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Defending Obama

Rendell: Defending Obama
Former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell to discuss the upcoming November elections. “What do you make of all the disarray in the Obama campaign and the fact that they’ve run so negative,” began Hannity. “This is symptomatic of what’s happened in American politics,” quickly answered Rendell, “If you look at Governor Romney’s trip through the Republican primaries, he just nuked one opponent after another and it’s unfortunate that negative ads work with the American public.” “In an election this long though I think you need to stop the negative ads,” guided Rendell, “At some point you need to start talking about the things you’ve done and the plans you have moving forward.” “Here, the President has said that he would cut the deficit in half by the end of the first term,” offered Hannity, “How can you make the case that we’re better off than we were a few years ago.&r dquo; “The month before President Obama took office we lost 750,000 jobs,” countered Rendell, “The President took action and it seemed to be the right thing.” It’s hard to say that the results we’ve seen the last four years are close to the “right thing” but Governor Rendell remains a good friend of the show. “I feel bad for you,” laughed Hannity as he concluded the interview, “I wouldn’t want to have to defend President Obama either.” With the President’s record, it’s a thankless job.

Williams vs Perino
Sean was joined by Juan Williams and Dana Perino to debate the tensions in the Obama campaign. “It’s a very different environment that this campaign finds itself in,” began Hannity, “The President said that this would be a one-term proposition if he couldn’t fix the economy and now he has to attack his rival and now everytime he does it, it backfires on him.” “This is a good political fight for the presidency of the United States,” offered Williams, “I think that Obama is fighting back.” “The problem is that Americans are paying attention to this campaign,” offered Perino, “Today alone, President Obama was getting a little heat from the White House Press Corps and so the campaign took him out there today and there was no substance.” Perino was referring to the story that ran in the Washington Post which alluded to the fact that President Obama has not spent a lot of time with the national media and today’s appearance was widely considered weak. The one area that President Obama has a great lead over Governor Romney is his relationship with the liberal media. Perhaps, that’s not something he should take for granted.

Jeff Foxworthy
Comedian Jeff Foxworthy came on the show to talk about his new TV project, “The American Bible Challenge.” “You’re taking on something really interesting,” began Sean, “This is a lot like ‘Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader’, as much as I think I know about the Bible, I wouldn’t dare go up against anybody.” “You know, when they told me it was a game show about the Bible I wasn’t really sure how I felt about it,” laughed Foxworthy, “The thing is that nobody is playing for themselves and this has always been my argument, the government was never meant to take care of everybody and if we were loving on our neighbors, you wouldn’t need the government taking care of everybody.” It’s certainly a great lesson to remember and one that, as we look toward November, will ring particularly true. To listen to Sean’s interview with Mr. Foxworthy in its entirety, click here.

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Ed Rendell

Edward Gene "Ed" Rendell (born January 5, 1944) is an American politician and Governor of Pennsylvania . Rendell, a member of the Democratic Party , was elected Governor of Pennsylvania in 2002, and his term of office began January 21, 2003. He is currently a Member of the Democratic Governors Association Executive Committee, and also served as General Chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 2000 presidential election . From 2008 to 2009, Governor Rendell was Chairman of the National Governors Association . He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Team Pennsylvania Foundation [1] and sits on the Board of Trustees of the National Constitution Center [2] in Philadelphia, a museum dedicated to the U.S. Constitution. He is married to Marjorie Rendell , a Federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit .