Ed Rendell: What Does Today Mean For Democrats?
Sean had his liberal friend, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, on the show to discuss tonight’s big special election for Massachusetts Senator. “You read the electorate all the time,” asked Sean, “Martha Coakley is likely going to lose tonight – what does that mean?” Governor Rendell argued, “Incumbents are paying the price for a bad economy and, although Coakley isn’t an incumbent, the President is and she’s going to pay the price for that.” It’s not clear if Republican Scott Brown will pull off a victory tonight but one thing has already been settled. He’s already put up a huge road block to the liberal agenda and regardless of the outcome, Scott Brown has gone from a little know Massachusetts politician to a conservative hero.
America’s Mayor, Rudy Giuliani
Sean was joined by “America’s Mayor”, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, to analyze the Coakley-Brown Senate race. “If you can’t easily win an election in Massachusetts and you’re a Democrat, your own party members are sending you a message that you’ve gone way to far,” joked Giuliani, “this proves that President Obama has gone way too far to the left and people have started to lose faith in his leadership.” “The President escaped Virginia and he tried to escape New Jersey but I don’t think he’ll escape this one,” Giuliani argued, “you can be a terrible candidate and get elected on the democratic ticket so there’s definitely something else going on here.” It looks now, after Martha Coakley blew a near 20 point lead, that she’s starting the spin already by blaming the White House. One campaign strategist argued, “We lost independents in Virginia, we lost independents in New Jersey and we’re losing independents in Massachusetts and the only thing those three states have in common is Obama.” Let the spin begin and hopefully conservatives can celebrate a vitory tonight.
The Architect Breaks Down The Race
Sean was joined by “The Architect” Karl Rove who broke down the strategy for tonight’s race. “Polls are showing that Scott Brown is going into tonight’s race with tremendous momentum,” offered Sean. Rove quickly offered, “If you look at the polls since the 8th of January, Scott Brown seems to show an 8 point lead when a month ago this was a deep blue state.” What’s the reason for this? ” What have we seen the last five weeks to give Brown the push,” asked Rove, “we’ve seen the Senate vote on Christmas Eve; the healthcare negotiations done in secret and special deals for unions.”
Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush until his resignation on August 31, 2007. He has headed the Office of Political Affairs, the Office of Public Liaison , and the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives . Since leaving the White House , Rove has worked as a political analyst and contributor for Fox News , Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal . For most of his career prior to his employment at the White House, Rove was a political consultant almost exclusively for Republican candidates. Rove's campaign clients have included Bush (2000 and 2004 presidential elections, 1994 and 1998 Texas gubernatorial elections), Senator John Ashcroft (1994 U.S. Senate election), Bill Clements (1986 Texas gubernatorial election), Senator John Cornyn (2002 U.S. Senate election), Governor Rick Perry (1990 Texas Agriculture Commission election), and Phil Gramm (1982... More >
Patrick Hayward Caddell (also Pat or Patrick H., born May 19, 1950, in Rock Hill, South Carolina) is an American public opinion pollster and a political film consultant.
Ann Hart Coulter (born December 8, 1961) is an American social and political commentator , best-selling author , and syndicated columnist . She frequently appears on television, radio, and as a speaker at public and private events. Well-known for her conservative political opinions and the controversial ways in which she defends them, Coulter has described herself as a polemicist who likes to "stir up the pot" and, unlike "broadcasters," does not "pretend to be impartial or balanced."
Edward Gene "Ed" Rendell (born January 5, 1944) is an American politician and Governor of Pennsylvania . Rendell, a member of the Democratic Party , was elected Governor of Pennsylvania in 2002, and his term of office began January 21, 2003. He is currently a Member of the Democratic Governors Association Executive Committee, and also served as General Chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 2000 presidential election . From 2008 to 2009, Governor Rendell was Chairman of the National Governors Association . He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Team Pennsylvania Foundation  and sits on the Board of Trustees of the National Constitution Center  in Philadelphia, a museum dedicated to the U.S. Constitution. He is married to Marjorie Rendell , a Federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit .
Rudolph William Louis "Rudy" Giuliani (pronounced /ˈruːdi ˌdʒuːliːˈɑːni/ ;  born May 28, 1944) is an American lawyer , businessman and politician from New York . He served as Mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001. A Democrat and Independent in the 1970s, and a Republican since the 1980s, Giuliani served in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York , eventually becoming U.S. Attorney . He prosecuted a number of high-profile cases, including ones against organized crime and Wall Street financiers . Giuliani served two terms as Mayor of New York City, having run on the Republican and Liberal lines. He was credited with initiating improvements in the city's quality of life and with a reduction in crime. He ran for the United States Senate in 2000 but withdrew due to being diagnosed with prostate cancer and revelations about his personal life. Giuliani gained international... More >