There was an interesting conversation between Rush Limbaugh and a caller yesterday. The caller, whose first choice is Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, asked him to endorse a primary candidate, and says a Rush endorsement can help clean-up the field, and save other candidates a “ton” of money.
Rush and I are on the same page on this one. He says he will vote for Elmer Fudd before he votes for Barack Obama. The one willing to bring it “to” Obama will be the one he will be enthused about, although he says we may end up with “milk toast,” and a “loser candidate.” “Saving the country is getting rid of Obama.”
Whoever in this field takes it to Obama the straightest and the hardest and the most direct, is who’s gonna win. They’re gonna have to take it to Obama. This isn’t a ‘pussy-foot around’ type of election. This is not, ‘Oh, we’ve got to worry about what they’re gonna say about us, we’ve got to worry about PR, about charges of racism.’ Somebody’s got to be willing to take it to Obama. It’s going to be about him and four more years of this stuff and we’ll see if there’s anybody in this field willing to do that.
The goal is to get Barack Obama out. Hopefully, in doing so, we put a strong constitutional conservative in. However. Hot Air points out that between two candidates like Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty, Bachmann will “take it to” Obama, but she is also the easiest to “kookify.”
That has merit, but it doesn’t mean she is a kook. Progressives will villify the entire slate, after they first “choose” who our candidate should be, as they did with John McCain. The truth is, there are no kooks among those expected to run.
We must stand by that, and Conservative pundits must stand by it as well. Their perceived intellect can elect Obama again if they are not willing to validate each of the candidates – albeit they have their favorites. Conservative pundits have the voice. If they cannot kookify the press they aren’t doing their job. After all, we have no Dennis Kucinich in our field. See the Rush video at Hot Air. See the full transcript at The Rush Limbaugh Show.