Huntsman drops out, endorses Mitt Romney
News broke earlier today that presidential candidate Jon Huntsman suspended his campaign and immediately endorsed Mitt Romney. Huntsman ended his campaign calling on the other candidates to end negative campaigning ahead of Saturday's primary. Sean wasn't shocked by the news and felt more candidates would drop out after the primary in South Carolina tomorrow. "Huntsman is just someone I could never figure out," Sean said. "He had a pretty conservative record as governor of Utah. He put forward an economic plan that was pretty interesting to me and got a lot of praise. But he ran as the Republican who couldn't hide his disdain for Republicans and I couldn't figure it out," Sean said puzzled. "[The Huntsman campaign] were putting down the very people that they needed to vote for them. It just didn't make sense to me. And to complicate matters, he was an ambassador to China for Barack Obama. Huntsman actually turned out to be a mediocre candidate. I was surprised because he's a very nice guy when you meet him. It just didn't translate," Sean concluded.
Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America
Sean invited his good friend Mark Levin for the entire second hour of Monday's show to discuss "The Great One's" new book, "Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America." This is a critical time for America Levin explained. In Mark's latest book, he explores the psychology, motivations, and history of the utopian movement, its architects, and its modern day disciples - and how the individual and American society are being devoured by it. Levin's message is clear: The American republic is in great peril. The people must now choose between utopianism or liberty. Mark Levin is currently only scheduled to do two book signings for his latest book. You can check out his signing schedule and also pick up a copy of "Ameritopia" by clicking right here.
GOP Debate Preview
Tonight's Republican primary debate in Myrtle Beach will likely be the final proving ground for some presidential candidates who are looking to put an end to Mitt Romney's impressive win streak. According to a new survey released by Rasmussen reports, the GOP field has some work to do in the Palmetto State because Governor Romney continues to lead. He's got 28 percent of the vote. Speaker Newt Gingrich placed a second with 21 percent followed by Senator Rick Santorum and Congressman Ron Paul. Sean was joined by Fox News contributor Dr. Charles Krauthammer from Washington with a preview of tonight's big debate. "Romney's lead has shrunk," Krauthammer said commenting on the Rasmussen survey. "It was much higher than he was in the thirties about a week ago. It tells you that negative advertising works and he tells you as you said in the preview, is that he's getting it from all sides. The real question for me is this. Does [Romney] have a good answer for the Bain question? It is obvious that it was going to come from Obama. They are going to use tens of millions of dollars in ads to hit him on that. I must say, I'm surprised by how unprepared he has been. He's given a general answer, a kind of abstract answer. He simply has to come up with an answer particularly in the debate tonight where he is going to have a little time to explain himself." You can watch Sean's two part discussion with Krauthammer by clicking PART ONE | PART TWO.
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 >
Mark Reed Levin (born September 21, 1957) is an American radio host , lawyer , author , and political commentator who served in the Reagan administration . He is the host of The Mark Levin Show , a nationally-syndicated talk show that airs throughout the United States, and the President of Landmark Legal Foundation . Levin earned his B.A. magna cum laude and J.D. at Temple University .   He is the author of multiple bestselling books and a contributor to various other media outlets.
Herman Cain (born December 13, 1945) is a newspaper columnist, businessman, political activist, and radio talk-show host from Georgia. He is best known as the former chairman and CEO of Godfather's Pizza. He is a former deputy chairman (1992–94) and chairman (1995–96) of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Cain's newspaper column is distributed by North Star Writers Group. He currently lives in the Atlanta suburbs. In January 2011, Cain announced he had formed an exploratory committee for a potential candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.