Sean Hannity went to Iowa for a special “spin room” show that followed Fox News’ Republican presidential candidates’ debate there last night. But apparently, Hannity figured that the candidates had gotten enough tough questions for the evening. “I will not ask you about Romney care,” he assured Mitt Romney during their turn together. Hannity went on to help spin Romney’s $10,000 bet moment from the previous debate by expressing surprise that it got so much attention because he, too, makes bets like that often.
Hannity told Romney:
I watched the last debate on Saturday… and then I’m watching the spin immediately thereafter and the big news to come out of this debate is Mitt Romney made a $10,000 bet with Rick Perry. And I’m thinking how many times I have done that on TV, which is quite often. Thought it was a bit superfluous, a little petty.
It’s true that Hannity makes multi-thousand dollar bets on the air fairly frequently. But what multimillionaire Hannity doesn’t get is that the reason Romney’s bet became such a focal point is because it cast Romney as out of touch with regular folks who need loans for purchases that cost that much.
Hannity could have defended Romney by offering up the possibility, as other have, that the bet was mere hyperbole and giving him an opportunity to assure the public that he is not the kind of guy who throws around $10,000 whenever he gets a whim. But instead, Hannity showed just how out of touch he is by saying, in effect, “Hey, doesn’t everybody make bets like that?”
Yeah, good question, Sean — and answering it could go a long way in determining what REALLY happened to the profits from those “Freedom Concerts” . . .
And tell me bully boy isn’t waiting…
Hannocchio does not follow through with his bets because he’s a coward. He failed to follow through with his waterboarding for the troops.