On the eve of Super Tuesday, Sean began this week with the full slate of GOP presidential candidates starting with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. “You seem to have a certain peace about you,” began Hannity, “You seem to be distancing yourself and focusing on the issues.” “It’s funny you say that, somebody has put out on YouTube where they have Obama in the ’08 debates against Hillary and me in the debates this year and they cleverly edited it so that it looks like we’re actually debating, it’s very cool.” To see this video, click here. Hannity continued, “Is it concerning to you that there are no more debates scheduled?” “Absolutely,” agreed Gingrich ,”Tomorrow night I’m going to challenge the candidates to join me in Mississippi or Alabama next week, we owe the people a chance to see us.” While it’s clear that Speaker Gingrich’s greatest campaign asset is his debate tactic, he needs to show a strong presence in tomorrow’s Super Tuesday battle. Click here to listen to this entire interview.
Senator Rick Santorum
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum joined Sean for his turn on the “Best Election Coverage of 2012” to give an update on his campaign. “Ohio is obviously one of the big states and I see two or three polls where you and Governor Romney are in a dead heat,” began Hannity. “We’re being outspent by twelve million dollars,” offered Santorum, “It’s remarkable and I can’t tell you how excited I am.” USA Today has both Governor Romney and Senator Santorum at 32% and Speaker Gingrich trailing behind at 14%. There’s little doubt that Governor Romney has the resources needed to wage an effective campaign which makes this story all that more interesting. How is it that Senator Santorum has been able to wage such a successful campaign with more limited resources? “We’re running basically positive ads,” answered Santorum, “If you’ve seen Governor Romney’s Op-Ed where he advocated for a government mandate on the federal level, it’s one thing to advocate for it and it’s another thing to go out and tell everybody he didn’t when he did.” Senator Santorum was referring to the recent controversy where Governor Romney’s 2009 USA Today Op-Ed piece came out where he appeared to be supporting government mandates. You can decide yourself by reading some of the coverage here. Click here to listen to this entire interview.
Governor Mitt Romney
“We had on, earlier in the program, Senator Santorum, who said that a July 2009 Op-Ed piece is proof positive that you have urged Barack Obama to use the individual mandate on the national level,” pressed Hannity, “Is that what you’re arguing?” “Absolutely not,” quickly answered Romney, “I’ve said this a thousand times, I will repeal Obama Care.” “You have answered that question a hundred times,” offered Hannity, “How come President Obama has only been asked about his relationship with Bill Ayers once.” “Main stream media wants President Obama to be re-elected,” offered Romney, “What we have on our side is new media and talk radio.” Governor Romney is holding strong as the clear front-runner but major victories tomorrow could give him the boost he needs to call this battle his. Click here to listen to this entire interview.
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 >