Sean Recaps Last Night's Debate
Sean, suffering from yet another cold, opened up Thursday's show by discussing last night's GOP debate in Arizona. Sean focused on co-front runner Rick Santorum's performance, a performance Sean felt wasn't his best, but certainly wasn't his worst. "This was probably the most important debate in Santorum's career last night," said Sean. "He could have sealed the deal there last night, but I don't know if he did that. I think what happened to him is what happened to Gingrich back in Florida. The bar has been set so high for him now that it's not an easy task of pulling off a stellar debate. I just think it's hard to be the candidate under fire." Sean highlighted some areas in which he felt Santorum stumbled, most notably his reference to his "Title Ten" issue and the fact that he had to admit he had voted for the No Child Left Behind legislation. You can listen to Sean's entire recap of last night's debate by clicking right here.
Dick Morris Weighs In On Arizona Debate
Political commentator Dick Morris joined the program via the NewsMaker Hotline and shared his opinion of last night's debate. "Mitt Romney was presidential. Rick Santorum was congressional. I agreed with Santorum, but I would follow Romney," Morris explained. "I felt Santorum was like a lawyer or congressman arguing a point of view. But I think Romney inspired a confidence and had a charisma and a presidentiality that I think was important." As for predictions in the GOP race, Morris explained he felt Romney had the edge. "I think the balance has tilted to Romney and I would expect him to win Arizona and Michigan. He'll probably be the presumptive favorite to sweep Super Tuesday and get the nomination." For more reaction from Morris on last night's debate, please check out Morris' video blog by clicking here.
Gingrich's Momentum Waning?
Four presidential hopefuls remain in the race for the White House but that all could change in the very near future. In less than one week, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul will compete in two very important primaries, Arizona and Michigan. And a lot of attention is being paid to Michigan because that happens to be Governor Romney's home state. At that moment, polls show him slightly trailing Senator Santorum there. And at least one of his other rivals is suggesting that if Romney can't win in his own backyard, it's time for him to leave the race. Herman Cain, a Newt Gingrich supporter, joined 'Hannity' to discuss the former Speaker of the House's strategy going forward. "Here's what Speaker Gingrich needs to do, number one, be specific on message relative to three issues. How we are going to create jobs? How he's going to create jobs, national security and energy independence," Cain explained. The former presidential candidate offered up some advice for his GOP comrade. "My advice to Speaker Gingrich which I gave to him on Saturday when I was campaigning with him in Georgia, be specific and just focus maybe focus on some of the other international issues but make sure that he's specific on those big issues." You can watch Hermain Cain's interview on 'Hannity' by clicking here.
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 >