Up with Chris Hayes--Feb 25, 2012 (h/t Heather at VideoCafe)
Amazing! Mitt Romney is breaking his self-imposed hiatus from the Sunday news shows. None too soon, either, as it's looking more and more likely that the presumptive Republican nominee is sinking fast and can't even win his own damn home state. Pass the popcorn, because even though he's consented to appear at the friendliest outlet for him, Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace has been surprisingly tough on the GOP candidates and I expect him to continue to be so. Because it's Sunday, John McCain and his BFF Lindsey Graham are scheduled to be on State of the Union to discuss the Middle East. Heather and I agree that Bob Herbert had the best question in the video above: How do you intend to pay for your war mongering? Meanwhile, the National Governors Association has their annual meeting in DC this week and the shows had their pick of governors to talk to. Quite telling which ones the shows booked. David Gregory gets the extremes with Jerry Brown of California and Jan Brewer of Arizona. Bob Schieffer took the extremes of Martin O'Malley of Maryland and Chris Christie of New Jersey. And Candy Crowley picked John Hickenlooper of Colorado and Scott Walker of Wisconsin. Anyone want to take bets on which side of the aisle will monopolize the airtime?
ABC's "This Week" - GOP primaries: Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum; National Governors Assoc. meeting, MI primary: Govs. Rick Snyder, R-Mich., and Deval Patrick, D-Mass. Roundtable: George Will, Cokie Roberts, Jennifer Granholm, John Engler.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - GOP Primaries: Santorum; Govs. National Governors Association meeting, AZ primary: Jerry Brown, D-Calif., and Jan Brewer, R-Ariz. Roundtable: Steve Schmidt, Harold Ford, Jr, Kathleen Parker, Chuck Todd.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Liz Marlantes, Michael Duffy, Major Garrett, Kelly O'Donnell. Topics: GOP Panic: One Guy Who Cannot Connect, and the Only Alternative, a Guy With Views on Social Issues to Send Women Packing. 50 Years Since John Glenn Became a National Hero. Who Could Do That Today?
MSNBC's "Up with Chris Hayes" - Panel: Elise Jordan,Thomas Schaller, Jeremy Scahill, Anne-Marie Slaughter. Topics: 'Bushnesia' in the Republican party, gas prices, Iran and the New York police monitoring of Muslim student groups with guests Hooman Majd, Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Or
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Govs. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., and Chris Christie, R-N.J.
CNN's "State of the Union" - Middle East, GOP presidential race: Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; National Governors Association meeting: Govs. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo., and Scott Walker, R-Wis.; 2012 election: Robert Gibbs, adviser to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. Gas prices: John Hofmeister, former Shell CEO.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - GOP race: former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski;.Economy: former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich; former Director of the Office of Management and Budget David Stockman; Gillian Tett, Zanny Minton Beddoes.
CNN's "Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz" - Faith and politics: David Brody, Margaret Carlson, S. E. Cupp. Covering Syria: Clarissa Ward, Arwa Damon. "Game Change" and Sarah Palin, Bill Maher's $1M donation to Obama: David Zurawik and Gail Shister.
"Fox News Sunday" - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney; Gov. Mitch Daniels, R-Ind. Roundtable: Bill Kristol, Evan Bayh, Ed Gillespie, Juan Williams.
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