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Rush Limbaugh and Fred Thompson
National Ledger ^ | 01/17/08 | Chris Davis

Posted on 01/17/2008 11:23:00 AM PST by Route66

...You can hear it in Limbaugh’s voice and see it in his face. He badly wants to throw the full weight of conservatism behind that candidate. He so desperately wants to that his teeth probably hurt. He’s waiting, waiting for someone to take the lead. Get noticed. He’s waiting for someone to give him the go ahead to cream the opposition.

You can hear the excitement in Rush’s voice when he talks about the South Carolina primary. It’s “The Passion.” The passion of conservatism emerging when he talks about that primary. Why, you ask? Because, for the first time since the primaries have begun, conservative Republicans will be voting for fellow conservative Republicans...

...Rush Limbaugh believes in conservatism. It’s engrained in his soul. He introduced me to it, and now it’s engrained in my soul. I can recognize it like a tick on a white dog. It’s as obvious as that.

I recognize it in Senator Fred Thompson, and so does Rush Limbaugh. He’s hinted, he’s implied, and he’s even begged conservatives to see what he sees in Fred Thompson. He sees conservatism, the same kind of conservatism he saw in Ronald Reagan. He doesn’t want long, bloated policy. He wants simple, effervescent conservatism for Americans to unfold before their very eyes...

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Which candidate is number 1 with Rush? Here's the case for Fred Thompson.
1 posted on 01/17/2008 11:23:01 AM PST by Route66
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To: Route66

Rush must endorse Fred before Saturday!

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of South Carolina’s Republican Presidential Primary shows that John McCain and Mike Huckabee are tied at 24%. In a race that has already seen four different candidates with the lead, much could still change in the coming days—7% of voters have yet to make up their mind, 10% say there’s a good chance they could change their mind, and another 24% might change their mind.

Mitt Romney attracts 18% support and Fred Thompson 16%. Those figures are little changed from the previous survey


2 posted on 01/17/2008 11:23:56 AM PST by counterpunch (GOP Convention '08 Go For Brokered!)
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To: Route66

Mitt Romney


3 posted on 01/17/2008 11:24:09 AM PST by Samba
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To: Route66

BOTTOM LINE: McCAIN MUST BE BEATEN.

My suggestion: Pick the candidate who has the best chance of beating him (except for Giuliani).


4 posted on 01/17/2008 11:25:27 AM PST by unspun (Mike Huckabee: Government's job is "protect us, not have to provide for us.")
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To: Route66
People are silly to attribute thoughts and feelings to Rush Limbaugh.

This article is just wishful thinking on the authors part.
5 posted on 01/17/2008 11:25:33 AM PST by elizabetty ("Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." .Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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To: Route66

A vote for Thonmpson is a vote for McCain and Thompson ONLY as McCains running mate or Thompson being in McCains cabinet. Fred has no REAL interest in winning. Period.


6 posted on 01/17/2008 11:26:31 AM PST by nckerr (www.myspace.com/ArmyKerrFamily)
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To: Samba

No, no, no!

Rush likes Mitt’s HAIR! :)


7 posted on 01/17/2008 11:26:32 AM PST by papasmurf (I'm voting for FRed, even if I have to write him in.)
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To: Samba

I predict Rush will soon publicly endorse Mitt Romney.


8 posted on 01/17/2008 11:26:47 AM PST by Signalman
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To: writer33

VERY nice piece:)


9 posted on 01/17/2008 11:26:49 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Samba

Rush seems to feel he may be forced to settle for Romney, but he’s not the clear conservative among the front runners. He’s made it clear he’s not happy with Mitt’s leftward leanings.


10 posted on 01/17/2008 11:27:50 AM PST by Route66 (America's Main Street - - - Fred D. Thompson / Consistent Conservative...The One with Gravitas)
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To: nckerr

So, you’re saying that Fred Thompson is a liar.


11 posted on 01/17/2008 11:28:05 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Route66
He badly wants to throw the full weight of conservatism behind that candidate.

If that were the case, I doubt that Rush would be holding back. Rush isn't the 'shy' type.

12 posted on 01/17/2008 11:28:35 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Route66

Another guy wanting to claim a virtual endorsement for Thompson from Rush, who has clearly and articulately stated why he doesn’t and won’t endorse anybody, and has also clearly and articulately stated that he would find THREE candidates as acceptable.

Frankly, at some point, trying to force your views on Rush, when he clearly will not do so himself, is disrespectful.


13 posted on 01/17/2008 11:28:44 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Samba
The RNC does not want Fred or Duncan in the race and the elite NE Rino’s don’t want them either.......The RNC is about broke; but they don’t care; it is about moving the party to the left and be dem lites.
14 posted on 01/17/2008 11:28:55 AM PST by captnorb
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To: Route66
Which candidate is number 1 with Rush? Here's the case for Fred Thompson.

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15 posted on 01/17/2008 11:29:19 AM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: unspun; BillyBoy; Arcy; livius; brwnsuga; HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath; ...

Folks,

Rasmussen 01/16 - 01/16.... McCain: 24, Huckabee: 24

(Other polls have McCain ahead.)


16 posted on 01/17/2008 11:29:22 AM PST by unspun (Mike Huckabee: Government's job is "protect us, not have to provide for us.")
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To: nckerr

Now you’ve stepped in it.


17 posted on 01/17/2008 11:29:36 AM PST by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: nckerr

You are a lying slimeball Huckabee shill.


18 posted on 01/17/2008 11:29:50 AM PST by counterpunch (GOP Convention '08 Go For Brokered!)
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To: Samba

What is it?! What do people have against Fred?

McCain- Liberal on tax cuts, immigration, free speech. He has the Keating 5 scandal.

Huckabee- Corrupt, hands out benefits to illegals, populist.

Guiliani-Abortion, gun-grabber, liberal.

Romney-I could see myself holding my nose and voting for him, but he seems so phony and carefully crafted. I don’t know exactly where he stands.

Fred- “Lacks fire in the belly” That’s the main complaint? Compared to all of the other’s negatives?


19 posted on 01/17/2008 11:29:52 AM PST by militem
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To: nckerr

>> A vote for Thonmpson is a vote for McCain and Thompson ONLY as McCains running mate or Thompson being in McCains cabinet. Fred has no REAL interest in winning. Period.

Simply writing the word “period” at the end of a random wild-ass guess does not give your random wild-ass guess any more credibility.

H


20 posted on 01/17/2008 11:29:53 AM PST by SnakeDoctor
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