Iowa Debate Analysis
Sean kicked off Friday’s show highlighting some of the winners and losers from last night’s Fox News presidential debate in Iowa. “Let me start with a general narrative, I thought all of the candidates were on their game,” began Hannity, “I thought the only person who got shaken up a little was Ron Paul and I think it’s because his ideas are so far out of the main stream.” Hannity continued his analysis saying, “Newt said his strategy was going to be to make a conscious effort to return to the mode and style that caused him to surge in the last month and I would argue he stayed on that message.” “I think Mitt Romney had a particularly strong debate last night,” offered Hannity, “Romney made a good case for his candidacy including references to his experience in the private sector.” On Ron Paul, Sean was not as kind. “Ron Paul’s position on Iran is transparently dangerous a nd doesn’t recognize man’s inhumanity to man over history.” To see more from Sean including last night’s post-debate interview with Governor Mitt Romney, check out this video. Part 1| Part 2
Sean was joined by pollster Frank Luntz to discuss his thoughts on last night’s debate. “You had a poll last night,” kicked off Sean, “How did it go?” “It was incredibly,” praised Luntz, “We had over 25,000 people participate and it was really interesting.” Luntz cautiously explained, “Right after your segment ended, Newt Gingrich was winning by far with 45% but, as the night went on, the Ron Paul organization kicked into high gear and four of their primary websites started funneling people into the poll so that, by midnight, he had quote/unquote won.” Luntz offered his thoughts saying, “That organization is going to kick into high gear in Iowa and I’m starting to wonder if he’s starting to become a real contender in Iowa.” For more on Frank Luntz’ polling, visit Wayin.com.
Hannity Holiday Concert
John Ondrasik and Jeff Foxworthy spent some time on Friday talking about Sunday's upcomingholiday concert that Sean is putting on for our troops. “You guys have been a big supporter of thetroops,” praised Hannity, “And these concerts have always inspired me.”Foxworthy added his thoughts, “For people who put their lives on the line sothat knuckleheads like us who do what we do for a living, you can’t say thankyou enough.” Ondrasik, excited for theevent coming up on Sunday, said, “When you meet these kids who lost theirfathers and mothers you realize that our military is the spine of our nationbut the military families are our heart.” “You think you’re doing the charity to help them,” explained Hannity,“But I get a lot more out of it than I’d ever dreamed because it teaches youabout life’s lessons.” To learn moreabout the event this weekend in Atlanta, click here.