Skip to comments.There Will Be No Rush Endorsement
Posted on 01/31/2012 12:59:00 PM PST by Kaslin
RUSH: St. Louis. This is Greg. Great to have you on the program, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. God bless you, buddy. Been listening to you for a long time, and, like you, I'm an expert at what I do. I've got a painting company, funny story, I have the ability to listen to you at different job sites, particularly residential job sites, and it's a hoot when I'm at a liberal's house painting with Rush Limbaugh on. It drives 'em crazy.
RUSH: I can imagine that. I've heard such stories, guys on ladders with the radio on where the owner can't get to it. The wife, in particular, just goes batty.
RUSH: Husbands, too. They can't do anything about it other than fire the painter, which they don't want to do.
CALLER: Right. Yeah. It's hysterical. It's really amusing. It's funny. I can almost tell neighborhood by neighborhood, you know, what kind of clientele I have and whether or not I'm gonna drive 'em crazy.
RUSH: How can you do that? How can you tell by neighborhood what kind of clientele you're gonna have?
CALLER: Yeah, well...
RUSH: Okay, you don't want answer, I caught you. The host caught you. Yeah, yeah, yeah, expert painter knows when he's going to a liberal neighborhood or a conservative neighborhood.
CALLER: You can tell.
RUSH: You can tell. Yep. Whether you got a car on concrete blocks in the front yard or not, I know.
CALLER: Yeah, right, right, especially election time when all the signs get put in the front yard, it's even more of a hoot.
CALLER: But, hey, the reason why I'm calling, you know, you're the guy that I listen to the most, and you're the guy that I get all my information from. I get why you couldn't endorse someone, but, boy, it sure would be helpful for me and your listeners for you, at the end of the day, say, "Here's the guy," because you're the expert, man. You know who's full of it, and you know who's legitimate, and it would be awesome if you would just, you know, come out and say, this is --
RUSH: Ah, see, wait a minute. You say you understand why I don't endorse. In fact, you said you understand why I can't endorse. And then you very sneakily and slyly try get me to endorse. If I tell you who I'm voting for, that's an endorsement. You're trying to tell me I can do that without actually endorsing anybody. Snerdley, I'm gonna tell you something. 'Cause Snerdley's behind this, folks. If I don't shut this down every call is gonna be somebody demanding or trying to pressure me. Snerdley is sitting in there thinking that I can change the outcome of elections if I would just say so. He really believes that.
You and I both know that's absurd, but he believes it. I'm just telling you, you could give me two more hours of this, I'm not gonna tell you. It isn't going to happen, because when this is all over, I am not gonna be in a position where my credibility is such that I can't support whoever the nominee is. 'Cause I am not voting Obama. I'm not supporting Obama. So whoever wins this, I can't sit here and pigeonhole myself in such a way that I don't have credibility supporting whoever the eventual nominee is, because Obama is the end result. I'll tell you right now, I'm not voting Obama. I'm the expert. And that's really all you need to know.
In the third hour, rush told us that Santorum voters will move to Romney if he drops out, not to Newt.
I say that “Bloody Thursday” Rush is lying, what do you think?
In all my years of voting, no one's endorsement has ever swayed my voting.
I think Rush will be voting for Romney again.
He ended both days of his show by saying that all the candidates had at one time or another supported federal mandates... EXCEPT SANTORUM. Very pointedly for two days. This is how Rush drops his private opinion into his oeuvre.
Ah, but we have another thread where a FReeper is telling us Rush is endorsing Santorum.
Nope, my thread got pulled. Rush did hint that he was voting for Santorum. It’s kind of like an endorsement. But it was legally only my opinion.
I am the stupid and blatant one of which you speak. Don’t worry, my thread got pulled.
(Shhh, don’t tell anyone, promise? Rush has quoted my utter stupidity on FR at least 3 times so far... And read one of my emails to him on the air...)
Exactly, Rush has been playing dumb big time over the past month. It’s like he has no confidence in coming up with any new opinions. Today he spouted his re-hashed idea that Newt labeled the Ryan plan right wing social engineering because Newt was jealous. C’mon Rush; not everyone has an ego as big as yours.
When we look back at this election cycle many here will remember who supported the cause and who gave only halfhearted support or worked against us.
Might vote says; Rush will vote for Newt.
The Palin couple has made it very clear who they support, and have continued to string out this national pro-Newt endorsement campaign for weeks.
Palin is maximizing her pro Newt effect.
Rush took the same position in 08, and we got McCain. Even though I think his fav was Fred Thompson.
Not as forcefully as he could have; he seems intent on fence-sitting. Today he told a caller that he doesn’t believe Romney is pro-abortion, and any claims to that effect are news to him. My jaw dropped. The caller said Romney would never hold his own against Obama in a debate because he gets flustered and sweaty; Rush replied he has never seen that happen.
Sorry, Rush is dropping the ball big-time.
So enjoy your money . . .
Is that old windbag sell on the air
Rush is for Romney, he even told us today that the Perry voters did not go for Newt, and that the Santorum voters will go to Romney instead of Newt.
Rush did that in the third hour on voting day, Rush is anti-Newt.
No way. . .he plays antagonist; but Rush is NOT for Romney; guaranteed! Mitt is the ‘Liberal’ candidate; he is LEFT of center! NO way; does Rush go near, ‘LEFT’ of center. He has banged his drum all week that Romneycare just a few ‘zero’s away from Obamacare’ which he despises.
And what's your opinion? It's as good s mine. And his.
This time I think there is no doubt that he is not supporting Newt, and I think that it is clear that he prefers Mitt over Newt.
The thing that is undeniable, is that Rush could be as clear with Mitt and Gingrich, as he was with McCain and Romney last time.
RUSH: I think now, based on the way the campaign has shaken out, that there probably is a candidate on our side who does embody all three legs of the conservative stool, and thats Romney.
...national radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh, who endorsed Romney on Tuesday
[February 5, 2008]
Newsmax - Feb 6, 2008
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