I have marveled at Rush Limbaugh’s passion for almost twenty years. I am not marveling so much these days.
It was from him I learned that the founding fathers — at great risk to their reputations, their fortunes and their necks — broke from the ranks to start the greatest and most successful government in the history of the world.
They were not cowards — believing in the idea of freedom and individual rights as noble endeavor so strongly that they were willing to risk it all to make it happen. They put everything on the line knowing that failure would surely mean death.
I once put Rush up there with these great men.
Surprisingly, this year while admitting repeatedly that this election was the most important one of our lifetimes, he punted when asked for help. He kept saying this was and election in which “the fate of our country could be hanging in the balance,” but when callers practically begged him to throw his considerable weight behind Bachman, Cain, Perry, or Santorum, he started stuttering like Obama.
“Wha wha wha – I don’t know what these people are going to say or do. How can I endorse someone who might make a fool out if me? What if they flop? I will lose credibility!”
This was a total puss-out. Crap, even John Boehner shows more conviction.
Either Rush is right in saying, “this country is worth risk” or he is not? If it is, then why was he not risking a little credibility by throwing the weight of his endorsement behind a conservative candidate to help save it?
Would it have made a difference? We will never know because the chose to ride the fence.
I am just not sure that Rush is in to win it anymore.