Another Presser From Obama
Sean began the show talking about another Obama press conference. In his press conference, President Obama insinuated that his efforts have saved the economy from a worse fate. “There’s an ex-Clinton pollster, Stanley Greenberg, who’s out there saying that this strategy is bad for the President,” began Hannity, “Greenberg is saying that it’s a bad idea for him to be claiming the economy is starting to make progress.” Sean continued, “People are really suffering and there are people who really lost their jobs.” The bottom line is that the economy hasn’t improved for millions of Americans and the blame game can only last so long. For more on Stanley Greenberg’s article, click here.
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann: Running Strong
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann called in to talk with Sean about her surging campaign for the 2012 Presidential nomination. Polls are showing Bachmann slightly behind Governor Romney even after a gaffe earlier this week where she incorrectly mentioned famous actor John Wayne as being from Waterloo, Iowa. “I understand the point you were trying to make,” mentioned Hannity, “I have a series of Obama gaffes and I want you to tell me if there’s a double standard in the media.” Bachmann responded, “What I’m trying to focus on the big issues and everywhere I go we’re talking about big issues.” So, while the media tries to pull apart a very strong candidate in 2012, Congresswoman Bachmann made the right decision by putting this mistake behind her and focusing on the task at hand, namely addressing real issues that matter.
Andrea Tantaros and Doug Schoen
Andrea Tantaros and Doug Schoen stopped by the show to discuss President Obama’s press conference today. “I predicted yesterday, almost word for word, that we need to get ready for the scare tactics as the President gets into this,” began Sean, “It’s not his fault.” Laughing at Sean’s sarcasm, Doug Schoen offered, “A dying man grasps at straws and the President needs to be able to cast blame, that’s the straw he’s trying to grasp.” Tantaros offered her thoughts saying, “48% of the country thinks we’re going to head into a depression and the blame shifting is not going to work.” It’s becoming increasingly clear that the President is grasping at anything that might pull his numbers out of the tank. In today’s Rasmussen Poll, 46% of Americans would vote for a generic GOP candidate as opposed to President Obama. That’s basically saying, anyone but Obama. To read mor e on the poll, click here.
Douglas Schoen is a political analyst, pollster, author, and commentator in the United States. He appears regularly on Fox News. He partnered with political strategist Mark Penn and Michael Berland in the firm of Penn, Schoen & Berland. Schoen graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School and attended Horace Mann High School in New York City. He has worked on the campaigns of many Democratic party candidates including Ed Koch and Bill Clinton, as well as on behalf of corporate clients. He also did work for Senator Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. His opinions are carried by media covering the Barack Obama administration.