State Senators Michael Gianaris and Greg Ball debated Andrew Cuomo's gun control bill on Sean Hannity's television show last night.
After airing a clip of Cuomo during his State of the State speech, deriding the idea that someone would need an assault weapon to hunt deer state, Hannity said, "He just made sure he will never be president." (Hannity, unlike Fox News' owner, Rupert Murdoch, is not a fan of banning assault weapons.)(2)
With just two weeks remaining until the primary election in his heavily-Democratic Harlem district, Charlie Rangel sat for an extended television interview last night, on Fox News.
There's a tendency to call Chris Christie a moderate, but why? He stood up against Muslim-baiting, was reasonable on immigration as U.S. attorney in New Jersey, and says global warming is real. Beyond that? He's pro-life, fiercely anti-tax and might as well be Scott Walker when it comes to unions. Since he's governor, he can hide right now from a lot of the specific issues and micro-issues that presidential candidates are forced to take for/against positions on, like the details of the debt ceiling stuff. If he were running, he'd have to answer, and the pressure to take the conservative (i.e. anti-Obama/anti-Democratic) position would be enormous.