Dick Morris to Obama: Stay In Washington
Sean was joined by former White House Chief-of-Staff Dick Morris to discuss the latest from the Obama Administration. At issue this week is President Obama’s planned trip to Martha’s Vineyard. Scheduled to last ten days, President Obama is planning to return to Martha’s Vineyard for what is being coined a working vacation. The White House Staff has repeatedly said that President Obama does not plan to rest during this trip. Dick Morris, faced with similar concerns when President Clinton was discussing his plans for vacation, had a different take on what President Obama should do. “When I got to the White House, I told Clinton that he should not go to Martha’s Vineyard,” shared Morris, “I did a poll and we found that Americans wanted him to be an ordinary American who was in touch with the beauties of America.” “He hated every moment of it,” laughed Morris as he continued to recount the story, “But his numbers increased and people thought he was an ordinary American. Obama has absolutely no business being on vacation and I’d tell him to stay in Washington.” Morris himself, seemingly surprised by his statement, repeated himself, “I never thought I’d tell President Obama this but he should stay in Washington.” To see video of Dick Morris’ remarks, click here or visit DickMorris.com.
Rasmussen: A New Front Runner?
Iowa’s first GOP debate saw a front runner emerge in former Governor Mitt Romney but it appears a new frontrunner is emerging. Sean was joined by pollsters Scott Rasmussen and John Zogby to review the latest numbers. “In a poll of likely voters, 29% of Republicans say they’ll vote for Governor Rick Perry,” explained Rasmussen,” Perry is the front runner but it’s much more difficult to remain the frontrunner than to be the guy everybody wants to get in the race.” “The White House has gone out in a fury attacking Rick Perry,” acknowledged Hannity, “Obviously there has been some polling done from the White House.” Zogby added, “It’s not surprising the White House has attacked Perry but they’d prefer to run against him rather than Mitt Romney because there’s a sense that he’s the darling of the Tea Party movement and the right but there’s a whole middle that doesn’ t know who he is.” With Scott Rasmussen reporting a 10% lead, it’s clear that all eyes will be pointed toward the Perry/Romney battle. To read the latest Rasmussen Report, click here
Star Parker and Tamara Holder
Sean was joined by Tamara Holder and the founder of the Center for Urban Renewal (CURE) Star Parker to discuss the 2012 election. “President Obama said during his campaign that if he didn’t fix the economy in three years then his Presidency would be a one term proposition,” began Hannity, “All liberals are going to go back and vote for him because you can’t admit that socialism is a failure.” Holder quickly replied, “There is no way that I’m going to vote for Michele Bachmann but so far, I like Rick Perry.” Parker continued with the topic saying, “It’s hard for liberals to admit they made a mistake because they believe in one thing and that’s to grow government and spend other people’s money.” At the end of all the bickering of President Obama’s administration, one thing was clear and that’s the fact that a Parker/Holder debate is always entertaining. To hear this latest i nterview, consider becoming a Hannity Insider. For more information, click here.
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.
Scott W. Rasmussen (born circa 1955) is an American public opinion pollster. He is the founder and president of Rasmussen Reports. He also co-founded the sports network ESPN, and is currently president of the Methodist Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, where he resides.
Dick Morris (born November 28, 1948) is an American political author and commentator who previously worked as a pollster , political campaign consultant , and general political consultant . Morris became an adviser to the Bill Clinton administration after Clinton was elected president in 1992. Morris encouraged Clinton to pursue third way policies of triangulation that merged traditional Republican and Democratic proposals, rhetoric, and issues to achieve maximum political gain and popularity. He worked as a Republican strategist before joining the Clinton administration, where he helped Clinton recover from the 1994 midterm elections by convincing the President to adopt Republican policies.  The president consulted Morris in secret beginning in 1994.  Clinton's communications director George Stephanopoulos has said that "Over the course of the first nine months of 1995, no single person had more power over the president".  Morris... More >