Skip to comments.How Rush Limbaugh helped elect Barack Obama
Posted on 11/09/2008 4:57:38 PM PST by firebrand99
Conservative radio buffoon Rush Limbaugh thinks of himself as an ace strategist and so he thought he was being extremely clever back in March when he launched "Operation Chaos" an effort to undermine frontrunner Barack Obama's chances in the fall election by prolonging the Democratic primary season and forcing Obama to deplete his resources early. Rushbo, accordingly, urged his conservative Republican listeners to take advantage of open primaries in many thats that allow non-Democrats to participate and vote for Hilary Clinton in order to drag the race out as long as possible. Brilliant eh? And how mischievous!
Unfortunately the Limbaugh his plan was too clever by half and has backfired.
DNC chair Howard Dean has talked about the importance of a "50 state strategy" for the past four years and Obama embraced the idea but it was the prolonged primary season that allowed Obama to implement it by virtue of necessity as the never ending race forced him to recruit ground organizers and campaign in red states that are usually flyover states for the Dems such as Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Indiana. When the fall campaign came around, polls showed Obama competitive in states that the Democrats had long written off as a result of his spring campaigning and allowed him to use ground organizations left over from the primary season in order to keeps those states competitive forcing McCain to campaign in states which should have been sure things for him. Moreover, Obama won North Carolina and Indiana and thereby assured himself the presidency thanks, in no small part, to Rush Limbaugh's efforts.
Another LIberal SQUAT late for the Party
Another n00b troll signing up today to post this drivel.
GTF outta here.
>>Has Rush addressed the blowback from Operation Chaos yet?
So you registered yesterday just for this leftard propaganda piece?
You’ve been here a month and posting a vanity to your own blog?
How about how conservatives helped elect Obama by allowing McCain to be the nominee??
For God’s sake, sober up.
Obama was easier to beat than Hillary would have been. Hillary would have beat McCain in a landslide because the dynamics of the vp pick would have been different. I don’t think he would have chosen Palin and he would have gotten wasted.
I doubt you’ll be here long, considering your first sentence describes Rush Limbaugh as a “buffoon.”
I thought there was a default period before you could post an article. I had to wait. Maybe it’s because I’m ugly. =)
It’s Rush’s fault!
I had to be moderated for a while...
Abuse posted on the LLORT ...
Considering the voter turnout rates, I agree with you.
20% of self-described conservatives voted for 0bama. Case closed.
I don’t think “Operation Chaos” was a good idea on many levels. However, I think the thing that sank both Rush and Hillary was the fact that Obama - or, at any rate, the people manipulating the Obama sock puppet - had been organizing for a long, long time, and neither Rush nor Hillary was aware of or prepared for this.
does this site stand for anything?...if its self supporting, and high minded, why can't we have some kind of posting policy.....you donate a minimum amount to FR initially and you have to be signed on for 3 months before you can post....
with all the problems we had on election night and yesterday, it seems putting some limits out there would be a great idea....
After all, even Slick never got 50% of the vote--and he didn't even come close to Hillary's polarizing attitude and high negatives.
What did Rush know and when did he know it?!!
Those who think Rush is a buffoon immediately discredit themselves.
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