Here is video of Kirsten Powers on Fox News Sunday today where she said if President Obama insists on nominating U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State – it will show his “arrogance” and could be “his undoing”:
“I don’t know. I think if he does though it could be, that kind of arrogance, which I think it would be, would be his undoing. Because if she is put under oath and is forced to go through and answer all of these questions about Benghazi, it’s going to put the administration into a really bad position. And I don’t think she was the frontrunner. I don’t understand where this came out of. Everything I had heard was that she was in the running, but it was really leaning more towards John Kerry. And then we had this Press Conference where the President just kind of went off about Susan Rice, and it’s now become almost a sense of pride. . . . His defense of her was fine but then it kind of went into an area that didn’t make sense.”
Here is video of Gallup’s Frank Newport talking to Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” today. Newport discussed their polling that shows Mitt Romney leading Barack Obama by a six-point (7-point lead today). Newport said Romney really moved up over the past week, and they show Romney leading in the Battleground States by 4-points. Newport did not back down an inch in the face of the Obama Campaign’s criticism of their findings.
Here is “Fox News Sunday” host, Chris Wallace, pointing out yesterday that it has now been 1,617 days since Barack Obama agreed to appear on “Fox News Sunday.” This, despite his having pledged to “not be a stranger” to the show when he appeared on it in April 2008. Wallace said Obama has been invited every week for years to appear for an interview, but has been unwilling to do so.
Obama knows he would get tough, substantive questions from Chris Wallace, something other than, “What’s your favorite color?”
Here is complete video of an extensive interview with Gov. Mitt Romney and wife, Ann, on Fox News Sunday.
Here is video of Mitt Romney adviser Ed Gillespie on “Fox News Sunday” today where he talked with host Chris Wallace about the latest devastating jobs report that came out on Friday showing the Unemployment Rate increased to 8.2%. When asked his reaction, Gillespie said it shows Barack Obama’s “policies are hostile to job creators.
Here is video of Fox News’ Brit Hume today saying he believes it would be “embarrassing” for President Obama to lose in the Supreme Court on “ObamaCare” and on the Arizona Immigration Law. Both rulings are likely to come in June, and many believe the High Court did not receive well the Obama’s Administration’s arguments in the cases this month. Hume disagrees with some who contend losses on one or both of the rulings would give Obama second life, allowing him to run against the Supreme Court for the Fall Campaign.
Who will be Mitt Romney’s Vice-Presidential running mate? The Fox News Sunday Panel bats it around.
Karl Rove seems to favor Sen. Rob Portman, Sen. Marco Rubio or Rep. Paul Ryan. Bill Kristol tends to think Rubio or Ryan would make the most sense. Other names mentioned by the group were Gov. Jeb Bush, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, Gov. Bob McDonnell, Gov. Chris Christie, and Gov. Mitch Daniels.
Here is video of the “Fox News Sunday” Panel Plus discussing the upcoming 2012 General Election battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The panel pretty boiled the strategy down to which campaign can succeed in making the election about the other guy. Romney has to make the election about Obama – his record of failure. Brit Hume said the Obama re-election hopes rest on their ability to make Americans believe Mitt Romney is “scary.” He doubts they will succeed.
Here is video of Rick Santorum on “Fox News Sunday” yesterday, where he said of the GOP Nomination battle – “This race is a long, long way from being over.”
Santorum is looking to tomorrow’s caucuses in Colorado and Minnesota, and the Missouri Primary as the opportunity to “show improvement.” He mentioned that Missouri is a chance to show what he can do head-to-head with Mitt Romney, since Newt Gingrich did not get on the ballot there.
Santorum said he is the candidate who can defeat Barack Obama. He characterized Romney and Gingrich as candidates who are “not up to the task” of defeating Obama.
I think Rick Santorum is going to do very well on Tuesday – particularly in Missouri. He’s going to surprise some people, and if he does, he still has a real shot at winning the GOP Presidential Nomination. He expresses himself so well, and would be a very compelling candidate to take on Barack Obama.
Here is video of Sen. Rick Santorum on Fox News Sunday today where he declared himself to be “the consistent conservative” in the GOP Presidential race. Santorum made the statement in relation to his being endorsed by a group of Conservative Christian leaders who gathered in Texas this weekend. Santorum was reportedly chosen on the third round of balloting in the group to be the candidate they urge conservative Christians to rally around for the GOP Presidential Nomination.
Here is video of Gov. Mitt Romney appearing of Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace for an extensive interview. This was his first “Sunday Show” interview in almost 2 years.
Romney said Obama’s policies have only made the U.S. Economy worse. He bashed Obama for failing to lead, saying he has instead chosen to campaign for re-election and attack Republicans.
Romney stood by his characterization of Newt Gingrich as “zany” and “unreliable.”
On Iraq, Romney refused to second-guess our involvement in Iraq, saying there was no way we could know in 2003 what we know now, but he did say there are lessons to be learned. Romney said the action to invade Iraq to take out Saddam Hussein was “appropriate at the time” because of the intelligence around the world that said he had Weapons of Mass Destruction. He did say he believes it is a mistake to take all our troops out of Iraq now, and that he would have worked out a status of forces agreement with the Iraqis and left enough troops in place to keep the Iranians from taking control of the country.
In the last few minutes of the interview, Wallace asks Romney about his Dad, George Romney, who also tried to run for President, only to see his campaign fall apart after he made the remark he had been “brainwashed” about Vietnam. Romney also spoke very movingly about his wife Ann, and what it was like to go through her being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. This was the best interview I’ve ever seen Romney give.
Here is video from Fox News Sunday today where Liz Cheney said it is becoming clear that the GOP Presidential Race is coming down to a choice between “Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.” Cheney said she is “very proud of that,” because of the experience both men bring to the race.
I think it may be premature to say that, but unless someone makes a move soon, that’s where we are headed.
Here is video of the Fox News Sunday Panel today where Juan Williams got really testy with Chris Wallace for suggesting the “Occupy Wall Street” Movement is not a net-plus for Democrats. Williams defended the movement and said it is. When Wallace eventually tried to move on to let other contributors weigh-in, Williams told Wallace he was not “playing fair.” Brit Hume and others then burst into laughter at the back-and-forth exchange.
Here is video of Texas Gov. Rick Perry in an extensive interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday today.
Wallace began by asking Perry about his debate performances. Perry readily admitted he is “not the best debater,” but joked he may turn out to be pretty good by the time he gets through all of them. Perry committed to taking part in the next five scheduled debates, after several days in which his campaign had floated the possibility he might skip upcoming debates. Wallace asked him bluntly if he can stand on the stage with Barack Obama in front of 100 million people and make the case against Obama effectively. Perry said he was not afraid at all to stand on the stage with Obama and draw a very bright line between his record and the failed record of Obama.
Perry also talked about his “Flat Tax” Plan, and a number of other policy issues.