Among his many notable achievements are:
- Beating a field of heavyweights such as Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain for the GOP nomination;
- Receiving the highly-coveted Des Moines Register endorsement;
- Defeating President Obama among the all-important wealthy white male demographic;
- And, being crowned GQ magazine's "Least Influential Person of 2012."
Meet the Press: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner; Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO); Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN); Roundtable: Grover Norquist (American for Tax Reform), Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Jim Cramer (CNBC) and Maria Bartiromo.
Face the Nation: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner; Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA); Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); Roundtable: Mark Zandi (Moody's Analytics), Maya MacGuineas (Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget), Rana Foroohar (TIME) and John Dickerson (CBS News).
This Week: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner; Roundtable: Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Former Romney Campaign Adviser Dan Senor, Former "Car Czar" Steve Rattner and Cokie Roberts (ABC News).
Fox News Sunday: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner; Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK); Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY); Roundtable: Bill Kristol (Weekly Standard), Mara Liasson (NPR), Former Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) and GOP Strategist Ed Rollins.
State of the Union: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner; Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA); Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH); Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D); NRSC Vice Chair Carly Fiorina; Susan Page (USA Today); A.B. Stoddard (The Hill); Reliable Sources: George Washington University Prof. Frank Sesno; Fred Francis (Formerly of NBC News); David Zurawik (Baltimore Sun); Keli Goff (TheRoot.com); Ramesh Ponnuru (National Review); Columbia University Prof. Emily Bell; Culture Commentator Lola Ogunnaike.
The Chris Matthews Show: Richard Stengel (TIME); Katty Kay (BBC); John Heilemann (New York magazine); Gloria Borger (CNN).
Fareed Zakaria GPS: Harvard' University Prof. Tarek Masoud; Richard Stengel (New York magazine); Evan Osnos (The New Yorker); Elizabeth Economy (CFR Asia Studies); Jeffrey Gettleman (New York Times); Author Nassim Taleb.
Up with Chris Hayes: Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D); Elizabeth Pearson (Roosevelt Institute); Author Bruce Bartlett; Maya Wiley (Center for Social Inclusion); Tony Dokoupil (Newsweek/Daily Beast); University of Florida Prof. Kevin Sabet George Mason University Prof. Veronique de Rugy; Dedrick Muhammad (NAACP).
60 Minutes will feature: a report on allegations from doctors that the hospital chain they worked for pressured them to admit patients regardless of their medical needs; an interview with North Korean defector Shin Dong-hyuk (preview); and, an interview with adventurers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg about their plans to circumnavigate the world in a solar-powered plane without burning any fossil fuel (preview).
On Comedy Central...
Jon Stewart examined the staggering hypocrisy of John McCain and Lindsey Graham.
Monday: Actor/Comedian Denis Leary
Tuesday: CY Young Award Winning Pitcher R.A. Dickey
Wednesday: Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY)
Thursday: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R)
And Stephen Colbert took on Fox News' "War on Men."
Monday: Actor Ian McKellan
Tuesday: Actor Martin Freeman
Wednesday: Director Peter Jackson
Thursday: Actor Andy Serkis
This week in God...
Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) received heavenly forgiveness.
U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., said today that God has "forgiven me" and asked "fellow Christians" and constituents "to consider doing the same" over a tawdry past that included supporting his ex-wife's two abortions and, as a physician, sleeping with patients, including one he urged to undergo the procedure. [...]
DesJarlais portrayed himself during his reelection campaign as a "consistent supporter of pro-life values."
Televangelist Pat Robertson threw creationists under the bus.
Televangelist Pat Robertson challenged the idea that Earth is 6,000 years old this week, saying the man who many credit with conceiving the idea, former Archbishop of Ireland James Ussher, "wasn’t inspired by the Lord when he said that it all took 6,000 years."
The statement was in response to a question Robertson fielded Tuesday from a viewer on his Christian Broadcasting Network show "The 700 Club." In a submitted question, the viewer wrote that one of her biggest fears was that her children and husband would not go to heaven "because they question why the Bible could not explain the existence of dinosaurs."
"You go back in time, you've got radiocarbon dating. You got all these things, and you've got the carcasses of dinosaurs frozen in time out in the Dakotas," Robertson said. "They're out there. So, there was a time when these giant reptiles were on the Earth, and it was before the time of the Bible. So, don't try and cover it up and make like everything was 6,000 years. That's not the Bible."
"What was all the rage a year and a half ago? It was the Arab Spring and how wonderful it was! This administration really embraced blowing out Mubarak – yes, do it up by all means – getting rid of Qaddafi, it wasn't enough to send verbal accolades, this administration sent planes and bombs and support to oust Qaddafi so that al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood could take over Libya."
Now you know your ABCs.