For tens of thousands of ditto heads, Rush hit the nail in the Huckabee coffin today.
“Ladies and gentlemen, Gov. Huckabee, mighty fine man and is a great Christian, is not a conservative, he’s just not,” Limbaugh said. “If you look at his record as governor, he’s got some conservative tendencies on things but he’s certainly not the most conservative of the candidates running on the Republican side.”
Rush has been in a feud with Huckabee since before Christmas.
While calling Huckabee’s now-famous Des Moines presser Monday “Clintonesque,” Limabugh said he would not “join the chorus” of those saying it would damage the Republican’s chances.
“It’s quite possible people will see Huckabee’s press conference as an attempt to be honorable, that the drive-bys [in the mainstream media] have now sabotaged him on,” Limbaugh observed.
“And they can easily conclude, ‘Look, he didn’t air the ad, you guys did.’ The people that are looking at Huckabee in a supportive way are not analyzing Huckabee, this is what you have to understand. They are not picking apart his policy, they’re accepting him for what he is based on his identity politics. So I don’t think they’re going to take it to the nth degree the way the drive-by pundits are.”
Limbaugh, who has previously offered warm words for Fred Thompson, appeared to be dissatisfied with at least three of the top GOP candidates.
…and that’s not good for those three candidates. While he often pushes his listeners to be “free thinkers”, it’s undeniable that most of them take their cues from the words of the mighty El Rushbo. It’ll show at the polls, for sure.
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