Sean kicked off Thursday’s show with some funny news that former Vice President Dick Cheney stopped by the Conservative Political Action Conference unannounced to support his daughter Liz. “There are certain conservatives that drive the liberals nuts,” laughed Sean, “it’s funny.” The former Vice President joked that he might “almost want to run for office again.” Take a look at the video from CPAC here.
The Polls Speak
Sean continued the “Conservative Underground” by highlighting the latest polls with special guests, pollsters John Zogby and Scott Rasmussen. “Neither one of you have a doubt that the 2010 mid-term elections will be a referendum on Barak Obama, do you,” questioned Sean. “The presence of independent type candidates can throw things into a tizzy,” argued Zogby. “I think Republicans will gain a little ground just by being the opposition but they’ll have to figure out what to do with those gains in 2012,” argued Scott Rasmussen, “they’ll eventually have to find a positive message.” Sean pitched the idea of a new Contract with America which the guys thought would prove valuable for the GOP. Like many have said before, a contract is only as valuable as the words that make it up. Stick to a conservative message and it’s likely that it’ll be a huge success.
GOP Chairman Michael Steele joined Sean on the show to discuss the future of the GOP. “What are the pitfalls for republicans as people are looking to the Republican Party to lead the country in the face of the advancement of socialism,” questioned Sean, “if the American people say ‘okay we’ll give you another chance.’” “Don’t get cocky,” quickly retorted Steele, “you’re going to have to earn in; every race, every district, every state, the confidence of the communities.” What a breath of fresh air to see the GOP leader not resting on recent successes but rather realizing there’s a larger battle left to win.
John Zogby (born 1948) is an American political pollster and first senior fellow at The Catholic University of America's Life Cycle Institute. He is the founder, president and CEO of Zogby International, a polling firm known for both phone polling and interactive, Internet-based polling.
Michael Stephen Steele (born October 19, 1958) is an American political figure, currently serving as the chairman of the Republican National Committee . He is the first African American to chair the Republican National Committee and the second to chair either major U.S. party's National Committee after Ron Brown , who chaired the Democratic National Committee .  Steele was also the first African American to serve in a state-wide office in Maryland , as the Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 2003 to 2007, where he chaired the Minority Business Enterprise taskforce and actively sought expanded affirmative action policies in the corporate world. He was the first Republican elected to the office. From 2003 to 2005, Steele and Lt. Gov. Jennette Bradley of Ohio were the highest-ranking elected black Republicans in the United States. Steele held this distinction solo from 2005 to 2007 after Bradley resigned to become Ohio State Treasurer. Steele ran for a... More >