Bill Hemmer on the “Greatest Political Story in Our Lifetime”

By SteveK 

The New York Daily News’ Richard Huff profiles FNC’s Bill Hemmer, and discusses with the anchor the big story of the year — the 2008 presidential election.

“This is the greatest political story in our lifetime,” says Hemmer. “It’s a fascinating road, too. I’m a political junkie. I find great joy in covering these elections and campaigns.”

Huff describes Hemmer’s history with elections, dating back to his time at CNN until 2005. Writes Huff: “He spent 37 days in Tallahassee while votes were recounted for the 2000 election.”

Huff credits the reason for the strong viewers response to election coverage, of which Hemmer is a part for FNC, to the election-night feel of each night, “with graphics and computers able to break down voting patterns better than Google provides driving directions.”