When does Fox News not cheerlead for Mitt Romney? When he disapproves of featuring Rev. Jeremiah Wright in a smear campaign against President Obama. Last night, Sean Hannity forgot about how much he opposes “besmirching” in politics and was now complaining that his own candidate wouldn’t engage in it. But guest Kimberly Guilfoyle – who was liberal before it was expedient for her to be otherwise – took it a step further and suggested it was Romney’s patriotic duty to go that route. “Show us that no matter who our enemies might be… you’re going to be the president that’s going to stand for us,” she said in her most calculatedly rousing voice. I'm surprised she didn't stand up and salute the flag or start singing the Star Spangled Banner.
“I want Romney to treat Obama the way he did Gingrich and the way he attacked Santorum,” Hannity complained. As if Romney ever made such personal, below-the-belt attacks on either of them.
Guilfoyle agreed but then upped the ante:
I think too much is at stake. If you’re really passionate about the country and care about the direction that we’re going in, and I believe that he is, then you’ve GOT TO FIGHT for her. You have to stick up for the rest of us, for the American people. Show us that no matter who our enemies might be, no matter who comes against us, that you’re going to be the president that’s going to stand for us, that we can count on you not to cower.
Surprisingly, it was Eric Bolling who said that Romney was “doing the right thing.” “The economy should be the focus,” Bolling said. “Stay on his (Obama's) failures,” Bolling urged, such as “usurping the Constitution.”
Video via Mediaite.