Governor Mitt Romney
Sean was joined by former Governor Mitt Romney to talk about the upcoming Florida primary and what it means for the future of his campaign. “Governor Palin said that we’re going to look back at this week in Florida and realize that something has changed,” offered Hannity,” Do you think that we’re going to heal from this?” “Will we come back together,” responded Romney, “Yes, because Republicans care about America and the principles that keep America strong.” While Scott Rasmussen’s polls have Governor Romney with a double-digit lead, the push is still on for the Governor who views Florida as a key state to his overall victory strategy. To read more from the Rasmussen Reports, click here.
Senator Rick Santorum
Rumors have been flying that Senator Rick Santorum is running out of money and will likely have to drop out of this year’s GOP primary if he doesn’t dominate in Florida tomorrow. Senator Santorum told Hannity that these rumors simply aren’t true. “You know, I know where that's coming from. We've actually traced it. It's coming from the White House,” explained Hannity, “They are afraid that we are the one that is going to come out of this race.” All right. Well, now that you traced it all back, I am glad that you were able to shed some light on it, and it's not true,” offered Hannity, “You are not getting out of the race and I have a feeling this is going to go on for a long time.” Though it’s true that tomorrow’s battle in Florida will be a tough one but an upset by Santorum could propel him into the spotlight and ultimately the lead. To watch Sean interview Senator Santorum, click here.
The People’s Money
Scott Rasmussen, founder of Rasmussen Reports and a frequent guest of Sean’s, joined the show to talk about his new book, “The People’s Money,” which explores the polling behind cutting spending and balancing the budget. “I was reading your book,” began Hannity, I like the title because it’s how voters will eliminate the federal debt and that struck me.” “We know throughout American history that voters are typically a few decades ahead of their politicians,” responded Rasmussen, “Voters have been clamoring for something different and have just been ignored by the political leadership.” Rasmussen continued, “I say in this book that America is a government run by and for the people.” “I agree,” retorted Hannity, “But the problem is that there’s 47% of the people who don’t have a stake in the system, they’re not paying income taxes, and they’v e been brought up with the idea that government will pay their way.” “When you look at the data, Americans are willing to make the difficult choices,” offered Rasmussen, “The notion that voters are the problem is simply wrong.” For more on this great new book, “The People’s Money”, click here.
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 >
Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American businessman and former Republican Governor of Massachusetts . Romney was CEO of Bain & Company , a management consulting firm, and co-founder of Bain Capital , a private equity investment firm. Romney successfully organized and steered the 2002 Winter Olympics as President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee.  Romney served one term as Governor from 2003 to 2007,  and was a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2008 United States presidential election . He is widely seen as a frontrunner for the Republican nomination for President in the 2012 Presidential Election .
Richard John "Rick" Santorum (born May 10, 1958) is a former United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Santorum is a member of the Republican Party and was the chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. Santorum is considered both a social and fiscal conservative. He is particularly known for his stances on the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Social Security, intelligent design, homosexuality, and the Terri Schiavo case. In March 2007, Santorum joined the law firm Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC. He was to primarily practice law in the firm’s Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. offices, where he was to provide business and strategic counseling services to the firm's clients. In addition to his work with the firm, Santorum also serves as a Senior Fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and was a contributor to Fox News Channel. Santorum is a prospective presidential candidate in 2012. He formed a presidential... More >
Scott W. Rasmussen (born circa 1955) is an American public opinion pollster. He is the founder and president of Rasmussen Reports. He also co-founded the sports network ESPN, and is currently president of the Methodist Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, where he resides.