Tuesday, August 25, 2009

President Hannity?!? Nilla Please.

The whole "popularity vs actual talent" thing is a timeless debate that applies to nearly every field of human endeavor. In short, just cause a lot of folks (supposedly) like you, doesn't mean you're particularly good. If that logic were true for Black America alone, them Lil' Wayne would be considered the GOAT, Tyler Perry would be considered an artistic genius, and Reggie Bush would be headed to Canton. Obviously, none of the above statements is even remotely true, but it's unlikely that any of the aforementioned guys would even consider it them either. There is indeed a such thing as getting high on your own supply.

Someone needs to explain this to Fox News talker Sean Hannity.
Talk-show host Sean Hannity, a vocal opponent of Barack Obama's policies, said today he would not rule out a bid for the presidency in 2012.

Egged on by radio colleague Bill Cunningham, Hannity said he would consider entering the front lines of the political fray if God directs him.

"I've never made a decision in my life without – whatever destiny God has you've got to fulfill it," he said. "I'm not sure that's my destiny."

Hannity would make a formidable candidate, with the likability of Reagan, good looks and strong convictions. He's also a polished communicator and knows the issues inside out. And he can debate. Hannity hosts the second-largest radio program in America, after Rush Limbaugh, and a highly rated nightly TV show on the Fox News Channel.

While Obama's approval ratings have been plummeting in his first year in office, no clear Republican frontrunner has emerged. The candidates most often considered viable include Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin and Hannity's Fox News colleague Mike Huckabee.

Cunningham, one of Hannity's guests during a visit to Cincinnati today, said the nation and the Republican Party need Hannity.

When WND asked Hannity to repeat what he said on the air about a run, he said, "I ducked."

Later in the program, a member of the audience asked what the host thought of a Hannity-Palin ticket. The studio audience erupted in applause.

Hannity asked: "Would any of you really want me to run?"

Loud applause followed.

Hannity then asked, "How about I just stay on the radio?"

No applause.
I don't know what's sadder: the fact that a bunch of sheep minded followers think Hannity is intellectually capable of running for President, or that Hannity himself even thinks the idea is remotely plausible. Let's be honest, if there's a Conservative who's generally less informed and clings to talking points like they're guns and religion, I've yet to watch/hear him. Hannity went to two colleges and never graduated from either, despite a silver spoon upbringing of Lord Island prep schooling. He is, in short, famous for nothing more than finding a niche, and running it into the ground. Does that make him Presidential material? If so, why not make Kim Kardashian his running mate, since she's equally vapid and inexplicably famous for doing much of nothing.

And since I'm on the topic, it always amuses me that some folks consider Fox News the gospel, and brand it a superior product because it's far and away the highest rated cable news channel. Let's keep it one hunned: Fox News is highly rated because Conservatives and Liberals (who comprise more than half of its viewership) alike love a trainwreck. Human nature prefers being entertained more than being informed. Agitation is a perverse, but attractive form of entertainment, and Fox News provides this in droves. Hell, I watch it myself, if for no other reason than it makes me feel like a genius when I watch nonsense like this.

I mean c'mon, who the hell gets pnwed/ethered/murdered shown up on their own show by a damn D-list comedian? Could you take a guy like that seriously? Is this dude Presidential material if he can get outdebated by a guy who was once most famous for being married to Roseanne?


Question: How outlandish does the concept of Hannity For President sound? Who would be his running mate?

President Hannity? Talker drops hint [WorldNetDaily]

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