In speaking at how McCain and Huckabee are trying to redefine Republican and Conservatism, Rush Limbaugh had this to say:
“I can see possibly not supporting the Republican nominee this election, and I never thought that I would say that in my life.”
Rush continues to plea with Republicans and Conservatives to wake up and pay attention to what is happening to the Republican party by specifically those candidates. Rush has expressed that as far as Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, and Fred Thompson goes, each has or had their liberal “moments” but none are trying to “redefine” the GOP or have said that the principles of Reagan Conservatism is dead.
Former President Reagan did all he could to unite fiscal, social, and political conservatives in positive ways. Today on Sean Hannity, Tom Delay exposed how dangerous and what a grenade John McCain would be to the Republican party. Likewise Huckabee is trying to advance that Reaganism is out-dated and dead.
Show Highlight: McCain and Huckabee are running on the idea that Reagan conservatism is outdated, and needs to be redefined to fit their liberal positions. Mitt, Rudy, and Fred want to advance that legacy. (Rush 24/7 Members: Listen Here)
Rush stresses every show that there is no one perfect candidate, but at least Rudy is quite open that he is anti-life (pro-abortion), and supports gay marriage. Mitt Romney can be prone to a little pandering, ie) the incident in Michigan where he is oft-quoted as suggesting that the federal government funnel $20 billion to bring jobs back to the state. Rush defends Fred Thompson and the one candidate that has been consistently conservative and that Mitt Romney speaks conservatism.
I suspect that Fred Thompson’s disappointing showing in South Carolina is frustrating for Rush. I do believe however that Mitt Romney will continue to be the strength the Republican party needs. He is a quick and responsive study. His stances have matured over the years, and we all couldn’t be more happy about that. I think Glenn Beck said today that Pres. John Kennedy would be a political conservative in this day and age. Times are a changing. Someone who might have been a moderate a decade ago would easily be a conservative today. The disturbing trend is when you see the phenomenal rise in “liberal Republicans” who seek to stamp out conservatism and the base of the Republican party.