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Limbaugh Rallies Conservatives to Find 'Right Candidate' (Romney wins CPAC straw poll)
Fox News ^ | February 28, 2009

Posted on 02/28/2009 3:09:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Rush Limbaugh was 15 minutes early to the stage, but no one was complaining Saturday evening in Washington, D.C., at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Quite the contrary. On the conference's third and final day, the conservative talk radio host was the headliner, and the crowd greeted him with an immense ovation.

"Ladies and gentleman, this is my first ever address to the nation," Limbaugh joked, noting that FOX News and C-SPAN were broadcasting the speech live.

Limbaugh then spent his first 15 minutes giving an impassioned summary of what it means to be a conservative before turning the focus to the movement's recent electoral record.

"We can take this country back. All we need is to nominate the right candidate," he said.

The speech was the culmination of an event that featured often fiery speeches by some of top names of the conservative movement and the Republican party, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and conservative commendator Ann Coulter.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; anncoulter; coulter; cpac; gop; jindal; mittromney; obama; palin; romney; rushlimbaugh; talkradio
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Too bad Rush won't run...
1 posted on 02/28/2009 3:09:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yawn.


2 posted on 02/28/2009 3:11:29 PM PST by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rush is magnificent. The liberal media is going to be apoplectic over this speech. I love it!


3 posted on 02/28/2009 3:11:41 PM PST by Jeff Gordon ("An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last." Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Oh no, not this again. I voted for Romney, but we need to get behind Sarah Palin right now if we want to have any chance of winning in 2012. He is just too controversial among conservatives, even though 99% of what they say about him is pure bs
4 posted on 02/28/2009 3:13:46 PM PST by Force of Truth (Sarah Palin in 2012!!!!!! WOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Too bad Rush won’t run...”

You know, his “excuse” is he “couldn’t take the pay cut”, but with the way things are going, that excuse might not be a problem any longer! :)


5 posted on 02/28/2009 3:14:33 PM PST by GWMcClintock ("When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?" Ps. 11:3)
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To: TommyDale

And a yawn at your tedious posts.


6 posted on 02/28/2009 3:14:34 PM PST by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Jeff Gordon

Magnificent, indeed!!!!!!!


7 posted on 02/28/2009 3:16:53 PM PST by fiodora
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dittos to “the big guy!” Way to go Rush!


8 posted on 02/28/2009 3:17:00 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Just being a "U.S. citizen" does not make one an American.)
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To: Force of Truth

Rush is not going to run for President. We need him right where he is.


9 posted on 02/28/2009 3:19:28 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: GWMcClintock

That’s his toungue in cheek excuse. In reality, he’s far more influential as a radio host than he ever could be as a politician. In office, he can be voted out or term limited ... currently, he’s approaching his 20th year and he’s viable no matter what party is in power. In Congress he’d be but one of hundreds ... currently, he’s one in a million. In office, he’d have one vote — presently, he can exert influence over every conservative Congressman, Senator and Governor.

SnakeDoc


10 posted on 02/28/2009 3:20:55 PM PST by SnakeDoctor (Proud Charter Member of the Republican Resistance.)
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To: freekitty

He does what he does best of all.


11 posted on 02/28/2009 3:21:02 PM PST by Force of Truth (Sarah Palin in 2012!!!!!! WOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!)
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To: freekitty

Romney and maybe Ms Palin. Truth and justice for all


12 posted on 02/28/2009 3:21:34 PM PST by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: Force of Truth

After Obama the nay sayers may not mind a Romney;o) Anybody but Obama is more like it.


13 posted on 02/28/2009 3:24:02 PM PST by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rush’s address was Great, and they loved him.

Seeing some of those women at the conference though, I have to question the assertion some have made here that conservative women are always more attractive than liberal women.


14 posted on 02/28/2009 3:24:43 PM PST by FFranco (To be stupid, and selfish, and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness.)
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To: shadeaud

Romney because we are going to need one heck of an economist to pull our country out of the mess that the dems are making.


15 posted on 02/28/2009 3:24:49 PM PST by WVNan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But, he added, “It just breaks my heart that he has not used that extraordinary talent and gift to motivate and inspire the American people to be the best that they can be. He's doing just the opposite.”

Watch the movie Idiocracy and tell me it does not describe Obama and his followers. It is freekin scary! When the President of the US read from the teleprompter I laughed hysterically.

16 posted on 02/28/2009 3:28:10 PM PST by mickey finn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney? Bleeaaachh... Come on now, we need a REAL conservative.


17 posted on 02/28/2009 3:29:10 PM PST by J40000
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To: Force of Truth

Yes he does and we want him.


18 posted on 02/28/2009 3:30:54 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Checked C-Span & Rush wasn't on. Neither did any local stations carry him.

Rush gave me a rush - he was great!

19 posted on 02/28/2009 3:32:52 PM PST by lakey (Politicians thrive on chaos. So, they create it!)
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To: devolve; ntnychik; PhilDragoo

ping


20 posted on 02/28/2009 3:35:01 PM PST by potlatch
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To: J40000

Name that person.


21 posted on 02/28/2009 3:35:04 PM PST by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: lakey

I love his last line: you should care about how people live their lives, but once they get behind their door you have no right after that. Remember that.!

Absolutely brilliant.


22 posted on 02/28/2009 3:35:19 PM PST by techno
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bravo!


23 posted on 02/28/2009 3:36:17 PM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney? That’s a good way to get a jump on losing the 2012 race.


24 posted on 02/28/2009 3:36:24 PM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Jesus and the Apostles were Sola Scriptura)
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To: Force of Truth

Romney was behind the astronomical health care plan in MA that almost bankrupt the state.


25 posted on 02/28/2009 3:37:43 PM PST by Kackikat
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To: lakey
According to the C-Span schedule, his presentation begins at 8:00 pm EST and lasts about 92 minutes.

I plan to watch it for the second time!

26 posted on 02/28/2009 3:38:01 PM PST by Prov3456
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just finished watching. Went a little long, but said things which needed to be said.

Rush may need to transition back to TV to overcome the “Fairness Doctrine” if it is restored to radio.

Thank God for Rush.


27 posted on 02/28/2009 3:38:06 PM PST by caper gal 1 (Who is John Galt?)
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To: freekitty

Limbaugh’s CPAC speech was the best political speech I have heard since Ronald Reagan!

That is why all liberals everywhere hate and despise Rush.

It is precisely because Rush speaks Reaganese!

Rush knows what conservatives need to do to win and how to defeat the morally bankrupt and lying indefensible liberal philosophy.


28 posted on 02/28/2009 3:38:11 PM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: SnakeDoctor

just out of curiosity, what “Republican Resistance”?


29 posted on 02/28/2009 3:38:19 PM PST by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Rush looked like he might be falling back into some old habits. Still a better man than me or most of the people in attendance.
31 posted on 02/28/2009 3:38:57 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Jeff Gordon
Rush is magnificent.

You have a man-crush, huh?

32 posted on 02/28/2009 3:39:39 PM PST by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: Ev Reeman

Rush is in the business of sending us forward.

Obama is in the business of destroying us.


33 posted on 02/28/2009 3:40:08 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: RetSignman

Right now.... ummm, Sarah Palin?

We keep LOSING elections because we keep getting lame guys who are (to conservatives) simply ‘better than ______’, be it Hillary or Obama or whatever democrat facing them.
When the GOP gets rid of the list of ‘who’s turn is it now’ - when handing us a candidate, we might have a chance of winning again.
We need someone we can stand behind and who will stand with US. Not simply the better of two lame choices. We cannot win elections that way.


34 posted on 02/28/2009 3:40:13 PM PST by J40000
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To: Ev Reeman

Even CNN had to carry it for the whole speech. Awesome and never fails the expectation. Unlike some people, he raises the expectations and does it better. That reflects the values of Americans. We as Americans, always dream for big things and achieve better than the dream


35 posted on 02/28/2009 3:40:46 PM PST by Ranjit
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To: TommyDale

Go back to sleep, we can’t handle such intellectually wit.


36 posted on 02/28/2009 3:41:04 PM PST by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: techno
I love his last line

Why?

37 posted on 02/28/2009 3:41:07 PM PST by Jacquerie (Controlling carbon is a central planner's dream. Control carbon, control life.)
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To: Prov3456

Good. Thanks for the info. I’ll watch again, too.


39 posted on 02/28/2009 3:42:14 PM PST by lakey (Politicians thrive on chaos. So, they create it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I often think that too but Rush says never, as he does more good where he is than running for office. And I agree. He is more of a King maker than a king.
40 posted on 02/28/2009 3:42:53 PM PST by fish hawk (Atheism is a non-prophet organization)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

1)Limbaugh Rallies Conservatives to Find ‘Right Candidate’

2)(Romney wins CPAC straw poll)

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I did not catch Rush.

Are 1) and 2) related?

That is Rush did not name names , or did he?


41 posted on 02/28/2009 3:43:06 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: freekitty
Rush is in the business of sending us forward.

Really? When did he give up the radio business?

42 posted on 02/28/2009 3:43:12 PM PST by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: Ev Reeman

We need an actor to lead the party—a conservative actor.


43 posted on 02/28/2009 3:45:27 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: J40000

I still have strong connections in New England. The consensus there among many dems is that they would have voted for Romney in 08 and will if he gets the nomination in 2012.

I know he’s been squishy on some conservative principles (abortion, healthcare), but you have to consider the environment he was running in, I think. Maybe not my first choice, and he wasn’t in ‘08. But I would rather have voted for Romney last time than for Juan McCain.


44 posted on 02/28/2009 3:45:53 PM PST by Randy in CO (Assault is an action, not a description)
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To: lakey
Rush will be on C span at 8 eastern 5 pacific time.
45 posted on 02/28/2009 3:46:51 PM PST by fish hawk (Atheism is a non-prophet organization)
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To: humblegunner

Check out Idiocracy, and you’ll know what I am referring to...JFK


46 posted on 02/28/2009 3:47:14 PM PST by BADROTOFINGER (Life sucks. Get a helmet.)
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To: J40000
Romney? Bleeaaachh... Come on now, we need a REAL conservative.

I see that you have not named one yet. I do not think that you would recognize one if he/she was standing right in front of you.

47 posted on 02/28/2009 3:47:35 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: TommyDale

And your point is...?

I’m sure I am going out on a limb by even suggesting you have a point. Prove us all wrong and say something smart.


48 posted on 02/28/2009 3:48:09 PM PST by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: mtnwmn

I objected to Romney in 2008 and object to him now. He is NO Conservative. I won’t support anyone that became an Indy from Republican when President Reagan took office of was glad he didn’t have to go in the service for Vietnam but while running said he wished he could have gone.

Give me a break! Romney is a non-starter as is Rudy, McCain, Thompson, Huckabee, and Paul. We have races to win in 2010 but some of you Romney people want to hand this liberal health care person the nomination. Not going to happen.

Why not work for 2010 and forget 2012? Makes a lot more sense.


49 posted on 02/28/2009 3:48:12 PM PST by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Mary Fallin for OK Governor in 2010! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: Randy in CO

“But I would rather have voted for Romney last time than for Juan McCain.”

I totally feel the same way. McCain got my vote when he chose his running mate. I honestly thought about sitting it out. Romney would have gotten it automatically.

I just don’t think he’s ‘the’ person the GOP is looking for.


50 posted on 02/28/2009 3:48:52 PM PST by J40000
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