An Ongoing Series
His campaign may be dead, but Anthony Weiner is still chugging along.
Almost a month to the day since he faced off against MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell and then finished a distant fifth in the mayor’s race, Mr. Weiner challenged conservative talk show host Sean Hannity to a health care debate on Fox News and quickly found the discussion veering into absurdity.
Today, political types were focused on the demise of Ron Paul, obsessions and puppies! Here’s our roundup of the day’s best Tweets from the campaign trail.
In an appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show last night, Mitt Romney blasted President Barack Obama’s approach to the Middle East.
“I think the president’s foreign policy is generally characterized by an effort to try to make friends with some of the world’s worst actors,” Mr. Romney said. “In some cases, to show good faith by providing things forom the U.S. that hopefully will convince people that we’re good guys. I think that’s a mistake.”
In an appearance on Sean Hannity’s show tonight, Newt Gingrich described Occupy Wall Street as a threat to free speech while discussing being interrupted by protesters on the campaign trail. Mr. Gingrich canceled a scheduled appearance in New Hampshire today due to concerns over the protesters.
“Some of the Occupy Wall Street people frankly have a touch of anarchism in them. I think, ultimately, the society’s going to have to say there are limits to those kind of folks blocking people from having their right to free speech,” Mr. Gingrich said. “We decided it wasn’t worth risking some kind of big confrontation, so we, frankly, decided to skip past that particular event.”
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, failed presidential candidate Herman Cain may be reborn as a member of the media. In his first interview since (permanently) suspending his candidacy, Mr. Cain hinted at his next move by telling Fox News host Sean Hannity, “obviously the doors to radio or TV, those doors are open.”