Limbaugh: GOP Establishment doesn't want a conservative to win


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Limbaugh: GOP Establishment "Does Not Want A Conservative Getting The Nomination" | RealClearPolitics

RUSH LIMBAUGH: My friends, do not doubt me. I know this is going to shock many of you, and maybe disappoint a lot of you. But when you talk about the Republican establishment -- and you've read their pieces today -- you know what I'm talking about: The columnists, the magazine directors, editors, publishers, whatever, they are reaching and searching for a counter to the conservatives. They don't want Herman Cain getting the nomination; they don't want Perry getting the nomination; they don't want Bachmann getting the nomination. The Republican establishment does not want a conservative getting the nomination. If Chris Christie can come along, catch fire, see to it that Palin, Bachmann -- Palin not in, she might get in, who knows, doubt it, but still too soon to say -- if they can co-opt any conservative getting the nomination, they will do it.

Nothing's changed. "But, Rush, but, Rush, Christie's a big conservative." I will reserve my comments for later on in the program. I'll just give you one little hint. I heard a lot of John McCain in that speech. Well, maybe not a lot, but I heard enough to send up a red flag or two.
Limbaugh's target here is obviously Christie, but I notice he doesn't talk about Romney at all.

I think he might be between a rock and a hard place on that one, because he broke his own rule in 2008 and endorsed Romney over McCain and Huckabee (and the guy still came in third place.)

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