I am a strong conservative, far to the right of most Republicans. I cannot stand Rush. I have listened to him when driving across country when the only radio station I could get without static had "His Plumpness" expectorating all over the place. I can only rationalize that a strong percentage of people in those ratings that say he has a strong following just listen because they find his routine comical. To me it borders on verbal slapstick with touches of satire. I have never liked slapstick, but I do like good satire. His Plumpness is not good at satire.