Telling It Like It Is
Sean Hannity has led Fox News to the No. 1 slot on television with his unflinching conservative beliefs
From the Print Edition:
100 Years of Fuente—Celebrating a Family Dynasty, January/February 2012
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Is that because of what has become an almost-two-year-long presidential campaign? The numerous Republican hopefuls for the presidential nomination, after all, spent as much of 2011 savaging each other as they did their eventual opponent, Obama.
“I like the longer process,” Hannity says. “I want to see the candidates tested. Whoever the Republican candidate is will have a billion dollars thrown at them in negative ads by a desperate White House that can’t run on its record. So they’re getting a sense of how brutal the campaign is going to be. I would argue that all this is healthy. Every candidate has had troubles. But this is T-ball compared to the 100-mph fastballs in the general campaign.
“I’ve had calls from people, saying that it’s time for me to get behind somebody. Right now I’m undecided—but I’m looking for the most conservative candidate out there.”
Would Hannity ever consider running for office? FNC’s Shine says, “I couldn’t imagine Sean within the confines of a House of Representatives or a U.S. Senate.”
Hannity, however, says, “I rule nothing out. But, off the top of my head, do I want to run? No. If I can keep doing this and stay energized and happy, I’ll be a blessed man.”
Hannity pauses, then considers the question of whether he ever gets tired of the sound of his own voice. “You should see me in private life—I’m a quiet guy,” he says. “But no one would believe that.”
Contributing editor Marshall Fine writes about movies and entertainment on his website, www.hollywoodandfine.com.
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