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February 8th, 2010
03:00 PM ET

We Listen – Your comments 2/8/2010

Editor's Note: Monday’s American Morning audience was dumbfounded by any positive response to Sarah Palin's address at the Tea Party convention.

  • Dan: Why does ANYONE take Sarah Palin seriously? A ten year old could see that she's an uninformed self-promoter who's all about making some real money. Yet the media constantly pretends that she could actually be a serious contender for president of the US. Why?
  • Jerry: I'm glad to see that Palin had room to spare on her hand after she got through writing all she knew on it.
  • Allen: I can't believe that people are motivated by absolutely nada. What comes out of her mouth?? Poking and prodding others, and without any direction given as to how she would do anything. Not even a glimpse of anything that would persuade the present administration to act on it. She blames Obama for the 'fruit of Kaboom' bomber on Christmas day. She speaks like she is in a bar talking crapola. She's worse than a pinhead... an airhead with a lot of frustrated people left over from the 2008 election. It sure would be nice to see her backing the administration for the 'sake of the people', instead of scoring points to make her look 'viable.' I really don't think the tea party people will be fooled by the twit. A lot of them will get caught up with the emotions, but reality will sink in and those high minded individuals will realize her capabilities, and her actions will be seen as it is: a scratched record, with incoherent ideas. PS: she will run for president, as she is pulling this off to keep her status as a potential candidate, and not allowing the after glow of Scott Brown to suck up her position.

How do you think Sarah Palin’s speech was received at the Tea Party convention? Is she ready to be president in 2012?

Filed under: We Listen
February 8th, 2010
01:00 PM ET

Can Palin push the Tea Party over the top?

The first national Tea Party convention wrapped up this weekend in Nashville.

Sarah Palin was the featured speaker. Organizers are hoping she can help them turn their conservative grassroots movement into a political force.

Republican strategist Ed Rollins and Daily Beast columnist John Avlon joined us on Monday's American Morning to read the tea leaves.

Read more: Analysis: Where does the Tea Party go from here?

Filed under: Politics • Welcome to the Tea Party
February 8th, 2010
12:00 PM ET

Video: Which ads topped Super Bowl?

The game was great, but as usual, many people are talking about the Super Bowl commercials. One of the most popular was a "Snickers" ad featuring the legendary Betty White and Abe Vigoda in a pick-up football game. Watch the video below for some of our picks.

Complete coverage: Saints win first Super Bowl

Time: Best, worst Super Bowl ads

Filed under: Entertainment • Sports
February 8th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Terror in a Tundra: Owner considers lawsuit after crash

We're still waiting to hear what Toyota plans to do about 270,000 Prius hybrid models that might have brake problems. So far, no official recall has been announced.

Meanwhile, a California woman says she's considering legal action against the automaker for an accident that left her seriously hurt. Our Deb Feyerick has the report.

CNNMoney: Prius brake fix near

Filed under: Business • Transportation
February 8th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Mayor Bernero announces run for governor

Michigan is known as the home of the American auto industry and more recently as a state in despair, hit hard by the recession. It has had the highest unemployment rate in the nation for much of the last four years.

Lansing's Mayor Virg Bernero has been on the front lines of the economic battlefront. And believe it or not, he's itching for more.

Mayor Bernero announced his run for governor live from Detroit on Monday's American Morning.

Filed under: Politics
February 8th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Pioneering paparazzo snapped every major star in his day

The paparazzi are known for taking unwanted photos of celebrities and politicians. Our Entertainment correspondent Brooke Anderson has the story of a pioneering paparazzo and what he calls "a new breed" of photographers in this AM original report.

Filed under: Entertainment
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