Reagan’s Great Question
Sean began Tuesday’s show asking the greatest single question ever asked to voters. “Ronald Reagan used this line in 1980 and it’s just as relevant today,” began Sean, “ask yourself if you’re better off today than you were four years ago.” Sean continued by remind us of Ronald Reagan’s words when he said, “Do you feel you’re as safe as you were four years ago and if you agree then your choice is clear, but if you don’t think that this course we’ve been on for the last four years is the one you want to see for the next four, I could suggest another choice that you have.” It’s was as relevant 31 years ago as it is today and shows just how similar President Obama is to President Carter. To watch President Reagan in action, click here.
Governor Tim Pawlenty
Presidential week continued Tuesday with Governor Tim Pawlenty who’s announced his candidacy for President in 2012. Beginning the Hannity screening, Sean pressed the Governor, “What are your thoughts about how the race has changed.” Pawlenty conceded that Governor Huckabee’s dropping out helped a lot, “Mike Huckabee leaves a big void, particularly in Iowa, and a lot of his values on social and faith issues are similar to mine and that opens things up for me.” Sean pressed the Governor again, “I don’t think you’d disagree with me on this but your name recognition may not be as high as some of the other candidates, how is that going to impact you?” Conceding again to Sean, Governor Pawlenty acknowledged the weakness saying, “My name recognition among Republicans is only around 50 percent but any serious candidate will be at 100 percent and I intend to be a serious candidate.” Newsmax ran a recent poll confirming Governor Pawlenty’s approval ratings and you can see that here.
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann stopped by the show to give her thoughts about a Presidential run. “I would think with Huckabee getting out of the race I see a natural constituency there,” began Hannity, “but why are you seriously considering making this run.” Congresswoman Bachmann quickly replied, “People are, for the first time, feeling that their children might not do as well as they have.” Hannity pressed, “There are people on the left who really despise you and they’re looking for anything to attack you with.” Bachmann laughed and said, “The left has always seen themselves as the party of women and they’re very threatened to find that a woman can be a leader and coming from the conservative party.” While Congresswoman Bachmann hasn’t officially announced her candidacy, she earlier told Sean that she’d announce in June but mentioned today that she may need to make her decision earlier.
Michele Marie Amble Bachmann (born April 6, 1956) is the United States Representative of Minnesota's 6th congressional district and member of the Republican Party . She is the third woman and first Republican woman to represent Minnesota in Congress. She defeated her Democratic challenger, Elwyn Tinklenberg , in the 2008 election in a race that had gained national attention following her controversial televised call for the media to investigate members of Congress for perceived anti-American bias, including Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama . The 6th congressional district includes the northern far suburbs of the Twin Cities along with St. Cloud . She won 50 percent of the votes in the 2006 election , defeating Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate Patty Wetterling and the Independence Party 's John Binkowski . Bachmann served in the Minnesota State Senate from 2001 to 2007.
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