Bret Baier: ‘I Don’t Really Think About Myself As A Political Thing’

Jamie Weinstein Senior Writer
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Is Bret Baier a liberal or a conservative?

Fox News’ chief political anchor and host of “Special Report” discussed his political outlook, or lack thereof, during an extensive interview with The Daily Caller about politics, the media and his new book, “Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love.”

“I’m registered as an independent,” Baier told TheDC. “I haven’t voted in Washington, D.C. There is this Washington, D.C. issue in that there is no real representation for the taxation, hence the license plate.”

When TheDC interjected that he could still vote for president, Baier conceded, “There are presidential elections.”

“But I have not [voted] in the last couple of years,” he went on. “You know, I don’t really think about myself as a political thing.”

“You’re not a robot,” he added. “You have thoughts and feelings about things. But I do the best I can to try to keep my feelings out of it. “

Baier succeeded Brit Hume as host of “Special Report” in 2009 at the age of 38. When Hume ended his tenure as host of the show, he was 65. Could Baier imagine continuing his role as host of “Special Report” and chief political anchor for the network for another two or three decades?

“I can,” Baier said. “I mean, it’s the best job I’ve ever had. It’s really what I aspired to do.”

“I’ve always been a guy that’s striving for that next rung on the ladder,” he continued. “And, you know, I’m expanding to do more hour documentaries and that sort of thing, but I’m really happy at this place. Fox has been an amazing place to work.”

TheDC will be featuring segments from the interview all this week. See previous segments below:

Bret Baier Talks About MSNBC 

How Bret Baier Turns Fox Haters Into Fox Lovers

Bret Baier Opens Up On His Career, His Faith And His Son’s Struggle

Bret Baier On Missing IRS Emails

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