Hardball | February 07, 2013
>>> back to "hardball." now to the "sideshow." first it was sarah palin and now dick morris . both have had a parting of the ways with fox news in the form of their contracts not being renewed. a quick refresher of where dick morris was one day before the election.
>> romney will win by a very large margin, a landslide, if you will. i believe he'll win by more than five points in the popular vote . i think he'll get 325 electoral votes .
>> now, at cnn last night, morris addressed his off-target predictions and the end of his self-described marriage with fox.
>> i think i was wrong at the top of mif lungs, being i'm being made a poster child for that.
>> do you resent the decision?
>> look, fox has given me the opportunity of a lifetime. 15 years, 3,000 interviews, and at some point the great marriage has to come to an end. the divorce isn't final but i am seeing other people.
>> poster child for being wrong at the top of your lungs. something to add to the resume.
>>> also, what have arizona republicans not learned since the election. the 2010 analysis showed that almost 10% of the state's residence speaks limited english but that's not stop state representative steve smith from pushing his new proposal. ban state agencies from sending out mailings in any language except english. he calls it a cost-cutting measure but others say it's a violation of the civil rights act . one exception, voting materials can still be mailed out in other languages though smith's own maricopa county doesn't have the best track record there. the spanish version of an election notice last year listed november 8 as election day . that's two days after the election really occurred.
>>> finally, stephen colbert kind of sort of avoids any conflict of interest issues while letting us know that his sister is running for congress in south carolina . and he offers advice to her potential opponents.
>> as a broadcast journalist, i'm obligated to maintain pure objectivity. it doesn't matter that my sister is intelligent, hard working , compassionate, and dedicated to the people of south carolina . besides, i'm not sure i can support her because she is running as a democrat. a, i take that as a personal affront and, two, there are so many great choices on the republican side . i am leaning toward actual candidate and former governor of the ap latchian trail, mark sanford . you see i'm a family values conservative, and mark, it just seems so steady. quick advice for any of you republicans out there who might end up in a debate with my big sister , this is how i used to win a lot of arguments with her when i was a kid. after she makes a good point, repeat it back to her in a dumb voice like this. oh, social security is a public trust to those who paid into it for their entire working lives.
>> stephen colbert has made a name for himself in south carolina politics . he was the top pick to take over jim demint 's senate seat in a december ppp poll. now, an interesting conundrum about mark sanford . there's no shortage of material for sanford centric attack ads starting with his pretend hike in the appalachianians while he was having an affair with a woman in argentina. here is the question, how much higher can his negatives be driven in do people already know everything there is no loath about him rendering future negative ads less effective than they otherwise might be? sanford's unfavorability among south carolina voters was at 53% in that december ppp poll. not the best way to kick off a campaign.
>>> up next, the truth about chuck hagel and his inartful comments about the jewish lobby . usual of whatting "hardball," the place for politics. south carolina