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President Hannity? Talker drops hint
World Net Daily ^ | 08/22/2009 | World Net Daily

Posted on 08/22/2009 4:42:35 PM PDT by fiscon1

Talk-show host Sean Hannity, a vocal opponent of Barack Obama's policies, said today he would not rule out a bid for the presidency in 2012.

Egged on by radio colleague Bill Cunningham, Hannity said he would consider entering the front lines of the political fray if God directs him.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: billcunningham; conservatives; elections; hannity; hannity2012; obama; talkradio
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1 posted on 08/22/2009 4:42:36 PM PDT by fiscon1
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To: fiscon1

IMHO, Sean should get behind someone like this man first:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rRE5UK6NQU


2 posted on 08/22/2009 4:43:51 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Amen!


3 posted on 08/22/2009 4:45:42 PM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: fiscon1

Sean wouldn’t take the pay cut.


4 posted on 08/22/2009 4:45:43 PM PDT by festusbanjo (A proud member of the angry mob.)
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To: fiscon1
Yeah, a radio talker as a leader.

Brilliant.

5 posted on 08/22/2009 4:46:12 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: fiscon1

At the Cincinnati Freedom Concert yesterday people were chanting Palin/Hannity 2012 so I guess anything is possible. But Sean was just kidding, he has no plans in running for President, even though I would vote for him


6 posted on 08/22/2009 4:47:08 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: fiscon1

I would vote for him.


7 posted on 08/22/2009 4:47:38 PM PDT by FutureRocketMan
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To: fiscon1

We can’t be this desperate. Please, somebody tell me we’re not this desperate?


8 posted on 08/22/2009 4:47:52 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: humblegunner

>>>Yeah, a radio talker as a leader.

I doubt a talker would be any worse than the community organizer we got now...

But, to answer the question in the post headline: HELL NO!


9 posted on 08/22/2009 4:47:54 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Obama-care won't pull Grandma's plug - because Grandma won't be plugged in under Obama-care.)
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To: fiscon1

Hannity, while being a seeming nice guy, is more the Conservative Cheerleader than Conservative Thinker. He’s great at reading and reciting the Conservative Principles when laid down by others who’ve come up with original insights, like Levin, Limbuagh, even Ann Coulter. But I have yet to hear an original thought come out of his mouth. Hannity has no more business being president than any hotel doorman.


10 posted on 08/22/2009 4:48:23 PM PDT by antonico
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To: fiscon1

Unqualified, self-important, publicity seeker....sound familiar?


11 posted on 08/22/2009 4:48:49 PM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: Jeff Head

When the shooting starts ... I hope david is on OUR SIDE~~!!!


12 posted on 08/22/2009 4:48:54 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Orwell's 1984 - To Conservatives, a WARNING - to Liberals, a TEXTBOOK!)
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To: gwilhelm56

I can speak emphatically that Davis is on the same side I am, and I expect that you are too. His words rang with truth and cut through all the liberal dogma.


13 posted on 08/22/2009 4:49:42 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: fiscon1

Good grief. He would not have a chance in hell but he could bring many issue up front.


14 posted on 08/22/2009 4:50:38 PM PDT by svcw (Legalism reinforces self-righteousness - it communicates to you the good news of your own goodness)
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To: fiscon1
Dumb idea.
Waste of time and energy.

Why must we constantly push EVERYONE on our side towards POTUS?

There are THOUSANDS of jobs for conservatives, THOUSANDS Of places where we need to lead.

Cunningham was wrong to spring this on Hannity.

Hannity would be foolish to consider it.

15 posted on 08/22/2009 4:51:35 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

Dumb idea.....I agree.


16 posted on 08/22/2009 4:53:05 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: Sarah Barracuda

**But Sean was just kidding, he has no plans in running for President, even though I would vote for him**

Being put in the same position by another talk show host.. I would have said exactly the same thing just to SHUT CUNNINGHAM UP!!

If you’ve listened to Hannity more than a FEW TIMES you’d know there’s NO WAY ... just like RUSH.. to PRIVATE and WON”T take the PAY CUT.

Now.. if you want to keep it going just to drive the LIBERALS ABSOLUTELY CRAZY.. go for it!!


17 posted on 08/22/2009 4:53:21 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Orwell's 1984 - To Conservatives, a WARNING - to Liberals, a TEXTBOOK!)
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To: humblegunner

You think a community organizer or a lawyer are better?


18 posted on 08/22/2009 4:53:35 PM PDT by Barney59 ("Amen")
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To: fiscon1

Oh NO! Hannity must be snorting Angel Dust! This is Too Much! I’d Love to see Rush run for VP with Dick Cheney heading the Ticket! I want Ann Coulter for Attorney General and Hannity for Treasury with Michelle Malkin for Secretary of Defense!


19 posted on 08/22/2009 4:54:17 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: LearsFool
We can’t be this desperate. Please, somebody tell me we’re not this desperate?

LOL. Nope, we're desperate. I keep scanning the horizon for another Ronald Maximus who can bring us together. Ain't nobody there.

20 posted on 08/22/2009 4:54:20 PM PDT by Swing_Thought (The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
You would vote for Hannity for POTUS ?

Sean is a great American, but he’s not the brightest crayon in the box.

I can think of several conservatives who are heads and shoulders above him in mental acuity

21 posted on 08/22/2009 4:54:32 PM PDT by Popman
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To: LearsFool

We’re not this desperate. There are some good people lining up for 2012.

Just what we need, a TALK RADIO host for president. I can imagine the ads now.


22 posted on 08/22/2009 4:56:30 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Popman

**Hannity for POTUS ?**

NOT my first choice... but he’s a damn site BETTER than what we have NOW (but then so would a trained chimpanzee)


23 posted on 08/22/2009 4:56:31 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Orwell's 1984 - To Conservatives, a WARNING - to Liberals, a TEXTBOOK!)
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To: Barney59
You think a community organizer or a lawyer are better?

Did I say that? No.

I think a guy who makes money saying what his target audience wants to hear is a bad choice for any job.

24 posted on 08/22/2009 4:56:55 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Sarah Barracuda
I do like Hannity, but, again, we need to stop trying to push people into roles for which they are not suited.

I just don't see Hannity being a very successful politician.

I would also like to see Hannity SHUT UP about “Learjet Liberals” -—

I am in Wichita, and we are about to see another round of Lear Jet LAYOFFS!

The anti-aviation tone of the country is putting hundreds of thousands of good people out of work, folks!

25 posted on 08/22/2009 4:57:27 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: LuvFreeRepublic
>Dumb idea

Unless... you do realize that the libs would take this seriously, and would start sh*tting all over Hannity -- the way they have been doing it to Sarah Palin?

This could be a great diversionary opportunity -- get the libs to waste their time and their money on someone who's not even a candidate.

26 posted on 08/22/2009 4:57:27 PM PDT by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: fiscon1

LOL!!! Hannity/Palin 2012!


27 posted on 08/22/2009 4:57:38 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: svcw
Good grief. He would not have a chance in hell but he could bring many issue up front.

Hmmm... Sounds exactly like somebody else we've been hearing about....

28 posted on 08/22/2009 4:58:47 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: fiscon1

This is joke, right?


29 posted on 08/22/2009 4:58:48 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: antonico

...no more business being president than any hotel doorman.

I guess a community organizer does or the one that we have that is more qualified to be a hotel doorman than he does being president.

Just wondering......


30 posted on 08/22/2009 4:59:27 PM PDT by tall_tex
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To: LearsFool

Frankly, him running is not a sign of our desperation. He can run but there’s no way he’d ever be taken seriously as a candidate. I hope he isn’t at least.


31 posted on 08/22/2009 5:00:56 PM PDT by fiscon1
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To: Swing_Thought
I keep scanning the horizon for another Ronald Maximus who can bring us together. Ain't nobody there.

Is it because the short list of nominees is being dictated to us by the Fox News crawl?

I have nothing against Fox per se, and they've done America good service overall. But they seem to want to be the GOP propaganda arm lately (i.e. The Huckabee Show??!), driving things instead of merely reporting on them.
32 posted on 08/22/2009 5:03:38 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: fiscon1

I think Sean was just ‘accommodating’ his guest Cunningham who I like but who sounded like a drunken sailor during that show.


33 posted on 08/22/2009 5:05:44 PM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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To: gwilhelm56
NOT my first choice... but he’s a damn site BETTER than what we have NOW (but then so would a trained chimpanzee)

NOT my first choice... but he’s a damn site BETTER than what we have NOW (but then so would a UNtrained chimpanzee)

34 posted on 08/22/2009 5:09:47 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: fiscon1
We need someone who emphasizes personal freedom and individual Liberty and is not as much of a Bible thumper.
35 posted on 08/22/2009 5:10:17 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: humblegunner

Could it be worse than the commie Kenyan?


36 posted on 08/22/2009 5:10:52 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: fiscon1

The girl he sends down to interview dumb liberals sounds hot.


37 posted on 08/22/2009 5:12:21 PM PDT by exist
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To: BunnySlippers
Just what we need, a TALK RADIO host for president.

I lost interest in Hannity when his radio show became little more than a rehash of Rush plus endless ads for this show on Fox. I hear he does some good, and that's great. But three hours a day of that was too much to ask.
38 posted on 08/22/2009 5:12:47 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: antonico
Hannity, while being a seeming nice guy, is more the Conservative Cheerleader than Conservative Thinker
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

BINGO!

Also....He has had little or no executive or political experience.

39 posted on 08/22/2009 5:13:23 PM PDT by wintertime (People are not stupid! Good ideas win!)
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To: r9etb
But at least he is a conservative.
40 posted on 08/22/2009 5:13:36 PM PDT by svcw (Legalism reinforces self-righteousness - it communicates to you the good news of your own goodness)
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To: fiscon1

He might try getting elected dog catcher in his home district first. That would give him a clue as to his electibility.

IIRC, Hannity dropped his ‘republican’ membership. So, what party is he going to be with?


41 posted on 08/22/2009 5:14:28 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: NewJerseyJoe
Yes we can get the libs to waste their time and money on someone who is not even a candidate, and at the same time the conservatives can waste their time and money. I prefer to spend my money and energy taking back our country. This would entail, getting serious in my opinion.

Palin is a serous spokesperson in the political arena. Time will tell if she is a viable candidate. Hannity is a serous spokesperson in the entertainment arena.

42 posted on 08/22/2009 5:14:38 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: Husker24

Just as a curiosity, what is a a Bible thumper?


43 posted on 08/22/2009 5:14:44 PM PDT by svcw (Legalism reinforces self-righteousness - it communicates to you the good news of your own goodness)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

Sorry for typos.


44 posted on 08/22/2009 5:15:32 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: LearsFool

You may not believe this but I have never heard Rush’s show. It’s on during the day when I am at work. AM radios don’t work in high rise office buildings and I can’t listen online at work.

Hannity is on when I drive home from work. So it’s merely convenience. I probably would not listen otherwise.

I really miss Larry Elder.


45 posted on 08/22/2009 5:16:44 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Kansas58
There are THOUSANDS of jobs for conservatives.....

I'd like to know where, considering I've been out of work a year and my husband is closing in on 2 years without a "real" job. Day labor work is starting to get real old for both of us.

46 posted on 08/22/2009 5:17:37 PM PDT by Gabz
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To: fiscon1
Will NOT happen.

He'd have to give up too much. And there aint a frickin' chance of him getting anywhere.

47 posted on 08/22/2009 5:18:32 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: BunnySlippers

I use to live in Southern CA and I loved Larry Elder. I always listened to him on my drive home from work.


48 posted on 08/22/2009 5:19:35 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: Swing_Thought
we're desperate. I keep scanning the horizon for another Ronald Maximus who can bring us together. Ain't nobody there.

The 'republican brand' has been going down hill since GHWB occupied the Oval Office. That is a 20-year slide.

You are right -- there ain't nobody on the horizon to rally behind. Many tried to push Thompson (McCain-lite) in 08, but the most he got was 1 (IIRC) delegate vote before dropping out.

Most of the names being tossed against the wall just don't have the 'umph' to go up against Obama, especially if Obama sees some moderate success prior to the '12 election. Like Clinton, it will take more the average GOP nominee to defeat Obama. Another Dole or McCain or Gingrich or Huckabee or Romney, etc., just doesn't have that 'umph' that will be needed.

Reality bites.
49 posted on 08/22/2009 5:23:17 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: BunnySlippers
You may not believe this but I have never heard Rush’s show.

Rush is, well, "an experience". :-)

In what he does, he's in a league all his own, IMO. I learned a great deal from him in my younger days (particularly from his books, so clear and simple), and no doubt many are learning from him still - and from Hannity, Levin, Ingraham and others. They all seem to do a lot of good.

But the "Peter Principle" looms threateningly always.
50 posted on 08/22/2009 5:26:03 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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