Herman Cain On The Defense
GOP frontrunner for the 2012 presidential nomination, Herman Cain, joined Sean to discuss his place in the race including the recent controversies he's fallen under. "You are a black conservative and that is a threat," began Hannity, "I think it's because it undermines this false narrative that the left has which is that the conservative movement is racist." "Yes, they try to taint the Republican party as racist," acknowledged Cain, "But they're also trying to attack me in order intimidate other blacks from looking at ideals on the other side of the spectrum." "Do you think it might be in your best interest to tell the Restaurant Association to release the details of any settlements that occurred, "asked Hannity with regard to the recent news of sexual harassment claims made toward Cain when he was CEO of the National Restaurant Association. " That's totally their decision but they have a long standing policy that when th ey have a severance agreement with an employee that they protect the confidentiality and it would open myself up for legal liability that I don't want to be responsible for." To listen to this interview in its entirety, click here.
Condoleezza Rice: How To Deal With Iran
Sean was joined by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to get a better understanding of what it takes to protect America from the forces of terrorism. The author of the book, " No Higher Honor," sat down with Sean to give her thoughts about where US foreign policy has gone wrong lately. "Freedom and stability are ultimately friends of one another," explained Rice, "This is a policy that we've instituted in the Middle East and it's very important." Hannity continued, "I don't think the Iranians fear President Obama." "The way to deal with the Iranians right now is to put pressure on the regime," offered Rice, "We should cut gas imports on the Iranians and shut them out of the international system and sanction the central bank." Iran is quickly emerging as a hot button topic in the 2012 presidential race and it's clear that a good plan is necessary. To see Sean's interview with Rice, click here.
Karl Rove: 2012 Race Continues
Karl Rove stopped by to share his thoughts on the race for the White House which seems to be heating up with Herman Cain and Governor Mitt Romney in a seemingly dead heat at the top. "Cain has been under fire for a week," began Hannity, "He's adamant that if every complaint is made public people will still not think any different of him." Rove cleverly explained, "When you face a crisis like this the best thing to do is release all the information as quickly as possible, get it all out and be done with it." Rove summed up the status of the campaign saying, "We now are on the cusp of Newt having a little bit of Newt-a-mania and I'm not sure how big it will get but it's worth looking at." Sean will have coverage every step of the way as the battles continue.
Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush until his resignation on August 31, 2007. He has headed the Office of Political Affairs, the Office of Public Liaison , and the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives . Since leaving the White House , Rove has worked as a political analyst and contributor for Fox News , Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal . For most of his career prior to his employment at the White House, Rove was a political consultant almost exclusively for Republican candidates. Rove's campaign clients have included Bush (2000 and 2004 presidential elections, 1994 and 1998 Texas gubernatorial elections), Senator John Ashcroft (1994 U.S. Senate election), Bill Clements (1986 Texas gubernatorial election), Senator John Cornyn (2002 U.S. Senate election), Governor Rick Perry (1990 Texas Agriculture Commission election), and Phil Gramm (1982... More >