Davis On Romney’s “Nastiness”
Lawyer, crisis manager and commentator Lanny Davis joined Sean in the show’s second hour to discuss his latest op-ed piece in which he criticizes former Governor Mitt Romney for his “nastiness.” Davis also feels that Obama has now sealed his re-election for 2012. “I think Romney has now shown a side of himself that is nasty, petty and petulant,” said Davis. “Romney had one advantage, he was the only adult on the stage that was a serious candidate and he’s now lost that by his petulant response to the killing of Gaddafi.” You can listen to Sean’s entire conversation with Lanny Davis by clicking here.
Did The White House Think About Kadhafi’s Replacement?
“Did anybody in the White House think to ask what would take over, what would replace the regime of Kadhafi?” Sean wondered in amazement kicking off Tuesday’s show. “Listen, Kadhafi was a murderer, a thug and a dictator, but he also gave up his nuclear program. Just like Mubarak isn’t exactly my taste – he’s a dictator. But what would you prefer, Mubarak who kept the peace with Israel for thirty years or the Muslim Brotherhood that from the very beginning said ‘prepare for war’ with Israel?” Sean asked. You can listen to Sean’s take on the latest in Libya by clicking here.
Could Ron Paul Play Spoiler in 2012 Race?
We're inching closer and closer to the Republican presidential caucuses in Iowa which are now set to take place on January 3rd. The rest of the primary calendar is also beginning to take shape as New Hampshire is expected to announce that voting will take place on January the 10th. The South Carolina primary will follow on the 21st and Florida at the end of the month. As the clock ticks, the candidates are jockeying for position. Among them is Texas Congressman Ron Paul whose support remains as fierce as ever. Paul joined Sean on ‘Hannity’ to discuss his budget plan, or as Paul said, “putting big government on a diet [plan].” Paul said, if elected, he would address mounting debt problem in this country with a vengeance. “My program [would work] in one year but you have to be willing do it obviously and you have to think that cutting is less painful than runaway inflation and having another downgrade on our credit. I see this sovereign debt crisis worldwide is much more serious than anybody wants to admit. The other candidates aren't offering really any cuts. I don't think anybody in Washington is offering an actual cut. It's always a cut and then proposed increases,” Paul told Sean. You can watch Sean’s two part interview with Ron Paul here: Part 1 | Part 2.
Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich (born Newton Leroy McPherson ; June 17, 1943) is an American politician who served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. In 1995, Time magazine selected him as the Person of the Year for his role in leading the Republican Revolution in the House, ending 40 years of the Democratic Party being in the majority. During his tenure as Speaker, he represented the public face of the Republican opposition to Bill Clinton . A college history professor, political leader, and author, Gingrich twice ran unsuccessfully for the House before winning a seat in the election of November 1978. He was re-elected 10 times, and his activism as a member of the House's Republican minority eventually enabled him to succeed Dick Cheney as House Minority Whip in 1989. As a co-author of the 1994 Contract with America , Gingrich was in the forefront of the Republican Party's dramatic success in that... More >