is all your fault, SHAME, SHAME SHAME.


Liana Haughton, Canada   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

Hi: Watching this election from Canada and it is so refreshing to see Michael Moore speak openly and honestly.

I agree with him about Palin. I don't know why anyone would vote for her .


kansas   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

how about MICHAEL MOORE...Tells It Like It Is!


Douglas   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

Hey Robin.... Jimmy Swaggert was a Christian too, was he trustworthy? Or how bout Karl Rove?


tracc   October 23rd, 2008 9:30 pm ET

If Palin's wardrobe is such as issue, how come no one calculated how much Hillary spent on her clothing. She always looked well put together and I'd bet she spent campaign money on her wardrobe. Besides, how much of Obama's 4.2 million of income did he spend on his clothing. I noticed you spent ten minutes talking about Palin's 250K of earnings and conveniently ignored Obama's.


Dr. Scott   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

Dear Larry, I have to comment on health care reform. Yes, Mr, Moore is right..... we need it! A patient comes to our hospital to have his/her gallbladder removed they get charged $20,000 plus. It takes the surgeon and I less than an hour. The surgeon and I (anesthesiologist) make together about $1000. The nurse and surgery asst. make about $50 combined. Where does the rest go? I know! The rising cost of healthcare is not due to physicians. I believe the 12 years I spent in school and the $300,000 school loan debt incurred justify my salary or charge. Socialization of healthcare is not the answer. Regulating the healthcare industry and insurance companies are the only answers. Those industries that do not provide direct care to patients should not make the huge profits they do. They set at home with their families at night, on the weekends and holidays, while we as physicians stay and care for the sick. They ask us to make less and less each year while they charge the consumer more and more. It's wrong!


bill   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

As your guest talks about life expectancy...
What is the life expectancy of a 47 year old male that can't quit smoking and has a history of using drugs??????

So, if I don't vote for Obama I am a biggot or an ignorant but you are free to air commnets that are age-discriminating.


Seri   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

Michael,
You are the most patriotic person I can think of because you bring out the issues that affect our people and country because you want us all to do better. You take so much flack for your views, not everyone can do what you do. Even if I might disagree with you (so far that hasn't happened) I support your right to free speech. Please never stop doing what you do.


Natasha Boone   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

Michael, I have a 55-year-old mother with rheumatoid arthritis and she has been denied knee constructive surgery,time and time again. Barack makes a promise to get rid of the pre-existing conditions clause that all insurances companies implement. Do you believe this promise would ever be made possible?


Charlie Burgess   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

Let's say we spent ten billion dollars a month on traffic safety. Wouldn't that make Americans much safer than the war has made us? Hasn't the war put us at greater risk, if anything?


Terry   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

Mr. Moore you need understand the majority of the country are not a part of the mindless mesmerized.... we not part of Oprah's "The One".... or Farahkahn"s "Messiah". A smart voter critiques everyone. I am an American of Mexican descent and I only see one minority race voting color. If the Latins of this country voted color we would have vote for the Governor of New Mexico.... he's half hispanic and half white.

Guess what.... he issued driver's licenses to illegal licenses in New Mexico and loss the Presidential primary.

We need to think, critique, be civil with one another, agree to disagree... and then vote...because when we follow like the mindless and mesmized....we tend to repeat history and become blinded sheep.


Forrest   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

Michael Moore is controversial because he is an American Hero who is not afraid to tell the masses exactly what is happening.

Those who control the money, the power and many times the media of this country also control the spins on those who threaten their control of the minds of the herds.

History should place Michael Moore in the same light as Thomas Paine. Truly an American Hero.

Forrest


lkinopfl   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

We support you Michael Moore, I don't care what those crazy freak right wingers say. All they know about is suppression of the individual mind and POVs so who cares about them? We need more free-thinkers like you who talk about things that are sometimes uncomfortable to realize, but if we don't look introspectively at ourselves and at our society then how will we be able to keep "checking" ourselves to know when we're doing things right and when we're doing things wrong?? I say you keep keeping it real dude. Don't let the MAN keep you down! :)


Kollie Zean   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

Michael, with Obama currently off the campaign trail for a few days, can Joe Biden handle the spotlight for one day?


Michael Laine   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

How important is it to keep homeowners in their homes?
What should be done?

Take care.


Tatum   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

The Republican Party in whole is out of touch


mike, virginia   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

Michael Moore...if you really hate the bailout of Wall Street then ask everyone to vote the bums out. Do not re-elect anyone who voted for the bailout bill. Help find candidates that will run against Barney Frank, Speaker Pelosi, and Sen Dodd...they have been asleep while Wall Street was stealing money, and they set the laws that allows this situation to exist.


Terence Jenkins   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

HI Larry great that you had a native from my home state. I'd like to ask Mike what do he think would happen if Obama was cheated out of the presidential race. Like what happened to Gore.


Susan M. Stiles   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

Larry I am watching your show as I often do. I profess that I am not a fan of Sarah Palin although I am a registered Republican. I will cross party lines this year specifically because of what I believe the grossly irreponsible choice by McCain in a running mate.. I am listening to Michail Moore and he needs to be educated. A family that grosses $250,000 with 5 children cannot afford to shop at Neiman Marcus. That is a gross misrepresentation. I would guess that he knows this and knows that that average person on an inocme of $55,000 a year watching your show, thinks that $250,000 is a land fall. It is not. The reality is the wealthy in our country do not pay much in taxes. Why? Becasue they don't earn W2 income. Our tax struture targets the workers in our country. Once we all come to realize that, perhaps some sort of "fair' tax structure can be put in place. It is a shame how much misinofmration is spread through individuals that you and others in your role interview. I know that you won't stand up to Michael Moore because you never have. But he seriously needs a reality check. He spreads misinformation either because he doesn't know better or becasue he wants the limelight. Respectfully yours, Susan M. Stiles CFP, AIF, ChFC, MBA


Sylvia   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

I've been working hard for Obama. But, I'm worried that the Republicans will "steal" this election, again...so that even if Obama wins, he won't win...sigh.


Steve In Florida   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

Thank you Larry.
Michael....What do you think, is the single most important message that the Obama camp can try to get across at this point to help the Democrats win the election


Bob Jackson   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

Michael, are you surprised that the right wing smear attack has suddenly stopped working?


frances denver, colorado   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

What about all the people that have pre-existing conditions and don't have health insurance or once they leave their employment, they won't be able to get the insurance because of the pre-existing conditions, what is going to happen. I don't hear very much about this.


Jason Roberts in Knoxville, TN   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

Michael Moore's films are very important to expose what is wrong with America.


derick   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

I hear the candidates talking to the middle class, and the rich, what about the folks trying to survive poverty? And there has been much talk about the two wars we are in....what about the war in our own cities throughout the country.....are the candidates not concerned about the many, many young men and women who are being gunned down in the streets? Of course this election has racial overtones. Finally, there must be a secret about illegal immigration. I am not a Harvard grad, but I know that illegal immigration is hugely correlated to the economic hardship that we are going through...I am wondering if were on the verge of selling the country out to anarchy if we don't address the immigration problems.


lucy   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

Ignorant people voting on Mccain??? What about Blacks asked about Obama's platform and they have no idea but are voting on Obama because he is Black. Are they ignorant racists?? We know nothing about Obama- actually we know more about Palin. Obama's school records, no, associates no, friends has none as he has to disavow all of them, voting record, present, family no. His own book is all we know. I'm educated and involved and middle class and I've already voted on McCain. At least they are not trying to steal with voter fraud.


Gani from Montréal   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

I think expérience or not , Obama had proved his qualification in the primeries after facing off the legendary H.Clinton... Is it a rule that a candidate must be a nobel in économic to run for président .. guys we are talking about politics and Obama is the right profile for this job don't You thins Michael?


Lisa   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

Michael raises an excellent point that it is a right to be seen by a doctor when you are sick. However, does he realize that a major crisis is that there will be a physician shortage in America very soon! There are only 125 medical schools taking a maximum of 100 students a year, which does not translate to an increase number of physicians. America has to increase the amount of students enrolled in medical schools if we are going to be equipped with dealing with this problem.


P K Mishra   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

I love to know, hear, and see what Micael Moore thinks, says, and does. Thaks for having him tonight.


Elaine   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

For Michael:
1st. Is Michael single? ;)
2. Would Michael consider a movie of the Election season which has become not only a circus–but a VERY sad statement of the ignorance that still is so blatant in this country.

Thanks, and keep up the GREAT work!!
elaine


Robin   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

Hi Michael,

We appreciate your thoughts, how about you running for office?


Doug Oliver   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

Micheal,
Do you have a new movie project in the works?


Wanda   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

To: Millie October 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm ET

Larry….I can’t believe he lied about how much the Palin’s earned!

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What he said was the their filed taxes the past 2 years is over 250K. That is true. Their total earned income for 2006/2007 was $293,949.00


Jonathan   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

Moore is the definition of a Patriot. Patriots question the norm and stay informed.

FIGHT THE IGNORANCE 08'

God Bless M. Moore.


Andrey Rodrigues   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

Hi. Michael.
I am one of the milions and milions of immigrants that came to America because we believed the American Dream! If Obama for any reason is not elected, my family and I are honestly thinking we should packu up and go back to Brazil.
My question is: Should we really do that or should we endure and hope that the MccAin administration can rescue our America so our kids will have the country that we have dreamed for them?


Larry   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

Wow Michael Moore speaks the TRUTH!! Republicans are crazy people. They wont win the election. Get ready for Obama like it or not.


Sam   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

Question for Michael Moore:
Michael, do you think Sara Palin is qualified to be V.P. or potentially President of United States, notwithstanding the short amount of time she has been known to us, just based on her intellect, qualification, expertise etc..etc..if yes, why and if not, why?


blade rider   October 23rd, 2008 9:31 pm ET

Got a question about tax rates. How come there are so few levels compared to some years in our past. Does anyone remember tax rates of 70 to 90 percent for the richest of society? How many millions a year does a person need to feel rich?


Anid Plotsky   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

Isn't Obama's plan being misrepresented? Instead of characterizing it as "socialist", isn't it just a matter of Obama is just adjusting the tax brackets to make more of the tax burden come from the wealthier people, and less from the poorer people?


Amanda Kakel   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

I would also like to ask Michael Moore are there any plans to visit Iraq and see what to become of the Iraqi people, as my husband and daughters family are living in Iraq. I also have family members serving in the war. It is very overwhelming at times but I do believe we should leave Iraq, but what happens in Mccain does become the President ... He would have us tied to wars for years like bush. What are Americans to do if Mccain is our President?


Dave Reardon   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

Larry,
Why is there more outrage over Palin's wardrobe costs than her paying for her kids' to travel with her at Alaska state expense? Both are bad, but the use of taxpayers' money (not political contributions) seems less forgivable.


Sue   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

Edmund –
I'm in my mid-fifties (don't tell anyone) and have always been registered as an Independent. This allowed me to stay totally objective when following campaigns. Over the years, I've cast votes for both parties. This campaign has changed my views. I don't think I will EVER be able to vote for a Republican in a National campaign again. Not only is it disgraceful to watch the McCain campaign, but then watching the Republican contributors come on CNN each day and fight to prove the lies and twisted words of their candidate. They know the truth, yet will sell their souls for their party. They are completely dishonorable.


Nevin Berger   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

What happened to the John Edwards's $400 haircut? Why isn't anyone saying anything about that in regard to Sarah Palin's wardrobe costs?


bree culley   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

Hi Larry and Micheal,
Question: Why are Canadians never mentioned in any way in this election? Both candidates say that most of your oil (75-95%) of your oil comes from hostile countries,,,,,Saudi Arabia,,,,,Iraq,,,,,Iran,,,,and so on and so on. The truth of the matter is that most of your oil comes from Canada. Could either one of you Please explain why we are conciserd a hostile nation.

Thanks


Cindi   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

Michael...Larry just asked why people think you are controversial?People think you are because you have the willingness to speak out, and people don't want to hear whats wrong with them, if they hear it then they will have to do something about it.


Heather Berg   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

Michael,

What do you think about the Electoral College? Do we really still need this? Why can't we just elect our President by popular vote?

Thank you!
Heather Berg


Lori Stoudt   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

I'm glad Michael Moore doesn't have a problem "sharing the wealth" because he'll get a big fat increase in taxes. Yippeee


Sidney   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

What do you think about the fact that Sarah Palin has only been a mayor and gov. and has never been in any other tipe of office but Mccain thinks she can run the united states if something happins ? Does any one else think that she need to work up a better resume for VP ?


Judy Larson   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

How about Bama's $400,000 food bill?
Also, McCain's age should not be a big issue. We have had many presidents that age. He is far from dead.
We did not know Sara Pallin 17 weeks ago but who knew the other running mates prior to their involvement with the presidential election?


Palmer   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

Michael please say something about all the college age kids who don't have parents to pay for their college tuition (and then get a tax brake under McCain), or to be covered under their parent's insurance because they DON"T HAVE PARENTS! McCain acts as if everyone has parents with fortune 500 jobs and they just don't. Is college only for the elite in America? They are our future. Right now not everyone can go to college or to a doctor, McCain will not help them at all and someone needs to speak up about this lost group (orphans, etc.)


barry peralta   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

October 23rd, 2008 9:25 pm ET

Mr. Moore,

If more people were like you, I think the world would truly be a fun loving caring place I think you are a good man and a credit to your cause and belief.
Please keep doing and producing the type of material you have WELL DONE BROTHER.
Barry Peralta Miami

PS. Mr. Larry King,
You Sir are a legend what more can I say.


Amy   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

Good show, Michael!! For every hypocrite that puts you down, there are a 100 true Americans that root for you!


Chris C   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

Sounds like another movie MIchael... how about it?


Roni   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

Michael, what parallels do you draw between the political climate now
and the to mid to late 60's when a citizen's uprising was forming??


Judy Larson   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

How about OBama's $400,000 food bill?
Also, McCain's age should not be a big issue. We have had many presidents that age. He is far from dead.
We did not know Sara Pallin 17 weeks ago but who knew the other running mates prior to their involvement with the presidential election?


Jackie-Baltimore   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

Hello Larry/Michael,
I have been listening and looking at the different stations.
Listening to the comments and views of the many Americans and News Commentators.
Has anyone given any thought to the fact that if McCain wins and give his tax cuts to the big businesses,
we as middle and low Americans have no change of recovering from this economy mess!
There is still no guarantee that jobs will stay in the United States or that they will
pay fair wages for employment here.
Republicans and big businesses will get the best of both worlds.
Tax cuts, low paid employees and no increase in employee employment.
So with that in mind, let us just hope we get it right!!


Elise   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

Bill,

Why does it matter?


ryan hare   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

I for one plan on taking it a step further than im sick of the past 8 years, im sick of the past 20 years! im voting nader, and the reasons i am voting for nader are the same reasons you wont allow him on your show. power to the people


Christi   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

Hi, Michael!
What do you think about the controversy during the last election where the Republicans tied up the phone lines so that the Democrats did not get the phone calls from the SENIORS WHO NEEDED RIDES TO THE POLLS?
Admire you...keep up the good work!


Jim   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

I love the way Mikey Moore tries to scare everyone away from Palin comparing her to a babysitter. Maybe im not happy thinking about having a guy be president I've only known for 4 years paint my house. Keep on talking Mike. Every time you appear more people are moving to the McCain /Palin ticket.


Carol from Ontario canada   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

Micheal Moore makes me glad I am Canadian, I think Micheal says what alot of Americans are thinking and the ones making him look bad are the ones that caused the problems and don't want it known
God Bless Micheal Moore and keep your movies coming!!


TERESA OWENS   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

I would like to know if Michael has ever heard of a group called "Vietnam Veterans Against John McCain"?


Deanna   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

Michael Moore is a contraverisal film maker, not a tax export or govt expert. You need someone like Newt Gingrich that is familar with the government business. Why should the government fund everything?


joe america   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

Dear Larry and Mike,

I am Joe the average American, and I was wondering if you could ask Mr. Moore what he thinks about Obama's questionable citizenship, or about his experience as a leader. He has led the state of Illinois for the past few years and today more people have been killed in Chicago than Iraq in the past six months, the state pension fund $44 billion in debt; worst in the country, and the cook county (Chicago) sales tax is the highest I the country at 10.25%. I was just wondering what Mr. Moore had to say about these topics, or if he was planning on making another "documentary," which I would like to say you found an amazing editor for. And finally I just want to say, Michael you were great in Team America. Thank you gentlemen.


Tim   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

Why doesn't the democratic party run ads:
Here's what they said-–Here's what they did.
The examples are too many–Joe the plumber/$150,000 for clothes, etc etc
We're the party of the little guy etc etc
The Rs are so much better at politics than the dems.


Pat   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

It is nice to hear and watch such a honest person as Michael Moore. Keep up the good work Michael.


Daryl Boshears   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

I've never been a fan of Michael Moore. But, I have always respected his passion for his work. Perhaps if more people had that kind of passion for the issues important to this country, we would be in a better state, instead of where we're at now. Knowing that he doesn't agree with Colin Powell, and hearing his comments about what he said on Meet The Press, shows me a side of Michael Moore that gives me a greater respect for who he is. I'm glad you brought him on the show tonight Larry, thank you.


L'Tanya in Virginia Beach   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

This election is a national embarrassment. I have never witnessed this kind of slanderous, evil spirited battery between candidates. In this race, race is a real issue. We can not afford to divide our nation with messages interpreted as (us against them). It all has to stop. Pride and winning this race seems to be the reward here, not country. What are we risking by ignoring diplomacy and denying that their is a real problem existing in our country. We do not need to add gasoline to a fire. I seriously wish Americans would vote with the mindset of an intelligent, well educated , and informed voter, who cares about the best interest of our country rather than a mere allegiance to a specific party or person.


J. M. Pelland   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

Another additional note =)

************ Everyone keeps throwing out the word Socialism like it's some kind of sin. Socialism is not Communism. Michael, do you not think that our country could benefit from some small introduction of socialist values into the capitalist system? After all, Capitalism is all about profits and personal gain. Would socialism not act as a really nice safety net for the times, such as now, when the Wall Street trapeze artists stumble on the high wire?

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J.M. Pelland


steve   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

Larry,Thank you for bringing michael to the show he is such a great man ......brilliant man....honest man


Cameron   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

Doesn't Michael Moore know that McCaine's mother is 96 years old? Age/death is not a justified argument to vote against the McCain Palin ticket. McCain is perfectly qualified and healthy to run the country right now!


Julia Smythe   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

I love you Larry and Michael! Michael, I think you're controversial because you're not afraid to tell it like it 'may be'. Keep it coming! I have always liked your viewpoint. I believe in you Michael more than most of the leaders here in my country.

I'm 28 years old, I don't know everything, but I know something is wrong with the way we've been doing things. Larry–you're awsome. Both of you–if you ever go away, it will be a sad day.

Sincerely,
A 28 year old somebody, Julia


Bill Hicks   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

Micahel Medved will be on Larry King tonight,, Hopefully someone shows him as the fool that he is.


Melanie   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

For anyone afraid of universal health care, take it from a Canadian, it's FINE. My family and I don't have to worry about paying the bills. I hear the scare tactics and misinformation that some Americans use, epecially Republicans, and I"m thinking, "what?" It's sad. Sicko I found to be very accurate. Sure we have some lineups in the waiting rooms during some busy times, like flu season or something, but so do Americans from what I see and read. We just walk out without a bill. I worry about my dog getting sick and not having the money to pay a huge billl and I find that stressful. I couldn't imagine having to worry about paying a bill for myself or my kids if I didn't have insurance. Americans pay premiums, we pay ours in our tax bill.
Most Canadians want OBAMA to win!! I know so many people who are rooting for him bigtime!!!


rosalind Schuessler   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

I heard one of several taped phone calls played on Air America (The Ron Reagan show) from a woman who not only used racial language but also included talk about lynching and killing toward Obama. This kind of thinking and speaking out is directly related to the tone and language of the McCain campaign. Why don't we hear this information reported on main stream media?


Robin   October 23rd, 2008 9:32 pm ET

Where do you think America would be headed should McCain win the election?


George   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

Mike
Do you believe the 5000 tax credit that McCain is offering every American that will be paid directly to the insurance companies once the family choose the plan across state line will really help the American people or is it more of the same which will blow up like the financial crisis in six years.


Henry   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

Micheal why the press is not playing that Joe the plumber say he would benefits from Obama tax cut and they are only sticking to the socialism issue?


hussein   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

are u gonna make a movie about the wall street bailout?


Michael   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

do you think the American People have the right to know if Governor Palin Plans to have more Children? Do you think it would make a difference if our President was Pregnant? As a Religious Christian Woman contraception may not be a part of her life, making pregnancy an ever present possibility. This may sound sexist, but I have not heard anyone bring it up and I think it is worth talking about.


Bob Donato   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

Michael, your wealthy, rich man, what is your game? Your as much of the problem too!


Keyvan   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

What are those plumbers doing back there? – Brain surgery??


Bob R   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

Context Larry King context.....you don't think that when John McCain told the lady that Obama is not a Muslim that he wasn't speaking in regard to what he knew the lady was meaning.....the fundatmentalist terrorisit type ? Of course John McCain accept that a American who is a Muslim, has every right to run for President.......and Colin Powell should know better in insinuating that McCain doesn't know this...shame on him.....can't you liberal left medai Larry just once cut people some slack and acknowledge the true meaning of whats really being said ? Your approch to these issues im sorry but I would have to suggest is deplorable.


Ruby   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

Why should I consider the comments of Michael Moore? I would like to believe in something being said. He brings out issues important to me. Why are his political views important enough to be broadcasted from your show?


Suzanne   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

Michael, you have done a good job seeing the truth as documented in your films, so what do you think the future of this country will be if Barack Obama is elected?


Dave   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

Thank goodness for Michael Moore. Too bad that telling and exposing the truth has to be so scorned, especially by republicans. You are a good man, Michael - please keep up your great and wonderful work!


Susan O   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

Don't you think McCain was being a racist when he said Obama is a good man he is not an Arab?


Susan   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

Question: I am a college student. EVERYWHERE I drive in my city has vote McCain signs outside of their houses.

I know SO MANY people who haven't polled – nor voiced their opinion. So how can be so confident if so many votes and so many people have NOT SPOKEN nor SAID A WORD "poll wise" or publicly?


Kedja   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

The Republicans have tuned 'spin' into an unhonorable art. They have taken 'spin' to a new level. When does 'spin' get called what it is, LIES!!!


kansas   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

How About Michael Moore The man who speaks the truth!


Barbara   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

Michael Moore is the only person I've heard who has voiced my reaction when I heard that McCain soundbite about Obama being an Arab: he's a decent family man vis a vis being an Arab. (General Powell was close in wondering what is wrong with being an Arab, but he didn't address this comment.) Michael may be correct that McCain's heart was in the right place. But what about a public figure who doesn't use words precisely–Bush is the epitome. I don't want a person who can't communicate precisely to be President. The words we use have too much power.


Silvio   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

MR. MOORE, DO YOU THINK IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE REPUBLICANS MAY INTERVENE THE VOTING SYSTEM AND HAVE MCCAIN WIN THE ELECTIONS? I BELIEVE THEY WERE THE CAUSE OF 9/11...


J   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

How does Michael Moore reconcile the fact that Obama voted for the bailout of Wall Street?


Shirley   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

How does anyone really trust Obama when everyone knows what his religous beliefs were for the past 20 years. True race should have nothing to do with the election but the life style of someone should and I'm sorry but I don't feel that he can be trusted. Can anyone answer the question as to how Obama could be trusted when they have (subtley) heard the preachings of his minister and mentor for the past 20 years along with his other aquaintenance,


anna from ohio   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

robin, you are so ignorant and sad OBAMA IS CHRISTIAN as well. YOU and YOUR REPOS are causing so much hatred and racisim in this country it makes me sick!


Garrett   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

Michael, what do you have to say about the recent lawsuit by Phillip Berg about Obama not being a natural US born citizen?


AJ Fisher   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

Education, Education... When references to Gov. Palin are made why is her very limited education NEVER mentioned? I want the best and brightest in the White House. How could anyone settle for less?


atoosa   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

McCain has voted with Bush %90 of the time and wants to start another war. he wants to make the rich richer and the who cares about the rest.

Like Michael Moore said if you choose a VP that you have met 2 or 3 times just to get the vote of your base shame on you.

You don't care about your country but only to win.


James Smith   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

Dear Mr. Moore,
I am 25 year old first time voter that went to the poll with 7 of my friends that did not vote in 2004, but will be voting this time. Everyone in that line was talking about how hard times are here in Tampa, FL. Everyone I was standing with seemed to be quietly supporting the Change canidate. I don't trust the polls, but based on what I saw, waiting 2 Hours to vote, was people looking to get out the mess the Republican party has put us in. I hope Obama can pull thru, but I am not justing hoping I am pushing for everyone I know to get out and vote. I am not Joe the plumber, I am James the student, that is having a hard time making it. I cry every month at how hard times have been for me.


Gary Lux (Asheville NC)   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

Michael,
Thanks for all you do! But I don't believe those guys are real plumbers!
Haven't seen a single Crack when the bend over!
Gary


alan Wasser   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

ITS BEEN AT LEAST 2O MINUTES AND THOSE PLUMBERS ARE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE THE SINK IS????????


Dallas   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

Michael say about the Republicans stealing the dishes on their way out of office....How Funny!

Hillary Stole it all when her and bill left office. They made them return the dishes.


carol kesling   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

to mike jacobs in az...... i think maybe you have a little RACE ISSUE !!!!! plus you cant spell worth a damn !!!!


Raama Krishnan   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

The office of President of USA makes the presidents age faster. Bill Clinton and George Bush have aged more than 8 years in 8 years.
Will John McCain survive the pressure?
Sarah palin- she does not seem have any diplomacy nor intelligence-one more Geroge Bush in the offing. The thought of Palin taking over the mantle is dreadful


Franklin Yartey   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

Michael:

Is Obama ready to be president? Why?

Bowling Green State University.


Betty   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

The Republicans are always saying there is so much sexism against Palin but they always make sure she is wearing v-neck tops and skirts at the knee with high heels. I'd like to see her in a sensible pant suit. Don't you think this is all part of the plan to make her look sexy and appealing so that it doesn't matter how ditzy she really sounds?


David   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

How do you think Obama should respond to the ethnic cleansing of Christians in the world's largest democracy – India?


Apple   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

Palin and MCain are trying to belittle and degrade Obama. He is lying and she is spreading vicious rumours! It need to stop! Palin is making Obama out to be a terrorist and her crowds are following it and soon, all of this may breed more racial hate and possible violence toward us black. They need to unite and not tear apart.


Sounduy   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

Hey Larry,
When McCain uses such terms like "palling around with terrorists" and being a "socalist" to try and question Barack Obama's Character, does it not paint a negative picture of United States to the rest of the world who watching these campaign's. Does it not go against the the Democratic "land of the free" atmosphere we all cherish. Won`t it incite the kind of racial profiling and segregation we had during the 911 aftermath, not to mention the impact on our troops oversees who is having to deal these sorts of things first hand.
Beyond the politics, do you not think john McCain, has said more about himself personally through his negative attacks of Barack Obama, than he has said through any of his policies.

Do we want some one like this in the White House?
Do we want some one like this representing the United States in the same way they have ran their campaign?

Sometime winning isn`t everything!
Soundguy


joe bono   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

Larry, here is a question that hasn,t been aked of Obama. Why is he supporting the idea of the military draft to go into Afganastan ??


ted geis   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

my dad is right he make a million a year so that means obama will raise his taxes so then we wont have enough money to get through life with 6 kids were already in trouble obama is bad news.please put this on tv

Thank you

ted who would vote for mcain if old enough


Jay Gordon   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

Micheal Moore you hold incredibly contradictory beliefs. How can you support Barack Obama after he voted for the 700 billion dollar bailout – a bailout that the majority of Americans were against – obliterating the boundaries between a commercial contract and the social contract? If you aren't aware of your history the three precursors to the fascist experience were:
(1). to shift power to economic or social interest groups.
(2). to push entrepreneurial initiative in areas normally reserved for public bodies.
(3). to remove the boundaries between public and private interests – in effect brining the idea of public interest into question.

Furthermore, in case you have not noticed Mikey, both the Democratic and Republican party are beheld to corporate interests in effect turning our democracy into a huge oligarchy.


Annalee Smith   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

Thank you for having Michael Moore on the show tonight. We love him. We do not think he is controversial, he consistently represents our point of view. I have been asking for weeks why it's socialism if it helps the poor but not when it bails out the rich or corporate America. He is only branded as controversial by the right in an effort to discredit him because he tells the truth, and the right wing in this country shrink when they see the light of truth coming their direction.


Santiago Montoya   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

i am an indigenous young man on the verge of graduation living on the navajo reservation. all i ask is, "where do the canadates stand on indigenous issues?". i have not seen or heard anything, other than that of the canidates personal websites, explaining what will be done for or done to the first peoples of this nation. also, i would like to compliment mr. larry king for bringing mr. michael moore on the show.

thank you.

Santiago montoya.


Asi   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

Michael,

You're making more sense than Sarah Palin and John McCain combined. When will you run for the presidency?

Asi


Chazel James   October 23rd, 2008 9:33 pm ET

If the tables were turned and Biden was running for President and Obama for Vice President would there be a greater lead, because of the difference in race (color)?


LAVAGA Robinson OF ANTIOCH TENNESSEE   October 23rd, 2008 9:34 pm ET

WHEN ONE WHITE PERSON ENDORSES ANOTHER WHITE PERSON YOU NEVER HEAR IT IS ALL ABOUT RACE. I WOULD NOT CARE WHAT COLOR SENATOR OBAMA IS, IT IS NOT ABOUT HIM, IT IS ABOUT HIS POLICIES. HIS POLICIES ARE THE FIRST I HAVE HEARD LATELY THAT WOULD NOT PAD THE POCKETS OF THE RICH AND WAIT FOR THE TRICKLE DOWN THEORY. AS THE SAYING GOES DON'T PEE ON MY LEG AND TELL ME ITS RAINING, WHICH SEEMS TO BE THE REPUBLICANS TRICKLE DOWN THEORY. NO THANK YOU. JOHN MCCAIN IS SUCH AN ANGRY INDIVIDUAL AND HAS GIVEN SO MANY PEOPLE A PIECE OF HIS MIND, I DO NOT BELIEVE HE HAS A BRAIN CELL LEFT. EVERY INDIVIDUAL THAT ACHIEVES THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT IS IN AN ON THE JOB TRAINING POSITION, UNLESS THEY ARE ELECTED TO A SECOND TERM. I AM SO TIRED OF MCCAIN STATING HE WOULD BE READY ON DAY ONE. WHAT NATION HAS HE SERVED AS PRESIDENT. HE PROBABLY COULD QUALIFY FOR PRESIDENT OR CEO OF NEIMAN MARCUS, SINCE HE CHOSE TO GROW THE BUSINESS BY THE SUM OF 150,000 DOLLARS SPENT ON PALIN'S WARDROBE. SURE THAT WARDROBE PUT EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE LIPSTICK ON A PIG.


Annie Cosmides   October 23rd, 2008 9:34 pm ET

Michael,
I'm still convinced that the candidate that, "Gives credit where it's due," and admits that if nothing else, George Bush accomplished what he set out to do and that is eliminate the middle class, will win. Both candidates keep crying out that they will save the "middle class" when it really doesn't exist. It's rich or poor now baby! Alos, still wondering why Obama didn't pick the dream ticket with Hillery?!?!


Kim   October 23rd, 2008 9:34 pm ET

Is this what a peaceful change of regime looks like? How did the timing work out? Was it inevitable that the Bush books finally get straightened out at the end of his 8 years and that is at the heart of this economic crisis? They got rich off of whom? Off of the government? Is that what is responsible for the soaring debt?


Bobby Rodgers   October 23rd, 2008 9:34 pm ET

I was wondering why the Obama campaign hasn't attacked the oil prices mysteriously going down. Why was it up in the first place?


Michele   October 23rd, 2008 9:34 pm ET

a famous jazz musicien who passed away last year used to say all the time :"ignorance in action is a powerful thing!" Alvin Batiste

I am white, this man was black and was the most classy man I have ever met in my life ! I am from Europe and I have lived in many places. Race has nothing to do and I am so disapointed in this red neck mentality in this country because George Bush is an exemple :ignorance in action is a powerful thing!"


Michael Milanes   October 23rd, 2008 9:34 pm ET

What makes Obama qualified to be President when he has zero qualifications, yet Palin (who's running for Vice-President), and was a two term mayor, Governor and Commander In Chief of her states armed forces, is attacked relentlessly. Obama is a Harvard lawyer who is promising the world and the public is following him like the mice followed the pied piper.


Gavin McLeod (Joe the Canadian)   October 23rd, 2008 9:34 pm ET

I have been following this election campaign for months, I am concerned about American foreign policy and America's view of the rest of the world. The "debates" on foreign policy seemed to involve talking about which country to send the troops into (not here please).
Comments like "America's enemies are afraid of John McCain" really worry me, or George W Bush, "You are either for us or against us".
Diplomacy down the barrel of a gun? America has a lot more friends out there than enemies, don't let fear be your master. What does Michael think of US foreign policy?


mary key   October 23rd, 2008 9:34 pm ET

Hi Larry, Thank you for your time. Also how well you use it.
I don;t understand why republicans are making fun of Obama:s comment on wanting to share the wealth? Aren't They suppossed to be Christians? Believe in the bible? I recall the bible has teaching of people sharing what they have, giving up and even selling your things if others have needs that are less fortunate than us.
I think I would want to use my vote for the person who had a plan to help everyone that needed help the most.
The person who would concentrate on what would Jesus Do?
Democrats, or whomever, this is America and I thought that was most important to all of us is to do the right thing and watch after one another. ? So Why is it bad that Obama wants to be that way?


Patty   October 23rd, 2008 9:34 pm ET

Hie Larry

What an interesting discussion you have tonight! It is so sad to see the rate of racism in a country which people all over the world think is a land of opportunity. Why is it that when a black man endorses Obama, its said to be about race? How many white people have endorsed McCain and nobody said anything about it?
I believe Colin Powell just like anybody else made his choice!!!!!!!

Patty
CANADA


Andre Marentette   October 23rd, 2008 9:34 pm ET

I am a Canadian and I don't understand why people have to stand in line for hours to vote. I am in my sixties and have never waited for more than 5 minutes to vote in any election. For the biggest democracy in the world, how come they have so much diffulty in running and election? Why don't you have a National standard for voting machines or ballots and more polls where necessay? I'm not surprised the US has such difficulty in running an election. You would think that they would be an example to other nations. How many people this time will be denied an opportunity to have their vote count. I would like to hear Michael's opinion on this subject.


Fred   October 23rd, 2008 9:34 pm ET

Are those guys behind Michael more fakes or stupid ??
I've been watching their actions during the entire Interview looking at a sink and writing on a note pad and that was all they did.
I'm a Plumber and it takes one to know one. Plumbers for Obama ??
I think Not!


jeff   October 23rd, 2008 9:34 pm ET

How much does it cost to put lipstick on a pig?

$150 000.00


jim   October 23rd, 2008 9:34 pm ET

This is AWESOME!!!!!! Another Hollywood genius helping us by sharing their political wisdom. It is just amazing how widespread their arrogance is, they get paid to pretend to be someone they are not and they have actually let it get to their little brains, that someone somewhere thinks they are important. They should all just go away.


tina   October 23rd, 2008 9:34 pm ET

what do you think the chances are of the republicans stealing or buying this election?


Caroline   October 23rd, 2008 9:34 pm ET

Hi Larry and Michael!
Did Sarah Palin spend more on her wardrobe the last 7 weeks than her husbands annual salary? Sounds no different than AIG spending tax payer dollars after the bailout! Perhaps the Palin family will benefit under Barack's tax plan.


Cristina   October 23rd, 2008 9:34 pm ET

Mr. King,
I am 21 years old and this is the first time I have voted in an election. Speaking for young voters and people my age, if things keep going the way they are, we are all scared. I feel Obama is the change we need in our future. My father's house foreclosed and my college education has lost money as it is in some stocks. My mother is in education and we are having to cut back on everything. It is scary to think that if things continue, my children and grandchildren will be the ones to suffer from these poor choices.


David Brugger   October 23rd, 2008 9:34 pm ET

Mike
Can we just pack up and leave IRAQ, i don't want to there i want out now.

Charleston Maine


Sue Williams   October 23rd, 2008 9:34 pm ET

Why is it so abhorrent to Mc Cain to pull out of this war-it's the same arguement that waged about Viet Nam and after we pulled out ,that problem solved itself. The same "don't let them die in vain" argument is the final insult to our bravest Americansand it disgusts me to hear it all happening again.


Mr. Street   October 23rd, 2008 9:34 pm ET

How is it that obama is being blame for joe the plumber problem with the pulblic, When it john mccain that is useing him to promote his campaign


Fyne_Rt   October 23rd, 2008 9:34 pm ET

Why should we trust Sarah Palin with our country's secrets when she cannot even keep her own email from being hacked?


John Hesselton   October 23rd, 2008 9:34 pm ET

We've all heard the talk where Joe Biden states that Obama would be tested by an international crisis within six months after he takes office. McCain is eating this up by saying he's already been tested. Why should that matter, idoes he think he's immune from being "tested" by another international crisis? I think by being ignorant and feeling like he's already passed the "test" makes him more vulnerable


jennifer   October 23rd, 2008 9:34 pm ET

lets start a movement where we send john mccain his mailers back to him at his office in d.c


Chris   October 23rd, 2008 9:34 pm ET

Michael Moore,

People outside of America (Canada here) are also hoping the old America comes back.

May God bless America's return to the old America.


Dave in Hawaii   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

(slightly revised)

Larry and Michael,
Why is there more outrage over Palin’s wardrobe costs than her paying for her kids’ to travel with her at Alaska state expense? Both are bad, but the misuse of taxpayers’ money (not political contributions) seems less forgivable.


chuck gilliam   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

Mr. Moore is really the one who needs to educate himself in the next 11 days. Obama is probably a good person, but he is carrying a lot of baggage. Personally, I don't like either of the two candidates, but I think McCain is the better of the two evils. The Democrats have always been the ones to keep the minorities, 'the minorities'. Their idea of keeping in place the minimum wage law is ludicrous if it isn't high enough for young couples to earn a living, or to pay their way through school, or for the elderly that is limited to trying to survive on social security, or foreigners that have to accept menial jobs. NO ONE can survive on minimum wage, but the Democrats claim they are helping the lower income people working in these jobs by giving them ten or fifteen cents increase ever so often and top out at seven dollars and something in 2010. That is total asininity! The Republicans want to educate these people to EARN a higher and more sustainable wage. And now, (NOT DURING THE PRIMARIES) Obama claims he is going to cut the taxes of 95% of the Americans, but at the same time he will not make permanent, the Bush tax cuts. Once those tax cuts are re-instated, all Americans will automatically get a tax increase; is it afterward that Obama will once again cut taxes? Neither of these two candidates is worthy of the office of President of the United States.. We therefore have to go by out gut feelings as to who is PROBABLY the most likely to keep us safe.


Beth   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

MICHAEL MOORE ROCKS!!!!!! why is he so terrible for telling the truth? heck, he's almost psychic! these people are rediculous (some of them, not all!!)


John   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

Why is it the right leaning God fearing McCain supporters, have such a problem with helping the less fortunate? Didn't Jesus preach better to give than receive?
Why has greed replaced charity?


Richard William   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

I said almost 4 years ago Obama will be our next president. I hope ignorance doesn’t rip up my prediction. I have proof in emails from 3 ½ years ago. I’m independent.
Americans need to learn the truth and get educated. We have 11 days. I don't WANT Obama, this country needs Obama.


caarol king   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

Larry, Michaeal Moore is the smartest man in America. He uses common sense in solving a problem. He cuts through the bs. Thanks for having him on the show.


lisa   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

I am a huge Moore fan- I want to know what he thought about 'An american carol'?


Leah   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

The type of negative campaigning the Mc/Palins are using is not working well....why do they still insist on using it? Robo calls and newspaper additions? Someday, I would like a campaign where the candidates talk about themselves and not the candidates of the other party!


keith tifton, ga   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

Why are no questions being asked of Palin's involvement with the Alaskan Independence Party?


Gary Chandler in Canada   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

I want to see a McCain Palin debate!!!
* sex education
* abortion for rape victims
* he voted to fund pro choice groups
(she never vetted him)
* earmarks (right now she is in support of millions for a bridge to Wasilla – the other one at least went to an airport)
* going after Bin Laden
* campaign strategy
* robocalls
*drilling in Anwar
* shooting wolves from planes
* polar bears endangered
* she is on Bush's side on climate control, he opposed Bush
* Alaska as the refuge for the annointed ones in end times
A McCain Palin debate would be PRICELESS


Meg   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

Question for Michael Moore..... What do you think of the republicans saying that they are donating 150 dollars worth of clothing to charity? Specifically, Sarah Palin's clothing..

I myself work with charitable org./shelters etc. and have never seen someone who needs clothing given to them in an Neeman Marcus suit size 2. Another impulsive foolish statement submitted by the Republicans..

Megg, Rhode island


MissouriMelissa   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

Without Barack Obama in office would be like waking up on Saturday morning preparing yourself to have a bowl of cereal and opening the refrigerator only to realize that you don't have any milk!!!

America will not move forward it would become a dictatorship if John McCain were in office. He and his Vice President would insert their beliefs on everyone without knowing anyone. They have no clue the diversity of America, just look behind them when they are speaking. Who do you see? Or should I say don't see...so when Rush is yelling about it's all about race take a good look in the mirror you bafoon. When governing millions of people you have to make decisions based on what would be good for the people. Not good for your credentials.

To all those who say they could never vote for Barack because he is black, tell them to vote for the white side! There problem solved for everyone. Let's not judge him on his intellect or his thirst for a better America, not for some but for all.

If John McCain is elected let's see how many people are evicted then, let's see how many children go hungry. It's not country first, it's God first, family second and then my country. John McCain's got it all wrong!!!

Missourians for Obama


Carole   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

Michael is right about the comment from McCain about Abama not being an Arab but being a good man. What would be wrong with Abama having an Arab heritage? Or being Moslem for that matter? When did someone's heritage or religion have anything to do with their bid for the presidency? The criteria for the presidency is very clear. 35 years of age, 14 years residency and a U.S. citizen.

I find it very troubling that more and more religion is being interjected into politics. Our Nation was founded because of religious persecution in England. Now we're moving back toward the same type of persecution. What happened to the separation between church and state?


Jack C.   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

I think everything you said is true MR.Moore. And that it is great that you think that the race isn't always about race.And I think people like Joe sixpack paying for Sara Palin's clothes is outrageous.And that stuff about giving it to charity is a lie we all ready have to much liars in the whitehouse. People like Palin are just liars plan and simple.

Sincerely,
Jack C., age 11, your number #1 fan


vivek   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

Micheal,
Why do you think so many Americans want a president that they can "relate to" ?
Are they saying that the more similar they are to a president they would like it?
Personally, I would want a president who is brilliant and smart and able to lead one of the greatest nations in the world! It would scare to think that the president of the United States of America is like ME !!


Lenore   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

The campaigns have both hit a new low and I think you have too, Larry. Why do you only have people like Joy Behar as a fill in host and guests such as Michael Moore and Bill Mahr constantly?

You as part of the broadcast media are part of the problem!!!!


Sadie Rogers   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

Hi Michael and Larry,

I am wondering what happened to the admiralible POW , the patriotic all American who loves his country-John McCain? Could he be suffering from a mental illness? Age-related, ofcourse.
He seems to be driven by some dark need to be THE ONE in the White House so he can finish the Iraq war.

Michael, you are in the entertainment business but, my opinion is, you should be a consultant to the new president. You simply tell it like it is with fairness to all humans and you are a huge fountain of current events.


You Know Me   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

I think the world of Michael Moore and I think the Plumbers for Obama is a great gimmick, but I have yet to see any of the plumbers actually do any work.

Come on? the gimmick is no different than is Joe the Plumber.


Nan Nan Lee   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

Michael Moore is not controversial, he represents American social conscience.


Theresa Ingram   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

I'd like to say I'm a huge fan of Michael Moore!!!

What does Michael think of the way the catholic church is working to sway so many catholics in the direction of the republicans? Especially the old folks that can't see any other issue besides right to life!!!!!


Dion Levar   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

Micheal, I think that you're the greatest in making these films to educate the American people. We have a big problem w/Children Protective Services ( CPS ) in the U. S. They are selling our children violating the Constitional Rights of a lot of good parents. A film needs to be made! Please Please Please ! Which Presidental Canadid would you think that would bring accoutablity to Judges, officers & Social Workers who break the law?


Kyle Degon   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

Mike,

You don't see yourself as controversial? How blind can you be to not realize that you are controversial? You do movies completely distorting the truth or at the very least stretching the truth about everything from the American Auto Industry to Health Care. You may not see yourself as controversial in nature, but your movies couldn't be more controversial. You make the left seem as arrogant and ignorant as palin makes the right. Stop living with your head buried in the sand.


Matthew Self   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

Larry, I love your show! I appreciate you having Michael Moore on your show! I would like to pass this along to Michael Moore if I could: Michael, I love everything that you produce! I believe you are a warrior for the people, and you are NOT afraid of persecution! I would love to know what you think about the conservatives who call themselves "Christian", but they tend to show more racism, hatred, and "division" of the people via "class lines"? PLEASE respond to this question, because this is something that is eating me alive! It breaks my heart, because I consider myself a "conservative-democrat", and although I am a Christian, I am SOOO moved by how strong your movements are (about healthcare, economy, elections, and even human compassion in general)! God bless you and everything you do!!!


don   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

Michael, Do you think the next administration should go after Bush and Dick for crimes?


Sangeeta   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

What if Obama was Muslim?
India the largest democracy in the world with a population of more than one billion, (80% Hindus) is ruled by a coalition government, the Indian National Congress is the major party in this coalition.
The chairperson of this party is Sonia Gandhi – Catholic of Italian origin
The Prime Minister, Mr. Manmohan Singh is Sikh
The previous President Prof. Kalam was Muslim
The progress the country has made over the last decade is obvious.
President Bush, on his last visit to called INDIA "The Land of Opportunity"!!! (should we take him seriously?)
So, what if Obama is Muslim?


Lester Derrick   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

Since John McCain likes "Joe the Plumber" so much (now that he's got a license) McCain should hire "Joe the Plumber" to go to Washington to un-clog the political pipe line in the Republican party so Barack Obama can open the valve and let some of that wealth flow down to the middle class when he gets to the Oval office.


Jonelle Jamaica, NY   October 23rd, 2008 9:35 pm ET

Hi Larry King ,
To Michael Moore,
How are you? What do think about the Tax cuts from McCain compared to Obama's tax cuts, do you think that Obama modify his tax more to suit the now Economic Crisis?


Brad and Lisa Houck   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

We are a small business owner with 8 employees. We make over $250K per year, but we don't consider ourselves rich. And we certainly don't shop at Sacs and Nordstroms. We are more concerned as to how we are going to retire when medicare will probably be defunct by the time we reach 65. How is Obama going to help me grow my business if my taxes continue to increase? How am going to afford to offer benefits to my employees , such as health care and retirement plans? By the way, we own an independent pharmacy, so we see the health care crisis first hand everyday and see how the rising drug prices hurt our country.


Deborah Kennedy   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

I live in Bay St. Louis, MS ground zero for Hurricane Katrina. Michael, I appreciate that you took on the healthcare insurance cos. but why have you not taken on ALL insurance in this country. Neither of the candidates have addressed this issue.
If the American public has forgotten....Insurance Cos. refused to honor their commitments to the policy holders and instead insisted all damage was "Flood". Therefore, all Americans had to foot that bill.

We here in the Katrina ravaged areas are in danger of losing everything a second time!

I was one of the first to reopen my business in Bay St. Louis 1 year after Katrina and just recently closed due to the high cost of insurance. I sure wish you would come here to see just how little has been done. Our infrastructure is just now beginning to be replaced! Federal monies promised have not arrived. What's up?

Why is this not being addressed?


Richard   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

Michael,

Why does the media continue to let the Republicans get away with the lie that they stand up for the JOE THE PLUMBERS out there when in reality it's Obama and the Democrats that really fight for the working class???


alan Wasser   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

THOSE PLUMBERS FOR OBAMA MUST HAVE BEEN HIRED BY MCCAIN
SMART REPUBLICANS..THEY SURE KNOW HOW TO CHARGE A LOT AND DO NOTHING


Michelle , Tulsa, Oklahoma   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

You know what is frightening? The republicans celebrate being under-educated, stupid, and being aloof! They call Barack Obama "elitist" because he is Harvard educated. Because they worship intellectual lightweights, they have given us George Bush and Sarah Palin. Not only do we not know her, what we know is that she doesn't know anything! I don't want someone I can just relate to, who's funny, or can deliver a good punch line. I need a smart person who surrounds themselves with other "smart" people.


Craig   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

I hear McCain talking about winning the war. What does that mean?

What about social security... What about the rich paying on all of their income?

Craig
Kentucky


Steve   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

I recently wandered into a movie theater and saw some of the movie American Carol.....I was surprised the that movie was all about showing YOU...in a negative light....tell me...what did you think of 'American Carol'


Franklin Yartey   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

Michael:

Is Obama ready to be president? Why?


Eileen Stroup   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

A college student and her husband have lost $13K in savings while trying to buy a home. When they got to the title company one day last month, to sign the papers for their first home they were told the mortgage bank had closed and they had no money for the closing. They are told there is no way to get their money back. What good is this bailout to this couple?


Monica   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

how can we demean Muslim Americans and yet try to establish a good relationship with Muslims in other countries like Iraq and Afghanistan...as a Muslim American...it's hurtful because for the first time in my life I feel as if I don't really belong in my own country...how can we change this thought process when Muslims lack prominent people to defend them in the media?


Janet   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

Sarah Paline is donating her campaign wardrobe to charity after the election. Why don't you tell the whole story? SHE IS DONATING HER WARDROBE TO CHARITY!!!!!!!!! Did you ever comment on Hillary's pant suit wardrobe????????????


Ruben Gomez   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

I dont have a problem with John McCain, I am conserned about God forbid McCain can not fullfill his term. Is Sarah ready to be president? She acused Obama of inexperienced. Will she be ready to be tested?
I think McCain is experienced and could run the country well. But Sarah? She Scares me.


Nancy Coshatt   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

Larry, I know since I am a conservative you won't ask michael moore this but here goes - the republican's LOWERED TAXES, the dems raise taxes, its a known fact.
If obama gets elected does he honestly say with a straight face that I will get a tax break, I make $27K a year,,,,please tell the truth Michael, but I doubt CNN will even read this email since I am a republican.


Aliek   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

Michael, I'm a Obama supporter. I've had talks with people who are supporting and pushing for Obama to win the election, most of everyone is saying its sad because they believe if he gets elected someone will assassinate him. This is not right, but thats whats in the general publics head.

Keep in mind most of every that made the comment were white.


Mary   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

Michael Moor just mentioned his movie Sicko. I did not see the movie, but I saw him on a talk show where he said Canadians do not pay for Health Care. I am Canadian, and would like to know where he got that idea, because most Canadians DO pay for Health Care. If you are employed, part is paid by the employer, and the balance by the employee (deducted from their pay). If you are self employed or a contract worker, you receive a bill every 3 months.


Mrs. Easton-Jacksonville, Fl   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

Michael you are so on point.


kit pravda   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

Thank you Larry for having Michael Moore who tells the truth long before others "get it".
Michael, I hope many people hear you this evening because maybe you can counter a few of the lies and misinformation the McCain campaign spouts daily. I especially like your analogy about leaving one's child after 7 weeks. I appreciate all your films. I have never understood why people vote against their own best interests.
Keep doing what you do–You are very much needed and appreciated!


samuel ...   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

McCain says that he has already been tested , he is overly confident and will be surprised when it happens. Obama is aware and planning for any international incident. Bush was the same way and thats why 911 took him by surprise!


Juan NoVA   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

Hi Larry and Michael, I'm a big fan. Michael thank you for all your documentaries. I’m a Hispanic veteran U.S. Marine and ended my contract before the “wrong Iraq war.” Michael if we know that the Hispanic community in the United States is the biggest minority now and that our candidates are very concerned about our country’s security policy, why is it that they have not devoted as much time talking about immigration and the rest of the other immigration national security issues that were a big talking point for the 2000 presidential elections and little bit less in the 2004 presidential election?

Michael I’m looking forward for a documentary about the biggest robbery in the U.S. “wall street” GO OBAMA!!!


Michael   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

I am the owner of a small business. If I should be fortunate enough to make over $200,000 in profits after expenses, salaries, etc., a higher tax bracket would help my business. Rather than paying the taxes, I'd buy a piece of equipment, or give better bonuses, or perhaps even hire another employee. How do the plumbers on the show feel about that?

Thanks


Bob Jackson   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

By the way Michael, where's Ralph Nader these days?


Ginna Woessner   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

As a resident of the Traverse City area I had to laugh at Larry's question about the "controversial " Michael Moore. Here in Traverse City, Michael is a "patron saint". He has brought a very exciting and informative film festival to our town and has revamped a lovely old movie house to its former glory. Thanks Michael!!!!


keislyn vuono-srour   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

so many people talk about leaving the country if mccain gets in, personally, i was shocked at the results of the last presidential election, the last 4 years have been rough. i own two small main street businesses and feel like i could start up shop in another country. As a self employed single mother for years , married now, but insuring myself and 1 child through my small business comes to almost 7k a year, my current husband is 43 and uninsured, my older children are insured through my ex-husband's employer, my daughter had health issues that wouldnt be covered if the carrier were switched...so many ??????????????/


Cassandra   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

I think Michael Moore is fabulous. He tells it like it is and sees the Repiblicans for what they are. I agree with him, we cannot be complacent, Republicans know how to steal elections. They stole the election in 2000 via the state of Florida and ine 2004 via the state of Ohio, WE MIST NOT LET THEM GET AWAY WITH ANOTHER STOLEN ELECTION THIS YEAR. If they steal the election again, I serioisly doubt if there will even be a United States of America in 4 years, we barely survived the last 8 years. McCain/Palin are a joke and if we are not careful, they will be laughing at all of us. PLEASE, PLEASE people, do not sit back and be complancent. VOTE (Preferably for Barak Obama).


Dethaniel   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

Michael do you believe this quote below from the movie Network "1976" describe the feelings of the Majority of Americans?

Howard Beale: I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's work, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TV's while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that's the way it's supposed to be. We know things are bad – worse than bad. They're crazy. It's like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don't go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, 'Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I won't say anything. Just leave us alone.' Well, I'm not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get mad! I don't want you to protest. I don't want you to riot – I don't want you to write to your congressman because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street. All I know is that first you've got to get mad.

Howard Beale: [shouting] You've got to say, 'I'm a HUMAN BEING, Goddamnit! My life has VALUE!' So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell,


Debby Gies   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

WHO GIVES A CRAP WHAT SHE WEARS, WHAT IS SHE GOING TO DO IF THE COUNTRY CRUMBLES AND MCAIN ISN'T AROUND? A MOST FRIGHTENING THOUGHT AS I AGREE WITH MICHAEL MOORE. I AM CANADIAN AND WE HAVE OUR OWN PROBLEMS IN THIS COUNTRY WITH NOBODY WORTH VOTING FOR BUT I SEEM TO FOLLOW THE U.S. POLITICS MORE THAN MY OWN. FOR GOD'S SAKES, THE U.S. HAS TO GET BACK FROM WHENCE IT CAME AND JOHN MCCAIN IS AN EXTENSION OF THE BUSH GOVERNMENT WHICH SHOULD HAVE BEEN LONG OVERTHROWN. BE SMART AMERICANS, DONT BE PREJUDICE, OBAMA IS ALL YOU HAVE LEFT, YOU LET HILARY SLIP AWAY AND GOD HAS GIVEN YOU A SECOND CHANCE.


sharron simpson   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

I voted early, am neither Democrat or Republican but I voted for Barack Obama, in part because I don't like the mean-spirited and shallow campaign being run by the Republican party. I don't think John McCain is inherently a mean-spirited person, and it's sad that at his age with seeming wisdom, he's just being led along by Republican coat-tails in the hopes that things will remain the same for them.

Yes, Barack Obama will be tested if he becomes president. That's a given for anyone who is president.

But John McCain will be tested also if he becomes president.
John McCain has survived the worst a human can suffer, but he will not handle anything at this age the way he did at THAT age.

This whole issue is completely irrelevant to anything regarding our country and the issues we face.


ryanst530   October 23rd, 2008 9:36 pm ET

I agree 100% with what Michael Moore has said so far. Granted, he is no expert in politics, but his down-to-earth perspective on everything is refreshing.


Danny Stamp   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

Mike

With the movies you have made, Do you have a favourite?

As a Canadian, I liked Sicko, really showed me how lucky we are in Canada with our health Care.


Shaunda   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

I too would like to think that this election is not about race. I am a 31yr white female and work in Albany GA. I was in a gas station this morning where a black couple was asking for directions. The women they asked (black) proceeded to tell them that she did know the directions but did not have the time to tell them for she would be late for work. She then proceeded to ask the cashier why the man in front of her (white) did not offer to help. The cashier replied that he was new to the area for he himself had asked her for directions. The black women then said that she was just wondering because Obama had not be elected for president yet! I am yet to understand fully her comment. I have heard too many people in the south truly think that this country will be in the second civil war if Obama gets elected. I personally think that it will happen either way. Lets face facts America, it is what it is. And just for the record, I have only been in the are for 1 mth, so I don't know the area very well either.


Gary Chandler in Canada   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

* use of birth control
McCain supports
Palin would outlaw


Thomas Vavra   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

Michael Moore is one of my heroes. He has always talked straight to his fellow Americans. He has not a malicious bone in his body, just a clear vision for an America that I would hope to see in my lifetime.


hussein   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

find out where all the money went to


Real Lee Champion   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

Palin's Wardrobe–I'm a Canadian and I'm not voting, but the bias is obvious to me ... yet I read where one of the most famous political fashion designers of the year, Susanna Chung Forest, who designed Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits says it would be unusual for a candidate as famous as Sarah Palin to need to buy clothes.

“Why do you need to pay for it?” Forest told CBS News from her boutique Susanna Beverly Hills saying that most designers would offer to clothe a candidate for free. “It’s an honor, you are going to design for someone who could be the president of the United States,” noting that the exposure any designer would get from dressing someone as famous as Clinton or Palin would be worth much more.

The Los Angeles Times reported earlier this year that Senator Clinton’s custom made pantsuits from Forest were worth about $6,350 a piece retail. Clinton’s spokespeople did not respond to requests for comment.

What a surprise. Do you know what the surprise is? The surprise is that the Republicans actually paid money for their own clothes. How could they be so stupid ... as compared to how brilliant the Democrats are who get they for free!, Republicans actually paid for her clothes! Why, how out of touch can you be to pay for your own clothes?

RLC


Michael Warnick   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

For the both of you (michael and larry)

I have just turned 19 years old this month and have never voted, but i've been very interested in politics for somewhere close to 6 years now. So I consider myself among my peers as a better educated young voter.
But there is one huge problem with me and my views. I throughout my life now have been an absolutely middle of the road person. My views range to either side and I sit directly on the axis of every political views test i've ever taken.
So my predicament with this election is who to vote for. I've been watching each campaign with absolute diligence to see which nominee would say just that one thing to click in my head and help me make my decision. At this moment in time the only idea that i've been able to come up with is to just basically go to the voting booth and just sit there and struggle to pick the candidate to pick.
But is there either candidate that with all honest intents you can say is better than the other. All I've ever heard from either side is that this one is bad because.... and he did this, and associated with this person... but i've had the hardest time fighting through that fluff to hear little to no political ideals that matter to me.
I am currently not in college because my parents have miserable credit and I'm working full time right now to raise enough money to pay for my tuition.

Please try and help me pick the best candidate for me and my future.

Michael Warnick


Terry   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

"Keep it up dude... don't let the man keep you down".....freedom speech is protected by the Bill of Rights ....Michael Moore was not one of the founding fathers .... and all he's making off of you is a buck.... Your old enough to make up your own mind after reviewing the facts.


Aisling Chiasson   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

Micheal Moore you are bang on with regards to your interpretations of the upcoming election. I thoroughly enjoy your candid insights which you have given through your films and your very open interviews. Keep enlightening us and make more films!!! You are awesome!


treagen colston   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

How long does Mike think it will take to set this country on the right pace. As well, what would have to be done to actually have these elitist, British royal descendants thrown in jail, and stripped of their criminal wealth?


Frederic Rosenzveig   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

Speaking of "spreading the wealth", we've had 8 sisatrous years of \"trickle down". It;s about time we try "trickle-up" instead!


RayT   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

I felt Powell's endorsement of Obama was a racist decision. My reasoning was because Powell was instrumental in getting the US to wage war on Iraq (remember the case he made for the WMD?) and Obama was opposed it.

I saw the Powell interview today and changed my mind. I think he truly believes in Obama and that he is the person who can bring the country together. I do not support Obama, I am skeptical he will deliver all he promises and am concerned about his lack of experience. My choice has always been Ron Paul. Still, I can respect people who support a candidate based on real reasons, based on facts, not because of superficial reasons etc.

I believe Powell is sincere and this is particularly clear with his remarks about the young Muslim American who died in Iraq fighting for his country. My earlier thoughts about his motivation were wrong.


SCBaughman   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

With all the talk of AL-Qaeda maybe staging an attack on America soil to aid in the election of Sntr. John McCain . The terrorists said they wouldnt want to see a president who could deter the rest of the world from thinking america is the "Great Satan", do you think it's because Bin Laden really thinks Obama will pursue his ass in the hill he lives in or maybe he knows McCain wont bother him as George W. Bush has not in the last 7 years. Wonder if that policy fell in the 90%


Alex   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

Michael:

I was so impressed by your courage when you mentioned the racial issue that is being swept under the carpet in this election. Not even CNN really wants to address the issue. It was great to hear your opinion about the general mind frame of many Americans. It is something that we, as a nation, should be ashamed of. It is something that inhibits change and leads us away from do better for the general good.

Maybe this social ill could be a spring board for your next movie...

GO OBAMA GO!!!


jill   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

aside from not knowing Palin – what is the real danger in her possibly becoming president?


ajt   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

Larry,

Please ask Micheal what thinks of the allegations that Sara was collecting per diem when she did not travel and using public fund to take care of her personal family expenses. Is this honesty?


Ray   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

Michael –

If The Dems have both the House and get the Magic 60 in the Senate, will they be able to keep themselves in check so as not to go too far, and suffer a conservative backlash in future elections?


Olivia   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

Michael,

How would America be different after a possible term of Obama as the president, How will it effect me?

Olivia (7th grade)


Ammie   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

Hey Larry,

What is taking those guys so long to fix the sink?


Speaking clearly in MI   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

I think its sad that AMerica has lost its voice. People say M Moore is trouble, yet at least he has the nerve to speak up for what he believes in. I believe most people in America are suppressed. Its either not politically wise or they like to be passive aggressive (backstabbers). If more people were honest about their feelings, we would have a lot less problems overall.


Sean in NM   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

Do the "plumbers" behind Mr. Moore do anything besides nod their heads and take notes?

I'm glad Mr. Moore came prepared with actors and props - but i'm not convinced. Please prove me wrong. Really, I'm simply curious. I've heard Moore puts a lot of fake stuff in his movies. Let's hear from the plumbers.


V Howell   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

Michael Moore is so right; there are people who will vote based on race. As a white female, living in Selma, Alabama supporting the Obama/Biden ticket I am appaled at the racist comments made by white voters. It is a shame that in this current election, I will comment on my support for this ticket in this town.


Wachira   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

Hey Michael,

How do you think the economy will change when either Obama or McCain in favor of students entering college in fall 2009 ? Will it be easier/harder to get a loan for '09 high school grad s ? By the way I want to go to NYU for filmmaking, $50,000/yr. Working Class.


Don   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

I like Michael's opinion that the "haves" in power on wall street have brought us down and the normal guy wouldn't be allowed to do the same. Question is: What penalties should be imposed and does he worry that removing the captain from the ship will knock the ship off course?


Matthew Self   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

I love everything that you produce! I believe you are a warrior for the people, and you are NOT afraid of persecution! I would love to know what you think about the conservatives who call themselves "Christian", but they tend to show more racism, hatred, and "division" of the people via "class lines"? PLEASE respond to this question, because this is something that is eating me alive! It breaks my heart, because I consider myself a "conservative-democrat", and although I am a Christian, I am SOOO moved by how strong your movements are (about healthcare, economy, elections, and even human compassion in general)! God bless you and everything you do!!!


ted   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

Larry:
As I doubt you will ask Mr. Moore this question, I'm curious as to why the facts omitted that Mrs Obama earned a $350,000+/yr. salary from a Chicago area hospital and Sen. Obama made $4,000,000 from a book advance where he discloses doing cocaine at Harvard. This seems to pale in comparison the "almost $250,000 the Palin's made" on their tax return. It appears to me that there is a serious discrepancy in how the "elite class" is being portrayed here.


Eve Stephanie Mills   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

Michael, cheers to you! You hit this statement right on the nail. Senator Obama is not running against John McCain. He is running against ignorance. That is so true. It is just so sad that so much ignorance dominates our country today. Perhaps if our children were better educated early on and more exposed to more open ideas and experiences this would not be such a problem in our country. Unfortunately it goes back to our parents' parents who were just brought up a certain way...the only way they knew. We pass our ideas and beliefs on to our children. Hopefully after being educated thru our school systems we can break away from our instilled ideas and form our own opinions. The other day I saw a car with the writing on the back of it saying" Nobama..Hussein Obama the Muslim...unbelievable how people think and what they believe in...sheer ignorance! I was grateful to be brought up and raised in Boston, Ma. and I am proud to call myself a Bostonian even though I live in this conservative state of Florida now. Thank you Michael for making that statement which carries so much weight!! Eve Stephanie Mills, Bradenton,Fl.


Jim Mann   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

Michael Moore for PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOO!


Michelle Lewis   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

QUESTION FOR LARRY AND MICHAEL: What about Mike, the plumber? He was my step-dad and he was killed at work when a trench collapsed on him while he was working to install a sewer line. He was 48 years old. He remained conscious while coworkers and rescuers tried to dig him out. Then when the rescue chief arrived and feared the trench would collapse again, everyone was ordered out. He had to try to unbury himself while he was internally bleeding to death and trapped in thousands of pounds of dirt. He died alone in that trench within an hour.

What about the sixteen workers who lose their lives on the job in the U.S. each day? What about the nearly 6,000 workers are killed on the job each year in our country? What about the millions who are injured and become ill on the job every year?

Obama supports the Protecting America's Workers Act. McCain does not. I'll be joining the Plumbers for Obama at the polls.

Warmly and in Loving Memory of Charles “Mike” Morrison,

Michelle Lewis

South Burlington, VT

*USMWF.org, Tampa Tribune, St. Petersburg Times, Burlington Free Press/Charles “Mike” Morrison/trench collaps


KARIM MANCHOUR   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

The McCain campaign tries to scare the American public that Obama is a socialist and wealth spreader. Don't you think it is to late for that?


Robert R.   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

Michael Moore is controversial because he has a passion for the truth.


Oklahoma   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

Michael,

A few weeks ago, I attended a lecture on corporate ethics and a book called "snakes in suits" was mentioned. The book is about corporate psychopaths and how dangerous they are to organizations. They quickly rise to the top and leave distruction in their wake. This sounds like Sarah P to me. What do you think?


Mike   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

How can John Mccain and Sarah Palin stand there and talk to people about Obama "Spreading the Wealth" to all the people at the rallies.
Most people at those rallies make under 250,000 a year. These are the people that would benefit from Obama's Plan. Do they realize everytime they bring this up, they are talking right over the heads of the people in front of them.
I don't understand why they keep bringing up "Joe the Plumber" either, Obama's Plan is for "Joe the Plumber" Obama's plan is for all plumbers and other small business making under 250k. I own a small business earning close to $300k annually, after taxes and write offs, my taxable income is under $250k, I benefit from Obama's Plan. I hope the small businesses out there arn't that nieve to believe what Mccain is telling them


Wyoma Best   October 23rd, 2008 9:37 pm ET

Michael is wonderful... always bringing us back to what it means to be an American... compassionate, real, hard-working and civic minded.

I'm curious what he thinks about ways we can influence more Americans to see the value in a unified purpose toward progress
( eduacation, healthy care, global warming, etc.), use their common sense and become motivated to build a civil society. Thank you, Wyoma


Kristen   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

It seems as if the Republican Party will do anything and say anything to win an election, which accounts for McCain's inconsistent and erratic campaign message. Now that it seems like Obama is leading the race in so many states, I am nervous that the only tactic left in their arsenal is to rig the election or suppress the vote. What do you think the probability is of some kind of desperate attempt to do this by the Republicans?


Jerry   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

I am tired of watching CNN do to the fact that they keep putting all this negative about McCain and Palin. He is not G. Bush. The problem comes from what the Senate and Congress has done over the last eight years. G. Bush could not do anything that Congress and Senate voted on. Want about the issue on Obama and Acorn? CNN is not digging into it to smear Obama, like all the negative on McCain and Palin. Who cares what she spent on clothes. The voter registration that is illegal for democrats to win as president is news to look into. The people need to realize Obama was part of the problem in DC just like McCain.


Ken Conn   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

Why is no one questioning the Palin's association with the AIP, Alaskan Independaence Party. I really don't understand why this doesn't seem to be a concern?


MARY ROBERTS   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

MICHAEL MR. BUSH HAS WIPED OUT THE MIDDLE CLASS. I THINK OBAMA WILL BRING IT BACK. I THINK RIGHT NOW WE HAVE THE RICH AND THE POOR. BUT THE WAY THE STOCK MARKET HAS BEEN ACTING WE MAY HAVE SOME NEW POOR ADDING ON. THEN THEY WILL UNDERSTAND DO YOU PAY YOUR HOUSE PAYMENT OR DO YOU PAY YOUR MEDICAL INSURANCE, RX, AND THEN MEDICAL BILLS.


Jerry D   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

I was expecting the brutally honest Michael Moore to address Drew Griffin's misquote during the Palin interview, especially since Larry & CNN have decided to sweep it under the rug. Or isn't that gaffe in Mr. Moore's best interest?


Ruth   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

Thank you, Michael for making this validation so very simple. No, I would not leave my children or my home in the hands of a stranger. On that note, I would not allow my children to be taught by just anyone. This point relates to Gov. Palin's response to a 3rd grade student who wanted to know the duties of the VP. Third graders are so intelligent and I just wonder if this student heard the other wrong responses of Gov. Palin and was just testing her to see if she'd done her homework. These students should not be underestimated! Every grade level has been involved in learning the election process, the debates and related current events.


Seri   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

Richard Garde-You say Michael Moore is the biggest socialist you've ever heard. Well, if that is socialism, maybe we need a little more around. Capitalism just allows corporate bailout that is really just welfare – why are we taking care of these big companies, but we can't take care of our workers, elderly, sick, disabled.....


jeff   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

It is totally amazing how much air time an amateur film maker is given... only in America. Who thinks Michael Moore is credible... anybody? Come on Larry is this the best you can do for your viewers?


Denise Young   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

I'm voting for healthcare.
I lost my insurance because of divorce. I'm not asking for anything for free. I want to buy health insurance. I have been denied by every company. I can't get coverage because of a pre-existing condition. I can't get health insurance because I'm sick. How ridiculous is that? I don't want any handouts - I just want the same opportunity to purchase health insurance coverage that everyone else gets. It's time to remove the pre-existing conditions clause and help those who need it the most.


Jason Rubin   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

Larry , awsome show... never watched politics as much as I have this last year. Love what you share with the world.
Michael! keep doing what you doing. I might not know, respect (all the time personally), or half the time care about your film making but it's a great need of the world. It's what we need!
If you were to work on a new film about the oil issues and the big money business behind it could I be a grip? I need a good laugh...
Pats on the back are great but your really making a big difference in this world, the things you do are the essence of the freedom that we have here in the United States!


Alegra   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

I wonder when this campaign is over, if Sarah Palin will donate her expensive wardrobe to Joe the plumber's wife.


Renee Las Vegas   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

Palin was a political Stunt.... OK folks the jokes over.
Now lets get down to Real business and take this country in the right direction!


Bob R   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

Mccain knows very well there is nothing wrong with an American who is a Muslim running for President......how ridiculous can you people be by not understanding that Mccain was talking to the lady in regard to what she was thinking.....a Muslim type who was a fundamentalist terrorist type.....will there never be any honesty with you left wing media types ?


NEITHER DEMOCRAT NOR REPUBLICAN   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

Michael:
I love your films and views!
I have not heard of any plan of action by McCain regarding improving out economic situation. How can he balance the books by giving big business tax breaks, continuing the war in Iraq? Have you heard anything concrete about our economic situation from the McCain platform?

I beg of you, I beg of everyone, that any and all Politicians will be fined $5,000 whenever they misrepresent an opponent or political view. I am so tired of hearing so much garbage which is most often unfounded.


Tom   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

Larry,

Please ask Michael why Palin is so "inexperienced" yet Obama is not? It seems to me they are roughly equal in terms of their political careers.


James   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

Michael – your an inspiration. If it wasnt for you we would be still ignorant about Iraq – you were one of the first to starting asking questions! Is there a McCain/Palin or W documentary in the works? What's next?


Rocky Lozano   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

all this concern about wall street, why are we not holding the present administration acccountable for this mess and giving the homeowners a pardon! someone please explain this


Donna, phoenix az   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

Larry, I applaud Michael Moore for exposing many deceptions about our political, medical, business and social systems. Now I want to answer his question as to why I will vote McCain/Palin after knowing Palin for only 7 weeks. I will vote this ticket because in just 7 weeks I know that Palin shares my values for family and life and I would trust her with my children before I would ever trust Obama with my children even though I have 'known' him for a year.


John   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

Mike,

What are you thoughts on the movie "W" and any plans for your next movie? Secondly. Would you make a move about yourself and who would you cast as yourself?


Abdul Hanee   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

Larry you and Michael deserve a thanks for your comments about Muslims I have been waiting for months for that to be said. As a retired Vet (honorably) and now successful corporate worker I am glad that my name doesn't disqualify me from success.


Bea   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

Larry why are you have Michael Moore and Joy Behar on your show to redicule McCain and Palin? CNN is bias and not giving McCain and Palin fair equal opportunity to run their agendas. The world stock market will be crashed if Obama wins this election. CNN and The rest of the media have not follow up on Obama and Joe Biden for the things they have done or associated with. America goes to other country to oversee fairness of elections yet Obama have associated with people who are enrolling voters fradulently. What one to think about the actual fradulent votes might happen? McCain is not Bush. McCain is honest and will do a better job that will profit not only the Americans but the world.


Mark Jacobs   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

Michael – would you ever consider doing a piece about the poverty still so prevalent in this country and why, as in all the ages of history, we still collectively and individually ignore this segment of humanity?


Fred   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

Andre Marentette in Canada, I'll say it in Joe Biden speak.
in three words A-C-L-U.


Greg   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

Hi Larry, Mike
As a Canadian living in the US I don't understand why the American Right is worried about socializing medicine, it's a program that works in every modern country in the world, why not the US?


mike, virginia   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

Great show Larry, keep plugging for the Democrats and throw dirt on the Republicans,


John Endert   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

To Michael Moore:
Do you think Obama will be able to retain the status of the USA as the superpower in the world? If so, how will the US have to position themselves with the other powers in the world?


robin   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

Michael: Thank you for all you do or this country. Yes, you are considered contrivercial in some circles. Christ was contivercial too.

I'm beyond the worry of who is best for the job. I am more concerned NOW, about the fallout that will fallow this election. What if the guy we all want and the guy who is ahead isn't the guy who wins?

How is it that so many don't see the strings attached to the republican candidates?


Ruben Gomez   October 23rd, 2008 9:38 pm ET

I think she was forced to donate her clothing.


chris vetrano   October 23rd, 2008 9:39 pm ET

Larry why do you stay with oprah,oprah is nothing more then a women who donates over 2 million a year to louie farrakhan and the nation of islam,,oprah is trying to run this country and mean while she cant run her own business without being sued


Angie- Miami. Florida   October 23rd, 2008 9:39 pm ET

Larry
Maybe you can explain to us why Senator McCain claims he's been "tested" and Obama has not..
Tested how???? He's never been president before!


Mae   October 23rd, 2008 9:39 pm ET

I agree with Michael that racism is a bad thing, but I think we would not have this awful thing to contend with if Sarah Palin had not started it. She has influenced hatred from the first time she spoke. She is not what I want in the White House or even near it. We need someone who care about the people of the United States, not just power. How about that $150,000 clothing expense.!!!! McCain is too old to even be running for President and he is not the man I have respected for years. His judgment is bad and I think he is really ashamed of the campaign he has run and he should be. I read today that Carl Rove said the Wallstreet mess is all the fault of the Democrats. what a crock.


Rogers   October 23rd, 2008 9:39 pm ET

After what I believe to be seriously misguided criticism from the McCain campaign regarding Obama's popularity, I have one question: why wouldn't America want a president that's a rock star? Furthermore, is there any higher form of celebrity than politics? I don't know many movie stars that are required to release extensive medical records to the American public.


Chris Barnett   October 23rd, 2008 9:39 pm ET

Michael,

First off I want to say I'm a fan since I watched Sicko. I was a victim of the negative controversial label that's been applied to you and didn't take the time to check out what you're all about.

I'm a registered Republican but I'm ready for change. for the most part, I am for Obama's plans but realistically I think he can only focus on two to three major initiatives given our current financial crisis. What do you think are the two or three initiatives he should tackle in his first term?


Amanda R   October 23rd, 2008 9:39 pm ET

I keep hearing from McCain/Palin that Obama has such little experience. What does Sarah Palin bring to the table as far as experience? She doesn't even have a solid educational background in law or anything! How can she take the role of VP with a bachelor's degree in journalism and no experience in Washington?? I can't believe more people haven't questioned her qualifications!!


Chris   October 23rd, 2008 9:39 pm ET

Larry – ask Michael about his opinion on Canada / US relations?


Ken   October 23rd, 2008 9:39 pm ET

Question for Michael Moore;

Michael,
You obviously have been very successful as a movie producer, what
gives you humility and compassion for the middle class people?


Brian   October 23rd, 2008 9:39 pm ET

Just wondering if those Plumbers for Obama need Joes help?

For being licenced plumbers they are sure spending alot of time reading the instructions?

I haven't seen them do anything......


robert hinkle   October 23rd, 2008 9:39 pm ET

Question for Michael –

How accurate is the movie "W" (in your opinion)?


Lisa   October 23rd, 2008 9:39 pm ET

My elderly mother keeps saying she can't vote for Obama because he's 'shifty', etc...you know...code words for not-white...now she says listening to you on Larry King, maybe she *will* vote for him.

Thank you.


leighmckolay   October 23rd, 2008 9:39 pm ET

I think Barak Obama has successfully achieved inflaming the "civic temperament" of the populous- meaning -he's inspired people. Whether you believe in all of his policies-
or not-

the truth is that cultivating a sustainable future via helping eachother-(WOW) is crucial if we are to have a future at all. If this idea can infiltrate the masses- YOWZA!

Michael Moore has done this country a HUGE service in calling attention and starting- yes, STARTING a large scale conversation on the social systems holding humans down!

he is awesome.

I am from traverse city- Michael has done so much to inspire the local community and to give back- (through starting the Traverse City Film Festival)-
he knows the importance of engaging the minds and hearts and establishing a sense of community-
a good man.
xo


Daryl of Slidell Louisiana   October 23rd, 2008 9:39 pm ET

Mr. Moore said race doesnt have anything to do with the race for the White House....Is he kidding himself? Please tell me how it doesnt? The question he asked about not knowing Mrs. Plains please who is Barack Obama? I had never heard on him before this race! If he is put in the White House America is in trouble! Please explain to me what make you think you know what or who we need in the White House?


michael Ko   October 23rd, 2008 9:39 pm ET

Hi Michael,
If you say that it is wrong to entrust Sarah Palin with the presidency because she has been known for only seven weeks, what about Obama who has never had any direct executive experience and is likely to become the president? It appears you're giving Americans reasons to not vote for Obama given his relative lack of experience.


Frank Yusuf   October 23rd, 2008 9:39 pm ET

So what would happen if the Republicans "stole" this election like they did the last two? There are already signs that history may repeat itself ... they are still using confusing, unreliable electronic machines, some with no paper backup.
I liked your comparison with the way Canadians vote; with a pencil. Then they count all the ballots manually. Americans send representatives all over the world to verify other nations' elections and vote counting (all by hand). Why don't we do it here? Like I said, isn't it time to get back to basics?


John   October 23rd, 2008 9:39 pm ET

Mike from Virginia you said, "we don't know Biden, where has he been?"...UMMM he's been in Congress for about 30 years...WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN, MIKE?? And 7 weeks have been more than enough to know who Palin is with her nonsensical responses. She should start by getting a tutor to teach her about the US Constitution, the VP is not part of the Legislative Branch, the Senate. The VP presides and is only there to break a tie, he/she is not involved in the legislative process, making laws.


Walter Biggerstaff   October 23rd, 2008 9:39 pm ET

Michael, you are a fascist , anti-American, liberal , Obama supporter.
Obama supporters are: The Media,
Hollywood,
Homosexuals,
Muslims. &
Anti-Americans

John McCain supporters are: Christians,
Armed service men & woman,
Policemen & etc..
Firemen & etc...
Patriotic Americans,
& JOE the PLUMBER


Liz   October 23rd, 2008 9:39 pm ET

Wouldn't McCain's plan to tax health insurance benefits be a huge increase in middle class taxes? Between what my employers pay and what my husband's employers pay that would be about $19,000 taxable income of which we don't have a dollar in our pockets to pay the tax. From the tax schedules I have looked at, our tax would increase by about 6,000. That's double what we would otherwise pay .
With Social Security that would add another several thousand. If McCain and Palin are elected folks I know are seriously talking about emigrating. Who could afford to live here?

ALSO, a family member who lives in Wasilla, Alaska, tells us that place is the METH capital of Alaska and implies that other shady stuff goes on there. Has anyone checked this out?


tom   October 23rd, 2008 9:39 pm ET

MIKE what do you think of that robot call from Mc cain camp or better known terrorist group known as the republican party that had a seven year old girl that answered the phone SCARED TO DEATH!


Vinny   October 23rd, 2008 9:39 pm ET

Let's begin a conversation here to everyone who is Pro McCain and Palin. Did you enjoy the Bush Administration? If yes, then I clearly can't convince you and I have no argument.

But if you didn't like it, if you were part of the 75%-85% who disapproved of him then why could you possibly expect a different result from another Republican Administration? Please use common sense here and vote for a Democrat. They are on your side people. Really they are! Stop voting against your best interests, and the best interest of this country.


Jim Chaney   October 23rd, 2008 9:39 pm ET

Micheal, I just recently watched this documentary that was called ("911 conspiracy") Im not sure who pruduced it however it was very well narrated and produced... Anyway, it went on to explain how the attack was actually perpetrated by elements of our government, and it went on to state these alleged facts, #1 the gold under the trade center was stolen and there was convoy found leaving IE they ~ someone new ahead of time to remove the gold,,#2 the was computer records recovered by a german company that proved there was insider trading that occured around the amount of $100,000,000 or billion that info was hab=nded over to the FBI and they still have not investigated it,#3 the owner of the building recently took out an insurance policy worth billions of dollars that specifically paid out for terrorist attacks and he wanted to be paid for each plane etc, #4 that flight 93 was not an authentic plane wreck, there were never any bodies found, it landed somewhere else and it was actually a different plane wreckage we saw as if it was just debris dumped in a whole , it was compared to similar plane crashes and it didnt add up, the med examiner said he never had any human bodies to examine, the phone calls where faked and its im possible to make the cell phone calls at those altitudes, and that one guy kept saying to his mom "do you believe me" and they have voice morphing technology, #5 the pentagon wasnt hit by the plane they said it was, they showed the engine (only one) that didnt belong to the plane they said crashed into the pentagon , they said it was either a cruise missle or a one engine jet (military) there was a very strong odor of cordite in the air (that was out of place) #6 they showed comments from firefighters and eyewitneses that stated there where numerous explosions in the twin towers as if it was actually demoed with tnt explosions, they stated how there were sectins that had beenshut down 2 weeks leading up to the attack, the bomb dogs where pulled off on the day of the attack, they showed the lobby had an explosion that could not have been from the initial attack, they explained how the heat found at the base of the building much later as molten steel no way could have come from the jet fuel,and the jet fuel was mostly burnt off on the initial impact.. and many more points it was an hour + long but it was very moving also it said that alot of the alleged hijackers have been proven to stillbe alive?
I know this isnt about the subject of the election however id really like to find a discussion group to tal;k more about this and id love to hear what your houghts are on this issue they realllly seemd to have there facts in order alot more than our government.....
thanks for your time in reading this
JC


Kim   October 23rd, 2008 9:39 pm ET

Micheal I disagree we may not know much about Palin but what do we know about Obama? No one really knew who he was until he started his campaign for president and we still don't know who he REALLY is.


Mary Lawrence Williams   October 23rd, 2008 9:39 pm ET

Your comments about race was music in the air!! This election would be a bit more complicated if it were a Powell/ Michael Moore ticket, what do you think Larry?.


Frank M   October 23rd, 2008 9:39 pm ET

Why has McCain as a prisoner of war, who was held against his will? Tortured, beaten and who knows what else. Why has he not been more vocal that the United States is doing the same torture and abuse that he himself went through? With the prisoner’s of Guantanamo Bay


Matt   October 23rd, 2008 9:40 pm ET

Hi Larry and Michael,
The biggest problem with Obama's economic plan is that if you threaten to tax the rich, (the people who understand fiscal responsibility) they will take their money out of this country and will send it to a country that doesn't penalize them for their gains and dividends. It will cripple the economy, not help it. Tax the rich, and they will pull their money out of the market and send it elsewhere. As Obama becomes more popular, notice how the market is tanking. It's already happening. The rich and their money are leaving this nation for a nation that won't penalize them for investing (risking) their wealth.
Thanks
Matt
Woodstock, NY


Tony   October 23rd, 2008 9:40 pm ET

How is it that Biden wasn't good enough to be a presidential candidate and not wanted by very many of the American population, but now he is good enough to be on the ticket in the number two position, and everyone questions Palin's ability and readiness to be.


Rocco Rotondo   October 23rd, 2008 9:40 pm ET

Mr Moore John McCains father died at age 70 his grandather died in his 60's. What are the chances that Mccain will live out his 4 years.You are right God help us if Palin becomes president


Mark Holliway   October 23rd, 2008 9:40 pm ET

Michael, even Angelo's Coney Island has gone down the tubes. I was in there a while back. There used to be a line out the door, and now the place is empty. That tells me a lot about how bad it is. Have you been there lately?

Thanks,

Mark Holliway
Flint, East side boy.


Robert Colbert   October 23rd, 2008 9:40 pm ET

HR 1424 had more Republicans voting against it in both the House and Senate - in the house it was 63 Dumbocrats and 108 Retardicans against the bailout - in the senate it was 9 Dumbocrats and 15 Retardicans. So why does Michael Moore think that the Republicans are the one responsible for this bailout?


Joe the Canadian   October 23rd, 2008 9:40 pm ET

Michael, I don't like a lot of your views, but if it gets real bad in the US you can come to Canada and live with me. I may not agree with you all the time but you are a great human.

Good luck


Lee Neuenschwander   October 23rd, 2008 9:40 pm ET

Are those "Plumbers for Obama" going to get anything done, or just stand there talking about it? Joe the Plumber would have had the job done by now, all by himself!


Bill Monroe   October 23rd, 2008 9:40 pm ET

Several years ago I heard someone ask Michael Moore if he invested his money earned from Farenheit 911 into the stock market and he answered that he would never put any money in the stock market and that it was a one big giant scam put over on middle and working class wage earners..............................oh how right he was!!!!

Michael, you are a true American Hero!!!


ALLEN GUTWIRTH   October 23rd, 2008 9:40 pm ET

DEAR MICHAEL, THE US IS PRINTING DOLLARS, HOW ABOUT BETWEEN NOW AND THE FIRST OF THE YEAR ON ALTERNATE WEEK FEDERAL WITHHOLDING TAX SHOULD NOT BE DEDUCTED
FROM WAGES. THIS WILL GIVE IMPETUS TO THE ECONOMY.


Nancy in Tennessee   October 23rd, 2008 9:40 pm ET

I wish more focus would be placed on what Michael stressed earlier about the very real possibility that Palin would become president during a McCain term.

Why isn't the media covering the fact that her husband was a member of a secessionist party in Alaska whose founder expressed hatred for America? And Sarah Palin participated in their convention this year, sending a welcome DVD for the group. This is big. And no one is talking about it.


Robert Peterson   October 23rd, 2008 9:40 pm ET

Hello Larry, I have watch3ed your show for years and love it.
I have to say tonight's show with Micheal Moore is one of the most enlightening and sobering shows I have seen.
It gives me hope for America.


Linda   October 23rd, 2008 9:40 pm ET

Michael, Do you think it important to see John McCain's Medical Records?


chandra Bambah   October 23rd, 2008 9:40 pm ET

Michael,

You tried to smack them with 9/11 Fahrenheit, you failed.

Hope it works this time.


lorraine - washington state   October 23rd, 2008 9:40 pm ET

Hey Michael – you make so much COMMON SENSE!! We need so many people out there like you!! -but, guy, you didn't answer my question – how much did you really spend on your wardrobe???????? Is Joe the Plumber buying pants so his crack doesn't show???? HOW MUCH DOES JOE THE PLUMBER SPEND ON HIS WARDROBE????!

Okay, okay – just an old grandma out there trying to have fun! Honestly, God bless you dear one – you speak for me – Joe the Plumber doesn't!! That was all a gimmick cooked up by the McCain campaign. Unfortunately there are many out there that will feed into the hatred, prejudice and ignorance McCain-Palin have spewed out – there is a very real chance they will get away with it too. Let's hope not – but they sure have been slick!!

Michael, on November 5, how can we start coming together to help our beloved country start to heal from the last 8 years? – want to know your suggestions – maybe we can all do SOMETHING no matter how trivial and useless we think it would be – if we all get together and work together YES WE CAN!!!!!


Nanette   October 23rd, 2008 9:40 pm ET

Im all for Obama for President we don't need another BUSH! and McCain keeps saying he is not another BUSH but he is. Michael Moore is correct he is 72 and if something happens to him then the next president is Palin that is just ridiculous she does not know anything about whats going on in this world and it would just be a disaster if she is our next president, can you imagine that Sarah Palin our president no I can imagine Hilary Clinton she is so much smarter in every way but not McCain and for his wife who would want her to be our next First Lady when she has stolen money from her own charity organization how could we even trust anyone like that.


Tim Cunningham   October 23rd, 2008 9:40 pm ET

Michael, I want to know what you think about all of the hate talk at Mccain rallies and they said to kill Obama! This happen when ML King and Robert Kennedy back in 1968


brock   October 23rd, 2008 9:40 pm ET

Does Mr. Moore not realize or does he just choose to ignore the fact that Democrats were in control of Congress and indeed in charge of subcommittees responsible for overseeing the financial sector? Does he actually believe that all of the blame should be placed on two individuals (Bush and McCain) who brought attention to the impending fiasco and called for action to prevent it while the Congress refused to investigate the situation with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Let us address the real problem in America, the fact that people are too lazy to work 50-60 hours a week like I do in all types of weather, but instead sit in front of the TV waiting for a handout from the government because they are stupid enough to believe a politician has their best interest at heart.


Joe (not the plumber) Ohio   October 23rd, 2008 9:40 pm ET

Everyone blames the Republicans for the current crisis. But in reallity its the Democrats who are the majority in the house. I prefer experience. Besides if Mr. McCain cannot show for his accomplishment then we can vote for Mr. Obama. Its a 4 year term. Its too much spending from the democrats. Just like a person who miss uses the credit card. Do you not think that Mr. Obama like the Democrats will do the same?


Dave   October 23rd, 2008 9:40 pm ET

Where have you invested your millions?


Jane   October 23rd, 2008 9:40 pm ET

Listen higher incomes get higher tax rates and the richer are generally taxed more than the poor. The problem with this country is that one to five percent have been making away with ninety percent of the entire countries capital wealth so if they have to pay higher taxes so be it.

This is how every civilised western country operates and that is part of how they can afford free education and healthcare. Any grownup who does not understand this basic concept is a raving idiot!


terry   October 23rd, 2008 9:40 pm ET

Hello Larry,

I couldn't have said it more better than Michael have on your show, references Joe the Plumber. This outrageous talk about Joe the Plumber has become the most, ignorant manner in which to lead a campaign. The only thing that this shows about McCain and Palin is that they are not focusing on the issues or using factual information to support the candidacy. Joe the Plumber is hear say, not factual. It just seems like everytime the McCain-Palin candidates hears something on the street, they respond like the two old women on the former t.v. show 227, all they need is an apartment stoop.

With all this talk about the misuse of money on Palin's clothing and the McCain campaign emphasizing Joe the Plumber, If I was Obama, I would come back with an add that shows a representative of Joe the Plumber walking into Neimen Marcus and it would say, " who is paying for this family to shop in this store?" McCain is too old to become in touch with Joe the Plumber or any other humanbeing in America.

Just for the record, this message is NOT endorsed by Barack Obama.


Greg Z   October 23rd, 2008 9:40 pm ET

Why is it that Michael Moore thinks America is stupid if they don't agree with him and vote the same way? That is what scares people about the liberal elite in Hollywood, New York and Washington. By the way, isn't most of Wall Street led by liberal slanted Democratic supporters? CNN is not balanced by having this guy talk uninterupted for 10 minutes at a time. What is next, Rush Limbaugh for an hour tomorrow? The fourth estate is dead CNN.


joanne from ontario canada   October 23rd, 2008 9:40 pm ET

Dear Mike,

Do you think Americans should hold elections like we do here in Canada. We only vote in minority governments, because if we are not satisfied we can call a new election and have that party voted out whether they have been in power a few months or a few years.


Tatianna   October 23rd, 2008 9:40 pm ET

As a first time voter, I would like to know why McCain is saying that Obama is going to raise taxes on the working class and small businesses when we know that Obama's tax plan will benefit them?


Cory   October 23rd, 2008 9:40 pm ET

In a set of "talking points" on the church's Web site, Wright proclaims himself an exponent of "black liberation theology." He cites James Cone, a distinguished professor at New York's Union Theological Seminary, whom he credits for having "systematized" this strain of Christianity.

Here is a quote from Cone, explaining black liberation theology (hat tip: Spengler, a pseudonymous columnist for the Asia Times):

Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community.... Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love.

Could Obama really have been unaware for all these years that his spiritual mentor follows a racially adversarial theology, one that demands of God that he be "for us and against white people" and that he participate "in the destruction of the white enemy"? It doesn't exactly sound like the sort of change we can believe in.


MJ - California   October 23rd, 2008 9:40 pm ET

I'm not a Republican but I used to believe that John McCain was trying to serve his country, honestly and to the best of his ability. Then after he lost to GWB it was like he lost his way and now it seems he's turned his soul over to GOP hacks. Are the dirty politics, negative mud-slinging the fault of bozos like Rove or is this the real John McCain showing up for his last hoorah?


cruz   October 23rd, 2008 9:41 pm ET

Michael,
How does $1,500 tax break (for new hires)help small business and how long will a small business owner be able to keep that worker for? Let me help you with that its about 200 hrs @ $7.50 hr pay rate and that doesn't not include any taxes. By the way can someone please explain to me why Obama had to mention that he could disown his white gradmother? Especially the "White" part...And why is he shying away from Jessie Jackson?


Sangeeta   October 23rd, 2008 9:41 pm ET

Can you guys comment about an article on The Nation magazine by Sydney Schanberg about Senator McCain's role in suppressing information about POWs left behind in Vietnam?


Joan Devoe   October 23rd, 2008 9:41 pm ET

Thank you Michael.
I am so glad you are on Larry King Live tonight. It is good to hear a voice of reason in this insane world. I thought the Republicans love Christian values, so I am shocked that they do not want to "spread the wealth around." WWJD? Didn't Jesus want us to take care of each other? Am I not my brother's keeper? What about the fishes and the loaves? Did Jesus say, "You're on your own?" or did he share the food with the masses? Why won't a country want its people to be healthy and well-educated?
Loved your movie "Slacker Uprising." Thanks for sharing it.


Dyan   October 23rd, 2008 9:41 pm ET

when will Michael Moore run for president? And what party will he be affiliated with?


Greg, New Waterford, Canada   October 23rd, 2008 9:41 pm ET

Michael,

Why is it that GM/Ford/Chrysler haven't bought one of the licenses from the MDI Air Car when most other Asian car makers have.

A car that runs on compressed air, is pollution free and can run at 70 mph seems to be something that would be in high demand. Tata Motors, of India, is working on having the first production air cars available in 2009.

Why aren't the American car makers buying these licenses and increasing demand for their products and thus increasing jobs in America.

Greg S.


June   October 23rd, 2008 9:41 pm ET

Do really believe the money grubbing Republican elite will allow President Obama to change the way business has been done for so long? Don't you think they will do everything in their power to bring him down? They will not stop their hatred and division even after he is elected, it's up to the American people to do their part AFTER the election, that's my belief. Obama is a human being not a God.


Nancy Brown   October 23rd, 2008 9:41 pm ET

I've heard talk about the Florida 'bible belt' and the assumption that they'll vote Republican as a block. I've recently heard from a friend there, a long-time conservative Republican, who says he and his family, though they'd never thought they'd vote for a Black for President, are this year voting for Biden over Palin. They'll vote Democrat for the first time ever. Maybe there are more in that area who think the way they do.


Tab   October 23rd, 2008 9:41 pm ET

Hi Larry,

This Sarah Palin issue is really simple to me. She could not name ANY newspapers or mags that she reads to stay in touch with foreign affairs. Would you be comfortable if your doctor could not name any medical journals that s/he reads to stay current? Sheesh- where are the standards in this country???


carol kesling   October 23rd, 2008 9:41 pm ET

to michael h, the gop and fox news are siamese twins.. especially SEAU hannity WHAT A JERK !!!!!!!!!!


simon   October 23rd, 2008 9:41 pm ET

Michael,
In your opinion did the 2000 election signal the "end of the empire" for the U.S.?


JOSEPH MATEUS   October 23rd, 2008 9:41 pm ET

Larry, Please ask Michael Moore to denounce these right wing fascists who took the wrong name "republicans". They are not true republicans but wolves in sheep clothing. They should change the name of their party to Big Corporations and Interests Party (BCIP) and stop misleading the people. Because a republic is a constitutional system of government, which means RE: > REPRESENTATION and PUBLIC: > PEOPLE, so it is a form of government of the representatives of the people, therefore a government for the people, of the people, from the people. It derives its power from the people, not the big special interests and corporations. Thus in a republic all different political parties operate, some for the left, others in the middle and yet others in the right of the political spectrum. Anybody Who believes in the institution of the republic as opposed to anachronistic narcissism is a republican, including the democrats. As a matter of fact true democracy can only fully express itself within a constitutional framework where the power derives from the people.


Evelyn Coleman   October 23rd, 2008 9:41 pm ET

Would you consider a role in an Obama White House? I love you and feel you have great insight and empathy for those who need it most.


Chris   October 23rd, 2008 9:41 pm ET

time for the US to grow up!


Sidney   October 23rd, 2008 9:41 pm ET

Does any one else think that maybe we need a person in office to run the united states and not be so worryed about every other country but his own. We need some one who is worryed about here at home and not a war that we are never going to win and spend money that we need here to help Mr. Every Day the people working in departent stores for $300 a week and are haveing a hard time paying there bills and buying gas to go to work. We need some one who is welling to help us not his billion dollar friends


Deanna   October 23rd, 2008 9:41 pm ET

The economy problems we face today is shared responsibility between both parties.


Glenda   October 23rd, 2008 9:41 pm ET

Why do people refer to John McCain as an American Hero? He was a member of the armed forces – that does not automatically make you a hero. Being captured does not make you a hero. Crashing planes does not make you a hero. AND, I remember marching with thousands of others to protest the very war McCain was captured in. If anything, I and the others who protested were the heros – we got McCain out!


Richard Pawley   October 23rd, 2008 9:41 pm ET

Doesn't Michael Moore realize that it was mostly the Democrats who refused oversight? He is so filled with propaganda. Yes, there is plenty of blame to go around on both sides of the aisle. We can't have an FDR program because the United States has been broke for years. Even during the Clinton era HALF of all the money spent by the government was borrowed. Who is going to loan us any more money to spend? We can of course just print it and that is what we will do and the result will what we call inflation.


Sandra Cepoi   October 23rd, 2008 9:41 pm ET

Hi Mike,

I am one of your fans, but I often find that you exagerate some things, just to underline a (ussualy valid )point, and this is partially the reason why I find the tag of "controversial" is attached to you (the rest is as you say, because of ignorance). For example, in Sicko, when you took those 6 americans to Cuba to get medical care..... As a previous citizen (and physician) of a former socialist country, I felt somewhat ofended. The average cuban does not have acces to the kind of care that those 6 americans received in Havana for propaganda sake, and suggesting that this care is available to the regular cubans is obviously exageration. However, I strongly support universal health care, better education system, and I feel that these exagerations might undermine these causes. However, I still love you and seen/read a lot of your movies/books.


Jim Mann   October 23rd, 2008 9:41 pm ET

Michael Moore for PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOO!

MICHAEL MICHAEL MICHAEL

Everything you say is right on the money. Why do you think that there are so many mid to low class americans backing Mccain? Are hey just not educated? Or is it a race thing? I say just vot for the white half.....yeah! Obama!


alan Wasser   October 23rd, 2008 9:41 pm ET

PLEASE TELL THOSE PLUMBERS TO STOP PLAYING WITH THEMSELVES AND DO SOME WORK.
ALSO CHANGE THEIR SHIRTS TO "IDIOTS FOR MICHAEL MOORE"
LARRY YOUR LOOSING YOUR CREDABILITY!!!!!


Lisa   October 23rd, 2008 9:41 pm ET

Can you explain how gas prices have dropped 60 cents a gallon in the last two week while we have our stock market crashing? It doesnt make sense. Does this show that Gas prices were really being manipulated for the last year and a half?


Mike Tennessee   October 23rd, 2008 9:41 pm ET

Why are the wall street "Fat Cats" not being brought up on Charges, and their fortunes taken away for their criminal activities?


John and Gail Craigmile   October 23rd, 2008 9:41 pm ET

Hi Michael and Larry,
Something that has been bothering me... McCain is always putting Obama down on his thoughts on "Socialized Medicine". I would just like to point out that McCain and all of his family have had the government pay for his medical bills (socialized medicine, right) for his entire life. His grandfather, father, then himself were military, then he continued getting all medical paid for as a benefit of being a senator. I have never heard of him trying to change policies and laws to get his own benefits reduced or discontinued.


john derynda   October 23rd, 2008 9:41 pm ET

Mr Moore: As part of spreading the wealth would you be opposed to random drug testing of any individual benefiting from social security disability, welfare or any other type unemployment benifits and if tested positive be temporarily cut off from those benifits

John Derynda-Pompano Beach Florida


Kim McCallister - Flint MI   October 23rd, 2008 9:41 pm ET

Hi Michael. I'm a Davison Alumni – 1978. I saw you get stopped by a teacher and asked why you didn't have a hall pass – you were on the board of education! Would you please tell the American people that "Foreclosure Phil" Gram is a co-chair on McCain's campaign and that he is also McCains economic advisor? That might help some of the undecided make up their mind to vote for Obama!

Love your documentaries!
Kim McCallister
Unfortunately Flint MI


Louise and her twin Sister   October 23rd, 2008 9:42 pm ET

My sister and I are totally addicted to CNN and especially to your show, Larry.

We are soooo impressed with Michael Moore on your show tonight. This man is so impressive, so smart, so calm in his view point based on The Real Truth.

Kudos to you Larry, for seeing the value in having Michael Moore as a guest during these dangerous times to make clear what is true and not true.

Bless, you, Michael Moore for staying out in the front trenches and reporting to the rest of us what the Generals are really doing in this battle.

I was most impressed with Michael's point that the Republicans have continued to take care of only the wealthy with this bail out. It is my deepest desire that the U.S. comes out of its deep sleep and votes to put a brilliant and transformational man (Obama) into the Presidency.

We Canadians pay close attention because with the U.S. going down, we have been greatly affected (badly). Wish we could vote for Obama, too...but hope someone will read this and vote for Obama for us.

God bless Larry King and Michael Moore, and God bless America!!!

Your Neighbours to the North Who Care Very Much


J Q Public   October 23rd, 2008 9:42 pm ET

Obama may have made the statement about 57 states. I don't know I didn't hear it, but big deal. I remember When George H W Bush
Starting his speach on September 7th. thanking everyone for joining him on Pearl Harbor Day


john dederick   October 23rd, 2008 9:42 pm ET

Whatca think michael?

How frigthen are you about are military returning from Iraq to potentionally putting down civil unrest and civilian disobedience "Thats Us!". There has been alot of stastac about Obama beening shot after he is elected yet before he takes office. This Posse Comitatus is on the verge of being repealed which would mean game over for are constitutional rights. I mean Austraila just adoted the Chinese firewall systems on its internet! nothing seems 2 farfetched!!


b.k.j.   October 23rd, 2008 9:42 pm ET

is it true that michael moore is against isreal.


David Tendler   October 23rd, 2008 9:42 pm ET

Michael,
With the stock market in a nose dive, can you imagine where our impending retirees would be if Social Security had been privitized, as John McCain supported?


Fran - Phoenix, AZ   October 23rd, 2008 9:42 pm ET

Larry,

Please ask Michael his opinion on the comments made by Michele Bachman and other McCain surrogates (and VP choice) that Obama and many democrats are Anti-American.


Brian   October 23rd, 2008 9:42 pm ET

Just wondering if your plumbers need Joes help?
They are taking a long time reading the instructions, not getting alot done?


susieq in Palmyra   October 23rd, 2008 9:42 pm ET

Hello Larry and Michael!!
Just wanted to say that one of the biggest problem with the stock market is you used to be able to put some in foreign market and some in US market with the thinking that if one gets hit you still have some kind of backup to balance it out. But with the US being the leader and free trade agreement that has cancelled that out and now millions are being lost. Many people losing their jobs, homes etc... How would you propose a more secure future with pensions and 401k's.... I just dont understand how Xerox employees are losing their very hard earn money and retirement becuase of this. Xerox made their money from these people who spent there whole life for that company. My husband is a union worker with 401k in his mid 50's so of course I am concerned....


Gregg in Grand Terrace   October 23rd, 2008 9:42 pm ET

Mr. Moore, have you ever thought about this: Lets just say McCain wins, highly unlikely, but let's say he does. He has said we will stay in Iraq until our soldiers come back with "honor" whatever that means. There is no dishonor in leaving a country after your job there is done. Has anyone thought that there will be such a backlash by the minorities in this country that the Volunteer army will be depleted to the point where we will have a new draft in this country. If the draft is restored, I would hope it would be a no deferment draft. It would be interesting to see how long the war would drag on if this happened to occur.


Covered   October 23rd, 2008 9:42 pm ET

Really, if Obama does not win this election I think I will just have to puke. America wants change now, they don't want a second Bush. I don't care how much McCain bses about 'change,' he's an old man living in a changed world, and he's too stubborn to realize that. Obama is an energetic, strong, and intelligent man who knows how the world works today.

Oh and by the way, here's the Republican plan: McCain will die in office, and Palin will take charge. Micheal put up a very good point in the (ongoing) interview: Can you really vote for McCain when you know that Palin could take office during his term if he passes away? It's not a laughing matter, the average American male dies at 75. Just think about that when you're in that voting booth.

(McCain is 72, if you didn't hear Moore)


Steven Brescia   October 23rd, 2008 9:42 pm ET

Do you think that the majority of the money being drained from the stock market is coming from independent investors or is the drainage coming from corporate and hedge fund contributers?


Terrie Davis   October 23rd, 2008 9:42 pm ET

Why are people (mccain supporters) acting like the reality of "the more you make the more they take" is not being applied already? At least with Obamas plan he will be helping way more people than are being helped today! We (people who make under 30,000/yr – we dont even have to go as high as 200,000) are suffering due to this and we work just as hard as the "joe the plumbers" hoping to buy a business one day. We all have that dream I'm sure; But, we get taxed so much we cant even get to that point to save or get a loan because of the net amount we take home. Also, if you know anything about income tax, small business and big business always get the tax cuts and loop holes that help them out at the end of the year. Who do John Mccain think they are fooling? WE SHOULD SPREAD THE WEALTH AROUND! Its not about us individually; its about helping others once we have been blessed and that's what makes the world a better place. Also, if our money is not taxed, we will be able to spend with businesses and the business will make more and be able to employ more people. Thank you


Jessica in Charleston, SC   October 23rd, 2008 9:42 pm ET

Michael – In your movie "Sicko", you highlight the efforts of then First Lady HIllary Clinton in trying to improve health care in the United States. Do you feel the Barack Obama can do as much for health care in America as Hillary Clinton would have?


charles   October 23rd, 2008 9:42 pm ET

hey mike you a good man. do you think that. we will have a recount in fla. again? they are trying to still the election now so hum.


Franklin Yartey   October 23rd, 2008 9:42 pm ET

Michael:

What is your greatest fear right now?

Bowling Green State University


NEITHER DEMOCRAT NOR REPUBLICAN   October 23rd, 2008 9:42 pm ET

to Richard Garde

The 700 billion bail out is socialism. Let me say this louder!
THE 700 BILLION BAIL OUT IS SOCIALISM. YES, WE HAVE ALREADY MOVED TOWARDS SOCIALISM. BUSH, MCCAIN, PALIN ALL ADVOCATED FOR IT!

THE 700 BILLION BAIL OUT IS SOCIALISM
THE 700 BILLION BAIL OUT IS SOCIALISM
THE 700 BILLION BAIL OUT IS SOCIALISM
THE 700 BILLION BAIL OUT IS SOCIALISM]
THE 700 BILLION BAIL OUT IS SOCIALISM

NOW DO YOU GET IT???


Chad   October 23rd, 2008 9:42 pm ET

Michael,

Do you believe Obama's safety is at risk if he were to become president, seeing how much hatred has been brewing amonst McCain/Palin supporters?

Thank you


Marie Duffy   October 23rd, 2008 9:42 pm ET

I am an American who has lived in Canada for the past 10 years. For nearly 30 years, I've proudly voted in Presidential elections and have always voted for the Democratic party. I will be sending my absentee ballot this weekend, and for the first time, I am leaning toward voting for the McCain/Palin ticket. I've even considered in writing in Hillary Clinton. While there are several areas I do not agree with the McCain/Palin, there are more even more areas of the Obama/Biden ticket I oppose. In particular, I question Obama's purchase of the presidency, outspending McCain 4 to 1. Obama's marketing campaign certainly outweighs Palin's mere wardrobe expenditure. Why isn't there more attention to how Obama is buying his way to the White House?


Seri   October 23rd, 2008 9:42 pm ET

Michael,
I fear that Bush will create some incident so that he can declare martial law soon, or that he is planning some final stab in the back to us all before he leaves office. What are your thoughts on this?


Kim   October 23rd, 2008 9:42 pm ET

Let's get the facts straight about the redistrubution of wealth in this country under a Republican regime where the rich have gotten richer and more people have fallen below the poverty line and the middle class is more crunched every day. Economic inequality corresponds with poor health and education indicators.


Dr. TH   October 23rd, 2008 9:42 pm ET

I so appreciate Michael's honesty, humility, and quest for change through the revealing of the truth and being the spokesperson of truth and hopefully the instrument of change (much needed). Thank you, you're the best!

My Question: How would you rate our financial stability today? Who would you say is the best person (between Obama and McCain) to dig us out of the financial hole we're in?

Thanks so much and keep being you Michael.


William (Bill) Rozenblad   October 23rd, 2008 9:42 pm ET

According to reliable sources, Sarah Palin's governing philosophy was shaped by her political mentor, former governor Wally Hickel. Hickel is a member of the Alaska Independence Party, which as reported, espouses greater autonomy for Alaska, olr even separation from the United States. Her husband, Todd Palin, as reported, is not a member of the party now, but he was registered as an AIP voter at different periods of his life totaling 7 years. Sarah Palin has never been a member, it is said, but attended a party conference in her hometown of Wasilla. As reported, Hickel advocates an "economy of the commons," which would place the state's vast energy and mineral wealth in the hands of the state government and its citizens. Given this background information on Palin and her husband, isn't she just the epitome of a demagogue for referring to to others as anti- Americans and socialists?


Bill   October 23rd, 2008 9:42 pm ET

Michael, While I agree with you on nearly all areas, I must try to disuade you from criticizing "the top 5%" of the country's income earners. I fall well into that category because I have special skills and have worked VERY hard for many years to be the best in the world at what I do. The downturn has taken away 60% of my savings. Nobody is stealing anything. It is a market collapse and it is worldwide.

That being said, you still make more than I do. Are you stealing? I don't think you are, but your statement about the top 5% being at fault is inflammatory and not at all true.


lisa   October 23rd, 2008 9:42 pm ET

Michael, In your opinion do you think greed or plain old stupidity got our economy into the mess we are currently in??


Jerry D   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

Larry, you promised to have two Republicans appear after Michael Morre on your show in the interest of fairness. Do you really consider 50 minutes of Moore & 10 minutes of Medved "equal time"?


ken kondrasky   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

larry , howcome you are not reporting on the possibility that mr obama might not have ben born in the u.s. ?


Kathy Sandru   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

HI, Larry and Michael:

Regardless of who becomes President, we still will have a majority of the same old Senators and House of Representative members. Don't you think we as Americans should support and enforce term limits so that we can enact real change and diversity from both parties?


Marshall   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

Ask Mr. Moore how the Military can be ran by a man thats never served before. That would be like asking your mechanic to give you a hair cut!!

McCain all the Way. Keep the U.S. strong and support the troops


Gina   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

What is your contribution to help Obama win the election?


Justin   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

Mr. Moore,

What do you think Barack Obama will have to do with hotheaded countries such as Iran and North Korea? It seems that McCain supports the "Let's Bomb Them!" policy that we have used for years.


todd   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

Micheal wonders why he is controversial? his words, his words! !
he is a bag of hot air, blames issues on one side of the fence, where in reality we all are in this together, some Moore than others !


michael k   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

hi larry nice to have michael on your show i think michael talks the real stuff my question is to michael my childhood days was wonderful people on the streets smiling ,talking, streets were busy ,bussiness was boming ,will these days come back with obama .


Ed   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

Why is it that democrats are not hitting back on assertions from the republicans that some people don't pay taxes just because they don't pay income tax? the republicans make it seem that these people are shiftless and don't work and pay into the system when they are just the working poor. And they still pay payroll taxes, sales taxes, etc...


Joan Devoe   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

Thank you Michael.
I am so glad you are on Larry King Live tonight. It is good to hear a voice of reason in this insane world. I thought the Republicans love Christian values, so I am shocked that they do not want to "spread the wealth around." WWJD? Didn't Jesus want us to take care of each other? Am I not my brother's keeper? What about the fishes and the loaves? Did Jesus say, "You're on your own?" or did he share the food with the masses? Why won't a country want its people to be healthy and well-educated?
Loved your movie "Slacker Uprising." Thanks for sharing it.


David   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

What happens if it's determined that Obama can not be President because he wasn't born in the United States?


Terry   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

No Palin will not outlaw birth control... where do you get your dribble ...she's quite clear that everyone to their own...but her personal opinions are hers. ... stop and listen to both parties... no spewing necessary.

I'm Catholic... I used birth control...I understand why some resort to abortion. Would I do it no.... do I care if you do it...no.

Again you can't be part of the mindless and mesmerized in any part of your life... but you are entitled to your opinions without someone raging at you... you can't continue to spew "frivolous rhetoric " with no meat.


sophia   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

obama for president is great idea it time for a real change, enough of of a failing economy. time for us to wake up and see what is happening to our beloved country.


TAS   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

Mr. Moore

I want to THANK YOU for your unwavering PATRIOTISM!!!
America NEEDS to REMEMBER WHY we are GREAT...and it's NOT because we believe we are GREAT but because we KNOW we can BE better! Anyway my question is about your own availability to fans, specifically fans stationed in Iraq. During my first deployment as soon as I saw the ...I don't know what you would call it...."terrorcide" maybe..

The misstreatment of the people of Iraq by some of those of us in uniform I wanted NOTHING more than to share with you the horor's I was witnessing.....so I emailed you......18 times!

But I NEVER got ANY reply? I understadn that you are busy....
but too busy to get back to a deployed soldier? Anyway theirs 12 more days for Bush...is it too late to formally accuse the "Thief President"...or as most of the mindless media calls it "Impeach"

Are we just going to let him get away with all the lies he told the American people? To me America NEEDS to move forward by taking care of unfinished business....including those in power who misslead 4,200 BRAVE Americans to a country they would NEVER leave. It's not TOO LATE RIGHT? IMPEACH!!! IMPEACH!!! IMPEACH!!!

No more PAIN...No to Palin & McCain!

Sorry if my ideas are scattered...blame the unYIELDING PTSD!
Keep FIGHTING MIke


kevin lee   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

Powell's endorsement of Obama was NOT racist ! GET REAL !
Powell is as true and real as you can get.
He left bush because he knew he was wrong, I admire that.
Powell loves this country and he has hope too, thats why he, and I are crossing party lines to hopefully get a great president this time.
OBAMA 2008


st   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

Sara Palin at best can be a good maid in white house.

Do you agree.


James F. Follwell   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

Would Mr. Moore comment on the fact that the recent Canadian national election was accomplished in 37 days and that the voting process is done with a standard paper ballot across the whole of the nation from Atlantic to Pacific to the Arctic Oceans?

PS. Mr. Moore is indeed a talented person. I wish him the best. Thank you Larry King


Dixie   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

I heard a Vietnam Vet recently talking about other Vets of that time period, and he said that most of them have died, or are permanently disabled, as he is. Anybody who has been through so much mental & physical abuse could not possibly be capable of dealing with the stress and demands of the office of the Presidency. Especially after the past 8 years of abuse of power. That alone should give people a sense of doing what is best for the country. I was very surprised that McCain had chosen to use his pow status to get voted into office. He didn't do it the last time.


Bev   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

Mike, what do you think of foreign dependence, Americans used to buy General Motor Cars, large corporate companies used American workers, do you not think this has made a fundmental impact on the economics of the country


joe america   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

Dear Larry,

I am Joe the average American, and I was wondering if you could ask Mr. Moore what he thinks about Obama's questionable citizenship, or about his experience as a leader. He has led the state of Illinois for the past few years and today more people have been killed in Chicago than Iraq in the past six months, the state pension fund $44 billion in debt; worst in the country, and the cook county (Chicago) sales tax is the highest I the country at 10.25%. I was just wondering what Mr. Moore had to say about these topics, or if he was planning on making another "documentary," which I would like to say you found an amazing editor for. And finally I just want to say, Michael you were great in Team America. Thank you gentlemen.


J Mags   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

Do you think the Obama/Biden campaign should play up Palin's $150K wardrobe story?


Al Sniff   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

A question for Michael, Have you heard the nickname "Songbird McCain"?
A name gave to traitor McCain by Hanoi Hilton


mike, virginia   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

Please, the main culprits are Rep Frank, Sen Dodd, Sen Schumer, Sen Reid, Rep Murtha, Speaker Pelosi...if you want to "get" those responsible for teh financial mess just look at Congress and the lobbiests. Look at who ran FANNIE MAE and FREDDIE MAC, and who provided oversight!

The longer Moore is on your show the more foolish he looks.


Todd in TC   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

Hi Michael – Thanks for your advocacy and passion. I also appreciate the way the State Theater has become such a positive presence in our community. You've put your money where your mouth is. :)


Esther Gabbrielli   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

If I can sue people for libel and slander, why can't Political candidates do the same?
I recall the trend that Carol Burnett started by suing The National Enquirer many years ago. She won.
I AM SO TIRED of the obvious lies and distortion. Is there no legal recourse?
Secondly, I have been receiving Robocalls.. I am on the national no call list. What happened there? Are my legal and privacy rights no longer protected>
I chose not to hear lies or have my children listen to lies when they pick up the phone.


Barbara   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

As a Canadian I have one question.

As Americans do you want a President Palin?

I would encourage every voting American to read the history related to the fall of the Roman Empire. Of the top seven reasons for the fall, America demonstrates the top five.


Lorene   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

Mr. Moore,

We so thankful that we live in America; where there is a rule
–one man - one vote. Another Reality Check.


Donna Wilson   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

Michael,

Have you considered making your next movie tracking down those theives on Wall Street that are taking millions of bonues?


Karome   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

AT LEAST MR.OBAMA IS HELPING, WHEN HE SAID NO ADDITIONAL TAXES FOR THOSE OF US EARNING $250000.00 A YEAR. PALIN DOESN`T EVEN WANT TO PAY TAXES ON THE GIFTS SHE GOT TO COVER HER NAKEDNESS [150000.00] AND THIS IS HAPPENING WHILE SHE IS RUNNING............... WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF SHE GET TO THE WHITE HOUSE. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SUPPORTING MR.OBAMA EARNS MORE THAN 250000.00 A YEAR


AL   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

I totally agree with most of what your guest Michael Moore brings to light . The sad part of this situation is that because of ignorance and some religious zealots who are at the same time still entrenched in the ideas of race or racism, even in this day and time, and are unwilling or incapable of thinking for themselves, that they may just vote party line bringing people into power that may take this country even deeper into trouble. But even if Senator Obama looses this election, a lot of people have realized many things and are now a bit more aware of what is really going on. It almost reminds me of what was going on in 1968 with the double standards. Thanks.


Kim   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

Michael, you are right-on! You know the answers and aren't afraid to stand up for it. I respect you and I think you are brillant! Keep it up!
Kim in KC


leslie   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

thank you michael for being what we need. You are the only person who speaks the truth. I support everything you say and do. I am an HR676 advocate and I feel like maybe socialism is ok..lets see the explanation for privatizing profits and gains and yet socializing their losses. Why can't we stand up and do something. I can't believe m life...i think maybe a little socialism is ok. you become a socialist when you are 65?


Linda   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

Is Michael going to do a spotlight on the unhealthy US food industry?

highlighting all the poisons packed into processed food ( high fructose corn syrup, bromated bleached flours, cheap soybean oils– in everything causing major hormonal unbalances? and how our veggies are grown in unhealthy soil or how our meat is totally unhealthy?


Speaking clearly in MI   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

Heres an idea: send Cheney out on one of his hunting trips w Palin. He gets confused btwn birds and people. They look so much alike. hahahah


Wendy   October 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm ET

So, Michael, if the worst of the worst happens and McCain wins, and dies in office, and Palin takes over, do you think would there be a coup in this country,or just an impeachment?

And isn't it funny, only after Powell endorsed Obama, that McCain starts to really dis Bush?


Carla S   October 23rd, 2008 9:44 pm ET

Hello everyone/Larry King – MAY WE DISCUSS THE STATEMENT THAT BIDEN MADE re Obama being tested? What I don't understand is everyone is questioning the statement that Biden made re: Obama will be tested. Here's the deal – he said "OBAMA" because that's who he feel will be the next President. He didn't say McCain because he/I/majority of the folks don't feel that McCain will be the next President.

I don't understand why no one has said this – no one has figured it out. Everything I say re: the Presidency – I say Obama's name. ...but at the same time, it will apply to whomever is in the chair. I, just as Biden, say Obama because that's who we feel will be the next President – NOT because he is inexperienced. DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Leslie   October 23rd, 2008 9:44 pm ET

I hope that the audience does not believe those are REAL plumbers in the back of Michael Moore. They have done nothing but measure the sink and bend over under the sink.
I would like to know how much Michael or Larry pays in taxes. I know my husband makes over the $250K that Obama plans to tax and redistribute our taxes ($$) Our taxes are almost 50% when we finally write that final check on April 15


Sue, Louisville, CO   October 23rd, 2008 9:44 pm ET

Michael Moore? Larry, you are so in the tank you wouldn't know objective journalism if it threw you a life preserver while you were treading water in that tank just to keep your head above water. Most of those on this blog prove my point. No logical arguments, just venomous, spiteful comments which highlight their lack of knowledge about this campaign. May God have mercy on the USA


George   October 23rd, 2008 9:44 pm ET

Question for Michael,
Been watching the show for about 45 min. Just what are those plumbers doing in the background What type of repair ?


Janet   October 23rd, 2008 9:44 pm ET

Be sure and watch Sarah Paline on Hannity tonight. If you missed it while watching King, it will be on again at 9 to 10 on the west coast.


Carol   October 23rd, 2008 9:44 pm ET

Larry, thank you so much for having Michael on tonight. At least Michael has the guts to talk about subjects some people don't have the guts to talk about and alot of us are thinking. We still dislike the nasty compaign McCain/Palin are running. We are voting for Obama. We have had enough of the last 8 years, and we need a change and a younger man in office. Good luck Michael, great idea of the Plumbers for Obama, need to make a commercial about this for Obama.


Mary K   October 23rd, 2008 9:44 pm ET

Have you noticed OBAMA's followers? They are both black and white people who are voting for him. So the black people can't play the race card. If anyone should play the race card is McCain. I don't see any black people voting for him. LOL HMMM I am so sick of TV playing the race card on OBAMA. Give me a fricking break. This country has come along way but the black people still want to play the race card. Most of the people that are black are only voting for OBAMA because he is black but they won't admit it. I am white and I am voting for OBAMA because we can't take 4 more years of Bush.


Edmund   October 23rd, 2008 9:44 pm ET

Rush seems like a Klansman to me.....but that's just the people who like fair and smart comments

Read the Bible people


David   October 23rd, 2008 9:44 pm ET

Michael Moore can go back to Canada. Why do we care so much about what this man has to say? Do we actually feel that he's so qualified? What about the rest of America's opinion? How about someone who is down to Earth and didn't have to make outrageous movies to get noticed?


Jan   October 23rd, 2008 9:44 pm ET

In the 3rd presidential debate, John McCain made a comment regarding Canadian health care in relation to Barrack Obama's proposal. I would like Michael Moore to explain the benefits of the Canadian Health system to the Americans, by the way I am Canadian.


EDWARD DUFF   October 23rd, 2008 9:44 pm ET

THANK GOD FOR MICHEAL MOORE-I'M A UNION MAN 46 YRS -DIS-ABLED THE LAST 6 YRS DENIED SSDI.
WAKE UP AMERICA I WORKED 8 DAYS A WEEK IN THE PRINTING
TRADE PAYED THE MAX INTO SS MOST OF MY LIFE


Carroll Daubendiek   October 23rd, 2008 9:44 pm ET

Hi, Former ? american now in Canada.
Re: Palin wardrobe...and the McCain/Bush wives.

A $150g for Paline, and heard that at the convention, Mrs McCain's outfit was over $300, 000, Laura Bush over $100, 000.

Guess things have kind of changed for the Republicans since Nixon's Checkers speech

RepublicansI should say this—that Pat doesn't have a mink coat. But she does have a respectable Republican cloth coat. And I always tell her that she'd look good in anything.

Sort of amusing, I think. Have fun guys.


NotBlindedByTheLights   October 23rd, 2008 9:44 pm ET

DON'T YOU PEOPLE KNOW WHY WE ARE IN THIS FINANCIAL MESS???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? The stock market hates OBAMA!!!!! EVERYONE that I know...I mean EVERYONE is bailing out of the market because OUR AMERICA (well, the one we just had 3 short months ago) is evaporating before our very eyes. We are well on our way to the end of free enterprise. I would much rather have BIG BROTHER looking over my shoulder than him managing my checkbook!!!!! In fact, my family will be taxed SO HEAVILY under OBAMA ...I might as well just quit my job ...and go on welfare... with all the kickbacks I will get under Obama...I will make MORE money by sitting on my -!!!!!!

ps. Michael Moore is the MOST dilusional voice in America today. Truly the King of SPIN!! Obama has NOTHING ON YOU MICHAEL!!! Congratulations!


Dilberta   October 23rd, 2008 9:44 pm ET

Corrupt voting machines, stolen elections, suppressing voting? How did America get so far from being a democracy? And why isn't there a furor uprising that sweeps this away?

Why aren't we on our knees in gratitude that someone who is thoughtful, enlightened, open to ideas – and kind – actually wants to run for the office of president.

I don't understand how we got here. If we could figure that out, maybe we'd know where to start fixing this. How ever did it get to this?


June   October 23rd, 2008 9:44 pm ET

Thanks Michael...I ordered copies of "Slacker Uprising" by the way. I'm giving them as Christmas presents.


Sara   October 23rd, 2008 9:45 pm ET

I was so excited to see Micheal on TV tonight! I really admire his work! Thanks for being a voice for the voiceless!


Rocky Lozano   October 23rd, 2008 9:45 pm ET

are we looking to be better off the first 4 years with either presidential canidate? if so which looks like we have a chance to climb out of these 3 major problems, economy, war, and health care? forget whi I support i simply do not see anything getting better for the first 4 years, only someone trying to stand in front of the camera telling us things will get better.


Paul Scott   October 23rd, 2008 9:45 pm ET

My family is trying to convince me to vote for McCain because they say that Obama will tax small businesses on their gross income of 250,000 and above. I have been trying to tell them that Obama is going to tax net income of 250,000 or above. I having a hard time trying to convince them.


Ben in Guam   October 23rd, 2008 9:45 pm ET

To Michael Moore.

I know you are friends with the pop singer Madonna. Madonna on her recent tour compared John McCain to Adolf Hitler. What do you think about that? Is Madonna irrational to compare McCain to Hitler? You know Madonna what do you think?


John Bodenham   October 23rd, 2008 9:45 pm ET

I was wondring why Barrack didn't select Colin Powell for his vp


Sharon   October 23rd, 2008 9:45 pm ET

Hey Larry, How many plumbers for Obama does it take to fix Moore's sink? Are they spreading Moore's wealth? I bet Joe the Plumber could have gotten that sink fixed in half the time, and by himself!


jim Krause   October 23rd, 2008 9:45 pm ET

I am confused about all of the discussion of Socialism from Gov. Palin.
Isn't Alaska the only state in the Union that writes a check to every adult every year from a fund established by the oil companies? Isn't this Socialism?


Sharon Fells   October 23rd, 2008 9:45 pm ET

THANK YOU Michael Moore – I've not seen any of your movies; however, I watched you tonight and certainly appreciate your candid nature. Speaking the truth fully - we must vote against ignorance.


Zelda Liu   October 23rd, 2008 9:45 pm ET

I nominate:

"...OBAMA VS. IGNORANCE..."

for 2008 Quote of the Year!

Bravo Michael!


Margaret   October 23rd, 2008 9:45 pm ET

Larry, Michael is worried about Sarah Palins expensive ward robe. I think He and all of you should know what the price of Obamas big bash in Chicago is going to be on Novevember 4th. You would never believe that we are in a sagging economy. I is surprising how some can get away with everything .


BobK   October 23rd, 2008 9:45 pm ET

Larry,

I had to laugh when I looked at the list under your main web page " The King Of Politics".

Can anyone else see a very strong bias in the topics/guests towards or against someone?

This is why many suggest the Main Media giants are in the bag for one side. Obvious is all I can say!

from cnn LK web site:
• MARIA SHRIVER on Sarah Palin and the race for the White House
• BILL MAHER on the final debate and why he doesn't like Sarah Palin
• CHARLES BARKLEY on the ultimate sport: presidential politics!
• SHERYL CROW & DEAN CAIN: Hollywood on politics
• MICHELLE OBAMA opens up about Barack
• Director OLIVER STONE on the election and his new movie about the life of President Bush
• Comedian and activist CHRIS ROCK on the hot issues in politics
• BILL CLINTON on Obama, Palin
• MEGHAN MCCAIN on her father's campaign
• CHUCK NORRIS and panel on lipstick politics
• Is JOHN MCCAIN changing his tune on the issue of troop withdrawal in Iraq?
• BARACK OBAMA sits down with Larry to discuss the issues facing every American!


laurel   October 23rd, 2008 9:45 pm ET

Hey Larry,

I think Obama should have chosen Michael Moore as his VP- who better to infuse humor and great insight into that cold "stale" infrastructure we call "Washington". Just a thought – Michael we love you in Maine!!


Trish Shannon   October 23rd, 2008 9:45 pm ET

Michael, I love the work you do, America is a great country, I moved here from England 12 yrs ago, people want the old America back. I have used social medicine in the UK and it does work. My father currently is being treated for colon cancer and has had fantastic care, no waiting believe it or not. America has the best doctors and facilities and it is a shame not everyone can use them. When they use the word socialism it annoys me, they should use the word common sense.


Gani from Montréal   October 23rd, 2008 9:45 pm ET

You should make an éducation film, Michael !! such as we can be muslim and américain.. to finish with the fear lefted by the républicains....


Terry   October 23rd, 2008 9:45 pm ET

The Constitution requires that the President be 35 years old and a citizen.
If he is not a citizen he cannot be the President .... it's in the constitution.

Why this question... is there a question about his citzenship?


Jay Cox   October 23rd, 2008 9:46 pm ET

I am a Obama supporter, but I am disappointed that neither candidate has mentioned the crumbling of the FDA. In the last 8 years, the Bush administration has cut billions of dollars of funding from them. As a result we are getting unsafe drugs from China and many drugs go on the market with little or no inspection. Do you think the FDA needs to be restored?


David - Charleston   October 23rd, 2008 9:46 pm ET

Spending 150K on clothes is expensive. So what about 2 million on a party? Oh, I get it, Democrats cannot be wasteful.


Teonia, OH   October 23rd, 2008 9:46 pm ET

Mr. Moore
How do you feel about the way the Republicans and Democrats have ran their campaigns?


Linda Westby   October 23rd, 2008 9:46 pm ET

I think maybe it is time we the people take some resposibilities for our own actions. We buy, buy and buy and want everything. Life should not be just about material things. People need to save for upcomming costs. Noone stays healthy forever. We need to save for health expenses just like we have to save for a new boat. Have less credit cards, not more. And does anyone really remember Sept. 11?
We do not talk about terrorism like we did after that happend! Who is the better man to protect us? Let me tell you, if I saw explosions like those people did, and devestation, I do not think I would ever feel secure with someone who has no expierience dealing with terrorism.
We need to realize why we are really on this earth and and enjoy the simple things it has to offer and take things for granted.


Monica Broomfield   October 23rd, 2008 9:46 pm ET

Mr. Moore,
I have a great idea for your next doc. It should be How much money did G.W. Bush earn in oil in the eight years he's been in office.

Monica


Ted Haaland   October 23rd, 2008 9:46 pm ET

Was McCain president in 1963? I thought JFK was, yet McCain continues to insist he was "tested" during the Cuban missile crises in 1963. Or are we electing a fighter pilot in which if that is the case McCain is too old according to military standards


Joy   October 23rd, 2008 9:46 pm ET

I admire you and your work Mr. Moore...keep it up!!


Jilian from Mississauga, Canada   October 23rd, 2008 9:46 pm ET

Thanks Micheal, I always love to hear the truth of what is wrong with whats going on in America


Jim Chaney   October 23rd, 2008 9:46 pm ET

how long does it take for your comment to be moderated?


Sylvia   October 23rd, 2008 9:46 pm ET

Mike Jacobs obviously does not understand how important intelligence is – his spelling is worse than a 5th graders- Obama has an IQ of 147 – yours Mike is probably 47 – the same as McCains and Palins. Obama is brillant, steady, cautious and honest. But go ahead vote for Bush again.And then watch the total destruction of your country.
Thanks Michael for your truthful insights.


Va Mom   October 23rd, 2008 9:46 pm ET

Yes I'd like to know how he was tested. It's a simple math problem. if McCaine tested=serving on a ship durign cuban crisis, then any military service man that has been tested and can be president.


Carroll Daubendiek   October 23rd, 2008 9:46 pm ET

Hi, Former ? american now in Canada.
Re: Palin wardrobe...and the McCain/Bush wives.

A $150g for Paline, and heard that at the convention, Mrs McCain's outfit was over $300, 000, Laura Bush over $100, 000.

Guess things have kind of changed for the Republicans since Nixon's Checkers speech

RepublicansI should say this—that Pat doesn't have a mink coat. But she does have a respectable Republican cloth coat. And I always tell her that she'd look good in anything.

Sort of amusing, I think. Have fun guys.


pastor   October 23rd, 2008 9:46 pm ET

I feel that Mr. Moore is correct in his thinking, he has his finger on the heart of 75% of the people.deal with the race issue.


kansas   October 23rd, 2008 9:46 pm ET

What do you mean we know more about Palin? It's only being revealed day by day. She does not have a long career. She couldn't even answer a third graders question the other day. " What does a vice president do?" I guess the kid must be part of the gottcha media.

Are you kidding me?

Obama is the best hope we have and I can't wait to vote for him.


Amanda Mark   October 23rd, 2008 9:47 pm ET

Thank you so much, Michael, for sharing your informed perspective. I'm enraged by how the Republicans use "socialist" as if it's a synonym for "communist." If "sharing the wealth" is so evil, then why do we have public schools (such as they are) at tax-payers' expense, and other social programs? If we believe in helping the less fortunate in society, someone has to pay, and why should it not be those who have the most? There is a huge difference between attempting to financially equalize everyone (communism) and attempting to create a compassionate civilization where people can feel safe and empowered to live up to their human potential with equalization of opportunity. If that's not our goal, then we are not a civilization at all, but cruel and sefish individuals.


Jonathan Lang   October 23rd, 2008 9:47 pm ET

I agree with everything he has said except about Powell. This guy has hit it right on the head for years.

Michael,

I have watched your movies through the years. Movies like Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, and Sicko are a bit controversial, at least then,and I think that has given you that name.

My Question:
What’s going to happen if if Obama loses? How divided will this country be?


Pamela in Virginia   October 23rd, 2008 9:47 pm ET

Wasn't Sarah Palin spreading the wealth in Alaska when she taxed the windfall profits of the oil companies and gave the money to the Alaskans? That is one of the things that she boasts about. So it's okay in Alaska, but not in the lower 48?


Barbara Johnson   October 23rd, 2008 9:47 pm ET

I reside in Southern California and my neighborhood home prices begin at 1.5 million, still most people here shop at Sears, Penny's, Macy's, etc. for their wardrobe. What the Republicans need to understand is that their "Joe" doesn't live like the voters of California, New York, or Washington D.C., a lot of them are simply living day to day.
It is an insult to middle America to pretend that $150,000 isn't such a big deal! A lot of hard working families could surely use that money to save their home from foreclosure, keep them from filing bankruptcy, or to ever realize the hope of buying a home. Talk about "elitist", spending $150,000 for Palin's wardrobe is the Republican's talking out both side of their faces, as usual. As usual something stinks, and as always, it's the Republicans.
If you look at the photos circulating on the internet, Obama is sitting at his desk with his feet up, and with a hole in his shoe.
THAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN THE DEMOCRATS AND THE REPUBLICANS!


Troy Oklahoma   October 23rd, 2008 9:47 pm ET

Michael,

Joe the Plumber is a Republican plant. Come on a Republican going to a Democratic rally to ask about Obama's tax plan? McCain was desperate and sinking and then Joe the Plumber came along..... Now they are doing Joe the Plumber tours.


Ruben Gomez   October 23rd, 2008 9:47 pm ET

McCain Cut Spending 150,000.00
Donate nice way to covre up spending, Then they are tax deductible.
Smart move


Rachelle   October 23rd, 2008 9:47 pm ET

I want to share with you from my opinion of Michael Moore on Larry King Show. I believe that demoratic alway have show alot of their motivation by saving the economic and improving better and reduce the deficit. Im very disappointed in President Bush for causing the economic crisis. I feel like another great depression II since President Bush took the office from 2001 til now. I will support Barack Obama all the way til the end of his terms if he is elected president. Also I agreed with Michael Moore about Palin spend alot of money on her wardrobe. Obiviously Sarah Palin actually did abused her power and misuse of state travel funds for Governor. I would vote Michael Moore if he running for the president because he know how to save the money because Im most impressed by his admittance of buying clothes and etc from kmart, wal mart and other department stores. KEEEP UP! LOVE YOUR SHOW AND BIG HERO OF OBAMA,MICHEAL MOORE,LARRY KING!


Adrienne   October 23rd, 2008 9:48 pm ET

Dear Mr Moore -

I have seen a whole lot of different documentaries recently after having my eyes opened by the moves you have made, especially "Fahrenheit 9/11" and "SiCKO".

Mr King -

I am a mom of two small babies, and I have grown increasingly concerned reading about the Codex Alimentarius that is set to take over at the end of 2009...

I want to find out if you are aware what problems a lack of access to Vitamins, Minerals, herbs and fresh healthy vegetables and fruits like blueberries have caused to the health of the average person. Should Codex come to pass, things like blueberries and Vitamin C will be declared ILLEGAL... this is especially dangerous to children like mine.

This Codex may very well kill off a chunk of the world's population, due to the only "affordable" foods being full of chemicals, and still too expensive for half the world's population. Do you have any ambition to spread this message to the world before it's too late?

Adrienne, Fort Bragg, CA


NEITHER DEMOCRAT NOR REPUBLICAN   October 23rd, 2008 9:48 pm ET

TO: joe america!!!

I would rather see sales tax increase than income tax for those under $250,000 a year.


Bobby   October 23rd, 2008 9:48 pm ET

I agree 100% with your health plan for America. I lived in the Uk for most of my life but was shocked when i moved here. I used to take for granted the free health system there. Now i am scared to get sick here. Its unbelievable that the richest country cannot provide a free health care system for its people yet it can squander $25billion a month on an unnecessary war and another $700 billion on rescuing CEOs who gambled with poor folks savings.


Scott   October 23rd, 2008 9:48 pm ET

Can Larry move any more to the left than to interview this piece of work. Show some objectivity and debate some of the crap that comes out of Michael Moore's mouth. Come on Larry.


cruz   October 23rd, 2008 9:48 pm ET

People need to wake up. Obama has been able to play the racial card on both Hilary and McCain. McCain is damn if do and damn if he dont. This was evident by the failed 700 billion (1st bill) and americans bought the junk that it was the republicans fault...Hello it failed by 12 votes and 90 democrats voted no? Is this the new math our kids will learn? Then Obama constructs a bill with an extra 120 billion dollars for who?ACORN....sorry just going a "LITTLE NUTS"


joanne from ontario canada   October 23rd, 2008 9:48 pm ET

America be very afraid of Sarah Palin. This woman is every sane persons nightmare. Take cover if MCCain and Palin get elected.


CAROLYN   October 23rd, 2008 9:48 pm ET

good night larry i cant stand to watch big mouth joe pags.


barry york   October 23rd, 2008 9:49 pm ET

after watching this proram for a total of 40 minutes, the obama plumbers will and can never make a living. they seem to be doing nothing on the job. if this is the kind of work michel moore supports then maby he need to get a job. if someone is working on a job to prove a point, then wouldn't you think that they would be doing some kind of work. this makes a real liscensed plumber look very bad.


Karome   October 23rd, 2008 9:49 pm ET

LARRY I JUST TURN MY TV OFF AFTER YOUR GUEST MR. ,ICHAEL MOORE LEFT,DON`T THINK I WANT TO HEAR BULL.


Sue   October 23rd, 2008 9:49 pm ET

Did he just say a family making $250,000 is hardly rich? How many of my fellow bloggers would like to be that poor?


Lu Brown   October 23rd, 2008 9:49 pm ET

I can't help but wonder how much each of Hillary's tailored pant suits cost and what proportion of her multimillion dollar annual income they represent. Palin is supporting a family on less than 200G a year. Palin can not afford the same quality and quantity of wardrobe that Michelle can or Laura or Hillary. I have often wondered who paid for the extravagant gowns of First Ladies? Have the Obama's paid out of pocket for all of Michelle's fancy clothes. Have there been any gifts of clothing? It is just proof that you have to be rich to run for public office, because no one can deny that we expect our President and VP to look better than decent. If there were ever any hope for Palin, she had to dress the part.


Rosemarie   October 23rd, 2008 9:49 pm ET

Who is that blowhard from San Antonio? Oh my God! He must live in a parallel universe. He has no idea what reality is.


Vinny   October 23rd, 2008 9:49 pm ET

No one seems to answer this question:

75%-85% of America disapproves of Bush, yet you want another Republican is office? Come on people! And Palin makes Bush look smart! Answer me!


Edgar Sosa   October 23rd, 2008 9:49 pm ET

Larry,

Thanks for bringing Micheal on tonight. Your audience needs to hear more of what's he's saying, instead of those GOP hacks that get air time to spread their hate and scare tactics. McCain is not only losing the race, but losing his self-respect and his mind in the process.

He was vicously attacked by Bush 8 yrs ago and he vowed never to resort to those kinds of tactics. Now he's hired the same people who attacked him to attack Obama because as he says "it works".
He's completely lost is mind by saying that airhead Palin is the most qualified of any VP picks in recent history. This man has gone insane and shouldn't be allowed anywhere near the White House. Palin should go back into Alaskan obscurity and not be heard from again.

Obama should win in a landslide to erase any doubts.

Edgar


Janet   October 23rd, 2008 9:49 pm ET

SARAH PALINE IS DONATING HER WARDROBE TO CHARITY AFTER THE ELECTION. HELLO!!!!!! HOW ABOUT TELLING EVERYONE THAT!


karen(dayton)   October 23rd, 2008 9:49 pm ET

Hello Larry and Michael:

I really respect your view and Im sorry I just got in but I would really

like your opinion regarding Gov. Sarah Palin .


Luis -West Palm Beach, Fl   October 23rd, 2008 9:49 pm ET

Michael do you think that the citzens of the US will ever look at the chance to have a change in goverment style like they are doing in South American countries?


Richard   October 23rd, 2008 9:49 pm ET

Remember President Clinton ?
He had a Democratic Congress and they gave us NAFTA , which is causing us this terrible economy, cause all the manufacturing jobs headed elsewhere.


ann tackett   October 23rd, 2008 9:49 pm ET

If Obama is elected president, will his domestic policies put our nation into an economic depression?


Steve   October 23rd, 2008 9:49 pm ET

So scarrrrrrrrrrrrrry, his middle name is Hussein. Aljazeera is doing great job running these lines days and nights. what a great way to win the hearts and minds of the iraqis and the Afganis and the rest of the middle east.


robin in California   October 23rd, 2008 9:49 pm ET

Hang in there Michael We're here supporting you!


ames   October 23rd, 2008 9:49 pm ET

This is the 4th email I have sent. or 45 min. on the show the Joe Plumbers never did one piece of work. They misrepresented all the plumbers of america. It's a shame you have to have such fakeness on your show. I wonder how many other people observed the falseness.


Lisa   October 23rd, 2008 9:50 pm ET

Republican commenter says a quarter million (taxable!) dollars is 'not much for a family of seven'.

Hello? Excuse me? Do we get paid in proportion to the number of people in our families? No.

Sure, a quarter million dollars a year doesn't make 7 people live the lifestyle of the rich and famous. But, you know, most families of 7 in this country will *never* make anything near $250,000 in a year.

This just shows how out of touch the Republicans are. Their perspective is entirely unrealistic.


pennyhansen   October 23rd, 2008 9:50 pm ET

THATS BULL HE DONT HAVE MORE MONEY THEN MCCAIN .. THE DEMS WERNT THE BLAME. ITS GOP!! GIVE ME A BREAK.


Jim Klingensmith   October 23rd, 2008 9:50 pm ET

How was Obama's college education paid for? Who paid for him to travel worldwide after college? Who paid for his million dollar plus home while making $20,000 annually?


Kim   October 23rd, 2008 9:50 pm ET

If Joe the Plumber wants to know why a president needs to have international knowledge and diplomatic skills, tell them to look around their home. The things that surround them and that they need every single day are from other countries. Tell them that 12% of the global GNP is based on tourism (the epitome of crossing borders). Why has it become un-American to face the realities of globalization?


Gary Chandler in Canada   October 23rd, 2008 9:50 pm ET

WHY does McCain NOT get that pen out and make Sarah Palin FAMOUS.
Make her oppose the millions of YOUR tax money she supporting to reduce her drive to Anchorage by 35 minutes!!!
he will make them famous WOTEVER LOL
(not talking about the bridge to the airport, this is a SECOND bridge she has porked out) John McCain OINK OINK OINK


anna from ohio   October 23rd, 2008 9:50 pm ET

I love SPREAD THE WEALTH it is our turn now. Those REPUBLICANS did SPREAD THE WEALTH for way toooo long. I feel sad for who ever supports MCCAIN especialy MRS.GREEDY HANDS PALIN. I will not allow for you two and your republican thievers to take anymore bread out of my mouth. ENOUGH! VOTE OBAMA !


Yvonne   October 23rd, 2008 9:50 pm ET

The Republicans are like Robots.


sandy butler   October 23rd, 2008 9:50 pm ET

Most members of the Republican Party are tunnel visioned,narrow minded,and not the God fearting Christains they claim to be.Rush Limbaugh makes his money talking badly about every democrat poking fun at how they speak,what they wear,how they look .Come on what good Christian would spend 3 hours on talk radio constantly making fun of and dirty digs at other people?I know Ann Coulter,and Laura Ingram..............


Seri   October 23rd, 2008 9:51 pm ET

To Walter Biggerstaff – Hey man, you really need to get out more often. Not sure where you get your news. From Sara Palin?? No wonder it doesn't make sense, I can't understand her either.


Marc   October 23rd, 2008 9:51 pm ET

Being from Canada, where we have socialized medicine, I never thought of socialism as a vile thing until I followed the US elections. My question is, if people accept the socialism in American society in the form of the Military, Border Patrol, Department of Home Security, Police Forces, and the Social Security just to name some, why not Health Care for all? The above examples are presumably there to protect your citizens; Health care would ensure that you actually have healthy citizens to protect. Why is Health Care tied to the negative aspects of socialism by the Republicans?


Vinny   October 23rd, 2008 9:51 pm ET

I love hearing Republicans explain how they aren't responsible for any of our countries problems despite controlling the White House for 20 of the last 28 years plus many years of controlling the House and Senate. Can someone answer that for me too.


Lisa   October 23rd, 2008 9:51 pm ET

I'm really sorry that the country has such an economic issue and the only topic seems to revolve around money....how much is spent on someone's wardrobe and or how much money this and how much money that.

Please don't forget about the number of teens that have just been diagnosed with HIV because everyone seems to have forgotten that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

But let's just keep tossing the bull about who should be voted in to put more cash in who's pocket...right?


Nelson Guzman   October 23rd, 2008 9:51 pm ET

Larry your show is one of the best one television, why do you bring these McCain extremists? They show complete ignorance, its just unbelivable.

Maybe your doing it to show the public how incompetent and out of touch they are.

Good job if so.


Sean in NM   October 23rd, 2008 9:51 pm ET

Why is Michael Medved not on at the same time as Michael Moore? Is it in Moore's contract that he can't be on with someone who might challenge him?

What about the fake plumbers? Larry, you said "hi" to obviously FAKE plumbers!

Honestly, the only reason I'm watching is for Medved. I heard Medved would be on with Moore, not knowing Larry would protect Moore from any criticism.

I had no idea "Larry King Live" was even still on the air! So far, I'm not impressed.


fitz fraser   October 23rd, 2008 9:51 pm ET

If Colin Powell's support for Obama was viewed as racially motivated, then any white person supporting Obama should also be viewed as racially motivated because Obama is 50% white and 50% black.
What If Obama's mother was black and his father was white, and Obama appeared more white than black, would Powell's support of Obama be
deemed racial. Or, would Obama still be called the Afro/American candidate ?


Jen   October 23rd, 2008 9:51 pm ET

Re. Palin's comment about an Obama Presidency inviting an attack, I think it is more likely a Republican Presidency will. Everyone I met through my residence in the Middle East remarked 'love America, hate George Bush'. They are very frustrated with the way we handle things in the world (or at least their perceived way we handle things). I can see our electing another Republican as President inviting further frustration and hopelessness in this region. Whether their hostility towards us is a product of reality or propaganda, we need to find a way to improve our image with them. Obama as President, because he has had some experience with Islam and the Middle East, would probably bring a feeling of hope and a way to connect that has a better chance of bringing understanding and improved relations.


Lisa   October 23rd, 2008 9:51 pm ET

EDMOND – Please do further research about Obama, Don't listen to what you are hearing from Larry King. It's a one sided show who obvously favors Obama.
Obama –
Removed American flag from his plane
Attended a church for 20 yrs. and up until this spring that preached hate for America
Has ties to terrorist
Paid Accorn money who mysteriously has been involved in voter fraud
Has a tax plan that will drive this country into a recession
there is more, you really need unbiased information. Don't leave it up to Larry, please

OMG did you all just here that Larry asked why did you leave Mccain out when he mentioned Obama and Biden supported the bail out!! SO ONE SIDED!!! WHY DID YOU LEAVE OUT PALINS CLOTHES ARE GOING TO CHARITY!!!


kevin   October 23rd, 2008 9:51 pm ET

Congress has poor approval ratings because the repubs have been stubborn and fillibustered so many things


Mark in PA   October 23rd, 2008 9:52 pm ET

$250,000 should be more than sufficient for a family of 7. It depends on your perspective. Try 50,000 for a family of 5 with 2 in college!


Frank Yusuf   October 23rd, 2008 9:52 pm ET

It's too bad that each and every vote doesn't count directly towards the candidate, instead of going through the electoral colleges. But then again, that's the system we have.
This election is more about fluff, image, inuendo, negative ads, and never-ending polls, rather than good old-fashioned common sense.
What mess(es) are we really in? Why? Who got us there? What can be done about it (them) now? What can we do to prevent it happening again?
Everything else is just distraction and sideshow.


Sharon Bajema   October 23rd, 2008 9:52 pm ET

I live in Michigan and am not happy with our state's economic status. Since 2006 we have been at the bottom economically. We also have two democrats,Senator Carl Levin and Congressman John Dingle, who voted against CAFE, supposedly to save our auto industry. We don't need to have our nation blown away! Obama's plans are not sustainable.

My mutual funds were at their peak before 2006 and have declined since the democrats took over the senate and congress.

I am prolife so I will vote for McCain. I also want to support our troops and bring them back as victors.


Zahira   October 23rd, 2008 9:52 pm ET

Hi Michael, Larry and the viewers,

I am watching you all the way from Costa Rica and wanted to ask the following: Why can't we vote the old fashioned way? No computers, electronic machines, etc. Is there something we can do to get back to basics? Down here the democracy votes with their thumbs!!!!! They place their thumb on the ink pad and vote!!!!! Isn't that so awesome?!?! No tricks, no recounts, no technology is involved....wow...how does a third world country come smarter than the most powerful country in the world?!?! I got my absentee ballot ready but I sure do hope and pray that we don't get ripped off again with this Election. Nice to know the Canadians still use a pencil and enjoy their elections with no RECOUNT!!!!!!!!!


Ty   October 23rd, 2008 9:52 pm ET

Larry, obviously the Republican guests you have on tonight are elite and not privy to what's really going on with the majority of Americans. It's quite clear that they're either part of the problem (the theives) or not too bright (can't see what's going on under their nose). They should check out Freedom to Facism and do a little research before they go on TV and ramble on sounding absurd.


David Brugger   October 23rd, 2008 9:52 pm ET

well i have a family of 5 and make only 40k and can still dress my family without tax payers money


AJ Hoyte   October 23rd, 2008 9:52 pm ET

Larry , did you notice the earpice worn by governor Palin to respond to questions possed by brian williams?


Gary Chandler in Canada   October 23rd, 2008 9:52 pm ET

Google Bridge to Wasilla
Palin – Reformer? NOT!!!


fitz fraser   October 23rd, 2008 9:52 pm ET

If Colin Powell's support for Obama was viewed as racially motivated, then any white person supporting Obama should also be viewed as racially motivated because Obama is 50% white and 50% black.
What If Obama's mother was black and his father was white, and Obama appeared more white than black, would Powell's support of Obama be
deemed racial ?. Or, would Obama still be called the Afro/American candidate ?


jeff   October 23rd, 2008 9:52 pm ET

How come I don't see or hear these loud mouth people from the entertainment business debating those who they accuse... because they're guttless, ignorent and can't back up their cause.


Jerry Chandler   October 23rd, 2008 9:52 pm ET

Tonights show should not have been called Larry King Live, but the biased and ignorant should help plumbers for obama find the sink, oh yeah they were actors for fat boy confused


kenneth   October 23rd, 2008 9:52 pm ET

Why do all Republicans look really wealthy?


steven from boston   October 23rd, 2008 9:53 pm ET

before the show end please inform the man with the mustache that the bailout was not necessary, the market has continued to crash with it because the market understands you cant clear up bad credit with more bad credit even though the fed doesnt seem to get it... maybe he should attend a ron paul speech


June   October 23rd, 2008 9:53 pm ET

I love the Republican reaction to Michael Moore, Larry ask Them WHY the people couldnt afford to get mortgages or pay them back? It wasn't because they didn't work, I wasnt because they were deadbeats. It was because they were not being paid decent wages. It was because they were paying so much for medical care. It would be nice if we all made as much money as he does. These people have no idea how hard it is to live on a yearly income that they would consider their "entertainment budget."


Stephen Wade   October 23rd, 2008 9:53 pm ET

Larry,
Ask you Republican guests how they can blame the financial crisis on something that happened in 1998/99 under Clinton – has W. been awake during the past 8 years or what?


Carol   October 23rd, 2008 9:53 pm ET

I agree with most of what Michael Moore said tonight except for his comments about WHY Republicans are speaking out...We are not becoming Democrats but we know that our country needs. CHANGE from the Bush policies, etc. No one is jumping ship. Republicans are FINALLY distancing themselves from the Bush Administration and SPEAKING OUT...something that Bush threatened that they better not do or ELSE! They, like so many others, just want a better country, and Obama seems the better person for the job.


kevin lee   October 23rd, 2008 9:53 pm ET

One more point,,For every racist vote that goes McCains way, oh and maybe President Palins way, because of their awful tactics, there will be three or four votes for OBAMA/ BIDEN.
Mr. McCain and Mrs. Palin let me just say this,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, AMERICANS are NOT STUPID !!!
OBAMA/BIDEN 2008


Wes Unruh   October 23rd, 2008 9:53 pm ET

Did everyone forget that we are supposed to have a representitive goverment?, we don't need moral or spiritual leaders we need officials to do the peoples business, manage our goverment and serve the people paying the bills, we have gotten way off track!!


Armando   October 23rd, 2008 9:53 pm ET

Why hasn't anyone made it clear that Senator McCain has not been tested during the Cuban Missle Crisis. He was not Commander in Chief. He was only pawn in the military. That does not mean he was tested as a President.


Ruben Gomez   October 23rd, 2008 9:53 pm ET

Charity hmmm tax deductibke and cover up


kevin   October 23rd, 2008 9:53 pm ET

LISA
look into McCain's glowing speech at acorn in 2006


BobK   October 23rd, 2008 9:53 pm ET

Mike from Virginia says:

"The longer Moore is on your show the more foolish he looks."

I dont think he can look more foolish than he already does! Just look at him is enough. When you add his words it just confirmation of fact.

BTW folks, RNC money is contributed by free Americans. IT IS NOT TAX MONEY. Please start reading multiple sources, for Americas sake!


Gary   October 23rd, 2008 9:53 pm ET

I agree with Michael Moore – President Bush & Vice-President Cheney should – at the very least – be investigated for their actions regarding the war with Iraq.
The U.S.A. invaded a sovereign nation & now it looks like it might have been based on lies told by these two men.
The Republicans tried to impeach President Clinton for being dishonest about a blow job & President Bush can go to war by being dishonest.
I don't get it!!


steven from boston   October 23rd, 2008 9:53 pm ET

kenneth they dont all look wealthy... remember joe six pack


NEITHER DEMOCRAT NOR REPUBLICAN   October 23rd, 2008 9:53 pm ET

To Pastor:

I would like to agree with you. Unfortunately Palin is using fear to increase votes and swaying people to her point of view. This is a country that moves by the use of fear! If you watch both platforms, Obama and McCain, you can easily see which one is using fear as a means to obtain votes.


Tony   October 23rd, 2008 9:53 pm ET

John McCain has International Terrorist on his resume, why aren't we talking about that???


Wyoma Best   October 23rd, 2008 9:54 pm ET

Why do Republicans use the worse tactics and engage in dirty tricks to win. That's my perception. It seems they will do and say anything to win. You have to wonder about people who engage in this kind of behavior. And yet, it's all under the banner of being American. Republicans need to set back and really THINK... Think about what it really means to be American and patriotic.

Further, the suppression of the vote... in what way is that American. Goodness, I hope that sanity returns with the election of Obama.


Kenneth Lane   October 23rd, 2008 9:54 pm ET

Larry, Thank you for being there. I so appreciate the clean talk show where guests are not allowed to talk over one another.

Your questions are pointed leaving no room to dodge the answer and if they try they will be directed back to the question you asked.

My plan everyday is to be home at 6 pacific time to watch your show. I missed the Michael Moore interview tonight and will catch it again later tonight.

Once again, Thank you


Paul in Houston   October 23rd, 2008 9:54 pm ET

Hi Larry – I believe it was Michael Medved who just lambasted the "majority" Democrat Congress. Does he not acknowledge that it's a razor thin majority? Also, what about the record number of filibusters initiated by the Republican minority in the Senate? Let's not forget where the real logjam in Congress lies.


Bernard   October 23rd, 2008 9:54 pm ET

Does anyone think it interesting that the Treasury Department officials don't disclosure their personal financial securities? They are trading public money but we don't know what is in their personal holdings?


Adrienne   October 23rd, 2008 9:54 pm ET

I would be in HEAVEN if my husband made 250k a year. We're not bringing in more than 35k... and that's good for the majority of Americans!


Lucy   October 23rd, 2008 9:54 pm ET

So glad to see Micheal Moore with Larry King.... My question and or comment is that I am holding my breath over the ballot situation meaning are there going to be missing obama votes in some states? like Mr. Moore said the republicans will do anything to win! I am referring to the bush election in Florida of which was a joke and we all know they cheated, but not a sole went to jail and did the FBI investigate that situation?? I cant recall........lets cross our fingers on this election...........YOU GO LARRY KING & MICHEAL MOORE........


Rose   October 23rd, 2008 9:54 pm ET

Don't be complacent. VOTE. Don't trust the polls. VOTE. Don't get cocky. VOTE and do it EARLY, if your state permits it. Don't be complacent. VOTE. Don't trust the polls. VOTE. Don't get cocky. VOTE and do it EARLY, if your state permits it. Don't be complacent. VOTE. Don't trust the polls. VOTE. Don't get cocky. VOTE and do it EARLY, if your state permits it. Don't be complacent. VOTE. Don't trust the polls. VOTE. Don't get cocky. VOTE and do it EARLY, if your state permits it. If you Support Obama, VOTE early. Let's make our vote count this Year. We do not want to be hoodwinked, bamboozled or swift-boated as we were in 2000 and 2004. For the sake of my dwindling 401K, please VOTE now for HOPE and CHANGE.

Let's get rid of these Republican strategists. Most, if not all, speak with forked tongue.

Obama/Biden '08


Brad M.   October 23rd, 2008 9:55 pm ET

Hey Joe, $250K/year is "not much" for a family of 7??????!!! I suppose $53K/year for a family of 5 is impossible then! We are doing just fine, thank you.

Shows you how out of touch you are – go back to Republicanville.


John   October 23rd, 2008 9:55 pm ET

I would like to ask these Republicans if they will acknowledge that the foreclosure crisis is mostly caused by flippers, I think this now coming out along with using their house as a credit card. These people, on the whole were well enough off to get started, and the inflation went skyward.


Teresa   October 23rd, 2008 9:55 pm ET

I listen to the news everyday and the campaign is sounding more and more like a reality show these days. There are some very important issues to address and they need to be taken seriously. I'm tired of hearing about who did what and let's hear more about what they'll each do for everyone during these hard times and getting things back on track. I feel that the McCain campaign especially talks more about Obama than what there plan is. Let's get down to business!! And by the way, wasn't there video footage of McCain and Busch having a "hot dog" lunch at the White House and were Busch said he would do what it takes to make McCain President even if it means he claims not to be associated with him or that he steps aside?! Let's just stick to the details of your plans boys and stop the drama.


Lisa   October 23rd, 2008 9:55 pm ET

Obama – Called Americans BITTER, and TOO attached to their guns and religion.
Why isn't the media all over this?


Jane   October 23rd, 2008 9:55 pm ET

THANK GOD FOR RUSH LIMBAUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANK GOD FOR RUSH LIMBAUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANK GOD FOR RUSH LIMBAUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Jose   October 23rd, 2008 9:55 pm ET

Have anyone heard of the Invisible Government? No matter who wins the Invisible Government will apply their agenda. It has been going on since 1913.


DeJuan   October 23rd, 2008 9:55 pm ET

What is McCain and Palin trying to insinuate by constantly talking about who Barack Obama associates with? They constantly say 'who is Barack Obama', 'pals around with terrorists', he's a 'socialist'. What do they want to say after that? It's a half sentence in my opinion. It's like they're trying to lead their voters by saying 'be scared of this guy and vote for us'. We'll deal with the economy after we're in office..

I don't get what message they're trying to send. But I know we're all Americans and this is not the "American' way of doing things. McCain/Palin...you should be ashamed. When are you going to talk about the issues. You've said it one too many times, seriously.

DeJuan


Denise   October 23rd, 2008 9:55 pm ET

Why is it that black male athletes are hailed as heores by all when they win big games for their teams, but are not suitable to run this country?


Ray   October 23rd, 2008 9:55 pm ET

Edgar ....here comes one of those GOP Hacks JOE PAG's .......unbearable ...jsut donot know why Larry gets him !!!!


David Brugger   October 23rd, 2008 9:55 pm ET

I would like them to give me one good reason for spending that money on clothing


Joyce   October 23rd, 2008 9:55 pm ET

I just tuned into your program and heard how poor Sarah Palin's 2007 income was only about $250,000 while Obama's income was about $4,000,0000. They both sound like darrn good incomes to me.
I have no sympathy for Sarah because Barack made more.

I guess she's so poor she had to buy those $795 purses for her poor kids. This makes me sick when there are so many unemployed people and people losing their savings because of the economic condition existing in the US.


cruz   October 23rd, 2008 9:55 pm ET

Kansas,
Wake up if you believe Obama is the best hope then click your heals two times. What has Obama done? If all his shady characters dont bother you and the fact that he has used the race card then just listen to ROLEN and any other African American radio station calling voting for Obama "BLACK PRIDE". Last time I checked If a AMUSE used the same line vote for McCain its "WHITE PRIDE" he would not hear the end of that. Obama has changed everytime from: not wearing a flag (lapel pin) to by the way increasing the deficit 1 trillion dollars in less than a month.


Sharon from Kansas   October 23rd, 2008 9:55 pm ET

Larry,

First of all, I have said it before (though not to you!) but I so much appreciate that you have had the GUTS to tell your guests NOT TO INTERRUPT and that you would turn off the microphone of the next person who did! MORE POWER TO YOU, LARRY!! Thank you! I have noticed that it tends to be conservative guests who like to interrupt and shout over the more liberal. We appreciate that some of us want to hear ALL SIDES of a question and a complete answer not one cut short by someone who can't wait his/her turn.

(It's happening again, as you are speaking to the people following Michael Moore. Larry, not even you can get a word in!!)

Secondly, Larry, I also would like to hear someone at CNN or another network have the courage to ask Mr. McCain why he say's he's been "tested"! He's never been President, that I can remember. Being in the Senate or House or the Governor of a State is NOT THE SAME as being President of the United States! To say, as the Republican commercials do, that Mr. McCain has been tested because he sat in a fighter jet on board an aircraft carrier is the same as being test as one would be in the Oval Office is presumptuous!

Why is no reporter bringing up this point?


Yvonne   October 23rd, 2008 9:55 pm ET

Joe the Radio Pundit is a liar.


Ershad Sattar   October 23rd, 2008 9:56 pm ET

Micheal Moore did a fantastic job tonight outlining some of the events which has affected this great nation. GREED, GREED, GREED!! I hope he is right and Obama will take this country in a new direction.


David   October 23rd, 2008 9:56 pm ET

It's scary... I'd almost rather have Hillary running instead of Obama and I consider Hillary the incarnation of Stalin's mother. What does that make Obama? Ha ha ha.

By the way... I think the liberals have done more damage so far than Bush did with his entire presidency. Scary!


Vinny   October 23rd, 2008 9:56 pm ET

This guy is totally lying! Unbelievable!


Carla   October 23rd, 2008 9:56 pm ET

Ask your 3 panelists if they make over $250K and are going to be hit by the increase in tax? They are bias!


NEITHER DEMOCRAT NOR REPUBLICAN   October 23rd, 2008 9:56 pm ET

TO: David Brugger

You are the true middle class American.


Chris from St. Louis   October 23rd, 2008 9:56 pm ET

Ruben Gomez October 23rd, 2008 9:47 pm ET

McCain Cut Spending 150,000.00
Donate nice way to covre up spending, Then they are tax deductible.
Smart move

True. But she stll has to pay taxes on original 150K.


Terrie Davis   October 23rd, 2008 9:56 pm ET

Noone said 250,000/ year was rich; We are saying they can afford to be taxed more so than us who make only 24,000/yr. We raise families of 7 on 20-30,000/year so, why is he feeling sorry for Palin and her family? Its crazy. Its like Obama said, these "people above us are OUT OF TOUCH!


loray   October 23rd, 2008 9:56 pm ET

Michael Moore mentioned that the Palin's made one quarter of a million dollars last year. Why doesn't anyone mention that they'll make out better under Obama's tax plan?????


Bob Jackson   October 23rd, 2008 9:56 pm ET

Heard Michael Medved is on next. What the heck does Pelosi and Reid have to do with Obama or McCain, in regards to the election? Same old religious right bashing Michael Moore's ethics and patriotism. Michael works for the working class, while the right doesn't want to allow an abortion for a poor pregnant teenager but rarely, if ever, pass legislation to provide any monetary support for her newborn! It's a fact, that in states with the strictest abortion laws they also provide the least financial support.


Jon King   October 23rd, 2008 9:56 pm ET

Democrats DO NOT control Congress!! Why does the media allow the Republicans to say this over and over without challenge??

The Senate is 49-49-2 Independents. It takes 60 Democrats to control the Senate.

Bush vetoes anything they have proposed. The Republicans filibuster the rest.

Why does the media not educate people that without a filibuster and veto proof majority, the Republicans STILL effectively control Congress.


Bernard   October 23rd, 2008 9:57 pm ET

Everyone else in the Financial Industry is required to disclose their personal securities but our Treasury Department that has now bought bank securities in the open market are allowed to keep their personal financial securities private? What about the rules governing insider trading. After all hasn't the Treasury Department become filled with ex Goldman Sachs and other ex-financial services employees?


sharon bennett   October 23rd, 2008 9:57 pm ET

Mr. Moore,
You are a breath of fresh air when it comes to the true facts!!
You have a sense for the truth. I really appreciate you!!
Republicans are having a nervous breakdown, caught on the losing side, tearing each other apart over the greed that has been exposed !!!!Thank God!!! The crooks are on the way out!!!
Barrack Obama is the best thing to come along in a long time!! We are a nation that has great people, we will come out of this mess in time, to be blessed with a stronger sense of decency...realizing that greed destroys our country and its people.
Thank you!! God Bless You!!


Shirley   October 23rd, 2008 9:57 pm ET

I cannot believe how dismissive Joe P was just now to the plight of middle Americans. People are making a tenth of the income Palin is making. I have 4 children, single mother, working teacher and I make $52,000 and take home about $30,000. How does her income of 1/4 million dollars even come close to the "real" lives of real American citizens. The audacity that he has to come on air and make those kinds of condescending comments just highlights the attitude of the last 8 years under Bush/Cheney and predict the future under a McCain/Palin White House. I would suggest that anyone so ignorant of real America get an actual middle class job and life for a single year on that income alone and tell me then how easy it is to live middle income.


Russ Wiersma   October 23rd, 2008 9:57 pm ET

Didn't get on in time, Wanted Larry to ask Michael Moore, with the Democratic Congress in Charge for the last 2 years, What did they do for us and why do they blame Bush when they have the Power to pass legislation and if there was problems on Wall Street, Why didn't they do anything.


Carol Berry   October 23rd, 2008 9:57 pm ET

I would like to know as a parent what responsibility John McCain the Christian man has to his minority daughter's race. I believe she is from
Indonesia hand picked by Sandy McCain from Mother Teresa's Orphanages. She has dark skin and could be mistake for a Muslin. Should he be more responsible as a parent for stopping any form of hate toward a group of minorities that look like his daughter? Because most of us in the United States of America aren't good at determining what nationally people are when they come from or look like the come from a third world county. I respect General Collin Powell for defending Muslims to show the World we can do better.


Sue   October 23rd, 2008 9:57 pm ET

Thanks Larry for correcting that guy. Your are correct. SMALL BUSINESSES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE TAX INCREASE ON $250,000 +. That tax increase is on PERSONAL NET INCOME. I'll repeat the last part NET income.


Loretta James   October 23rd, 2008 9:57 pm ET

Hey Larry ... great that you have Michael Moore on tonite, however it would have been great to have him LAST. I do feel you are usually quite unbiased but you still let the Republicans have the last word ... they are SO full of DODO!! And so what if Michael Moore is a millionaire, he lives a simple life and exposes the ridiculousness of the consumerism that the US society is based on.

I went all over on that, however thanks for having Michael on, and let him speak last next time!


Carla   October 23rd, 2008 9:58 pm ET

Risk factor what a joke Kate!


Nikki   October 23rd, 2008 9:58 pm ET

Sara Palin's $150,000 shopping spree cost over $23,000 more then Joe the plumbers house. GOP strategist Brad Blakeman says "the real outrage is Obama taking the 767 campaign plane to see his sick grandma". Republicans out to lunch, out of touch, & out of time.

Mike was right Republicans do know how to lie, cheat, and steal a election, please don't underesitimate them.


populist pundit   October 23rd, 2008 9:58 pm ET

New Flash!

Following Michael Moore, we can watch no less than 3 talking heads tell us the GOP point of view.

Opening with blaming the Bush Bailout on Obama, until Larry King had him admit that McCain was part of the Bailout, Mr. on the Far Right Michael Medved looks extremely unbalanced.

To Michael Moor'es credit, they had to bring on three Republicans to attack him.

Still, outnumbered 3 to 1, Moore comes out as the most even tempered and intelligent guest on the show.

Joe Pagliarulo tells Americans that families of 5 such as Palin have a low income.

Wow! All those families of 5 living on 50,000 dollars a year must be below the poverty line.

This is the same Joe who just got a new car etc....

wow, what a low life!


Vinny   October 23rd, 2008 9:58 pm ET

8 houses and 13 cars is very down to earth! Yeah, McCain really understands the average American. That makes a lot of sense.


David   October 23rd, 2008 9:58 pm ET

OBAMA, MONEY CAN'T BUY MY VOTE!!!!!


Carol Ann Harding   October 23rd, 2008 9:58 pm ET

I am sitting here watching Larry King Live as I do most every night and this is my first time ever commenting on a television show. I am from Nova Scotia Canada near the home of Ellen Page from Juno. Thankyou Larry for having the voice of good conscience, Michael Moore, on your show tonight. Not only did he invite the world to see just how contagious our society and schools have become at spreading violence, he is now sharing his voice of reason and good judgement with your viewers tonight. The fact that race is even a discussion in the upcoming American election certainly indicates that our society is still very ill and contagious with vile belief systems and also indicates that we are a long way from the cultural and societal mind shift that it will take to either elect a Black or a woman to run the country and to stop spreading the contagion that prevents peace and prosperity and liberty for all. I am not really sure but isn't that the American dream; or is it that all people will be white non-muslim males who carry a gun in the back of their pick up truck?
From A Canadian teacher who is extremely appreciative of Michael Moore. Keep up the good work and I thank you immensley for your documentary Bowling for Columbine.

Carol Ann


Mark Porter   October 23rd, 2008 9:58 pm ET

The mortgage crisis was not started by Clinton asking that people who could not afford a mortgage should get one. It started because the lenders created financial products that allowed people to get in over their head by buying houses they clearly could not afford. If the lenders would have stuck to a standard 30 year mortgage, but ensure that the person qualified for the amount that was lended, then we wouldn't have people buying $400,000 houses when they could only afford a $90,000 house!


Mike   October 23rd, 2008 9:58 pm ET

FACT CHECK FACT
I can't believe that a American Hero can stand in front of his supporters and lie to them about supporting "Joe the Plumber" He is against those making under $250k. Most people standing before him, make under $250k. He isn't even for these people !!!!!!! He is flat out lying to them. I hope these people can see through this.


Vanessa   October 23rd, 2008 9:58 pm ET

Larry,

Could you please ask Kate why a democratic trifecta will be any different than the republican trifecta we had for so long?

Thanks,
VR


STOOMZEE.com   October 23rd, 2008 9:58 pm ET

NOTE:

A lot of people only have time or interest to hear about 5 – 15 minutes of news a day and will vote based on the spin they hear.


Georgette   October 23rd, 2008 9:58 pm ET

June,
I thought I was alone. John McCain and I are not friends. Think about it...What is friendship? I don't believe he would give me the time of day if I asked. And since when did he and his wife Cindy care so much about the average Joe. I'm sorry, but the McCain/Palin ticket is the scariest thing I have ever seen. If you thought George Bush was bad...you haven't seen anything yet! Vote ObamaBiden


Jerry Chandler   October 23rd, 2008 9:58 pm ET

To Lisa
No media that has sold the amount of airtime that Obama has bought is going to say anything bad about him. That would be bad business


Fay   October 23rd, 2008 9:58 pm ET

It really sickens me to here the republicans talk about "Obama, Pelosi and other democrats" when Clinton left office with a surplus. It took a republican to zero the account. And about the media slant for Palin ... She would not and was not allowed to give interviews because she always makes mistakes .... I can see her handling Foreign Policy for this ProAmerica ....


Bob Putbress   October 23rd, 2008 9:58 pm ET

Larry,
I like Michael Moore do not believe in polls, but my mistrust originates form the hidden information regardinghow many people or what percentage of United States citizens are included in the poll.


John   October 23rd, 2008 9:59 pm ET

What executive or command experience does John McCain have?


Rose   October 23rd, 2008 9:59 pm ET

Yeah, give us two more dummies for the White House. We had Bush for eight years.


Eileen Stroup   October 23rd, 2008 9:59 pm ET

Adjustable rate mortgages and rising local tax evaluations are why families couldn't afford to make payments, along with the loss of jobs. Mismanagement is a factor but where were the republican watchdogs? Their idea was if they were making money, to just look the other way. American companies are slowly moving operations to other countries (China, India, etc.) for the lower wages and for less pollution restrictions on the environment. I've not heard McCain say anything about job creation. Just like in California, many families will soon be living in tents in our parks and parking lots.


Ray   October 23rd, 2008 9:59 pm ET

McCain's Strategy Now ? hmmmmmm !!!!!!!! Simple ..Endorse Obama


Doug Roberts   October 23rd, 2008 9:59 pm ET

That Republican is LYING about small business making over $250,000 paying more taxes, these people don't know the meaning of the truth.


Steven   October 23rd, 2008 9:59 pm ET

We're voting for Obama because we're sick of the Republican Party. Many of the Republicans on the show exhibit the exact qualities we are tired of. That's why people don't like McCain.


Linda Fredrickson   October 23rd, 2008 9:59 pm ET

As a Canadian who is watching this election with much interest, I cannot believe that many Americans are 'ignorant' as to Obama's background with respect to his parentage. I understand he is the child of a bi-racial marriage and that his mother was a WHITE American (believe his father was Kenyan). Why is it that he cannot be seen as a capable US citizen seeking to lead his country out of a horrendous 8 years? I would feel confident in voting for him as it seems to me that he will not deny either parentage - black or white, and that he will do what he thinks best for ALL AMERICANS.


Jason   October 23rd, 2008 9:59 pm ET

Michael,

Please do a movie on lobbyists and their influence on spending in DC.


Eileen Stroup   October 23rd, 2008 9:59 pm ET

These guys must make more than $250K


Jane   October 23rd, 2008 9:59 pm ET

Senator Obama's citizenship is not questionable. He was born in Hawaii which gives him ju soli "right of soil" and his mother is a white American which give him Jus sanguinis "right of blood" citizenship. He is not any less of an American citizen than Senator McCain.


Terry   October 23rd, 2008 9:59 pm ET

Economics 101 .... cut taxes... cut spending.

Obama Plan... socialized programs that aren't plausible

- college ...kinder thru college..no way

–housing ...everyone gets one... no way

–tax those over $250,000...ludicrious... you are not going to create jobs that way...our business are already the 2nd taxedin the world...

–95% of the middle class a tax break... again a handout... almost 40% don't pay taxes...they full refund back, they are on welfare, medicaid....etc... so call it what it is... a handout or welfare.

–Insurance.... nationalized... please Canada's and the British healthcare stink... Canadians come to the US because they can't get handled in a timely manner.

-I prefer McCains be cause he won't give it to illegal aliens and you will be able to pick your own in any state.

Remember the plans are single, married or family. Google ...health insurance ...and check the plans...you will get money back. Now they have to still work that pre medical conditions have to be approved...but that's much better than welfare medical insurance...

-you want the government to handle another department...please... I'm a big girl ...I buy my car insurance ...I can buy my health insurance.


carol kesling   October 23rd, 2008 9:59 pm ET

joe bags you are a big LIARRRRRRRRRRRRRR !!!!!!! go back to glen becks showwwwwwww !!!!!! you are not liked, you lie...... bye the way JEB BUSH isnt governor in florida anymore, so cant the election this time... the repug panel are cry babies!!!!!!!!!!


Yvonne   October 23rd, 2008 10:00 pm ET

A symphony of losers.


leighmckolay   October 23rd, 2008 10:00 pm ET

these people don't have much to work with.

mccain/palin are scrambling. end.

They are left with fear as their tool.


populist pundit   October 23rd, 2008 10:00 pm ET

As Kate, the woman sandwiched in the middle says, McCain/Palin represents a serious risk to having steady leadership at the helm.

GoBama


Deb Mohammed   October 23rd, 2008 10:00 pm ET

Hi Larry, I have a problem with people who refer to a certain race as being low and degenerate. At the same time McCain was defending Obama from being called an Arab, he was offending every Arab American person in this country. Arabs are not only Muslim, they are Jewish too. This show the blatant racism in the Republican party, not to mention that every audience they have are 99.9% white.
As for Sarah Palin saying she will donate her clothes, including her baby's (if it's her baby) $100.00 out fit to charity is a slap in the face. Who wants her and her families used clothes when a charity would benefit more from the $150,000 dollars she spent on them. They say OBAMA wants to spend other people's money, well what does she call what she did. Who did she ask, or did she make that decision all by her self.


Vinny   October 23rd, 2008 10:00 pm ET

Larry,

What happened to intellectual Republicans? Can you please bring some of them on your show and not these lying fools. It really is disgusting.


Bernard   October 23rd, 2008 10:00 pm ET

What happened to the Regulatory Oversight?? Where is the Securities Exchange Commission on this matter. Wall Street got rich but let's not forget our Treasury Secretary left his ex-employer with over $138 million in compensation.


Tony   October 23rd, 2008 10:00 pm ET

To Sylvia – regarding your comments towards Mike jacobs.

Mike Jacobs might not be the smartist person in the world, most of us just type real fast to get the blog in and don't pay much attention to the spelling. Obama's IQ might be 147, good for him, mine isn't but then I'm not stupid either. If you take a look at the shape our nation is in right now and you want to blame someone, balme all those high IQ law makers in congress. Bush couldn't have done anything without the approval of congress, and the Democrats have been in charge for the last two years. If you want to blame someone, blame us for continuing to re-elect members of congress that prove daily they don't care about the American people, both Republicans and Democrates alike. Personal note, maybe you should learn how to place a comment without having to talk down to someone else and trying to make yourself look better.


yomi   October 23rd, 2008 10:00 pm ET

The economy has change so many things ...like the name on Wall Street to Wash street and Main street to Mare street, lets put make another change in Washington from Republican to Democrat.


Jacque DeWolf   October 23rd, 2008 10:00 pm ET

WHY IS EVERYONE STILL TALKING ABOUT JOE THE PLUMBER???MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT HE HAS NOT PAID HIS TAXES FROM LAST YEAR $1900 AND THERE IS A LIEN ON HIS HOUSE. HE ALSO IS NOT A LICENSED PLUMBER AND WAS NOT TRUTHFULLY ABOUT BUYING THE BUSINESS. HE MAKES $40,000 PER YEAR. ENOUGH ALREADY!!!


Carla   October 23rd, 2008 10:00 pm ET

Michael Moore was right. They are all for welfare for the rich! Protect their fortunes! We need people to support the average Americans. Quit giving tax cuts to these companies which keep shipping the jobs overseas. DUH!


Jim Mann   October 23rd, 2008 10:00 pm ET

Oh my god those three republicans are straight up idiots! Thats all that i can say!


Kevin   October 23rd, 2008 10:01 pm ET

The fact that JOE “PAGS” PAGLIARULO is trying to blame this whole debacle on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is ridiculous. I trade Mortgage Back Securities and Agencies (FNMA and FHLMC), and it just isn't true. He's doing a disservice to his listeners who believe him in trying to blame Fannie and Freddie Mac. While their hands are not clean, he fails to recognise:

1.) the mortgage companies like Wamu, Countrywide and various lesser known lesser reputable (yes...less reputable) who offered subprime mortgages (ARMs, Alt-A) to people who didn't deserve them

2.)the investment banks like Lehman, Banc of America and Bear Stearns who grouped them into toxic CMOs which lost value due to delinquencies and defaults on the loans sold to dead and homeless people

3.)Additionally this forgets to address the credit companies that gave these toxic securities AAA ratings or the credit default swaps that were purchased not just as a hedge, but a speculative investment in which people bet against these securities that other companies couldn't honor (AIG).

I think it wasn't so much a republican or democratic issue but a greed issue, and unfortunately, greed transcends party lines.


Kim   October 23rd, 2008 10:01 pm ET

Michael you are right on! You should be President!
Keep it up my friend....You've got my vote!


Lisa   October 23rd, 2008 10:01 pm ET

Do you all understand that this business tax IS before expenses? This is not take home over 250. Many plumbers take in over 250. They purchases furnaces and other such materials that they generally get reimbursed for, unfortunatly, that reimbursment IS taxable income. Check the facts. This will affect many, if not most small business. That is your job that will be let go. Just remember you voted for Obama when your boss gives you the pink slip!


marcy ewald   October 23rd, 2008 10:01 pm ET

you republicans really thing we are all stupid and your wronge, Virginia is LARGLEY military, thats why there is such a big shift in the poles, these familys all mccains/ palins number, they are not happy there family and friends are gone for a long time or dead they want our men and women home, and micheal moore is not a stuck up snob, like the panel seems to be , mccain will never win michigan, not in a millon years


Deb Mohammed   October 23rd, 2008 10:01 pm ET

Any woman that thinks Sarah Palin represent woman are mistaken. No real woman would require you to have a rapist's. Under her belief and law she won't pay for the rape kit if you get raped preventing you access to the morning after pill. This means that if you are poor, you probably can't afford the rape kit. Without the rape kit, you have no case, so the rapist goes free, you have his baby, and he comes back and get visitation rights for his child, which is his daughter, who he will probably rape too and if his daughter gets rapped and impregnated , she has to have his child.These to McCain and Sarah are sick and insensitive, but again they don't believe in regulations only total control or total freedom, with no middle ground.
Don't let me get started on sex education. Future teens under her beliefs would turn out to be pregnant drop out with rampant STD's, depending on the system to take care of them because they have no education , and no skills, and are in need of free health care, leaving a future society of non-productive Americans, which in turn will create another economic crisis in America. This could have been prevented if she only believed in educating our teens. They will never abstain with the content they are exposed to on American television..everyone is practically naked. Get real and protect the youth through knowledge SARAH PALIN. Say high to the Russians when you go out in the back yard to water your garden


lisa from az   October 23rd, 2008 10:01 pm ET

NOOO Larry! Don't say McCain might pull it off!!! If he does then we real demand a recount!!!


nwyt   October 23rd, 2008 10:01 pm ET

Yeah McCain is visiting Sarasota here in FL...one of the richest towns in FL to live in...he is for the average Joe alright! Ha Ha


debbie   October 23rd, 2008 10:01 pm ET

Joe Paggs – have you totally lost your mind. You keeping stating that it were the american people who got "greedy" and wanted to buy a house even though they couldn't afford it, and that they are inadvertently responsible for the crisis on wall street. YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. WHICH PLANET ARE YOU FROM?. DEFINITELY NOT FROM THIS ONE. HEY PAGGS – WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WALL STREET CRISIS. ITS THE RICH GUYS that McCain wants to give a tax break to. GET REAL for once.


Santiago   October 23rd, 2008 10:01 pm ET

Obama and Biden made more than McCain and Palin combined.


Sharon Khardaji   October 23rd, 2008 10:02 pm ET

Larry ask these three Republican guest, do they expect the real Joe Plumbers of America believes the political spin and untruths they continue to tell us? They sat there and bold face lie about what Obama will do in his tax plan to help the Joe plumbers and the middleclass people of this country! Look what their party has done to this country!


Kovsky, Houston   October 23rd, 2008 10:02 pm ET

Speaking of education. The education certification difference between McCain/Palin and Obama/Biden is extreme. McCain has 3 years of Naval Academy where he graduated 894th out of 899 students. Last in his class and was rejected by the U.S. National War college until his family intervened with the Sec of the Navy. Palin has 5 years of 5 colleges to equal a 4 year BA in Journalism. Then you Biden with a Juris Doctorate. Then you have Obama with a Juris Doc..magna cum laude (top of his class) at Harvard law School. Also President of Harvard Law Review. First black president of the law review at harvard. This is a team with smarts. Let's try them!


V Howell   October 23rd, 2008 10:02 pm ET

Last sentence should read, I will not comment on my support for this ticket in this town.


JC & Hilda   October 23rd, 2008 10:02 pm ET

OMG – what did I just hear... Quarter of a mil not much for a family of seven!!! Give me a F@%$^& break! Oh yeh a Republican said that. My husband and I are raising a family of 5 plus 3 furry creatures on 60k this year.... I thought we were somewhat middle class but we must be dirt poor! Well, in this economy -yes!
That is the most obnoxious statement I have ever heard but not suprising coming from an elitist Republican! What country does he live in- not my world! I'm living in the Chicagoland area and about to lose my house. Yeah...love ya Bush and the greed machine!!


Dee in atlanta   October 23rd, 2008 10:03 pm ET

the republican team didn't seem inspirational. they were seemed angry!! we don't need 4 more years of the last 8. REpubs, please take a break and have a kitkat. I just voted. OBama/Biden 08!!


Shaunda   October 23rd, 2008 10:03 pm ET

Has Michael Moore ever been to AK?? Obviously not or he would know that $250,000, which I think is what he said, does not go far at all. I lived in AK for a while and a hamburger/ff is $10. A can of black eyed peas is almost $3. I could not imagine feeding her family on that salary. Michael Moore needs to get a grip and know the FACTS.


Santiago   October 23rd, 2008 10:03 pm ET

In this nation, you can be rich if you want. Work hard and treat people well.


Michell Bisette   October 23rd, 2008 10:03 pm ET

Can any answer me why a great country like the USA owes China money????
We don't even agree with their way of life! How did that happen?


ObamaProud   October 23rd, 2008 10:03 pm ET

You just had 3 delusional republicans gang up on Obama without a single defence, Larry.

That lady just sat there and said Obama has ZERO managerial experience. What about the campaign that he's been running for the past two years that is wiping their candidate and their party off the political map entirely? How's THAT for executive experience?

It's certainly good enough for me :)


Barbara   October 23rd, 2008 10:04 pm ET

Michael Moore deserves combat pay because he speaks for the majority of those of us who recognize that we have been run by big business (another phrase for big government. We have a social conscience.
Contrary to our constitutional rights, the last 8 years have spewed hate, accusations that if you dont agree you are unpatriotic, non Christian and not an American.
Thank you Michael Moore


Walter B   October 23rd, 2008 10:04 pm ET

These republicans are idiots. Bottom line. I can't wait for them to leave the white house and lose their majority. I'm tired of how their party party is nothing but an umbrella that harbors racism, homophobes, and hatred.
They are a party of suppression and repression, and that is not what this country is founded on. Kick these scumbags out!


Sharon   October 23rd, 2008 10:04 pm ET

Please think this throught with me..... Taxing those companies that make over $250,000 is not a good idea for this country. Why? Because they will have to pay more, right? How will they pay more? They will have to reduce their work force and then charge people more for their product. This is not going to be good for our economy. There will be more unemployed citizens and then citizens paying more for products that we already have a hard time paying for.


Jerry Chandler   October 23rd, 2008 10:04 pm ET

Just remember that the dems have been in charge for 2 years. And we all see where that has gotten us, so now lets vote in a rubber stamp 143 days experienced senator who is nothing more than a great speaker, but only great when reading a teleprompter


kansas   October 23rd, 2008 10:04 pm ET

HEY JANET....SHE PLANS TO DONATE THE CLOTHES? UM YEAH RIGHT. BUT OKAY...SHE'S GOING NAKED AFTER THAT? OR IS SHE GOING TO SPEND MORE OF OTHER PEOPLES MONEY TO DRESS HERSELF WITH ALL NEW CLOTHES.

she can buy and wear whatever she wants....JUST PAY FOR IT HERSELF!!! That is the problem people have with it.

Thank You and goodnight


nwyt   October 23rd, 2008 10:04 pm ET

Most of America (in the current and near future) can't and won't be able to afford a plummer.


anna from ohio   October 23rd, 2008 10:05 pm ET

You three nuts can take your guns and religion you know where. It is sick to know your mouths can not stop about religion,raceand hatred i am so ashamed that LARRY had to have you three gutless souls on for the last few minutes on the show! REPUBLICANS ARE A DISGRACE TO THIS NATION!


Joe (not a plumber) Baker   October 23rd, 2008 10:05 pm ET

McCain is going to do it? I expected the three Republican operatives to insist their nominee is still in the ballgame, but why are you drinking the Kool Aid, Larry? While I fully expect Republican lawyers and campaign types to use play the hardest of hard ball tactics in an effort to keep the vote down in Democratic areas, you've got to believe it will take the biggest October surprise ever to reverse the rising Obama tide.


Lisa Wilder   October 23rd, 2008 10:05 pm ET

Thank you Larry King for having Michael Moore on your show! Thankyou Michael for speaking up. You speak so eloquently and yet in a way that we can all understand. You spoke for me tonight!! I agreed with everything you said. You always give me hope Michael that the world could be a better place. I respect you more than I can say. I love you like a brother. God Bless.
A Canadian


Santiago   October 23rd, 2008 10:05 pm ET

Hype and Hope vs Honor and Record


Michele   October 23rd, 2008 10:05 pm ET

Larry – we have all heard so much discussion about how the late 90s decision to have Fannie Mae "lighten up" on loan applicant criteria has driven the multitude of defaults which is causing today's problems. Does anyone have a breakdown on defaulted loans by race and income level?


Lennie Small   October 23rd, 2008 10:05 pm ET

Larry, did Abraham Lincoln serve in them military or head a large company as a CEO? How about Franklin Roosevelt, or Harry Truman? Did JFK head a large company or was he a Junior senator? Has McCain headed a large company or have any executive experience (Palin is more experienced than McCain?)? I am just stunned at your guests take on the current political situation. You had a great deal of patience and self control during that interview. An admirable job.


E LEASTON JR   October 23rd, 2008 10:05 pm ET

IT'S TIME THAT ALL AMERICAN'S WAKEUP TO THIS MASSIVE HEMERAGING THAT WE ARE GOING THOUGH WE WERE TAKING TO HEART ON 9/11 IT'S NOT REALLY WHO RUN THE WHITE HOUSE IN 2008 IT'S WHAT HE CAN DO TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY FROM THE DARKNEST OF WHAT WE ALL ARE NOT SURE OF.


Susan   October 23rd, 2008 10:06 pm ET

Larry,

In response to that republican woman who spoke–John McCain is not going to carry PA, Joe Biden is "our third Senator.: It's his birthplace. The rural areas of the state are very republican but the urban areas–especially Philly–carry it every time. I am one of the moderate republicans who live in the Philly burbs. I don't know a single individual for McCain. He buried himself in PA with that woman vp. In addition, PA probably has more colleges than anyplace on the East Coast. 2 out of every 3 cars has an Obama sticker on it.

She's going to be disappointed.


Teonia, OH   October 23rd, 2008 10:06 pm ET

I'm still on...Who shots out a 3rd grade class during a debate... unless its for student council!


helen logan   October 23rd, 2008 10:07 pm ET

History shows us the Democrat president FDR had to turn laissez-faire government into big government to get America out of the Great Depression. If Obama is elected president, will he need to further expand the current powers of government to turn back another impending Great Depression?


Tatiana   October 23rd, 2008 10:07 pm ET

I keep listening comments from McCain supporters that Obama has no military and economic experience and we should trust McCain.

Well, McCain is at age when he might not be a President for a long time. We are generally looking at Palin as a President. That's why she is under investigation and gets attacks from everywhere.
So far she's shown no economic experience and I don't believe she has military experience. More over she has records of abusing the power.

On top of this she doesn't want to disclose her medical records. She said there was nothing interesting to see there.
Is she hiding an abortion?
What about if she is pregnant with another special child?


Roger   October 23rd, 2008 10:07 pm ET

The Republicans KEEP sounding off about Obama's lack of executive experience and compare his lack of such experience with their VP's seemingly massive background as the chief executive of a state with fewer people than many american cities.

Comparing the Presidential candidates themselves – am I missing something or does John McCain possess precisely the same lack of executive experience as Obama??

As for McCain being "tested" - VietNam was a long time ago and contextually has no similarity of any kind with the tests a new President may face.
Can we stop with the smoke screens?????


Jerry D   October 23rd, 2008 10:07 pm ET

Guys like Michael Moore & Bill Maher are very insightful, intelligent personalities who once used their comedy genius to present their political views. Like them or not, their work was very entertaining.
But, their hatred for Bush has deprived them of their sense of humor. They have developed a vengeful, holier-than-thou personality to advance their agenda.
At one time, topics like Palin's wardrobe & McCain's houses would have resulted in a hilarious satirical monologue from these comedians. Now, we only hear vicious rhetoric from these bitter men. And that turns off the independent, undecided voter.


C A Martin   October 23rd, 2008 10:08 pm ET

Thank for your correcting "Pags" regarding Obama's tax on small businesses. The republicans do it all the time, they say an untruth (lie) and all of them keep repeating it so the general public hear it so many times they believe the lies. They will do ANYTHING to get elected and those 3 people you had on the show tonight, are unreal. They actually think Sarah Palin is qualified to be VP. Pathetic. And all they can do is trash Obama and BIden. PATHETIC. All 3 of them, pathetic. I wonder if they believe their own spin? Don't know how they could.


Santiago   October 23rd, 2008 10:08 pm ET

Lisa,

God bless and Michael Moore do not belong in the same sentence. He believes in reincarnation, that's an insult. I forgive you.


BobK   October 23rd, 2008 10:08 pm ET

Someone says:
"Wasn’t Sarah Palin spreading the wealth in Alaska when she taxed the windfall profits of the oil companies and gave the money to the Alaskans? That is one of the things that she boasts about. So it’s okay in Alaska, but not in the lower 48?"

It called ROYALTIES.
Most American landowners get paid these for mineral/oil rights. The citizens of Alaska are the landowners and these payments have been paid for over 20-30 years. It was not a PALIN invention.

People please read facts before spewing


karen(dayton)   October 23rd, 2008 10:09 pm ET

what about the monies spent on hotels and new hairstyles for the entire family just a BIG WASTE ,and neiman marcus stores at that
it outrageous!!!!!!!


Lisa   October 23rd, 2008 10:09 pm ET

DEB – do a fact check, don't spread garbage. she does not charge for a rape kit. I admire the accomplishments of Sarah ( are you jelous of her?) Look at all she has done and on top of that she has five kids!


Santiago   October 23rd, 2008 10:10 pm ET

Why is everyone in a panic. I bought 600 shares of Chesapeake and made $3900 in 10 days. Work a little, invest a little, pay taxes and tithe. That's America!


Bridget kennedy   October 23rd, 2008 10:11 pm ET

Is it just me, or do the recent attacks from the McCain camp playing up the idea of Obama of being affiliated with ayers, insinuating that obama might be a "secret terrorist" or the mccain supporters shouting that he is a muslim or whatever ludicrous pathetic attempts the republicans are making in the face of a failed, undignified campaign- doesnt it scream of the cold war? of "better dead than red", its the same right-wing nut job paranoid witchhunting of a false, illusionary commie living next door in the suburbs. Again, the conservative republicans, using religion and fear to capture people into believing that if it aint white, it aint right.


Terry   October 23rd, 2008 10:11 pm ET

Carol... why waste your breath with a tantrum..... look it up....if you don't agree with something....I don't want think any political party....has resorted to a "pity me"... "give me" ... "immediate gratification generation"....

I believe Americans have been raised with a backbone to look into issues.... not the cuteness, not the color, not the smooth orations.. the meat of the issues.... remembering the world owes you nothing that you don't earn yourself.

Remembering Mr. Moore has his own agenda and it's profitable.

... Americans are smart to have their own personal agendas

... it doesn't have to be party or color lines... frankly I believe every one should register Independent and lie to all the pollsters.
Why don't we freak out the media... instead of each other.


Carolina girl   October 23rd, 2008 10:11 pm ET

To Jane Rush Limbaugh is a jerk


linda   October 23rd, 2008 10:11 pm ET

Joe the Plumber. for goodness sake he's not even a real bonified plumber, who I feel wanted to make that impression on Obama not knowing he would be seen on everyones tv the next day. So why so much fuss about good ole Joe


Veronica   October 23rd, 2008 10:11 pm ET

Hey McCain and Palin ... Enough already on Joe the plumber....... what about the cook, the waitress, strawberry picker, the Fast food worker, the packer. Shame, instead of getting people to stick together as americans.... you guys don't know how to do that.. how are you guys going to run the country?


Ronnie   October 23rd, 2008 10:11 pm ET

Hi Micheal. I love your documentaries. Admire the courage to tell like as it is. Being a nurse, I applaud your effort to bring attention to healthcare to every individual in America.


M'al in CO   October 23rd, 2008 10:11 pm ET

I'd like to know why there isn't more outcry about the "Block the Vote" article in Rolling Stone Magazine. Does it matter if Obama gets more voters out if the votes are caged and/or ballots discarded?

Even if Obama wins the election, will he be declared president if the same fraud occurs?

Why aren't we rioting in the streets over this? Michael, is THIS a worthy film topic?

~ M'al


benjamin a poston   October 23rd, 2008 10:11 pm ET

I believe that george bush is truly evil,and only those who are stupid or ignorant would vote for him. |I believe he has destroyed the credibility of this country m ore than any other person. He is the closet thing to an antichrist these evangelical nutheads have ever had


rick   October 23rd, 2008 10:11 pm ET

come on , this bs with michael moore and plumbers for obama.
these actors in the back ground, holding a flashlight in the same spot and not moving for 20 minutes proves this is a fake put on. the reality of the situation is all plumbers are against obama taking their money and profits with higher taxes


bill batey jr   October 23rd, 2008 10:12 pm ET

Probably the sad reality about the serious economic problems our country faces are based upon the democratic party's lack of action to contain and control the republican party's lack of fiscal responsibility.

If the democratic majority would have solved this problem, nothing would have changed in the politcal landscape. The public would not recognize who had helped them, and the republicans would have probably retained the white house. To make sure that change would occur, the democrats decided to sit on their hands, and shift all blame on a selfish, self-serving republican party.

In any case, the public good has not been served by either party; a politician's most important issue and concern is to get reelected.

All we get is a lot of lip service and finger pointing. It's hard not to be cynical about the integrity and honesty of our so called public servants.

Term limits for congress(wo)men would better serve the public interest. Two terms should be enough time for our diligent representatives to enrich themselves and peddle power to monied
interests.


pat4597   October 23rd, 2008 10:12 pm ET

I heard Palin say she is middle class. If she and her husband make $250,000, when did that become middle class? What about us people that make $40,000- $50,000, what are we? We are not the rich that McCain wants to help we are the people that Obama wants to help!


Teonia, OH   October 23rd, 2008 10:12 pm ET

SANTIAGO>>>>> THERIS MORE TO BEING THE PRESIDENT BESIDES WAR!!!


avo   October 23rd, 2008 10:12 pm ET

Larry I watch your show every night none of these politicians can relate with our problems in the U.S. The Middle Class is gone! The poor are starving and stealing because they have no choice. If you own a small business which I do you are getting taxed to the point to where you feel as if you are working for the government. America messed up and let oil Rich Bush run our country the second time, and in this time of crisis I will stand behind Obama because I belive he is smarter than Mc Cain and pailin needs to put her $300.00 glasses and 75,000.00 wardrobe on E-Bay and feed some of these hungry Americans! We need a smart, energetic, and problem solving president to even have a chance to rebuild our america and it will take time and working togeather but we need to get to work and quit taking breaks.


Santiago   October 23rd, 2008 10:12 pm ET

Sarah Palin's family made 137k last year, Obama 4.2 million. He got an endorsement from Nicorrette Gun...


Lynne Parten   October 23rd, 2008 10:13 pm ET

I am writing from Victoria, Canada, and can't help but feel concerned
about Obama's popularity and the risk it may post to his life. I
remember the tragedy of Robert Kennedy (amongst others) and wonder what kind of security is being provided to such an outstanding
candidate?


Fred T. Potter   October 23rd, 2008 10:13 pm ET

Larry, As a Mortgage professional (and Republican) I am really tired of the GOP trying to blame everyone but the real villians. The real villians were and still are the BIG investors who play the market. They understood if they enabled more people to get mortgages, they would have more funds to make more money with. Forget that over the last year I have seen 285 lenders close their doors either to bankruptcy or because the investors pulled out of the market. I believ that if the lenders/investors had not made up the plans to enable people who really should not buy a home to buy one ion order to reap huge profits, there would not be a problem today, but that along with horrendous GOLDEN PARACHUTES are what hurt WALL st. When I was working in management and someone screwed up I fired them and they did not walk away with millions, they barely left with what they brought. Its time to see the GOP as it is today, GREEDY OLD PARTY> Sorry, I'm voting (UGH) Democrat for all my political positions. Why not, if they screw up we vote em out in 4 years.


Rose   October 23rd, 2008 10:14 pm ET

Jerry Chandler October 23rd, 2008 10:04 pm ET
Just remember that the dems have been in charge for 2 years. And we all see where that has gotten us, so now lets vote in a rubber stamp 143 days experienced senator who is nothing more than a great speaker, but only great when reading a teleprompt

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Say it with me, Jerry! REPUBLICAN FILIBUSTER.

And regarding Obama's experience, see the following:

During Obama's first – 8 – eight years of his elected service in the Illinois State Legislature, he sponsored more than 820 bills.

He introduced 233 regarding healthcare reform; 125 on poverty and public assistance; 112 crime fighting bills; 97 economic bills; 60 human rights and anti-discrimination bills; 21 ethics reform bills; 15 gun control; 6 veterans affairs and many others.

His first year in the U.S. Senate, he authored 152 bills and co-sponsored another 427.

These inculded:

**The Coburn-Obama Government Transparency Act of 2006 – became law,

**The Lugar-Obama Nuclear Non-proliferation and Conventional Weapons Threat Reduction Act, – became law,

**The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act, passed the Senate, The 2007 Government Ethics Bill, – became law,

**The Protection Against Excessive Executive Compensation Bill, In
committee, and many more.

And, more to come.....


Walter B   October 23rd, 2008 10:14 pm ET

OBAMA FTW!!!


George The Real Estate Broker   October 23rd, 2008 10:14 pm ET

As a registered Democrat and always voted for my party, this election i am voting for McCain!! I work seven days a week to grow my company and because of Obama's tax plan i have to pay more taxes to reduce the taxes of the people who stay home or barely can hold a job. No Thanks!!

Vote McCain.


Daniel   October 23rd, 2008 10:14 pm ET

Larry,
I am a highschooler, junior, and I would like to say if it was necessary to post Micheal Moores picture? But now in all seriousness, what he said was most striking was McCain's campaign was of ignorance. Well, Ihave spoken to teachers, student (just turned 18), and even school janitors and various other people and they could not defend Obama and what he preposes but attack McCain (Bush) which I find was a campaign of ignorance. New is what people saw with Obama but not even knowing there candidate. That shows ignorant people voting and we do not need but we do not want ignorant people for McCain either not matter how we need votes now. I even took on 12 individuals pro-Obama and took there arguements with my words of knowing both arguements because I was usedt McCain attacks but disappointed not to hear anything Obama preposes which was disappointing. So if you insist...

Vote Democrat, Its easier than working.

McCain for President. Obama change is being one of the least experienced candidates running for President (Lincoln had a history with his Lincoln Douglas debate so do not use Lincoln as inexperienced like Obama please).

Larry King thank you for reading this post.


Deb Mohammed   October 23rd, 2008 10:14 pm ET

This is to shirley Larry,one of your bloggers. Shirley the only reason you have chosen to switch from a life long of democracy into the republican party is because you did not realize you were an in the closet racist. Your comments attacking OBAMA because his book shows him identifying with the black part of his existence shows your racism. Don't for get that this constitution marked anyone with black blood and denied any other race that they may have be mixed with if they had black blood due to pure racism, but when the black man chooses to except that part of himself on his own, now you have a problem. Furthermore, your comment that he said he will stand with the muslims, what is wrong with that comment, I am muslin and i am American. Why can't he stand with the Muslims in America, like he stands with the Christians in America. You can choose to stand with what ever religion you want, but other American's can not? Who is the racist here.


Santiago   October 23rd, 2008 10:14 pm ET

Teonia,

I agree. No war is good. However, my uncle who spent 2 years in Iraq wants it to go down as a Win. I respect that.


BobK   October 23rd, 2008 10:15 pm ET

WOW Anna says:

anna from ohio October 23rd, 2008 10:05 pm ET

You three nuts can take your guns and religion you know where. It is sick to know your mouths can not stop about religion,raceand hatred i am so ashamed that LARRY had to have you three gutless souls on for the last few minutes on the show! REPUBLICANS ARE A DISGRACE TO THIS NATION!

Mike Moore 30-50 minutes. these guys maybe 5-10min and you are complaining they had that much time.
What happened to free and impartial press we USED to have? We need it back desparately and soon.
WHY THE HATRED we are all Americans.


Lisa   October 23rd, 2008 10:15 pm ET

Veronica – You work for "Joe the Plumber" He is speaking to you. He wants to keep Joe in business so YOU have a job.


Rose   October 23rd, 2008 10:16 pm ET

The fact that a man who comes from a wealthy family, married an heiress, has more houses than he can count (and cars too, according to Newsweek), and used the affirmative action of legacy to get into the Naval Academy (where he distinguished himself by ranking almost last in a class of 800), is considered one of "us," while a man who grew up with a single mother, relied on food stamps for a bit during his childhood, got into two of this country's finest schools and graduated at the top of his class having paid for his education like the rest of us by using loans and working is considered "uppity" and not "one with the people" would be funny, if it weren't so sad. The fact that poor, white folks throughout the South and Midwest will be conned into voting for another "elite" Republican, rather than voting for the person who probably understands their problems better than any president since Clinton, is unbelievable. I'm tired of uneducated voters picking the guy that panders the best. Maybe we need to have a test first to decide if someone should vote? Then, perhaps, we'd end up with a President with a higher IQ than say...my dog?


Kim   October 23rd, 2008 10:16 pm ET

I just wanted to say that I am really fed up with the same old lines from McCain/Palin and I'VE got the scars to prove it. One thing that nobody has touched on is that Obama said in the last debate with John McCain was that he didn't mind giving back from his taxes, if I heard him right. Also, I think it's a sad state when a person, who hasn't even been officially elected, is recieving expensive clothes to look good for public apperances, when so many are struggling economically. When they are auctioned for chairty, who will be in attendance....certainly not me...I can't afford it nor would I benefit from any of the sales! I also think it's sad that John McCain has a multitude of homes when many Americans are finding it difficult to hold on to just one and doesn't want to spread the wealth around. I don't want the whole pie, just a piece of the American Dream....with a little security!


Santiago   October 23rd, 2008 10:16 pm ET

Obama will be the first president to take a smoke break in the White House and pop bubbles with his Nicorrette Gun. Halleluhiah!


Kim   October 23rd, 2008 10:17 pm ET

Lisa- Materials purchased are not income. If your having this problem you might need a better CPA


kansas   October 23rd, 2008 10:17 pm ET

Do a background check on McCain. Did you miss the information from the last election when Bush ripped McCain to shreds? His wife had a drug problem and led a doctor to loose his license. Google Keating five for some old friends. McCain is a dirty liar who put twists on the truth. He has not been tested as an executive leader either.

now let me click my heals together and hope I wake up with Obama being called Mr President!


Lisa   October 23rd, 2008 10:17 pm ET

Money issues addressed are very unusual in that the republicans have been singled out as the BIG SPENDERS?

Logic teaches us that if it's on your mind, it comes out of your accusing mouth.


angela   October 23rd, 2008 10:18 pm ET

Obama wants to raise taxes on those who make over 250,000. Michael Moore made the comment that Palin and McCain are very rich, maybe implying they are out of touch with the daily lives of average americans. Then someone commented on Larry King that Obama and Biden are also very rich. If that is true then aren't they also raising taxes on themselves? What does this say about the candidates? Does this indicate that they are willing to sacrifice for the greater good while McCain is not? I have not heard this mentioned in the media.


Charlotte E. Miller   October 23rd, 2008 10:18 pm ET

John McCain is a senator the same as Barack Obama is a senator. What makes the McCain campaign attack Obama for lack of executive experience? McCain has no executive experience either!!
Don't tell me that John McCain isn't affected by PTSD as a result of his POW experience. We need diplomacy to resolve future world issues–not a military solution for which John McCain has been educated and trained. In his own words–"I voted with Pres. Bush 90% of the time." We don't need any more "bushes" in the White House. And Sarah Palin–she can't string a coherent sentence together on her own. Please, America–vote for Barack Obama so we and our children and grandchildren have a chance! We need to change our role in the world with calm, sensible, educated ,diplomacy and leadership! And we need to begin-right here at home.

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DeJuan   October 23rd, 2008 10:18 pm ET

'Sarah Palin Praises Barack Obama'...go and type that in on YouTube. All of a sudden, she's against him. I guess she'll get to keep the 150,000 dollars worth of clothes now. Yeah, she's a 'normal, middle class, american'.

150,000 dollars is the average salary...


Santiago   October 23rd, 2008 10:18 pm ET

Actually, Obama has an IQ of 122. That's not very good.


Wesley   October 23rd, 2008 10:18 pm ET

McCain owns 11 houses and is for tax cuts on "his friends". When he makes the statement, "My Friends", I wish I was one of them.

Low wage republican voters get to watch High wage republicans shovel money out the front door on wall street.

I get it republican even though its a bigger word than democrat is simpler sounding. As many republicans have said, Barack uses too many vocabulary words in his speech and he is too well spoken. He doesnt speak to me. Maybe because you should read more.


Mary Brand   October 23rd, 2008 10:20 pm ET

I am sure that if you moderate this and it is not flattering to the Obama point of view it will not post. CNN, NBC, and the New York Times seem to be part of the Obama conspiracy. Who buys Obamas wife's clothes, Oprah Winfrey? Who surrounds themself with people opposed to the values that the founding fathers set forth for the good of this country? Could it be Obama? Who is blind about the tax laws and spending? Could it be those that sit in high places, think they are God and try to tell the rest of us what to do. Maybe someone should read the Bill of Rights to see the limits that our forefathers put on government interference in our lives (Amendment 9). While the people you have on your station try to brainwash the public into what is best for them, you might want to speak to your higher power to see what is really best for the country, that is if you think there is a higher power than yourselves.


CLEVE JACKSON   October 23rd, 2008 10:20 pm ET

I find it sad and frightening that republicans will forcefully mislead the public to satisfy their own selfish interest... The bigotry, play on fears and willingness to incite harmful reactions should not be given a platform as respectful as yours... In particular I am troubled that there is an attempt to blame the entire economic crisis on the poor... those seeking the fulfillment of the American dream... strongly suggesting they were all black... as they accuse Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac... attempts to make housing affordable... while disregarding the greed and failures on Wall Street... Today, Greenspan confessed he was wrong to insist the market would police its self... The very market that made subprime loans available to produce a product they could package as AAA rated securities... derrivatives... etc. stuffing pockets when they were right or wrong... either way stuffing their pockets illegally at the expense of seniors and others who are now without their life savings...
My Question is... Will they continue to get away with this... Will Joe the Plumber-Joe Six Pack- Middle Income America continue to be blindly misled and fooled to operate against their own best interest??? If so, what role should one honorably play toward that end???


Eric   October 23rd, 2008 10:20 pm ET

Plumbers for Barack. Gotta love it.


Theo   October 23rd, 2008 10:20 pm ET

If Americans really want change why are they not demanding a more then a two party election and why won't McCain & Obama debate Nader and Barr, And why is the media giving Nader or Barr more air time. I think if you really want change you listen to all of the candidates, not just the Reps and Dems. After all Clinton signed the NAFDA plan.


Lisa   October 23rd, 2008 10:21 pm ET

A guy named Ken in these comments wondered why wealthy Michael Moore has any affinity or concern for the American middle class.

Ken, 20 years ago when Michael was a young guy, what launched him as a film-maker was a documentary about how his home-town of Flint, Michigan, was being destroyed by the closure of the automobile plants that had been the main employers in town. The movie is called "Roger and Me"

He wasn't always rich. The themes of his movies from the very start have been the tribulations of ordinary people.


Celia / Texas   October 23rd, 2008 10:21 pm ET

ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS GOD IS IN CONTROL....
ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS GOD IS IN CONTROL....
ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS GOD IS IN CONTROL.....


Santiago   October 23rd, 2008 10:22 pm ET

This blog rocks. Keep up short, so I can read and laugh...


Kevin Ardery   October 23rd, 2008 10:24 pm ET

Do you people understand that the RNC paid for Sarah Palins clothes and that they will be donated at the end of the campaign. I bet CNN did not tell you all that! Ever wonder why Larry King always has the most intolerant, hateful, spiteful people on his show like Michael Moore? Ever wonder why Larry never asks them tough questions? Because he is part of the left-wing media who does not want the other side of arguements discussed. When are all you people who are blogging going to understand that there is no longer a so-called mainstream media? It is now, unfortunately, just a liberal media that is only giving one side of the story. These people at CNN and the New York Times are not objective journalists! When they attack Joe the plumber for just asking a question what does that tell you! Everyone ought to be concerned about this because this does lead to totalitarionism.


Jerry Chandler   October 23rd, 2008 10:24 pm ET

Say it with me Rose
Barney Frank lied on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, more Dems have stock in big oil then repubs, acorn pressured banks to make high risk loans in urban areas to those who couldn't afford them, And Last but not least,143 days experience in running this country and most of those were voted as present not voting


Santiago   October 23rd, 2008 10:24 pm ET

Is Larry King a Liberal?


Deb Mohammed   October 23rd, 2008 10:24 pm ET

Mark from Arizona

The republican party also bought names from acorn. Both party 's were tricked by the seller of the names. This maniac that bought the names off of EBAY from some teenagers that found a flash drive at the airport with thousands of names that was lost by some big company, sold these names to acorn groups in 20 states. To McCains party and Obama's party . The company that lost the information had to pay 4.5 million dollars to get government to help them sort through this mess, that is still not sorted out. So why don't you get the entire story. OBAMA'S party can expose McCains party to being duped by the same scam, but OBAMA chose to focus on the country and what we need to fix it. All McCain seem to do is look fro stuff to say bad about the democrats and OBAMA, because he has not plan to fix us, as long as he has enough money to by more weapons, the rest of the countries problems are the least of his concerns.


Lisa   October 23rd, 2008 10:24 pm ET

KIM – If I buy materials, and a homeowner reimburses me. The check made out to my business name IS TAXED!!!


dean a   October 23rd, 2008 10:24 pm ET

why do the canidates not discuss gun control
i know people who will not vote for obama because they feel we will have to fight to keep our guns would be much more interesting than the price of sarahs dress


Rose   October 23rd, 2008 10:25 pm ET

For those who continue to say that Obama never accomplished anything in his limited time as a U.S. Senator, here's more:

Senator Obama cosponsored the Combat Meth Act, which provides more money for fighting methamphetamine (meth), tightens controls on the sale of meth ingredients, and provides assistance to the children of meth abusers. The legislation limits access to cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine, the primary ingredient used to make methamphetamine. This bill passed the Senate and became law in the 109th Congress.

Senator Obama has supported greater funding to fight meth through the use of Byrne Justice Assistance Grants. The Byrne Grant program provides important funding to many local Illinois law enforcement groups. For example, the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group (SIEG), a meth taskforce that polices 31 Illinois counties, pays for 5 of its 12 agents through Byrne grants. During Senate consideration of the Department of Justice funding bill, Senator Obama cosponsored an amendment to raise Byrne funding to $900 million in 2006; the amendment passed the Senate.

Senator Obama has been a strong supporter of efforts to increase funding and support for local law enforcement. He supported the reauthorization of the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program in the 109th Congress and supports efforts to increase COPS funding. The COPS program provides local law enforcement funding for: (1) hiring and training law enforcement officers; (2) procuring equipment and support systems (3) paying officers to perform intelligence, anti-terror, or homeland security duties; and (4) developing new technologies, including inter-operable communications, and forensic technology. Since 1994, the COPS program has funded more than 5,800 additional police officers and sheriffs deputies in Illinois and over $45 million in crime fighting technology assistance.

Senator Obama cosponsored Dru's Law which creates a nationwide sex offender database and requires greater monitoring of sex offenders upon their release from prison. The bill passed the Senate in July of 2005. This legislation was incorporated into a larger bill, the Adam Walsh Child Protection Act, which Senator Obama supported and which has been signed into law.

He also cosponsored the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. This bill increases the penalties for sex crimes against children under the age of 12 and creates a national Internet site known as the National Sex Offender Public Registry. The bill also provided grants to local law enforcement to assist in preventing and investigating sex crimes against minors.

Senator Obama is a cosponsor of the KIDS Act, which requires convicted sex offenders to provide their Internet identifiers, such as e-mail addresses and instant message addresses, for inclusion into the national sex offender registry.

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After the horrific murder of an Illinois federal judge's mother and husband, Senator Obama and Senator Durbin worked together to beef up security at our federal courthouses. The Illinois senators secured $12 million to improve security for federal judges. Senator Obama also joined Senator Durbin in requesting a Government Accountability Office investigation into additional steps that can be taken to protect judges.


BobK   October 23rd, 2008 10:25 pm ET

Tatiana says:

"On top of this she doesn’t want to disclose her medical records. She said there was nothing interesting to see there.
Is she hiding an abortion?
What about if she is pregnant with another special child?"

COME ON LADY do you guys just invent this stuff out of thin air. Why would you even say these things? What kind of PERSON are you? What has this person done to make you want such bad things for her. We are fellow humans and Americans. Hatr