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Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Why Rush Limbaugh Says "Vote for Hillary!"
It's hard to tell the past few weeks if Hillary Clinton is running for the Democratic Presidential nomination or to be John McCain's Vice-President! First, she puts out the "3 A.M Phone Call" ad which tries to scare voters into voting for her instead of Barack Obama, but will probably help John McCain, who is already copying the ad. It's a classic right-wing scare tactic! This ad along with mocking Obama's message of "hope" as nothing but empty rhetoric is at odds with Bill Clinton's campaign where he challenged voters to support candidates who have a message of "hope", not fear!
"I think that I have a lifetime of experience that I will bring to the White House. I know Senator McCain has a lifetime of experience to the White House. And Senator Obama has a speech he gave in 2002," Clinton says.
As Rachel Maddow said on Keith Olberman: "This is what you say if you want to be McCain's choice for Vice President. It is not what you say if you are running for the Democratic nomination."
From CNN: Limbaugh has been actively urging his Texas listeners to cross over and vote for Clinton in that state's open primary Tuesday, arguing it helps the Republicans if the Democratic race remains unsettled for weeks to come.
"I want Hillary to stay in this…this is too good a soap opera," Limbaugh told fellow conservative talk-show host Laura Ingraham on Fox News Friday. He reiterated the comments on his Monday show and replayed the exchange with Ingram.
He also said Clinton is more willing than the Republican National Committee and John McCain's campaign to criticize Barack Obama.
"We need Barack Obama bloodied up politically. It's obvious that the Republicans are not going to do it, they don't have the stomach for it," Limbaugh continued. "As you probably know we're getting all kinds of memos from the RNC saying we're not going to be critical. Mark McKinnon of McCain's campaign said he'll quit if they get critical over Obama. This is the presidency of the United States we're talking about. I want our party to win I want the Democrats to lose.”
Will Hillary Clinton continue to do the Republican dirty work to bloody Obama?
Even if Hillary wins Ohio or Texas today, she cannot win enough delegates to get the nomination. See Hillary's Math Problem (Newsweek)