Obama/Romney Share Laughs Before Last Debate Battle
Obama and Romney squeezed a comedy break in before Monday night's final debate in Florida, drawing laughs at the Alfred Smith charity diner in New York City. The two traded jabs about the deficit, alleged bias in the press, Romney's wealth and Big Bird at the diner organized by the Catholic Archdiocese of New York to benefit needy children. Romney took a swipe at Obama's overseeing of the swelling national deficit, saying, "The president's remarks are brought to you by the letter O and the number 16 trillion." Obama even referred to his first, lackluster debate performance, joking, "I particularly want to apologize to Chris Matthews," Obama said. "Four years ago gave him a thrill up his leg, this time I gave him a stroke." Sean felt the charity event highlighted several qualities about Romney that are frequently ignored by the left wing mainstream media. "Not only did people see he was serious, smart, had good ideas, not this guy that they had pa inted him into a corner to be, but also self deprecating, funny, somebody that was probably pretty relatable." To watch some highlights from the charity dinner and Sean's reaction, please click here.
Juan Williams and Patrick Buchanan
Sean was joined by Juan Williams and Pat Buchanan to break down the bad results from this past election. “You’re handling this a lot better than I thought you would,” laughed Williams. “I think the Republican Party has a deep and endemic problem,” a solemn Buchanan argued, “I think they have a demographic change.” “For the Republican Party, they need to realize there is a shift going on,” agreed Williams, “But there are lots of black folks and Hispanic folks who want to identify with Conservative ideas but it’s incumbent on the Republican party to do aggressive outreach.” “What’s frustrating about this is that nobody is excluded to the Conservative movement,” argued Hannity. “Do you think that, with 17 million more people on food stamps, are we better off with the political system of redistribution,” asked Hannity, “I’m saying these policies aren’t wo rking.” “Republicans aren’t going to end many of these programs,” argued Buchanan, “More and more Americans are heavily dependent for everything and the fact that they are and the Republicans are for small government.” Williams wrote a great article in the Wall Street Journal which highlights these issues.
Holder vs Obenshain
Tamara Holder and Kate Obenshain came on the show to debate the gender gap in the election. “Early numbers show a majority of women voted for President Obama,” began Hannity, “There are more women in the electorate than men.” “When the economy is poor and women were unemployed they should care about this,” offered Obenshain, “And yet Obama distracted women with shallow attacks like the ‘binder full of women’ comment.” “The number one issue among women was the economy,” countered Holder. “You can’t deny that the Obama campaign used the dirtiest tactics, full of lies,” countered Hannity, “Scaring women and old people and scaring the American people is what got him over the top.” The question for you now, after all is said and done, are you optimistic about Obama’s 2nd term?
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 .
Williams regularly appears on major radio and television programs, notably National Public Radio and the Fox News Channel. He also writes for leading newspapers including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, and has been published in magazines including The Atlantic Monthly and Time.
Patrick Joseph "Pat" Buchanan (born November 2, 1938) is an American conservative political commentator, author, syndicated columnist, politician and broadcaster. Buchanan was a senior advisor to American presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan, and was an original host on CNN's Crossfire. He sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1992 and 1996. He ran on the Reform Party ticket in the 2000 presidential election.