Laura Ingraham guest hosted "The O'Reilly Factor" on November 8th. The "Talking Points Memo" was on the dejection of conservatives after the 2012 campaign. Ingraham feels that Romney ran a cautious campaign but disagrees that the party was too conservative. She pointed out that Romney wasn't a true conservative and that he was defined by the Obama team. She noted that after Barry Goldwater, conservatives plotted a long term strategy for a comeback which led to Ronald Reagan's rise.
Ingraham spoke to DeeDee Benke and Chip Salzman. Benke cited the corrosive effects of rich old guys and people such as Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock's abhorrent remarks on rape. Ingraham said George W. Bush's legacy was a big factor. Salzman agreed with Ingraham and said we are a center right country and that Romney lost the election.
Ingraham talked to Juan Williams and Mary Katherine Ham. Williams said Romney won big among whites but lost the election and that the GOP needs to attract minorities. Ham said a really good messenger and organization and to attract minorities.
Ingraham discussed the stock market plunge with Douglas Holtz-Eakin. He said that the fiscal cliff is affecting the markets due to big cuts and numerous taxes that will kick in as well as the end of the Bush tax cuts and the payroll tax holiday. He said a grand bargain crammed in at the end of the year will be a mess. He said if Romney won, the market would have reacted better.
Ingraham spoke to Representative Mike Kelly about the Benghazi scandal. Kelly said the adminstration has dodged explanations and that al-Qaeda is emboldened. He said the American people have the right to know and the Congress has the responsibility to find out.
Ingraham talked to Jeanine Pirro and Gretchen Carlson about the women's vote. Carlson said that married women think less about abortion and more about the economy which accounts for Romney winning married women. Pirro said the celebrity fueled the single women and that abortion and contraception affect their economics.
Ingraham talked to Mary Ann Marsh and Kirsten Powers.talked about the gridlock in the Congress and that the conciliatory motions are to please the voters. Marsh said the Democrats won on raising taxes on the wealthy and Ingraham disagreed. Powers said taxes should be raised on the wealthy but that it won'g solve the deficit and debt problems.
Ingraham discussed the Latino vote with Jose Antonio Vargas and Henry Bonilla. Vargas said most minorities voted for Obama and that they want immigration reform and if Romney had empathy and was for reform, he would have gotten more votes. Bonilla said that the language of inclusion is important.