Dick Morris: Gingrich Is Like Obama, Sort Of
Sean was joined by former White House Chief-of-Staff Dick Morris to discuss the latest in the 2012 presidential race. “What do you think of these polls,” kicked off Hannity, “What do you think of Gingrich’s surge?” “It’s incredible,” quickly answered Morris, “It reminds me a little of Obama’s surge in 2008 but, unlike Obama’s surge, it’s not based on fluff, garbage and slogans but it’s based on a real substantive candidate who’s really connecting with the electorate.” Hannity offered, “Gingrich hasn’t really had an infrastructure which is why Iowa is going to be so interesting, Newt just opened his first office.” Morris, seemingly not concerned by that fact offered his thoughts arguing, “I think the national polling is what is imposing itself on Iowa and I think you’re essentially developing a national consensus which elaborates itself on the variou s states rather than the other way around which is what used to happen.” Can Newt Gingrich really hold off Mitt Romney? Check out this video here from Dick Morris where he shares his thoughts on the future of the Gingrich campaign.
Rod Blagojevich Done
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich made headlines again today when he was sentenced to 14 years in prison for his involvement in efforts to sell the appointment of a United States Senate seat. Fox News legal analyst Tamara Holder and Chicago Republican strategist Chris Robling joined Sean to cover this story. “You must be upset today Tamara because you were out there talking about his innocence and how he was going to go free,” laughed Hannity, “What happened to poor Blago?” “In your old age you’re beginning to forget things,” shot back Holder, “What I said was that there were two trials and a hung jury on the first one but it was the second one where he shot his mouth off and ultimately that’s what ended up cooking his goose.” “For all of your listeners across the country they should realize this is the environment in which Barack Obama grew from,” reminded Robling, “This is one pool of corru ption where many have come from.” “This is outright corruption,” offered Hannity, “This is why he’s getting 14 years in jail.” For more information on this story, visit Hannity.com or click here.
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
Sean was joined by Congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann to get an update on her case and to discuss her new book, “ Core of Conviction: My Story,” which hit stores today. “I wrote my book to explain my story,” shared Bachmann, “People are going to learn that I came from a middle class family, that I’ve learned the value of the dollar and I’ve learned one of the greatest principles of the United States which is that no one owes you a living.” “Any of you in this field will be infinitely better than Obama,” offered Hannity. On the campaign, Sean offered his thoughts on the campaign saying, “Candidates have put up with a lot and everyone is going to unite behind the winner which I think is very important but I still think this is wide open and I think you could have a good showing in Iowa and this becomes a new race.” Congresswoman Bachmann agreed saying, “With Herman Cain dropping out we’re s eeing an overwhelming capacity for growth.” To hear the full interview with Congresswoman Bachmann, click here.
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.
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 >