This is a rush transcript from "Hannity & Colmes," November 3, 2008. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
SEAN HANNITY, CO-HOST: The Diageo/Hotline polled voters about the congressional election and found that, as of today, 44 percent plan on voting Democratic. Thirty-nine percent will cast their vote for a Republican. The poll indicating Democrats may be losing some support, as their lead is now only 5 percent as opposed to 8 a week ago.
Joining us now is the host of the red hot "Huckabee." By the way, you had Lorne Michaels. You had Bill Maher — who by the way, hates me; I don't know what it is — on your program. It was a great show this weekend. Mike Huckabee, FOX News contributor, host of "Huckabee" right here on the FOX News Channel.
What do you make of the brand issue, and that is that the Republican brand isn't as well? But it was like 20 points before, and now it's down to five. Is that — is that a sign something's going on? Maybe people not liking Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid?
MIKE HUCKABEE, HOST, "HUCKABEE": I think when they start thinking about having a Democrat president and then Pelosi and Reid, all being able to virtually do whatever they want to do, I think it gives people pause. What we ought to do is postpone this election for about five more days, and those numbers will get even closer and may surge the other way.
HANNITY: And listen, would you recommend that — that Democrats, by the way, listen to this program to vote Thursday?
HUCKABEE: I think that's a great idea. What I've been trying to tell the Democrats is that the election has been postponed until Thursday or Friday. Tune in to FOX and we'll tell you exactly where to come.
HANNITY: By the way, the most humorless people that absolutely have zero sense of humor, that is a joke.
HUCKABEE: You know what? I've got to tell you something, Sean. When I interviewed Lorne Michaels, he told me that he gets a lot more grief from Democrats and liberals than he ever does from the Republicans and the conservatives. He says the Republicans have a great sense of humor, and this is from a guy who lives off parody and satire. I thought it was a very interesting point.
HANNITY: I thought — I thought that Governor Palin was terrific, on the show. And I thought — I was watching. I thought it was a really good...
HUCKABEE: I thought she did a great job.
HANNITY: And then Senator McCain did a great job this weekend. We've always known that about Senator McCain. He's come on this program for years. He used to call me. He goes, "You and Colmes are doing pretty good for a bunch of former homeless guys." You know? So he always had a good sense of humor, as you have.
HUCKABEE: Well, let me talk about something that isn't funny. It's not funny to think about the Democrats getting total control of the House, the Senate and the White House.
HANNITY: No, that's frightening.
HUCKABEE: It really isn't.
COLMES: Hey, Governor, by the way, Hannity has offered to finally give me a ride in that new hybrid car of his Thursday to the polls.
HANNITY: I bought a new — I bought a new hybrid Escalade this weekend. I'm doing my part for the environment.
COLMES: But you said I could get a ride if I go to the poll to vote on Thursday.
HANNITY: OK. It's a deal.
COLMES: Governor, look, do you really think when people go to the polls they're thinking of Harry Reid and they're thinking of Nancy Pelosi? Or are they thinking of their local commerce (ph) person and senators? They're not thinking of, "OK, I want Obama, but I hate my" — you know, people are not thinking about divided government when they're going to the polls. They're thinking about their local races. Right?
HUCKABEE: They are thinking about that, but let me tell you one of the things that's hurt the Democrats the last few days. I don't know if there's time to catch up.
But the fact that these numbers keep changing. You hear 250, 200. Then it's 150. Now it's 100. You know, the fact that all the surrogates and the Obama people can't settle on where the tax break and where the tax increase is going to come. My gosh, Alan, it sounds like an auction, not a proposal.
And it's very obvious that what ultimately is going to happen is that most of Americans who make money are going to have to give some up to finance this give-away, new welfare institution to other people.
COLMES: But this is a giveaway by a Republican administration. This is a problem that people perceive.
Obama is outpolling McCain on where — who would be better for the economy right now, according to the new FOX poll out today. And so people don't want to reward the party that they perceive as having gotten us into the mess.
HUCKABEE: Well, there's a lot of fault. And you know, if Barney Frank and Maxine Waters and some others would have reined in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac when they had the opportunity, but they stonewalled.
But this is not unique to the Democrats. Look, I've been as harsh on Republicans, especially on the bailout. Nobody beat them up more than I did, because I think it was a dumb idea. But what we're talking about is a long-term issue of who's going to be most likely to raise our taxes. And I think that that's a pretty evident issue here.
COLMES: All right, Governor.
HUCKABEE: Not going to be the Republicans.
COLMES: I know you're familiar now with hard breaks. You're a big TV star, so we're going to take a quick break.
More with Huckabee after the break. Plus, our final thoughts on the candidates, the campaigns, and what we expect to happen on election day, coming up.
HANNITY: Now, just a reminder: our Freedom Concert tickets are back for the summer of 2009. Now, at all eight performances we're going to have our good friends, musical stars Billy Ray Cyrus, Charlie Daniels. And by the way, I may sing "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."
HANNITY: Just for charity. Michael W. Smith, Lee Greenwood and much, much more. Colonel North is going to be there.
And as always, the net proceeds will go to the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund for the children of slain heroes.
And by the way, our cities are Houston, San Diego, Vegas, Phoenix, Cincinnati, Dayton, Atlanta, and Dallas-Fort Worth, and the New York-New Jersey area.
And Governor Huckabee, by the way, is going to be joining us.
And by the way, we have Christmas gift boxes. The only place to get your tickets is at Hannity.com. And we're only going to sell it definitely this week. I don't know if we're going to sell it beyond this week. And - - because demands are pretty strong.
COLMES: But can I just say one thing? It's great to raise money, and it's a great cause, but wouldn't you raise — wouldn't you raise more money if you didn't sing?
HANNITY: Governor — Governor, will you sing "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" with me with Charlie?
HUCKABEE: I won't sing, but I'll play bass on it. How's that?
HANNITY: You'll play bass on it?
HUCKABEE: I've played with Charlie Daniels, and he's an amazing human being. I would love to be able to do that.
HANNITY: Well, we've got another star in here. I don't know if I'm allowed to say he's here. Am I allowed to say you're here?
BRAD PAISLEY, COUNTRY MUSIC STAR: Yes, you can.
HANNITY: Are you sure?
HANNITY: Brad Paisley is sitting out here. He's a good friend of ours. And hopefully, he'll come to one of our shows.
But Hannity.com, Freedom Concert, eight cities. Mike Huckabee will be there.
Mike, good to see you.
HUCKABEE: Thank you.
HANNITY: Thanks for being with us.
HUCKABEE: Nice to see you, Sean.
HANNITY: Go vote.
HUCKABEE: Alan, take care.
HANNITY: We'll see you back here tomorrow for special election coverage.
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