The biggest story of the day that no one is covering occurred in the closing few minutes of today’s Rush Limbaugh program.
El Rushbo says Romney has a Polkian-conservative core:
RUSH: Folks, I must be honest with you. I hear this all the time from people about Romney, and I know him and I’ve talked to him. He came here and he sat down and he told me what his plan was, and it sounded like anything you and I would say. He even said to me, “If I accomplish everything I want to do, I may only be a one-term president.” I said, “What do you mean?” “Because I am gonna so fix this. It’s gonna be dramatic. We’ve gotta reverse this. We gotta stop this. Our children’s future is at stake here, and I’m gonna stop the direction that we’re headed, and if they throw me out after four years, fine and dandy.” And from right here in this studio he left to go to a huge fundraiser here in Palm Beach. First traffic jam I have ever been in since I lived here trying to get home. (interruption) No, I don’t go to fundraisers. Of course I wasn’t invited. I don’t go to those things.
But anyway, what she just said, no core, I can’t tell you how many people I hear this from. And it surprises me a little. There’s gotta be some core there. There has to be some core. But there is a tremendous amount of, what is it, suspicion, distrust. And I know why. Back in 2006, (imitating Romney) “Oh, no, I’m not really conservative. Yeah, I had to vote for Paul Tsongas, a Democrat, there weren’t any Republicans on the ballot.” Then there’s Romneycare and all that. I think the note I read from my friend really sums it up. The Tea Party did all the heavy lifting. The Tea Party actually presented this opportunity. I think some of the anger at Romney is actually anger at the Republican establishment itself. Maybe I’ll develop that, talk further about that next week.
President James K. Polk (D-TN) made America’s sea-to-shining-sea destiny, manifest. Remember 54’40” or Fight, the Alamo and that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C. native promised one term, delivered on his promises and chose not to run.
Mitt Romney can be trusted to do us right. I have always seen the character that will do what he says he will do. It seems Rush has glimpsed a man we can trust as well.
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