Sean spent some time with former presidential candidate Herman Cain who made headlines this past weekend when he announced he would suspend his campaign in the wake of allegations of infidelity. “This seemed hard for you,” began Hannity, “Does suspend mean end?” “It does,” acknowledged Cain, “I knew it was going to be very disappointing to a lot of people, and I personally was disappointed because we were making such great progress. But it boiled down to two words, family first. Because of the false accusations and the media -- not everybody, but some -- they continue to spin and spin and spin and re-spin.” Polls as recently as just a few weeks ago had Cain as a potential frontrunner battling former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney but allegations of sexual harassment and marital infidelity quickly eroded that support, much of which found a new home with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. For more on Sean’s i nterview with Herman Cain and to watch segments from the interview, click here.
Corzine Remains Under Fire
Sean was joined by Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law & Justice and Mercedes Colwin, Fox News legal analyst, to discuss the future for former New Jersey Governor John Corzine who’s found himself in hot water after his company, MF Global, lost $1.2 Billion in client money. “I have no idea where that $1.2 Billion went,” laughed Hannity in reference to Corzine’s press conference yesterday where he admitted to having been responsible for losing the money, “How lame was that yesterday?” Sekulow tried to explain Corzine’s strategy for coming public, “I wouldn’t have let my client testify but I suspect he’s going to take the approach that he was the CEO and President but that he was more of a figurehead and that he didn’t have control over the funds utilization.” Colwin added her thoughts saying, “Corzine is going to be hit with thousands of lawsuits and he might have personal liability depending on when these events happened.” “For all the talk and words of class warfare the President has used this week, how big of an impact will this have on the campaign,” questioned Hannity. “This is death by a thousand cuts,” answered Sekulow, “I don’t know if it will be a big issue but I saw yesterday where Joe Biden and President Obama were both making statements praising John Corzine’s business acumen and his leadership skills and that could come back to haunt them.” It seems not too long ago when John Corzine campaigned so hard for President Obama. It certainly seems some of President Obama’s closest supporters have learned the Chicago way.
Reince Priebus on 2012
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus stopped by to share his thoughts on the 2012 election cycle. “Pretty interesting how Mr. Hope and Change has become the most divisive person of our time,” noted Hannity, “He’s done a terrible job and we have to win this election.” “I’m doing this job because I’m concerned about the future of America,” responded Priebus, “We are literally talking about the very idea of America being at stake and if anyone out there has any doubts about the fact that we are prepared to put the gloves on every single day to do our little part to save our country can visit our website at GOP.com.” As the primary race continues, it’ll be important to see all of the candidates sharpen their skills for the battle ahead.
Jay Alan Sekulow (born June 10, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American attorney and radio talkshow host. He currently serves as Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a conservative religious organization founded by evangelist Pat Robertson to oppose the American Civil Liberties Union, as well as serving as Chief Counsel of the European Centre for Law and Justice.