Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Reminder

From CNN in May 2008:
[Rush Limbaugh] has publicly urged Republicans to vote for Sen. Hillary Clinton to keep the divisive Democratic nomination fight alive, but talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said Wednesday he really wants Sen. Barack Obama to be the party's nominee.

"I now believe he would be the weakest of the Democrat nominees," Limbaugh, among the most powerful voices in conservative radio, said on his program. "I now urge the Democrat superdelegates to make your mind up and publicly go for Obama."

"Barack Obama has shown he cannot get the votes Democrats need to win -- blue-collar, working-class people," Limbaugh said. "He can get effete snobs, he can get wealthy academics, he can get the young, and he can get the black vote, but Democrats do not win with that."...
My point? That Republicans shouldn't outfox themselves by tearing down potential candidates before and during the primary season for the November 2012 election.

Scrutiny is fine.

But let's not repeat the hideous error that Limbaugh promoted in 2008.


Epaminondas said...

How about just vote what you really believe, or unbelievably bad joss can come of screwing around?

Anonymous said...

Obama was the weaker of the two Democrat nominees. The problems for the Republicans were insurmountable:

1. Bush was incredibly unpopular;

2. McCain was not a strong or inspiring candidate and looked lost in September 2008 when the sub-prime meltdown was in high gear;

3. The economy was in meltdown and people did not think they could do worse than the Republican party.