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  • Hugh Hewitt said that the presidential race was over last Monday, today he's saying the opposite

    10/25/2016 8:26:44 AM PDT · by RooRoobird20 · 43 replies
    Me | 10/25/2016 | Me
    Interesting: --Hugh Hewitt, said last week on his radio show that the presidential election "is over", in fact he said "it's over" at least half a dozen times. He said to move on and focus on the congressional races. --This morning Hewitt said that the presidential race is NOT over, that the most reliable polls show the race to be a dead heat --Head of the GOP in Ohio is now supporting Trump (boo hoo for crybaby Kasich) --Mark Levin (anti-Trump for a long, long time) has finally grudgingly endorsed Trump, spends a lot of time with a NeverHillary discussions...
  • The 5 Stooges Who Ruined Their “Conservative” Careers By Joining “NeverTrump”

    08/07/2016 9:17:26 AM PDT · by AuntB · 248 replies
    Truthfeed ^ | May, 2016 | Truthfeed
    There was a time when people like Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, and Erick Erickson were powerful voices within the Conservative movement. That was BT or “Before Trump,” when most American Conservatives were asleep at the wheel and operating on status quo neo-conservative autopilot, completely unaware that the maverick radio voices we hailed as rebels, were actually globalist shills-for-hire. The silent majority was silent because we were napping, however, Trump has awakened the slumbering giant and we’re hip to the globalist trick played upon us by so-called radio conservatives, politicians, media, and pundits, who subtly pepper falsehoods like, amnesty is good,...
  • Globalists, Corporatists, and Cultural Marxists Like Hugh Hewitt Hold Financial Motivations

    06/08/2016 8:30:45 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 8, 2016 | Sundance
    Dear Friends, it doesn’t matter whether the Anti-Trumpist of the day emanates from Washington DC (congress), from media (punditry), or from the special interest groups doing the bidding of Wall Street (US CoC), the ultimate thread which connects them all is money. Lots, and lots, of money. These are financial interests. Not meaning to be so simplistic, but it’s always about the money. Behind every globalist word, behind every globalist ideology, behind the convenient use of pop culture – you find the motives of power interests all circle around money.
  • Radio Host Hugh Hewitt Calls On GOP To Take Drastic Action Against Trump

    06/08/2016 5:48:02 PM PDT · by Innovative · 83 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | June 8, 2016 | Randy DeSoto
    Conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt believes Republican delegates should change the convention rules and nominate someone other than Donald Trump for president. On his Wednesday morning show, Hewitt likened sticking with the presumptive GOP nominee to “ignoring Stage 4 cancer. You can’t do it, you gotta go attack it.” “And right now the Republican Party is facing — the plane is headed towards the mountain after the last 72 hours,” he said.
  • The Paid DC Shills Continue – Erick Erickson Now Attacks Paul Ryan Primary Opponent…

    04/08/2016 3:37:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies ^ | 4/7/16 | Sundance
    It’s predictable; it’s transparent (if you dig into it); and yet it remains as one of the most undiscussed aspects to the current political climate: Multi-media political pundits, including big name National Radio Talk Show Hosts, being paid by DC operatives, Super-PACs, and Campaigns to protect the establishment figures. (see here) They hide, at least they try to, behind layers of constructed LLC’s intended to protect them from sunlight. They also rely upon delays in legally required reporting timeframes to carry out their goals and avoid discovery until after they have been successful in their efforts.
  • Hugh Hewitt: We're Going To an Open Convention

    03/17/2016 2:24:31 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 59 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 15 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Early on in the 2016 presidential election when more than a dozen GOP candidates were in the race for the White House, nationally syndicated Salem radio host Hugh Hewitt predicted a nominee wouldn't be crowned during the primary process, but instead at an open convention.
  • Salem Radio Line-up Shifts Hugh Hewitt to Morning Drive

    02/10/2016 12:12:45 PM PST · by Cecily · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 8, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Salem Radio Network, whose parent Salem Media Group also owns Hot Air, has had perhaps the most stable national network line-up in the business — but big changes are now afoot. My friend and mentor Hugh Hewitt, who has had his national profile skyrocket during the 2016 Republican presidential primary cycle, will move from his long-ensconced position on afternoon/evening drive to mornings, giving Hugh a head start on the news cycle. Bill Bennett, who had served in two Cabinet-level positions in the Ronald Reagan administration, will move into a “host emeritus” position focusing on special interviews and in-depth analysis.
  • Senator Ted Cruz ... (interview with Hugh Hewitt today)

    11/30/2015 5:38:14 PM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    The Hugh Hewitt Show ^ | November 30, 2015 | Hugh Hewitt and Ted Cruz
    Senator Ted Cruz On The Planned Parenthood Attacks, The Freedom Act, 2016, Illegal Immigration And More Senator Ted Cruz, surging in Iowa, joined me on today's show: ...
  • Donald Trump On Today’s Benghazi Hearing and State of the 2016 Race (interviewed by Hugh Hewitt)

    10/22/2015 6:41:02 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies ^ | October 22, 2015 | Hugh Hewitt and Donald Trump
    Donald Trump joined me today top discuss the Benghazi hearing with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the state of the 2016 GOP race for the nomination to face her in the general election: ... Transcript: HH: On a day of huge headlines from Capitol Hill and from polling around the country, Donald Trump has surged to a commanding lead in the Washington Post/ABC poll. He’s ahead in the Bowling Green University poll in Ohio, and in fact, he leads every poll I’ve seen except one with Iowa. We’ll talk about that, but Donald Trump, welcome back to the...
  • Hewitt slams House Freedom Caucus

    10/12/2015 12:53:30 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/15 | Kevin Cirilli
    Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Sunday slammed Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) and the House Freedom Caucus for "holding the House hostage" and blocking Republicans from electing a successor to outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who wants to resign at the end of the month. Hewitt said on NBC's "Meet The Press" that he hopes Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) — who has said he doesn't want to be Speaker — will change his mind. Hewitt then criticized Brat, who was on the roundtable, and the conservative House Freedom Caucus for giving Ryan a tepid response. "There's like 15 of you...
  • Hugh Hewitt interviewed Donald Trump today - replay tonight

    09/21/2015 3:40:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    See body of thread | September 21, 2015
    Hugh Hewitt interviewed Donald Trump today. The interview took place during the first two segments (about 22 minutes including commercials) of Hugh's show. It was friendly and covered several subjects. You can listen to the replay here tonight. Click "LISTEN LIVE". 6 Pacific / 7 Mountain / 8 Central / 9 Eastern
  • Hugh Hewitt: 'There Are No Gotcha Questions'

    09/07/2015 2:30:12 PM PDT · by GilGil · 90 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9/7/2015 | Joe Schaeffer
    Talk radio host Hugh Hewitt has said in the wake of last week's controversial foreign policy interview with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump that "I deplore 'gotcha questions,'" yet he's repeatedly defended asking them in the past and even says on his website that there's no such thing as a "gotcha question."
  • Palin Defends Trump: We Need a ‘Tough’ POTUS, Not a Master of Trivial Pursuit

    09/06/2015 11:46:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 67 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 09/06/2015 | Josh Feldman
    Sarah Palin appeared on CNN this morning and defended Donald Trump after his less-than-stellar interview with Hugh Hewitt.Trump’s foreign policy-focused interview was pretty widely panned for The Donald’s loose grasp on the issues. On State of the Union this morning, Tapper asked Palin if she thought Trump got “gotcha” questions.Palin said, “I’d rather have a president who is tough and puts America first than can win a game of Trivial Pursuit.”She added that the public doesn’t “give a flying flip” which specific leaders are overseeing specific regions anyway. Palin suggested a good metric to judge candidates by might be...
  • Trump Publicly Bashed Hugh Hewitt After Praising Him In Private (Trump First Praised Hugh Hewitt?

    09/05/2015 11:46:07 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 49 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 9/5/2015 | Allegra Kirkland
    Donald Trump trashed conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Twitter early Saturday morning, a day after Hewitt denied asking Trump "gotcha questions" during an appearance on his show. ... "Why would a very low ratings radio talk show host like Hugh Hewitt be doing the next debate on @CNN. He is just a third-rate "gotcha guy! A producer for Hewitt's radio show responded by posting a handwritten note Trump left for the host telling him it was a "great honor" to appear on his show. ...
  • Predictable Political Maneuverings: Two Weeks Ago We Dispatched A Warning About Hugh Hewitt

    09/04/2015 12:53:55 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 134 replies
    The Last Refuge - Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 3, 2015 | Sundance
    ...Thus two weeks ago we dispatched a warning about Hugh Hewitt specifically:Politics as an industry – Salem Communications [radio talk show (Hewitt), Red State (Erickson), now also Twitchy (Malkin), Hot Air (McCain), NRO, Townhall, Human Events, Bearing Arms etc.] has the same general ideological world view as Jeb Bush, George Will, Rupert Murdoch, Wall Street Journal, etc. UPDATE: As if on cue – Salem Communications, Via Hot Air, publishes a “compare and contrast” article pushing the GOPe Carly Fiorina – as savior angle. LINK HERE Salem Communications owns both Hot Air and Hugh Hewitt. See how they roll? Shorter: “the...
  • Hugh Hewitt: Donald Trump's Criticism Won't Change My Questions For CNN Debate

    09/04/2015 12:16:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 4, 2015 | Michael Calderone
    Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt said Friday that Donald Trump’s dismissal of him as a “third-rate radio announcer” won’t affect his plans for the Sept. 16 Republican debate on CNN. “His critique won't change my debate questions or prep,” Hewitt told The Huffington Post. The Trump-Hewitt spat offers another subplot for the much-anticipated debate and comes on the heels of the real estate developer’s quarrel with the previous debate’s co-moderator, Fox News host Megyn Kelly.
  • Trump Slams Radio Host After Stumbling in Interview

    09/04/2015 8:34:25 AM PDT · by don-o · 81 replies
    NBC ^ | September 4, 2015 | Carrie Dann
    Donald Trump slammed conservative broadcaster Hugh Hewitt as a "third rate radio announcer" on Friday, one day after an interview with Hewitt exposed major gaps in Trump's foreign policy knowledge. "It was like gotcha, gotcha," Trump said on MSNBC's Morning Joe. "Every question was do I know this one and that one? It was like he worked hard on that." On Thursday, Hewitt asked Trump on his radio program about Quds Force commander Ghasem Soleimani. Trump responded an his oft-repeated line about how Kurds have been "mistreated." "Oh, I'm sorry, I thought you said Kurds," he added when corrected. But...
  • The Don trumped up by Name-Dropping Radio Talk Show Host

    09/04/2015 8:40:15 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 22 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-04-15 | Wordsmith
    The apple does not fall far from the libertarian tree. The one thing that is the biggest negative in ever considering Rand Paul as PotUS is that he shares the same isolationist/non-interventionist scrawny foreign policy beliefs as his father. Is Rand purposely trying to alienate a segment of the Republican base before primaries by commenting on Dick Cheney's foreign policy in wake of the release of a new book: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) criticized former Vice President Dick Cheney on Thursday, calling nearly all of his foreign policy decisions spanning the last three decades a "disaster for this country." "I...
  • Carly Fiorina Tackles Quds Force ‘Gotcha’ Question that Stumped Trump

    09/04/2015 8:26:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 3, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    When conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt spoke to Donald Trump earlier this evening, he asked a question about Quds Force General Qasem Soleimani that led to a comical exchange in which the GOP frontrunner thought they were talking about Iraqi Kurds before finally giving up and accusing Hewitt of asking “gotcha” questions. So, as an experiment, Hewitt invited Republican candidate Carly Fiorina to answer the same question — without any preparation — to see if she had a similar amount of trouble.
  • CNN's Gergen: Hewitt Trump Interview Had "Gotcha Questions"

    09/04/2015 8:26:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | September 4, 2015 | Breitbart TV
    CNN Senior Political Analyst David Gergen argued that talk radio host Hugh Hewitt’s interview with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump did have “gotcha questions” on Thursday’s broadcast of “AC360.”
  • Trump: "We Need A Strong Temperament In This Country"

    08/13/2015 8:03:08 AM PDT · by GilGil · 36 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 8/12/2015 | Staff
    In an interview with nationally-syndicated radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt on Wednesday, Republican candidate for president Donald Trump addressed criticism of his temperament made by the host, the truth about his phone call with Bill Clinton, and the U.S. being the "policemen of the world."
  • Next GOP Debate Moderator Hugh Hewitt Comes Out Against Trump

    08/12/2015 3:06:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies ^ | August 12, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Billionaire real estate magnate Donald Trump is the 2016 GOP frontrunner despite the efforts of the Fox News Channel to target him in the first debate here in the city in which a year from now the Republican National Committee (RNC) will host the 2016 GOP convention.
  • Graham: Obama "Delusional,Naive And Uninformed" About The World

    08/05/2015 5:50:27 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies ^ | August 5, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on the “Hugh Hewitt Show,” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) responded to President Barack Obama saying earlier in the day Iranian hardliners chanting “death to America” are “making common cause” with Republicans.”
  • iCarly and the RNC Pseudo-candidates

    05/28/2015 11:18:46 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 69 replies
    May, 28, 2015 | Self
    iCarly and the RNC Pseudo-candidates I hope people realize iCarly is full on GOPe RNC and her role is to aid GOPe candidates.  As RNC talent, she is better than most. She is articulate,  concise, intelligent.  But don't think we can trust her long term any more than we can trust Prince Rebus, Boner or Mitchie-poo.  iCarly is not the only strategic pseudo-candidate.  Why would Huckabee run other than to dilute support for Ted Cruz.  It's win win win for GOPe, Huckabee and Fox  Huckabee gets to help Cruz lose and then gets to go back to Fox as a...
  • IT HAD TO BE HUGH: Why Hugh Hewitt is suddenly the Republican establishment’s go-to pundit.

    03/13/2015 8:52:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 13, 2015 | Shane Goldmacher
    Before Hugh Hewitt would answer my questions, he had a condition: Through the producer of The Hugh Hewitt Show—his 15-year-old radio program that touts 2 million weekly listeners—he informed me that I would need to first answer his questions, on air. Hours later, I was live on his show. "I got a note from my producer today, associate producer Marlon, saying you want to meet up with me and do a profile on me, which I think is about as dull as possible," Hewitt said, "but is that true?"
  • A SOTU Over Before Its Begun

    01/20/2015 11:21:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | January 20, 2015 | Hugh Hewitt
    When George W. Bush and the GOP got "thumped" over the conduct of the war in Iraq in November 2006, 43 responded to the will of the people, made changes, announced the Surge, and graciously welcomed Nancy Pelosi as the first woman Speaker at the start of his 2007 State of the Union Address. Not much else is remembered from the next two years, except victory in Iraq and a market panic in the fall of 2008 brought about by the popping of the housing bubble. That panic brought us President Obama.Tonight President Obama will give a speech few Americans...
  • Dealing With A Thrashing-About Lame Duck President (Mega Hurl Alert!!!)

    11/16/2014 5:37:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | November 15, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    How should the new Republican-led Congress deal with the lame duck president?Respectfully, but like the near non-entity he has become with regard to legislative initiatives and judicial appointees.Peter Baker and Julie Hirschfeld Davis have a typically well-reported piece in Friday's New York Times on how the president hopes to become relevant again, but this is simply desperation rising in the collective throat of the White House. The president is already a political pariah outside his small and increasingly narrow base, and Hillary won't be photographed with him by this time next year, maybe by March. (To get a good assessment...
  • Mitt Romney: I Won't Run

    08/27/2014 4:30:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 99 replies ^ | 8-26-2014 | Jeff Dunetz
    In his Tuesday evening interview on the Hugh Hewitt show, Mitt Romney said it over and over again: "I will not run in 2016." Though a determined Hewitt kept finding different ways to ask the same question, in the end the 2012 candidate stood by his claim, saying, "I had the chance of running. I didn’t win. Someone else has a better chance than I do." After Hewitt's relentless questioning, Romney did offer the host his "one in a million" chance of running: if all the other candidates got together and said, "Hey, we’ve decided we can’t do it, you...
  • The Presidency is Breaking Obama Even As Obama Has Broken the Nation

    08/16/2014 6:21:33 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 63 replies
    Commentary ^ | 8-16-14 | Peter Wehner
    One of the nation’s best radio talk show hosts, Hugh Hewitt, interviewed Joe Scarborough, the host of one of the best political shows on television. According to Mr. Scarborough This is a president that does go out of his way to show that he’s not paying attention to what anybody says. He’s going to do exactly what he wants to do, and he’s going to be stubborn about it. He is politically, he is either politically tone deaf or he just doesn’t give a damn. And I tend to believe based on everything I’ve heard from people who work inside...
  • Hewitt Slams Soledad O’Brien for Being Paid By Hamas’ Top Funder

    08/12/2014 4:24:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/12/14 | Staff
    Hugh Hewitt grilled reporter Soledad O’Brien Monday evening for accepting money from the government of Qatar, which is the top financier of the terror group Hamas and also has provided funds to other Islamist groups. Hewitt asked O’Brien, who does work for the Qatari government’s Al Jazeera news station, how she justified being paid by a government that supports terrorism. “Businessweek, has a story on Qatar, which owns Al Jazeera, and the headline calls Qatar a patron of Islamists,” Hewitt said on his radio program. “It says that Qatar funds and arms Islamists fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad and bankrolling...
  • Thoughts On The House GOP As It Prepares For Its Annual Retreat

    01/16/2014 3:23:20 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Hugh ^ | January 16, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    Both immigration and tax reform are said to be on the agenda for the upcoming House retreat. Lame duck Ways and Means Chair David Camp is going to try –again– to persuade House GOP members that their voters back home really really want to give up their home mortgage deduction and charitable deductions even though no one –no one– has ever campaigned on that plan as the centerpiece of their bids for Congress. Camp wants to impose it on voters as “good for them” when all voters want is for government to be cut and to kill off Obamacare. The...
  • Paul Ryan Grilled by Hugh Hewitt over Budget Deal Cutting Military Pensions

    01/14/2014 6:28:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/14/14 | staff
    On Tuesday night, conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt grilled House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for the budget deal he brokered that put military benefits on the chopping block...
  • Scarborough: Obama a ‘deliberate,’ ‘flagrant’ liar (video included)

    10/30/2013 2:53:20 AM PDT · by onyx · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10:57 PM 10/29/2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough hammered President Barack Obama for what he called lies during the sales job for his 2010 health care law. Scarborough was asked by Hewitt if he had any idea how many people would ultimately lose their health care coverage because of that law. Scarborough replied by saying many more Americans would be impacted by that law than what then-President George W. Bush had said in his 2003 state of the union speech regarding Iraq trying to procure yellow cake uranium from Niger. “I’m trying to figure...
  • Hugh Hewitt to CNN’s Jake Tapper: Why Did Media Fixate on Incorrect AR-15 Report?

    09/17/2013 5:29:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/17/2013 | Josh Feldman
    Hewitt called this “outcomes-based journalism,” and Tapper admitted he wasn’t quite sure where the story originated. He didn’t profess to speak for the motivations of any of the reporters that picked up on it, but admitted “there’s certainly a meme that this fits into” with the pro-gun control crowd.RELATED: The Media on Activist Autopilot with Embarrassing, Preemptive AR-15 BashingReflecting on this story and the Boston bombing, Tapper said the lesson is that “there’s a lot of information, a lot of it’s conflicting, and a lot of it’s wrong.” He warned that “just because it’s coming from authorities doesn’t mean it’s...
  • The 2016 HH Line 1.0 (Hugh Hewitt handicaps the 2016 GOP contestants)

    07/08/2013 4:42:27 PM PDT · by Signalman · 21 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | 7/8/2013 | Hugh Hewitt
    The HH Line is mine and mine alone. I don’t use polling, the RCP “poll of polls” or Nate Silver’s analysis of polling. I don’t even have the primary schedule down yet as the RNC hasn’t yet even given us a glimpse of the revamp possibilities, though moving the actual nominating convention up until June 2016 seems likely. So this is the three-years out, back-of-the-pants “feel” for the odds on a variety of potential candidates’ chances to succeed in any bid they may mount for the GOP nomination against the prohibitive favorite for the Democratic nomination, former Secretary of State...
  • Would You Believe The Administration Got Phone Records of The House Of Representatives?

    05/15/2013 6:11:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 234 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 15, 2013 | Duane Patterson
    That’s the revelation made by California Congressman Devin Nunes, who sits on the House Ways And Means Committee on Hugh Hewitt’s Show Wednesday night. Here’s the key part of that transcript: HH: The idea that this might be a Geithner-Axelrod plan, and by that, the sort of intimation, Henry II style, will no one rid me of this turbulent priest, will no one rid me of these turbulent Tea Parties, that might have just been a hint, a shift of an eyebrow, a change in the tone of voice. That’s going to take a long time to get to. I...
  • Data Points-Hugh Hewitt

    09/28/2012 3:52:21 PM PDT · by Signalman · 29 replies
    Self | 9/28/2012 | Self
    Hugh Hewitt just stated, on his show, the following: In 2008, GOP voters requested a total of 144,300 absentee ballots. As of today, with 39 days left to go to the election, GOP voters in OH have already requested 145,400 absentee ballots, about a 1% gain. In 2008 Democrat voters requested 288,270 absentee ballots. As of today, Democrat voters have requested 177,000 absentee ballots. A drop of 38.5% Voter Registration: Voter registration in Ohio is down 490,000. 44% of that drop is in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, Democrat strongholds. Ohio is going Romney.
  • Steyn on Obama’s Las Vegas ‘performance’: ‘Every American should be ashamed of their president']

    09/14/2012 6:47:57 AM PDT · by radioone · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9-14-12 | Jeff Poor
    On Hugh Hewitt’s radio show Thursday night, National Review columnist Mark Steyn, author of “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon,” said President Barack Obama gave an embarrassing performance Wednesday during his campaign swing through Las Vegas, Nev., in the wake of attacks on U.S. diplomatic stations in Libya and Egypt. “I thought that thing last night with the president saying he had ‘a tough day’ and comparing the dead Americans in Libya to campaign supporters, which he did — I thought was one of the most disgraceful, inept and embarrassing performances by a head of state or government that I...
  • Five Reasons Ohio Will Go Romney-Ryan

    09/02/2012 5:37:54 PM PDT · by Signalman · 16 replies ^ | 9/2/2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    After visiting victims of Isaac in Louisiana, Mitt Romney swept into Cincinnati to campaign before a huge crowd with Speaker John Boehner even as Paul Ryan campaigned at the season opener between the Ohio State and his alma mater Miami University. (Ryan's Redhawks lost to the Bucks as expected, but many Redhawk alums are Ohio State fans, and if you are going to lose a game, lose the first game of the Urban Nation era.) The invasion of the Buckeye State by Romney/Ryan is going to intensify for all the reasons noted in Sunday's lead story in The New York...
  • Is That An Avalanche I Hear?

    08/19/2012 9:32:26 AM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies ^ | 8/19/2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    Bill Kristol is exactly right on the impact of the selection of Paul Ryan on grassroots conservatism across the country. Charles Krauthammer helped provide the explanation in his Friday column and it comes down to this: Paul Ryan is thoroughly conservative --a reliable, electable conservative-- who also provides the sort of charismatic leadership the center-right has longed for since Reagan and which George W. Bush could only provide at intervals and usually only on the war. Thus in Ryan there is a long term promise of renewal of the party and the movement, one preceded by the rise of the...
  • Quinnipiac Polling's Peter Brown Tries To Defend Oversampling Democrats In New State Polls

    08/03/2012 11:43:38 AM PDT · by StAnDeliver · 35 replies
    The Hugh Hewitt Show ^ | Aug. 2, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt (transcript)
    HH: I’m joined right now by Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Polls, Quinnipiac in the news today along with CBS and New York Times for swing state polls, which surprised a lot of people. Peter, welcome, thanks for being on the show. PB: My pleasure. HH: I want to start with the models, which are creating quite a lot of controversy. In Florida, the model that Quinnipiac used gave Democrats a nine point edge in turnout. In Ohio, the sample had an eight point Democratic advantage. What’s the reasoning behind those models?PB: Well, what is important to understand is...
  • An Administration of Calm Competence (A positive view of Leavitt)

    06/04/2012 6:38:27 PM PDT · by Signalman · 8 replies
    HughHewitt ^ | 6/4/2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    Politico profiles former Utah Governor, HHS Secretary and EPA Administrator Mike Leavitt, who it reports is the individual Mitt Romney has tapped to think through what a transition would look like, how the priorities of President Romney would be implemented and how the first moves of a Romney Administration roll out. This is very good news on many fronts. First, the country will have little margin for error or time to squander when the new president and the new Congress assemble gather in 2013. Given the continued crisis in the economy over the lack of growth except in spending where...
  • "The 'War on Women' and the 'War on the Middle Class' Backfire as Obama Campaign Themes"

    05/22/2012 9:27:10 AM PDT · by Signalman · 2 replies
    HughHewitt ^ | 5/21/2012 | Clark Judge
    The “War on Women” and the “War on the Middle Class” Backfire as Obama Campaign Themes By Clark S. Judge: managing director, White House Writers Group; chairman, Pacific Research Institute Here’s a shocker. Judging by this morning’s top line polling data, almost nothing in the presidential race has changed since mid-January. Think of it. The first three-day Rasmussen head-to-head tracking poll in 2012 (taken January 19-21) found 46 percent of voters supporting President Obama to 43 percent supporting Governor Romney, a three-point spread. In Rasmussen’s most recent May 18-20 poll, 47 percent favored the president, 44 percent the governor, also...
  • The President's Horrible, Terrible, Very Bad Week

    05/12/2012 8:48:49 AM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    HughHewitt ^ | 5/11/2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    Rarely, in fact, has a candidate had as bad a week as President Obama did over the past Friday to Friday. An awful jobs report was followed by election results in Europe that foreshadow the fall's rejection of the president, and then it got worse. The hilariously overdone Julia made the president and his vaunted Chicago Team an object of scorn, and the president's imaginary friend won't be forgotten by Team Romney --well, forever. "Julia, Julia, Julia" will be the chant in Tampa Bay. Can we get a remix of Bobby Sherman's "Julie" please? Close enough as it is, but...
  • Denial is a River in Chicago

    05/08/2012 9:36:20 AM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies
    HughHewitt ^ | 5/8/2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    Yesterday's USA Today/Gallup and Politico/Battleground polls had so much bad news in them for the president that the response from the faithful was akin to shock. The reflexive "Everything is great here" comments from Chicago --made to Mark Helparin and reviewed with Tagg Rpmney on yesterday's show-- plus the loyal talking heads like my Great American Panel pal Bob Beckel on Sean Hannity's show last night were revealing. A campaign is like the economy in one key respect: If you can't see the problems you can't fix the problems. President Obama seems genuinely clueless as to how Obamacare, Keystone XL,...
  • Steady (Hugh Hewitt's daily Brown Nosing of Romney)

    01/17/2012 7:17:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    National Review Online - Corner ^ | January 16, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    Mitt lost the Bigfoot vote, and perhaps the felons-who-are-voting vote, but batted away the Bain and super-PAC attacks with ease and delivered some superb general-election answers. Newt regained ground — and then gave it back. Meanwhile, Rick Santorum made steady progress — after the felons stuff, which just doesn’t make any sense to me at all. (In eleven years with a nationally syndicated talk show, I don’t recall the subject ever coming up, so it simply cannot be salient in any meaningful way.)
  • Media Bias and the Debates, Again

    03/31/2011 6:05:02 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    Hugh ^ | March 31,2011 | Hugh Hewitt
    The GOP is crazy to allow its presidential nomination process to be mediated by a left-of-center to hard left MSM. I interviewed John Harris of Politico today, one of the designated "moderators" of the proposed Reagan Library debate, now moved to September, and traditional conservatives and Tea Party activists alike will get no comfort from our conversation. (The transcript is here.) Harris is an experienced and respected journalist, and a genuinely smart and nice guy who always agrees to interviews, but his responses to my questions confirm the blind spot the MSM has with regard to its own deep biases...
  • Just when you think they finally get it

    03/24/2011 5:52:01 AM PDT · by radioone · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-23-11 | Mark Tapscott
    Examiner columnist and talk radio host Hugh Hewitt ruffled feathers Monday by noting that most of the 29 Republican members of the House Appropriations Committee are "content to labor away spending, spending, spending in national obscurity but powerful within the Beltway where their control of trillions of tax dollars makes them very popular indeed." Understand that Hewitt is nobody's fool when it comes to the ways of Washington, having served as general counsel at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management during the first Bush administration. He's also a constitutional law professor at Chapman University. What sparked Hewitt, he wrote Monday,...
  • Romney Blunders Through Radio Interview and all I got was this great big ZOT!

    03/21/2011 4:14:56 PM PDT · by hausermann · 88 replies
    Mitt Romney, my personal favorite front-runner for 2012 on our side just performed a rare *suuuuuhuuckification* on the Hugh Hewitt radio show this afternoon in Hewitt's second segment. (Holy God Hugh, if you ever bore me again as you did in that first segment teasing a Romney appearance, I swear it will be worth my time to drop everything and drive to the OC so I can personally explain to you my displeasure.) No kidding, I think Mitt is the only one who even stands a chance against Zero. (Will save how he would have mopped the floor with Zero...
  • The Moment of Decision for the House GOP and An Alert On The Coburn Talks

    02/10/2011 8:31:02 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Hugh ^ | Feb 10 ,2011 | Hugh Hewitt
    What we have been covering all week on the radio show has finally burst into the view of the MSM. Even CNN has now figured out that the debate over spending within the House GOP caucus is hugely important. The vast class of House freshmen know that if they budget cuts delivered in the final CR are not more than $100 billion they will be either primaried in less than 20 months or flogged with "broken promise" charges in their campaign for re-election in districts newly redrawn because of the census. My new column deals with the specifics, but...