October 7, 2009

TONIGHT: Sen. McCain, Ann Coulter, Tom DeLay & More!

Posted: 06:05 PM ET

artmccaingenericgi4It's a busy night on Larry King Live! Sen. John McCain joins Larry to talk about the war in Afghanistan, health care reform, and how President Obama is handling his job.

Then, it's Ann Coulter vs. Kiki McLean - the gloves are off! They'll weigh in the big political topics of the day.

PLUS Tom DeLay! Why did he drop out of "Dancing with the Stars"?  Better yet, why did he do the show in the first place? We'll hear it straight from "the Hammer's" mouth.

And last but not least – Newark Mayor Cory Booker on late-night comedian Conan O'Brien's attacks on him. Why is Conan picking on the New Jersey city and mayor? And what's up with the mayor banning Conan from the Garden state? We'll have the latest on the tit-for-tat all tonight on Larry King Live! Tune in at 9ET/6PT.

And we want to hear from you:

How would you grade President Obama's performance in office so far?

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Dodie ~ California   October 7th, 2009 6:28 pm ET

I give President Obama an "A" for foreign Affairs. His vision that we can no longer be a 'rogue' nation acting alone in this world will make this country safer. He is building a bridge whereby we discuss differences instead of the "cowboy" attitude of Bombing first, then ask questions later. We have made many mortal enemies with this cowboy strategy. President Obama's willingness to work with the UN will make us stronger.

Thank goodness we finally have a president that has a much higher than average IQ!

Domestic issues will take 10 years for the USA to sort out this mess. It took us 50 years to get to this place and the last 8 years were the worst with Large corporate America ran wild with no restrictions. Hedge funds managers making billions of dollars a year, derivatives, which is gambling. Lobbyists paying off Congress, CEOs and Wall street taking huge bonuses. This is all outrageous. Until we regulate all of this mess, there will be little change.

President Obama did not create this mess, he inherited it!

LacrosseMom   October 7th, 2009 7:23 pm ET

Gee Larry, you have a panel of HATERS on! God help you!


als   October 7th, 2009 8:01 pm ET

I hope Mccain retires in one of his 11 houses where he dont see a recession or the need for health care reform. 44 milion Americans are without health insurance and H1N1 is all over the place in the local news.

Don   October 7th, 2009 8:50 pm ET

Why is Hardin, Montana being occupied by a foreign police agency that has no jurisdiction there? Why is this not in the news? Look it up. This is EXTREMELY disturbing!!!

angela   October 7th, 2009 9:05 pm ET

I do not know why you are having having Mccain on Larry, he lost we do not want him in the White House and we do not want to hear him now. Why cant you stop going over and over and over it with these old worn out talking heads, experience BS. You are expecting childish and immature results over night and these worn out two bit longtimers are no good for anyone to listen to. All they want is more blood , we are out of blood, go make robots to fight the Taliban.

angela   October 7th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

Chipmonk cheeks is a loser, remember he picked Sarah Palin, why the hell does that tell you about his "wisdom"

Denise   October 7th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

I sometimes wish Ann Coulter was on the Hudson plane crash. Seeing people change their lives for the better is a beautiful thing. It really does make you not so much change your opinions but change how you express those opinions to the world.

sue edwards   October 7th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

why does ANN hate she full of hate she said same thing over and over

Cat   October 7th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Wow – Ann Coulter should come with a warning label. Is it Halloween already? She is such a bitter , evil and souless appearing person that is hard to even concentrate on what is being said.

Richard the Law Student and Paralegal   October 7th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

I wish Ann would die along with Rush

debbie   October 7th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Why anyone would watch Ann Falter is beyond me...she just spews with no facts to back up the venom....Thank goodness Kiki Mclean has a thinking brain and speaks coherently and without hatred.

Richard the Law Student and Paralegal   October 7th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

When Ann talks I just shake my head.... thats all that can be done.

sue edwards   October 7th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

she needs to read the bible , she full of hate she be the frist to put Jeaus to death he belive help the poor she is just like the pharisees who though they was better then everbody else

Stephen   October 7th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Why are we so focused on the Healthcare bill when every single one of them do not start to 2013?
What's the rush, get the war and economy fixed, not a plan that does not start for over three years from now?
Nobody mentions the start date, ever?

Karen   October 7th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

I'd like to ask Ann Coulter if the war in Afghanistan is so winnable, WHY IN THE WORLD DIDN'T WE WIN IT UNDER PRESIDENT BUSH?

Ali - Louisiana   October 7th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Larry, with so many intellegent and interesting people, you continually invite Ann to your show. We don't want to hear her ignorance! Please, please, Larry don't ask her back again!

Joe   October 7th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

OMG, he has only been in office for 10 months, the U.S. was already a mess thanks to the Republicans and Bush. Give the man a chance, quit being so racist, cuz this is what this is about

debbie   October 7th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Oh I cannot tolerate that mean, vicious, ignorant Ann....

Carolee Wood   October 7th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

President Obama is brilliant and doing a fine job in his own way.

In a democracy, everyone should be involved in discussions.

billy   October 7th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

i think we should give the president all the time he needs to get it carefully correct because the same people who s asking him to be quick are the same ones who are gonna hardly blame him if something goes terribly wrong, i think we are on the right track...

Octavia Johnson   October 7th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

I think everyone that is for war should go and fight it for themselves and let our troop come home to their love ones who miss them deeply. So, why don't some of you "Conservative" enter the war for yourselves. I don't think so.

Tom   October 7th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Anne Coulter says that wars are lost under Democratic presidents - like WWII under Roosevelt/Truman, WWI under WIlson. Hey, wasn't Vietnam lost under Nixon? Anne will try to put the most outrageous spin on anything.

Lynda Lafair   October 7th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

An exceptional leader; he presses every button in the opposition and some media because he is a thoughtfl leader and a hard working President for middle class American's. It's about time we had brains in the White House and that drives the dumbing down of the opposition and some media outlets crazy. Media does a badf job in reporting; they too are owned by Big Business and special interests ; its epidemic and that two will turn around someday, much like Wall St. much like Health Care un by big business and big money. Its sad what has become of the monopilies running America. We lost our soul and Obama is the fire brigade and the opposition and media, the fire. Obama restores by sense of pride in America for sure.

Ian   October 7th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

We need to finish our battles abroad swiftly and bring our boys back home and concentrate on the problems we have in our own country. The United States cannot possible help the world if it cannot help itself. DOWN WITH DON'T ASK DON'T TELL

Shirley Corsey   October 7th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

President Obama is doing a great job thus far. Ecomony is getting better...when you know what he stepped into from the previous President and the fact it's still less then a year! I love what he is trying to do, I love his beautiful family and that he is a family man!

Victorie   October 7th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Ann Coulter is inhabited by an evil reptilian presence (and the eye makeup exacerbates the image for sure)! Whoa.

carla   October 7th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

I really wish the president would stop trying to be so nice with the bi-partisan. The right wing will never give him a break. its time to push health care through. if the democrates dont get on board and support the president then they should be voted out. IM REALLY GETTING SICK OF THIS SITUATION......

marie   October 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

People are scared, because we have changed "color" in the white house. i will say it too early to see the result of his job. Please give to the president a space to breath and think, I'm not scare and there is a good day ahead.

conny   October 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

can't wait until the next election President Obama, has my vote already.

RICK ORRANTE NORTHRIDGE CA   October 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET


angela   October 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Larry, i normally back you, tonite I am so disgusted, i will even call you a douche bag, thats for giving ann Coulter air time. She is a demonic woman and yes her eye make up and hair says it all. Hardcore ugly.

thea schlosser   October 7th, 2009 9:36 pm ET


Anne Clayton   October 7th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

How come the congress, senate and President make themselves excluded from the healthcare bill.
They have no deductable, no copay, 100% free care. Why don't we get the same plan they do, or even they get the plan they have imposed on us? Tell the truth, the get free healthcare, not a penny for a anything.
Also, 2013 is the healthcare date, deregulate insurance companies like the telephone companies and the price will decrease.
Yes Matthew, I love your movies, but movie stars don't have to worry about healthcare, like congress or senators, for they can pay for the best plan CASH. Doctors will start taking that for those who want to have good healthcare and can afford it. Concierge Medicine, it is here now, the wealthy don't care, the movie stars and celebrities don't care, they can pay cash, Sure it looks great when they propose free healthcare for everyone, but they won"t be in line for 50 minutes for a stamp.

debbie   October 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Larry, time to retire....spend some time with you wife and your young sons...say good night Larry.

angela   October 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

You notice nobody blogs when she is on except to bash her, that is because NOBODY IS WATCHING HER.

Richard the Law Student and Paralegal   October 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

OMG why do people like Ann exist on this planet. Please why can't we just have rational thinking people.

Larry King must be desperate to put people like this on his show. I guess he thinks people will watch. Larry doesn't care about the world he just cares about ratings.

No we will not stop blaming things on Bush, why should we, he did NOTHING to help make the economy better. We should blame him forever. He was not a leader, he was a comedian.

Kelli Santos   October 7th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Your losing me again Larry.... .last night it was that ridiculous 'whatsername" Congresswoman from Minnesota who can't seem to answer any direct question, and wouldn't know the truth if it slapped her in the face; tonight it's Coulter. I am sure you can do better. We need to hear from people who stand tall with real wisdom and intelligence who care more about the country as a whole than their lop sided, self serving
book selling "viewpoint".

Myra   October 7th, 2009 9:39 pm ET


This woman Ann is so very annoying and quite simply unbearable. He speech pattern and tone is screeching, he heads bop like the dog in a car window , her ears are big and her lips are pursed tightly. No wonder she is not married. I really do not want to hear any thing she has to say. Enough Already!

Ali - Louisiana   October 7th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Larry, take a look at the number of bloggers tonight! The majority of them are not watching your show. That's because of Ann.

Susan McDaniel   October 7th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

I believe that I have an idea–a very good idea–on how we can help keep Medicare alive. I just cannot seem to get this into the right hands. Is there any help on getting this information to someone who would listen?

Also, I believe we should open up to the public for input and/or possible solutions to the issues that our government cannot seem to solve.

Larry-–Anderson-–How about a show to get the general public's ideas??????????


Carlos Figueroa   October 7th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Yes, anyone that has a conscience would say the healthcare is a right!!!!

g   October 7th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

america will be better off when people like macain are gone most of what he says is not fact just what the other good old boys heard threw the grape vine if the president gos for a build up the miltary complex will put his assaination on hold – is it true ann coulter and palin having a affair

Joe   October 7th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Cmon Larry, this lady Ann sure looks scary, does she even know how to smile.

Marian Buettner   October 7th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Americans were "saved" by the electing of Obama. I just hope he can remain humane in the process. He is the "ideal" leader.

Richard the Law Student and Paralegal   October 7th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Larry your losing me to. Instead of bringing people who are positive, you continue to bring on people who are negative like Ann and do not help or contribute anything to make it better.

What is this hour of TV going to do for anyone of us? Please answer that. How about put on guests that have ideas to create jobs.

Instead we just make fun of our Presidents, nice country. No wonder people hate us.

Les Frans   October 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

We were safer under George W. Germany, France and Spain still won't support us in our fight against ther terrorists.

jana ingle   October 7th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Obama-Grade A-He's trying to accomplish exactly what he promised throughout the campaign. Don't understand why everyone acts so surprised!

sue edwards   October 7th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

glad she left

J. Bernard   October 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Ann you are missing the care is a RIGHT if you pay taxes!!

chuck   October 7th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Any critic of the current president has ulterior motives. Yes, I know. And for me and Ann we are fearfully insane because unless the GOP becomes legitimately diverse soon, there will be no more GOP. The president is not perfect, but he's the best we've had maybe ever.
–ardent republican

Richard the Law Student and Paralegal   October 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Does Larry even read his blog?????????? this is such a waste.... I bet he just laughs at us...

jim white   October 7th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

President Obama is doing a fine job so far in his tenure. given the circumstances that he inhereted from years of republican guidance,

Richard the Law Student and Paralegal   October 7th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

OMG now this loser, Im going to watch Rachael Maddow...................

Rosalie   October 7th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

It is difficult to watch and listen to Ann Coulter. I don't wish her any bad luck.

What I do wish for is some real work and thought out of the congress who are all over paid, over insured, and over rated. Stop paying these people when they are not there voting. Stop paying a full salary at retirement. I could not get that as a retired as a professional.

I think health care is a right. The open market and free market that Ann extols has problems and needs adjustments that would not enable everyone to have health care – even if it was for pay.....I know first hand.

My vote was for the President. I am not unhappy because he has withstood the slings and arrows of the conservative right and kept on ticking off the problems world wide. He is bright, energetic and doesn't give up.

In my opinion, we need to stop fighting wars and maintaining troops all over the world and take a break from being the world bully to take care of some of the home issues. We are like the working parents who have turned ovder the kids to any old daycare facility and wonder why they are not doing what we would like.

We can't keep thinking we are the model of the world when the are propping us up with money and knocking us down with their economic margins. We are our own worst enemy and I think this president is trying to guide us out of that. We all need to pray for him.

J. Bernard   October 7th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

And...remember...poor Obama inherited a mess, nobody can expect miracles from him in such a short period of time.

SuzieCanada   October 7th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Larry, Bush has had his eight years. PLEASE let this decent president have his eight years in office before we start comparing their accomplishments.
And I agree with everyone on this blog begging you to STOP inviting Ann Coulter on the show. Please! She's not watchable.

chuck   October 7th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Because of people like Ann, Beck, Rush, O'reilly, and Hannity, my party is in route to extinction. In fact, my party will not survive as it is. It's going to have to start over after 2020 because there will be so few elected representatives. And when it resurfaces it will resemble very much what it currently calls its opposition.
–ardent republican

Judith   October 7th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

This is for Ann-get over it Obama is now the President and he won it hands down.No matter how you and your Party tries to dis him we the people know we made the right choice.

As far as McCain,he's the act first kind of guy and think later,bad news.
He would have been worse for our Country that was in dire need of repair after Bush/Cheney.

President Obama is like Pres John Kennedy he thinks before he acts.Thank goodness Pres Kennedy thought during the Cuban Missile Crisis.He is the Commander and chief and it is up to him to talk to as many as he feels he should regarding sending more troops.

As far as Afghanistan, we should get out.It will be a no win situation with loss of lives or a Win to save lives.That was Nam.Rush L stated that he wanted President Obama to fail which would mean America as a whole will fail.Sorry Larry after how the Party of No have been doing going after President Obama even with him talking to the kids in the USA on TV I do not trust none of them.I think I'm not speaking for myself.

How long is long to keep the troops there?We can stay there for a 100 years.We are giving troops,monies.When we finally do get out we will than have to rebuild just like Nam.

The General ask for over 20,000 troops in March and now he wants 40,000.
If we back some troops off maybe that will be the ticket for them to step up to the plate and work on their own issues.All we heard when Bush was in office about Iraq was they are shy and are afraid to fight so we are teaching them.Let's face it here in the USA we send out kids to boot camp for so many weeks give them a uniform and a gun and they are off to War.They didn't need 8 years to adjust before fighting.Now we hear it again with some of the GOPs.

The GOPs had the seats when Bush was President.They voted to go to War even when they found out no MD Weapons.There was alot of money made in Iraq with ones linning their wallets.

Funny how the GOPs have gone around telling the people that kids and grand kids will be paying for Health Care if we get it,(a good one) but hid the fact that with these 2 wars our kids,grandchildren and great greatchildren will be paying for them plus any other War that might come up.Wonder when China is going to say ok we want our money.

Now as far as Tom Delay he's lucky he wasn't dancing through bars.
and he can thank Bush who pardon him.

SuzieCanada   October 7th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Joe October 7th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Cmon Larry, this lady Ann sure looks scary, does she even know how to smie
Botox makes you lose all facial expressions.

Beth   October 7th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

I would like to ask Ann Coulter the following question: If, as you state, the free market will bring the cost of health care down. Why hasn't it happened? When we were recently negotiating for health insurance, we asked three different insurance companies to bid on our group insurance. One company said they wouldn't because they knew they couldn't compete with our current insurance carrier. A second said they would submit a bid but couldn't guarantee the cost for more than one year and further couldn't guarantee that it wouldn't rise more than 10% in the second year. We remained with our insurance carrier and are currently paying $18,000 per family plan. Our insurance company is also dictating to us who we can see (network doctors) and what services will be covered. Our prescription plan is a 3-tied plan. We DO NOT have a cadillac plan.

We desperately need for some intervention in the health care system. It has been predicted that health insurance plans such as mine will cost over $100,000 per family plan in 10 years.

Fikru Hailu   October 7th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Well, I would give him a B. He is doing good so far. One thing I know he has got a lot to cover in this short period of time. However, things are not going as fast as we all would like to see, epecially with unemployment and health care. But it is too early to tell about his success and failure. A wise president should be careful when he makes dicisions in all public policies and I hope congress and senate will work with him for public good.

Richard the Law Student and Paralegal   October 7th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

I promise if Ann is a guest I will turn the channel. That goes for anyone else who is negative. I can not take this anymore.

People can not even buy food, pay rent, pay bills or find a job and we have these negative people who contribute absolutely nothing. Just negativity.

Why doesn't Larry or his producers have guests that are positive and make a difference. No, they put on Ann and John and Kate plus 8 or Sarah Palin's son. Wow....

Larry, news flash, no one cares about these people anymore, maybe if the American people were happy it would be ok, but certainly not now.

Richard the Law Student and Paralegal   October 7th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Judith, wow you wrote a lot....

Lynda Lafair   October 7th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

I don't like the Ann Coulter caricature of itself, never did since years ago when I first saw her affected self on Geraldo...but what I felt was striking was her beingness or lack thereof, juxtaposed on split screen with Kiki. Kiki like Obama in my view, has a Zen like quality i the way they confront the ridiculous people mostly on the opposition...they do not match energies with them and somehow, the differentiation is so striking, it actually acts to disarm the enemy and render them dwarfed and ineffective...Dead actually. Its remarkable to listen and watch for; I think it is wise startegy and reflects the opposition as the crazy people they appear to be and are in my view...Crazy but Obama is a smar, smart leader and politician. His cool dynamics are a Great Teacher if you listen and observe the reflection.

M. Means   October 7th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

I think the President is doing a wonderful job. The sad part about the whole deal is that many Americans would rather fail as a nation than have President Obama to succeed.

angela   October 7th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

Lynda, a true observation, I agree.

Lynda Lafair   October 7th, 2009 10:11 pm ET

The media is complicit in the negativity even some of the dangers of the tea baggers, birthers and in reporting negative news. Like Obama said it puts you in a funk; thats the oppositions strategy and somehow if your scared enough I guess you watch TV? It is part of the sensationalism we love but BIG BUSINESS who owns the cables love to put out there and some pundits follow like cattle to slaughter. The Americans are awakening from a deep sleep and are becoming activists. That is the only way to get our power back because all the bullies in Washington will back down if the grass roots make its power known, heard, real...let us keep the activism truth to poswer, call your senators, write letters, start a third party because Republicans are gone, the neocons took over and they are dangerous people...RIP GOP, Give peace a chance...

angela   October 7th, 2009 10:13 pm ET

I went through every post......

Judith   October 7th, 2009 10:16 pm ET

Richard the Law Student
haa your funny and I think Larry reads them.
If not I'm sure others do maybe like the GOPS.I know I had stated that
it's so strange that everyone that speaks that is against President Obama always have a smile on their faces which I find nothing funny about it.America has been sick and she will recover with President Obama's help.Maybe that's why for the 1st time Ann had to do her acting.

As far as unemployment.When we voted for President Obama we were in reality.We knew it took us awhile to get like that and will take longer to come out of it.When we saw the recession Bush along with McCain on his campaigns kept saying economy sound.Washington was out of touch.Now because Obama stated the 8% with the stimulus and it's higher they keep bringing that up.Bottom line to all you GOPs we know where it is because the American people are living it.Just like they are in reality to know we need Health Care Public Option if not Universal.

I would suggest Larry that your guests watch MSNBC with Keith Olbermann tonight as a rerun at 11pm eastern time after Rachel.
He has a whole hr about Health Care.Maybe they might learn something.

gtekam   October 7th, 2009 10:18 pm ET

I would give this president an "A+" for dealing with the deluge of problems that he inherited from the republican, a saga of deliberate sabotage of our economy in favor of commist corporations, to hithjack the transition. Bush presided over a free for corporate socialism, that culmunated in the ransack of our treasury by billions in truck loads of dollars to bail "pretend failed" companies. The same who were handing off bonuses like christmas in july.
I give him "A+) in world affairs.
He has an A+ for dealing with the economy of the rich America.

When it comes to dealing with Democrats, in his own party, the republicans, and the poor and unemployed Americans, He has an "F" from me, and this is why:
Let's start with the Poor and/or unemployed Americans.
-of all the billions the bush signed to give the banks and major corporations, I expected Prt Obama to veto part of this money and funnel it to the poor and unemployed. only 100 of those billions could have saved this country the agony of a long recession if given to the poor and/or umemployed, because these are the people who spend immediately they receive additional income, rather than save and or spend overseas like the others would. They buy the everyday things that are produced in America, and therefore immediately creating demand in our restaurants, grocery stores, and manufactures.

If you were poor during the past 5 years, you neither had a klunker to cash on, a home to be saved, nor an income to receive a tax break.
So if you were poor before the Obama bailouts, you would still be poor. IF you weren't working, you would still not have unemployment benefits, because the Bush administration's slow, long and painful killing of our economy and jobs had created a class of unemployed who can no longer receive unemployment (Long term unemployement leads to depletion of contributed benefits).

_ As for dealing with republicans, the president has been running after them to satisfy their least desire. and like all dates, the more the president tries to satisfy them, the more they make demands, slowly but surely driving the president away from his own base, helping him renage on his promises to his core electors, and therefore making sure the president loses votes (and dems with him) during the next elections.

They are enjoying seing the president isolate himself in his own party to become the one term president they predicted. I think it is sad. It makes the president look weak, and emboldens the blue dogs who think now that that the farther they are to the party and the president, the better their chances of reelection.

Well, I see through all of that and I am sure never going to vote for a party so crooked as the republican party. They sure don't love this country.

They were ready to go to war for profit. They ruined our country to pay their corporate contributors and friends directly from treasury. And they want to prevent rape victims from aborting a child they may not have the means of raising, or the sick woman who can't raise another child from aborting. Yet they can't pay a penny more for the healthcare of all americans including those they encouraged to let live when there was nothing awaiting them in this world from their mother or father, like their own kids do have. That is not patriotic. That's bigotry.

I do not support abortion, I support life for all, including healthcare support for those who can't afford it. I want the child who is born poor and unwanted to have some support from the unfair world he was born in, including healthcare.

Lynda Lafair   October 7th, 2009 10:18 pm ET

McCain sold his soul...he's lost...a ghost, he stands for nothing accept Palintology and Old Was stories and strategies. At one time I would have voted for McCain truthfully. He was a moderate and fair. Now, he looks pathetic and lost. I hope he doesn't make it back to the Senate; time for new blood. He is trouble and starting to think he and Lindsay may be lovers which would be a hoot...i say that respectfully..I jsut think their views are so old and 50's sounding...and these are our 21st century leaders...Can any of us imagine McCain, Palin, Pawlenty, Jindal, Newt, Jeb, running this country??...I mena really now think about it...I think we have been so injured by Repub. leadership over the years, even thinking about them running anything is enough to leave the country for. They have been pathetic leaders, silent and complicit to Bush/Regan all of them and ruined our country thru their lawlessness and lack of leadership...jsut look at who their promoting for their leaders...pathetic, scrappung the bottom of the barrell these days.

Judith   October 7th, 2009 10:30 pm ET

One more before I go.This is for all in the Party of NO.

You can keep putting out that because President Obama doesn't tell ones to ahhh shut up like Reagan did or when Bush was in office and the GOPs held the seats that Bush did what he wanted acting cocky at times like saying to the American people tough if you don't like it that President Obama isn't strong is nuts for thinking that.
Pres Obama is strong,stronger than any President that we had in a long time.All the nasty things that have been said about him,pictures
with the wackos at the tea parties,guns strap to some where he was speaking,the GOPs having the nerve lieing in their town meetings etc etc.How many other Presidents and their adm would have put up with all those freeks.
Fact is when the Dixie Chicks spoke out against the War with Bush they were thrown under the bus.
Can ones think when Bush was out speaking and ones had guns would have happen?
Bottom Line ones can keep their guns and love them but a law should be that when ever a President is speaking no guns within 1 mile from him.

Now lets bring the troops home and get out of the Wars where we will not be able to Win but we will win with lives.

Let's get the Health Care going for the people who deserve to have it and stop the ones that are lining their pockets with the special interests of the Ins Companies.Anyone that gets dollars to vote No should be call out and be force to show how much and from who.
They don't deserve to serve the people.

Lynda Lafair   October 7th, 2009 10:32 pm ET

Thanks Angela...everyone is fooled by the cooness of Obama. He comes in thru the back door and American's and other politicians from the "PakMan" age are impatient, we are addicted to spped and fast deals...We react to pressure. In Japanese corporations the people get paid to think. You can pass offices of people sitting pensively in thought; a meditation of sorts. In America you would be fired for the same posture in an office and same behavior. Obama thinkis. He is a great executive who delegates; listens to others; surrounds himself with people with more or better abilities in his areas of weakness which extends his abilities and makes him very strong. We all miss the point I believe, or some of us do. I guess if you call it the way it is, the game is over...and all of us have a stake in keeping the ball up on the paddle...lets hope the Obama Administration last another 8 years on the paddle. He's a keeper. A rare leader that the younger generation and I the older, helped get him there. Thank you all who supported Obama. Have no doubts, he's a winner.

Richard the Law Student and Paralegal   October 7th, 2009 10:51 pm ET

God Bless America..... as well as the GOP, I hope they wake up and join us in reality.

Judith   October 7th, 2009 11:01 pm ET

Larry I went into your other blog and saw someone put a site up without the www in front because if one puts the whole site in it throws it out.It states the truth about 'Out Of Afghanistan' and the Soviet Union when they were there they got wise and got out.
The Truth about the GOP is the truth that they will not Support Health care but they will send American blood anywhere.
Maybe some of your viewers might want to check it out.

chris   October 7th, 2009 11:12 pm ET

Sorry, had to change the channel when Ann Coulter came on; I just won't watch her. I give Obama high marks so far for dealing with the mess he inherited.

Irene, TX   October 7th, 2009 11:20 pm ET

Dear Larry, unless you have a thing for Ann, you must be the world number one aficionado of reverse therapy.

Marian Buettner   October 7th, 2009 11:20 pm ET

Wow....Im happy to see that there are more and more people out there that have given their head a shake and said...heh, wait a minute....the GOP are thinking Pres. Obama is to blame for the state we are in......maybe they arn't good for the Country. They don't even know how this mess got started...including Ann Coulter. Worse yet, they find it necessary to find someone to blame for the problem instead of trying to solve the problem.

Barb   October 7th, 2009 11:56 pm ET

I have emailed my republican reps and can not get answers to questions only attacks on democrat proposals on healthcare.
I wanted to know about payroll tax cuts if people use that money for healthcare that don't earn enough to save for old age because they barely meet basic cost of the cheapest rent, food, utilities possible in America what happens when they can't work anymore with even less SS or medicare, or with the 2500 tax credit where will the extra 1600 come from for them to purchase insurance or considering a visit to the doc for even minor illness can cost 500 to 900 if the credit is used as a savings for self-pay what happens if a person needs to go to the doctor more than 3 times a year. Also on free market competition in my experience the larger the customer base for corporations the less concerned they are about service to clients because it gives them more power to pick and choose or set even higher rates as they don't have to worry about losing clients as much as smaller businesses do so I have wondered how for profit competition would bring down prices like competition with not for profit would apparantly do ? I know insurance companies going out of business and resulting loss of jobs is a serious worry, but I wondered also if it would be possible for them to survive by focusing on higher end coverage for wealthier client bases ?

Barb   October 8th, 2009 12:27 am ET

Another thing I do think that our current President is doing as good as job as is possible considering what he has to deal with, but I am disappointed with the democrats that have not backed him, as well as the refusal of my republican reps to answer questions to support their preferences and instead just continue to use trite phrases with no details attached to attack democrat plans with their heels dug in attitude.

I would like to see less effort towards appeasing and supporting large corporations that the future for these days is in developing countries, not here in America where the market is already saturated, and that have major shareholders from foreign countries that are not exactly friendly to us, and more effort towards supporting truly small business that will produce jobs here in America because they don't have the income required to develop overseas like the larger profit businesses do.

Lana   October 8th, 2009 12:33 am ET

president Obama is effective

Ana   October 8th, 2009 12:39 am ET

I was watching the show on high definition TV and I can see Ann Coulter looking terribly PINK and with such dark eyes shes that she looks like a RACOON. Did she see herself on the mirror before getting on TV. The other lady, whoever she is, seems a bit pale, but looks more normal.

Ronald   October 8th, 2009 12:43 am ET

I have always considered myself an independent voter (up to now), but the OBVIOUS Republican strategy to undermine President Obama's successes has forced me further and further to the Democratic Party.

What would it take for the Republicans to admit that the current administration's economic policies ARE WORKING? Can they admit that other countries are once again respecting the USA?

Jenny   October 8th, 2009 12:48 am ET

Obama is a wise, bold and effective leader and I have long been impressed with his great integrity and vision. Americans will be thanking him for centuries to come. He is an inspiration to people around the world. He is working to save countless lives and lead the world into the new century.

I can not take Ann seriously ever since she said she wished women did not have the vote. Ann is a quasi professional critic who slings mud and opposes all things not conservative merely for opposition's sake, There isn't an intelligent person to be found who takes her seriously. I doubt Ayn Rand would have thought much of the likes of Beck and Coulter. (There is a grain of truth in Atlas Shrugged even if much of her logic was flawed and one dimensional.)

Can we have Dolly Parton on again instead? She has much more insight, spirit and charm.

Marty Nicol   October 8th, 2009 12:48 am ET

President Obama has done a great job. Oh, and Larry, he's "our President" not Kiki's personal President. On closing Larry asked Kiki a question about "your" President; I was always under the impression that Obama is the President of OUR GREAT NATION.

President Obama has his work cut out, but I believe he has our great nation at heart and will do the very best to help alleviate a lot of the problems we, as a nation, are faced with.

George   October 8th, 2009 12:54 am ET

Hi Harry, I would like to comment on the health care issue, in the late 90's, my sisters went to study to europe, and even though they where in a part time job as baby sitters and studying in France, and then in Italy, they had medical consultations, and medicins for free. One of my systers had a accident skying in the alps in Switzerland and thay even perform a operation for "free" by the coverage of a very basic "european insurance" imagine that!

So, there can be a godd health plans, but there has to be real changes from the very ground up.

David Thomas   October 8th, 2009 12:56 am ET

In Ms. Coulter's comments about the recession she infers that Obama inherited a horrid mess fromt he previous administration. It must have been a horrid mess because Canada and many other countries world wide are in current recessions. Somehow I do not think that the blame can be laid at Bush's door. I am getting tired of politicians promoting themselves by attacking and tearing down the opposition.

She wants the Republicans to come on board and support their policies - then back off on the attacks.

Dave Thomas

Jenny   October 8th, 2009 1:11 am ET

just noticed this post "Because of people like Ann, Beck, Rush, O’reilly, and Hannity, my party is in route to extinction. In fact, my party will not survive as it is. It’s going to have to start over after 2020 because there will be so few elected representatives. And when it resurfaces it will resemble very much what it currently calls its opposition.
–ardent republican"

Your right. I think Obama reflects traditonal republican values more than they do. I'm talking about pursuit of excellence and respect for innovation. Many old school republicans are speaking out. There are many quotes but here is one from Bush's former speech writer David Frum ""We conservatives are submitting our movement to some of the most unscrupulous people in American life."

p.s if it weren't for liberal women who went through hell and back not that many years ago Ann Coulter wouldn't have a vote. Nor would any woman.

j olson   October 8th, 2009 1:29 am ET

Larry King I personally do not think the obama democrats help us people
who are on Social Security Disability as we are stuck with getting to
pay more for Medicare WHILE none of the people in the Whitehouse
never will be restricted to only medicare and checks with no raises
instead the whitehouse gov staff gives themselves raises to live
with for as long as they live. I can not walk like I'd like to but I can not
afford a lift for my powerchair. I do not like the democrats smirks as
republicans tell their point of view. In all of the history of American
presidents none have ever spent as much as obama with his so
called it is time yes his time is making our country go broke i wonder will anyone come up with the idea that the reason obama had the most campaign funds is because he promised them BAIL OUTS.
I wish we could have a new election available. How many people that voted for obama are broke and now unemployed??? And why hasn't
the lottery helped with the schools and the roads like they bragged
about? Increase tickets by two dollars each and stick that towards
price of gas and keep all of mentioned words of God in ALL public
places as our founding fathers did. Deport all illegal 30,000 immigrants back to their countries and close that door. George
Washington would never feed and shelter killers forever. Play money
is our dollar's value. We lost money in stocks and little I get while
raising grandkids due to our daughter being killed in an automobile
accident isn't easy as obama squanders money more than all the
presidents did. He reminds me of a pushy telemarketer who does
not care if the other workers can hear themselves. Just shove his way
through. I am sorry I am upset as we are losing control of real honor.
Where's the advisors? Does Billy Graham visit obama? I hope so.
We need not to ignore God.

Karol   October 8th, 2009 3:34 am ET

I like obama

Mary   October 8th, 2009 3:35 am ET

President Obama gets an A++ in my book. America needs to get out of two (2) MAN MADE WARS, Iraq/Afghan. "If all the OLD MEN were sent into WAR, there would never be another WAR." Senator McCain needs to "STAND DOWN" NOW ! !"

Kevin M   October 8th, 2009 3:41 am ET

F minus. I don't recall any worse a president in my fifty years of life. Carter's incompetence wasn't even close to Obama's. O takes the cake hands down.

LaRon Emrick   October 8th, 2009 3:42 am ET

Obama is cleaning a house that has been destroyed, by previous terms, you can't exspect spick and span, in this dirty world so soon, give the man some clock please.

thanks Larry,

Mary   October 8th, 2009 3:44 am ET

Health Care Bill MUST GO THROUGH! Five (5) DEAR, DEAR family/friends hav already died due to a lack of Health Insurance. Give us the same Health Insurance that "YOU", our Congresmen/Senators are privilaged to, and are receiving. Stop the in-fighting and TRY saving LIVES!!   October 8th, 2009 3:48 am ET

well larry king live I well say bush is the plam cas he com to my houst and said I was stilling from his duter and yes he is the plam I,M not just saying that he is the plam and I well kep saying that cas I dont lie and it ben a fuew year sence that happing mabe she is just in love with him but lete me say one more thing about AOL I had to stop cas they say connectivity services there just like him bush you no you dont no how in this world you can trust you no larry see you

Kevin M   October 8th, 2009 3:52 am ET

Democrats and Republicans alike have perverted our political system for personal gain. They are all guilty of raping and pillaging Americas taxes. We desperately need to clean out both houses. Dem. and Rep. all need to go. Term limits need to be imposed and we the people need to vote for every major issue such as Wars, Stimulus, Tarp, and Health care. Congress has received $263 million in lobbyist funds during the first 6 months of the year. That kind of money can buy any bill. Our politicians need to be held accountable even if it means sending them to prison. Vote the Bums out and lets start over. Maybe they will listen to the people next time.

Mary   October 8th, 2009 3:58 am ET

Why IS Hardin Montona, being occupied by a foreign police agency???

carlos   October 8th, 2009 4:05 am ET

The G O P is a bunch of rednicks...they think bush was a god he is the one that mass the country up.But blam it on a blackman.The white people make me sick that why I hate America this is not the land of the free.I hope a terrious group blow america off the map and all the white people burn in hell.The g o p is a new order of the nazis.

carlos   October 8th, 2009 4:22 am ET

I hope all the GOP burn in hell.Just give the man a chance or tell the CIA to kill him like they did JFK.That how the white people are that why I HATE THEM.THEY HATE ME SO I HATE THEM EVEN MORE..

Paul in Brussels   October 8th, 2009 5:29 am ET

Why does that awful right-wing woman on Larry King have an Adam's apple?

Nelia   October 8th, 2009 5:34 am ET

For the short month he is in office, I think Obama did a good job. Specially if take into account this "Just-say-No"-politics, the former "Grand Old Party" playes...
He started with a more than full plate. Came pretty far tiull now, will fulfill the expexctations in the month to come. If, and this is a bif IF, the Republicans and parts of the media stop to talk him down, vote hom down, shoot him down. Remember Kennedy? King? Rabin?
All were accused to be traitors...

BUT PLEASE DO NOT DISCUSS IT WITH PEOPLE LIKE ANN COULTER!! Kiki is too polite to be a adequat counterpart. I suggest s,o, like Maureen Dowd. (Wrtten at minute 32 of LKL. Waiting for Coulter to run nuts.)

Good show anyway, Larry King! Glad to have you back from "Kate plus 8" and similar!!!

B Gillam   October 8th, 2009 5:34 am ET

Obama is making things worse in the economy. I agree with Ann Coulter. Please listen to what she is saying, it reflects many of us in the U.S. and outside like myself who are living overseas and seeing our economy going into deep debt!!

Christopher Ihenacho   October 8th, 2009 5:51 am ET

President Obama is effective. Any right thinking person will support him. Others may prefer to remain with the ever shrinking minorities. Chris.

Susan   October 8th, 2009 6:01 am ET

Ann wants the Govt out of healthcare provision; Larry asked if it is every American's right to have healthcare.

Isn't healthcare a fundamental right of every human being? When people cannot afford basic healthcare, the Govt has a moral duty to provide.

Christian Lock   October 8th, 2009 6:02 am ET

Barac Obama is the most serious, clear-sighted president, being in charge in USA for several decades. – It's never easy or popular to be the one that has to remove others hazardous waste. – He also did
not ask for the global resession. – Who would do better? – I do NOT think sen. McCain.

WHATEVER   October 8th, 2009 6:08 am ET

Obama is more Bad News than (he is) Good News, to US most of all. But that is up to now: that could change! As he has been chosen for 4 years as US-president, he'll have his fair chance to do things BETTER than (he's done) until now. (BUT) DO WE BELIEVE IN THAT? NO! WE, like most in US, no longer, as far as we ever did, think he'll be able TO CHANGE THINGS, as he ALREADY is on the wrong track on all topics that were THAT CRUCIAL to his election last year! There's not 1 issue of which Obama can say RIGHT NOW: I did it AS I promised!! And that is going to keep ditching him even deeper beneath the ground than at the moment he already is. And we do not see how he will find his way UP BEFORE it's TOO LATE for him to DO what he promised he would and it's already TOO LATE when next year Republicans take over THE ENTIRE CAPITOL HILL. If now he cannot get things done, lessThings he'll get done when Republicans are ALL BACK: throughout CAPITOL HILL. And GOP's already AGGRESSIVELY GEARING UP, accelerating next year's BIG COME BACK for GOP, that there is no space for DEMS to stay behind Obama (as far as they ever did) as time is running out!

Tina   October 8th, 2009 7:23 am ET

Could it be that Annie has another book coming out, she would like to peddle? Seems like she goes away for awhile and then comes out of the woodwork to promo her books. Too bad there is enough ignorant people to buy them, or could the Ultra-Conservative base buy them to distribute to the loonies at their fundraisers, like Palin's new novel?

Eileen Donohue   October 8th, 2009 8:08 am ET

President Obama is a very intelligent, good man. He loves this Country so much that he would go to all sacrafice to try to save it. He walked into a grave economic condition that he wanted so very much to fix in as little time as possible. I warned that he was swimming with sharks and to be careful. He wasn't. He's put himself in a place that no matter what he does and in what effort he will be totally villinized no matter how right he is. Especiall if they can't control him. They can't control him, he is just too strong so they put the old scare tactics out there and misinterpret everything he tries to do. Will everybody please allow him to be president!

Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   October 8th, 2009 9:29 am ET

Is it my eyesight? I see Coulter's Adam's Apple. It bobs up and down when she speaks.

Jim Carroll   October 8th, 2009 10:40 am ET

More than equal value will be created in goods and services for every dollar spent on health-care. We need to get off of a gold standard mentality. Article 1, Section 8, of the Constitution provides all the gold mining tools needed. Money must be created before equal value can be created. Goods and Services is what has real value–not gold and silver as Adam Smith, the Father of Capitalism, tried to point out to the News Media of his time.

GUNNY Q   October 8th, 2009 11:12 am ET

Hey I am a 20 year vet still serving in the Marines we need to support the General not abandon him in the battle field Any pullback from Afghanistan would be spun as a victory for Al Qaeda and the Taliban. That doesn't mean we stay there if the chaos cannot be contained, but it does mean that all measures should be taken before we change tactics.

carldavid   October 8th, 2009 2:25 pm ET

While i served my time in the army, i spent as much as possible my time in the classroom. Not just for education, but the more you went to school the more you were set apart during promotion evaluation.
My political sicfi classes brought to light the difference between our parties.Republicans basic principle is excellance in ones self, our democrates say excellance in goverment.
In the military, excellance in self is what you hold on to when times get stupid, because as a leader you should be inspiring somebodies child to stand up, hook up and shuffel to the door and get the hell out this perfect well built plane the short way. Your excellence in bearing and confidence brings comfort to this child to do an unatural action with a parashoot on his back. I depend on excellence in goverment to keep me on level ground ,and we are doing the right thing.
Im not suer why are how the younger bush was capable to scare America into electing him for another term or how he con america in electing him period, but i caught hell justifying this to myself that his part in excellence in goverment, as the death count climbed with somebidies child daily in a country that had very littel if at all with 09-11,but i do wish someone would give AL Qaeda his home address instead of CNN,so he cane recivied all the threats instead delivering to us at dinner reminding that the younger was an idiot and that we are still here,come get me. Mrs Culter , like Rush and the rest of your conservaitive cronnies, while i have no problem with capitailism, but sience we have elected this president, your crew is begening to resemble the daddy warbucks cartoon standing on the heads of childern working swetshops and you are weeping useing a c-note for your tears.Also i proud of you to have the courage to display your adams apple so on national Tv,your comment about the right to have public schools comparied to the right to have health care. Put your child in any school in western europe that prartice shipping the slower childern to vocational schools like auto mechanic or frontline policework or even refilling the oxygen bottle you need if you get sick,then give them your volvo to work on a submechine gun and your address.Then you will truly understand why that public school statement you made better be a compliment.

carldavid   October 8th, 2009 3:14 pm ET

OK Ill ask, the one question that noone will ask but alude too.
was Ann Culter born a man and overcame her shame to become a well know transexuail from hell. Im from Texas but spent most of my life in Europe where its not such a big deal. But in America you really got to have some balls to appear this way on T.V esp, as a critic

Sheryl   October 8th, 2009 4:11 pm ET

Larry, spare us the haters.

eJay   October 8th, 2009 4:56 pm ET

Iwould give him an A, for addressing America's problems that no other President would touch.

D.M. Taylor   October 8th, 2009 5:01 pm ET

Excuse me,ummmmm McCain is not the president.

tommy   October 8th, 2009 6:22 pm ET

McCain is a very jealous man..& he continues to say he did NOT make a mistake choosing Palin !!...

geo   October 8th, 2009 6:24 pm ET

the woman, Kiki, who spoke w/ Coulter is brilliant..she is straightforward...Coulter speaks in circles..Coulter was intimidated by Kiki..pls have Kiki on again..she speaks intelligently ..

Gerald Jolly   October 8th, 2009 8:10 pm ET

Larry, I hope that you or a member of your staff will read this and help me.

I am a senior citizen, and last night when I got home at about 9:20 P.M. I accidently turned my T.V. on channel 33 and My T.V., my home and my wife got infected with the "ANN COULTER" virus, now the fumigators have assessed the damages that her stench has caused in our home, and we have been forced to vacate our home for at least a month,so that the fumigators can try and get rid of the stench caused by "ANN COULTER"
So we are begging you to assist us financially for other housing until the stench problem is resolved.
Even thought some might say that it is our fault that we tuned in to your program when ANN COULTER was on, we feel that it was an accident that our T.V. was tuned in to channel 33 not knowing that you would have that VIRUS on.
Your help would be sincerely appreciated.

Catherine   October 8th, 2009 8:28 pm ET

to all the idiots out their that are telling larry king not to put Anne Coulter on his show, all of you people are idiots. you's have no right to tell larry that he shouldn't put ann on his show or any republicans that mr. king invites. we are rpublicans and we do not like mr. obama because you dem's voted for him in 2008, and we voted for john mccain for president, and now mr.obama is screwing up this country really basd. all of us republicans know that this president will not get reelected in 2012.

Donald L Allen   October 9th, 2009 12:21 am ET

I,M geting were I dont care about the networth business that is all they care is to no what I do so that they can be the one,s that put it on the markie first I well not every Expec the polic that the networth have and I well tell you it got nutting to do with the work I do here and sence I dellet AOL IV anly had progam with my computer I think the or what is left of or govments need to do sumting about the rip off in this country what do you think so cas I want agree with the police they give me the warse of time see you larry king what can we do about it

Traveler   October 9th, 2009 3:56 am ET

I had heard that Ann Coulter was a transexual. I didn't believe it until I watched the program and couldn't get past his/her false eyelashes and adam's apple!

j olson   October 9th, 2009 5:22 am ET

YES WE CAN! go broke
but better days will come

Marry   October 9th, 2009 5:35 am ET

@Dodie ~ California
I could not agree more with your statement. The just awarded Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama shows that there are many more that appreciate him and his wonderful work. May it give him strength over the next decades and let the rightwing creeps know what an outstanding person his is! By proud and support him! Congratulations, Mr. President.

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