I listen to Rush daily...don't remember him trying to “force” Romney as our nominee? Can you tell me when Rush (aka: “the elitist”) pushed Romney on the electorate?
I never heard Rush push Romney either, but if you only read about it here, you would swear Rush told Romney to put his Dog on the roof of the Station Wagon back in 1983.
After Newt won SC, Rush announced how surprised he was that Speaker Gingrich had been so opposed to Ronald Reagan years ago.
Rush said he didn’t remember it, but there it was on tape. Rush tried to have it both ways, saying he remembered Newt as pro-Reagan, but well whatta ya know, there he is on tape speaking against Reagan.
In what was later shown to be a fraudulent representation of Gingrich’s words.
The effect of this, I’m convinced, was to send a chill over the flames of Newt’s SC victory. And this is only one example of Rush’s subtle backing of Romney that has gone on since the 2008 primaries.