Skip to comments.Limbaugh Rallies Conservatives to Find 'Right Candidate' (Romney wins CPAC straw poll)
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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Rush is magnificent. The liberal media is going to be apoplectic over this speech. I love it!
“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! :)
And a yawn at your tedious posts.
Dittos to “the big guy!” Way to go Rush!
Rush is not going to run for President. We need him right where he is.
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.
He does what he does best of all.
Romney and maybe Ms Palin. Truth and justice for all
After Obama the nay sayers may not mind a Romney;o) Anybody but Obama is more like it.
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.
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.
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.
Romney? Bleeaaachh... Come on now, we need a REAL conservative.
Yes he does and we want him.
Rush gave me a rush - he was great!
Name that person.
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.!
Romney? That’s a good way to get a jump on losing the 2012 race.
Romney was behind the astronomical health care plan in MA that almost bankrupt the state.
I plan to watch it for the second time!
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.
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.
just out of curiosity, what “Republican Resistance”?
You have a man-crush, huh?
Rush is in the business of sending us forward.
Obama is in the business of destroying us.
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.
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
Go back to sleep, we can’t handle such intellectually wit.
Good. Thanks for the info. I’ll watch again, too.
1)Limbaugh Rallies Conservatives to Find ‘Right Candidate’
2)(Romney wins CPAC straw poll)
I did not catch Rush.
Are 1) and 2) related?
That is Rush did not name names , or did he?
Really? When did he give up the radio business?
We need an actor to lead the party—a conservative actor.
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.
Check out Idiocracy, and you’ll know what I am referring to...JFK
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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