Is it a matter of math or momentum? We’ll ask Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who currently stands with 184 delegates, after his loss to rival Mitt Romney in Puerto Rico. Can he catch up to the former MA governor, who’s sitting pretty with 443? Santorum claims all he has to do is win states that he’s “not supposed to win” to nab the nomination. With all this confidence, maybe that’s why he’s found the time to get some R&R.
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) also wants this guy to step down from his post as Acting Director for the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The ranking member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee says Edward DeMarco isn’t giving struggling homeowners the refinancing strategy they need to stay afloat. DeMarco is pushing back. We’ll ask the congressman about the whole ordeal in the 7AM hour.
Looking abroad, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow and Director of Research in Foreign Policy Michael O’Hanlon is the co-author of the new book, Bending History: Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy. O’Hanlon calls Obama a “reluctant realist.” We’ll ask him what that exactly means - and what it means for his electorate.
Rounding out the show is two-time Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe, who’s stopping by to talk about his new film, The Hunter. It’s about a mercenary’s hunt for a Tasmanian tiger. What tips did he get from a bush survival expert to prepare for the movie? We’ll ask him what it was like to shoot in the exotic fields of Tasmania.