This is a rush transcript from “Hannity & Colmes,” February 28, 2008. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
COLMES: Given — you know, you were saying once people get a load of what Obama stands for they’ll have a different take on him than the euphoria we see surrounding him now.
But if you look at the polls on issue after issue and see how unpopular the Bush administration is, how unpopular Republican positions are on Iraq, the economy, go down the list, why would the American people reward that by reelecting a Republican to the White House?
LOTT: George Bush is not running for a third term. And John McCain has shown independence, not only individually and sometimes from his party but from the administration, too. I mean, he was critical of Rumsfeld when a lot of people were kind of hesitant to do that. He’s disagreed with the president. So we’re not electing a third-term Bush administration.
And, by the way, the example I cite, I never thought I’d cite France but that Sarkozy, you know, he was of the same party of Chirac, but he didn’t run, or he — and he isn’t governing like Chirac did.