Neil Cavuto: 17 Days of Non-Stop Political Coverage ... And Why You Can't Miss It
By Neil Cavuto
Host, Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network
We’re already calling it, “the storm before the storm.”
That’s the name of our live Cost of Freedom special this weekend airing on Fox News Channel Saturday at 10a ET, and of course, being simulcast on my favorite business channel … Fox Business Network.
We think it’s an apt description because on the very day Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are making their last pitch before their big convention, along comes a big storm.
Will Isaac wreak havoc? Hard to say, this much is not: at a minimum, it stands to dampen Republicans’ spirits in Tampa.
That doesn’t mean the show still won’t go on, but let’s just say, it clouds the picture.
We just won’t let it wipe out the picture. And here’s why: it might be a convenient excuse for the mainstream media to purposely distract us, but we’re not going to let them. Not because we suspect any sinister plots here, but because we believe we can editorially walk and chew gum at the same time, and cover everything here. Not one or the other, not one over the other. Coverage simply like “no other.”
Check out behind-the-scenes photos of Neil and his team preparing for convention coverage.
And it all starts this Saturday, when we track the storm you know is coming … and the political storm you already know is here. The confluence of events this weekend is nothing short of remarkable … Team Romney’s closing argument on spending and Mother Nature’s opening salvo on scaring. Let’s just say we’ve got all storm clouds covered, fair and balanced, as always.
And since this is non-stop, allow me to make one more promise: I won’t stop. We won’t stop. We plan to be around the clock, each day, every day, for at least the next 17 days … right through this weekend leading up to the Republican convention in Tampa, then a pitstop in New York to gauge where we stand next weekend, before heading out to Charlotte, North Carolina for the Democratic National Convention.
I know you’ve heard pundits call this the most consequential election for our economy of the last century. We at Fox agree. The difference with us is that we mean it when we say it. Other financial networks that talk up its importance oddly have a way of mailing it in when it hits. We won’t do that, and the proof will be in seeing my portly frame each day and every day in the weeks ahead.
I figure when we say it’s important, it better damn well mean I get my butt in here and prove to you “how” important. I will. We will. Count on it. And count on us.
We’ve got the biggest names from both conventions, and the folks whose comments have already stirred headlines before the conventions. Remember, you heard it with me first, why a former Alabama Democratic congressman named Artur Davis said he’s had it with Barack Obama now. It was a remarkable and revealing exchange, in which the man who seconded Barack Obama’s nomination four years ago at the Democratic National Convention explained why he will now be speaking this year at the “Republican” convention.
He told us first. And you know what happened next.
Just like you know what happened when former Democratic Virginia Governor Doug Wilder stopped by my show. Let’s just say, all hell broke loose.
The first African-American governor in this country … letting loose with me how much Vice President Joe Biden’s “shackles and chains” comments had hurt this country. Not only did Wilder’s comments create news flashes and headlines, the very next day, his criticisms dominated the White House press briefing, in which an embattled Jay Carney tried to explain what the vice president really meant.
Wilder came back on that very night, to say he wasn’t really impressed.
That’s what happens when newsmakers come by to chat. They quickly create chatter.
Democrats and Republicans have come to expect that on our show, because they know what we’re all about.
In case some of you might not have heard, we’re not red, we’re not blue … we are green. Your green. Your money. Not some of the time. All of the time. It’s the fabric of our show, and the very DNA of our existance. We follow every penny, chart every boondoggle and count every click in that debt clock.
I know, it sounds nerdy. But I embrace nerdy. I figure you have to be who you are, and comfortable in your own skin. Trust me, I have a lot of skin, so may I add … "very comfortable."
I also figure you have a right to know, because it’s your money. And your future. And geek or not, I don’t take that stuff lightly, or you lightly. That’s the way I feel, and that’s the way our Fox Business team feels.
It all starts this weekend, when we’re live following a lot of storms on Fox News … then each and every night at the Republican and Democratic conventions these next two weeks, going non-stop on Fox Business (you don’t get it??? I digress).
Be there. I think you’ll profit from the experience.
And besides, it’ll drive my friend Bill O’Reilly crazy.