Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled
Sean kicked off Monday's show by allaying the fears of many of the Hannity faithful after several vicious attacks by the Obama campaign on Mitt Romney. "Everybody just relax," Sean said. "Just hang in there, there is too much panic setting in. It's as if people are surprised that all of a sudden the Obama campaign is on the attack. Romney stepped up on Friday and called the president a liar and debunked the myths the Obama camp has been circulating about his time at Bain Capital. Of course this is what Obama is going to do because he can not run on the issues!" Sean exclaimed. "This is all Obama has left. This is going to be an emotional roller-coaster and you need to be prepared for the next 113 days. We are at the very tippy-top of this roller-coaster and we're about to go down and it's not going to stop until November 6th - Election Day. We all need to toughen up here a little bit. This is all expected and it's going to happen and there is going to be a lot of back and forth."
How Important Is Romney's VP Choice?
Sean assembled a "Great American Panel" to get opinions on how big a role Gov. Mitt Romney's choice for vice president would be in the November election. TV and radio host Bill Cunningham felt Marco Rubio would be the best selection. "I hope in a sense it's Marco Rubio because he brings Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and lots of help with Colorado," he added. Evan Bayh, former Senator from Indiana, disagreed. "If the Romney campaign feels fairly confident that things are going well they'll play it safe and they'll choose a Rob Portman or Tim Pawlenty. If they're a little worried about how things are going, I think they'll throw the long ball and go with Condee Rice. In fact, I think that would probably be a compelling choice," said Bayh. Lori Rothman of the Fox Business Network agreed. "Condee Rice I think would be a compelling choice. I do think that Rubio might be too young and his aspirations may be a little further out at this point." To get the opinions of what other members of Sean's Great American Panel think of a possible Romney VP selection, click here to watch.
Obama: "If You've Got A Business - You Didn't Build That"
President Barack Obama said in a speech over the weekend that governments, not individuals, create jobs, telling entrepreneurs, "If you've got a business - you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." He added, "You didn't get there on your own. I'm always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart." Sean invited Democratic strategist Rick Ungar and Fox Business host Stuart Varney to the program to debate Obama's controversial statement. Ungar, a small business owner himself, felt that Obama is completely within his right to say that no business has succeeded on their own. He believes that the President made a valid point and that small businesses who use government entities, like police, firemen, teachers - do prosper more. Varney vehemently disagreed. He added that when a government raises taxes on people, particularly the middle class, it means we can not ask our businesses to keep growing because they are too busy paying more taxes. To listen to this compelling debate in its entirety, please click here. For more on Obama's comments about small businesses, please click 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 >
Stuart Varney is a conservative British-American economic journalist, currently working for the Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network in the United States. Varney joined Fox News in January 2004 as a business contributor on many shows, such as Your World with Neil Cavuto. Varney will also occasionally serve as guest host for Your World and the shows on the Cost of Freedom business block.