March 6th, 2008
12:12 PM ET
6 years ago

Limbaugh: So-called 'Dream Ticket' doesn't have a prayer

Limbaugh said a ticket with Obama and Clinton doesn't have a prayer.
Limbaugh said a ticket with Obama and Clinton doesn't have a prayer.

(CNN) - Many Democrats have called the prospect of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama teaming up for the general election a "dream ticket."

But conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said Wednesday a presidential ticket that included a "woman and a black" doesn't "have a prayer."

"Let's say it is Obama and Hillary...Let's put Hillary at the top - That's a position she's familiar with," Limbaugh said on his radio show Thursday. "Therefore, you've got a woman and a black for the first time ever on the Democrat ticket. Ahem. They don't have a prayer."

Donna Brazile, Al Gores former presidential campaign manager, called the comments "un-American."

"I'm an American. And I'm proud to be an American," Brazile said on CNN's The Situation Room Wednesday. "But I think that comment is, as far as I can tell, a very un-American conversation, because African-Americans and women fight for this country. We have died for this country."

“To suggest, somehow or another, that we are not capable of serving this country in the capacity of Commander-in-Chief is just, in my mind, mind-boggling," she continued. "So, with all due respect to Mr. Limbaugh, just wait. Let the people decide. And I guarantee you, the people will make a better decision than Rush Limbaugh."

Limbaugh's comments came hours after Hillary Clinton said the Democratic presidential race could result in a joint ticket.

“That may be where this is headed,” she told CBS Wednesday morning. “But of course we have to decide who is on the top of ticket. I think the people of Ohio very clearly said that it should be me."

Obama later called any speculation of teaming up with Clinton "premature."

– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

soundoff (562 Responses)
  1. OutRageed

    WOW RUSH!!!!! I already knew you didn't like "Blacks" but I didn't know you don't like women either!!!

    March 6, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  2. Sabrina Mackowiak

    I was appaled to read this, however as soon as I knew it came from Rush Limbaugh, I thought "of course it did!". He is the biggest idiot on radio. It is not surprising to see a comment like that come out of that poor excuse for a human being.

    March 6, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  3. Al Shapiro

    Why would anyone listen to this obnoxious jerk?

    March 6, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  4. T.Frase

    Rush is beyond ignorant, apparently he feels very insecure about himself to take it the argument there. People like that should be banned from polluting the minds of others. Thats why progess is hindered because of idiotic comments like that. Lets not hear anything else from this man, he is the one who needs prayers.

    March 6, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  5. HILL ALL THE WAY

    It seems that Barack HUSSEIN Obama honeymoon is over now….

    CNN sucks! especially Cafferty so bias. Someone needs to tell him to tone it down.

    March 6, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  6. Terry

    Are you serious? This election has been about sexism and reverse racism. America can only get better with both on the ticket. This is a major step forward in our culture.

    March 6, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  7. Gary

    get Rush some Kaopectate. He's got diarrhea of the mouth again.
    Stupid junkie

    March 6, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  8. Nick, Rochester, NY

    What dream-ticket, a Billary-Barack threesome? A prospect too horrible to contemplate!

    March 6, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  9. Styles

    Benny,

    First off, it's Richardson. There's only one "S". Secondly, don't let his name fool you. He is half-Mexican and self-identifies as Hispanic. Knowing this, will you still vote for him or are Hispanics not as low as African-Americans on your ethnic stratosphere and able to hold elected office? Listen, the racists used to be Democrats, but I think they've pretty much all defected to the Republican side. You should join your brethren there.

    March 6, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  10. voter in akr

    The scariest thing about this is... many americans still think this way.

    March 6, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  11. Vern Baker

    Rush, a pharma junkie who's own body has rejected what he has to say through a hearing loss. Time to treat him for what he is a loud mouth that deserves no more air time.

    March 6, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  12. mo

    Rush is a waste of time. Who cares what he says.
    Nothing like having an idiot making news.
    Come on CNN cover stories of interest, not this moron.

    March 6, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  13. Doug Tinney

    I can't believe CNN bothers to publish the comments of Rush Limbaugh. His thoughts on Election '08 are inconsequential to anyone with even a smattering of gray matter. In fact, I can't believe I'm even wasting my time responding.

    March 6, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  14. Brianne

    Isn't Limbaugh a drug addict???

    March 6, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  15. JC

    Rush Limbaugh is what you would get if Anne Coulter and Bill O'Reilly ever mated. Wow...I just got the most horrible shivers...

    March 6, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  16. Nathan

    This is not news. "Hey, Rush Limbaugh says something." is not a news item and should not be covered as such. Rush Limbaugh is not a news maker.

    March 6, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  17. Bob

    Why do you print anything about what Rush Limbaugh says? He's an annoying radio host, that's all. HIs is not a candidate, and certainly does not speak for the vast majority of the people of this country. He's also an incredible hypocrite. By publishing his commentary, you give him far too much credibility. Ignore him.

    March 6, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  18. Pat

    I don't think Rush Limbaugh knows anything about prayer, for him to make a comment like that is ludicrous and un American....what world does he live in or what decade is he stuck in?

    March 6, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  19. Fran D

    Rush is just as much of an idiot as Ralph Nader.

    March 6, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  20. A F Accawi

    I think he who said, “We can’t see the forest for the trees” was on to the Dao of things here in the USA. We are so busy watching the game being played by the Democratic Party’s two candidates—Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama—to see (or even to remember) that this is America where a woman, or a black man will not make it to the White House. NOT YET. So, what the Democrats will end up doing (by putting their best two feet forward) is handing the Presidency to a brittle moderate Republican. If it were not too painful to contemplate, it would be downright funny.

    March 6, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  21. Tim

    Here's a crack squad for the White House

    President- Obama
    Vice- Edwards
    Sec of State- Richardson
    Throw in Dodd for foreign relations

    I think this team would do wonders!

    March 6, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  22. Leslie, Annandale Virginia

    Rush is actually right (for once). I am a proud supporter of Sen. Obama, donated to his campaign and will continue to support him until he reaches to the WHITE HOUSE. However, I absolutely REFUSE to vote for him if Hillary will be on the ticket with him.

    Obama 08!!
    With Sebelius, Webb, Nunn, Biden or Edwards as VP!!!!

    March 6, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  23. Mike Cobb, Palo Alto, CA

    How is it that the opinion of an extremist polemicist warrants this kind of headline treatment? CNN is enabling one of the most negative influences in American politics, and thereby grant him strength and validity that he absolutely does not deserve.

    March 6, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  24. MR

    Which radio station does Mr.Limbaugh host ? It is time for the station to kick his A's real hard !!!

    March 6, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  25. Jeff from Jersey

    Why is Limbaugh even around?Isn't he just a wonderful role model for the Republican party and the neo-nazi conservative right.He couldn't even keep his predjudice to himself on Monday Night Football.

    Obama would be the perfect Vice-President since they aren't allowed to actually do anything anyway and that's right up Obama's alley!

    March 6, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
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