Laura Ingraham hosted Michael Barone.
Barone and Ingraham agreed that the mainstream media isn't interested in the Benghazi story and that this is an example of leading from behind with an emotional narrative. Barone said the policy in Libya has been as bungled as efforts in Iraq and that Mali is an offshoot of that effort. Ingraham and Barone noted Mitt Romney raised the issue of Mali but the media didn't want to follow it.
Barone and Ingraham agreed that Obama's alleged attitude of compromise was a fig leaf. Barone spoke about how Obama isn't for the recommendations of his own Simpson-Bowles commission and that his shoutouts on same sex marriage and climate change were words as the action will have to take place at the state level. Ingraham commented on the mixed, vapid response to Obama's speech. Barone remarked on Boehner uniting the GOP on a temporary rise in the debt ceiling.
Barone said Mitt Romney's tough stance and attitude toward Hispanics was unfortunate and cost the GOP.