March 6th, 2008
12:12 PM ET
7 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. Robbie Flynn

    Rush Limbaugh is one lost man. He doesnt want to admit that his party and the George Bush neo-cons are going to lose the White House. The Republicans are the ones that dont have a dream, prayer, or a fighting chance in this election, because of what they have brought to America, chaos and division. Its time for Limbaugh and the ultra-conservatives to go. Im a conservative Democrat, I'm conservative as hell, and I still think Limbaugh is an idiot. I like and listen to Michael Savage anyway.....

    March 6, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  2. dimitri

    this guy is a far right nut,just as bad as a far left nut

    March 6, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  3. Obamista NYC

    To: CNN

    One of your headings under the Political Ticker entitled, "Clinton leads Obama in Texas caucuses count" is wrong. Is someone asleep? In the summary, it reads that Obama is leading by 56%. Why don't you guys make a correction?

    Are your moderators going to post this one?

    March 6, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  4. Cable King Pittsburgh PA

    Maybe Rush could team up with a bath tub ring and run for a global plague position.

    March 6, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  5. Tom

    FLUSH RUSH!!!

    The drugs he is on have killed too many brain cells for any rational thought.

    March 6, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  6. Amy

    Rush must still be suffering from his drug-induced hearing loss, or he'd realize how ignorant he sounds....
    As for Clinton's remark that she should be on top of the ticket due to the voters in Ohio, I would like to remind her that 24 other states chose Obama to be on top!

    March 6, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  7. EH

    Rush Limbaugh is a SCAT MUNCHER! He munches scat!

    March 6, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  8. Dan

    He's the proof that not all republicans are racsist but all racsist vote republican. Go Hillary 08

    March 6, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  9. vl

    Is Rush Limbaugh even relevant anymore? I think not....what a loser.

    March 6, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  10. Sam

    Who is listen to Rush? May be Ann Coulter.

    He knows that even republicans don't care any more of what he says. He was so ashamed and frustated when his buddy Mitt kicked out of the race and now he tries to make amendements with McCain. At the same time he is trying very hard to make himself relevant.

    March 6, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  11. L. Tran, TX

    If Hilary Clinton is not on the ticket (in either way), I think the Latino will vote for McCain or stay home. The Latino knew Clinton by name, not by the party.

    March 6, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  12. Renee

    Mike
    Did the memo say Bill Clinton was in Canada making a speech for a Canadian fund raiser this past weekend. ....Then Bingo a Canadian fiasco pops up
    connect the dots

    March 6, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  13. Steve

    Agreed. No prayer. Obama doesn't need Clinton. And yes, I am one of the many who will NOT vote for Clinton. If the Democratic ticket has Clinton on it, I will be forced to vote McCain.

    NO MORE CLINTONS, NO MORE BUSHES.

    Besides, Clinton is planning to challenge the constitution and nominate her husband as VP.

    March 6, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  14. Katie

    I think its high time that the Republican Party and the news media REJECT AND DENOUNCE racist behavior from the likes of Rush Limbaugh.

    March 6, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  15. Diggy

    So funny to watch all of you lib morons get in a tizzy over comments taken out of context to make Rush look like a racist/sexist bigot.

    If Rush is such an irrelevant idiot, why does he have the #1 show in America??

    By the way, isn't Air America bankrupt??

    March 6, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  16. Trev

    I am happy that this made the ticker. It gives us Democrats something to agree on during a rough campaign season. Rush sucks!

    Hillary 08

    March 6, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  17. Haley Rodman Clemson

    Limbaugh is still high on power after convincing Republicans to keep Hillary in the race. He is poking the hornet's nest trying to get liberals to pick sides. Hillary won't pick Barack and Barack would be a fool to pick her if he wins the party's nomination. Keep responding to Rush and he will keep making inflamatory comments. You are playing his game and he is laughing at you.

    March 6, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  18. deidre

    Rush, take another pill and get back to us later.

    March 6, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  19. Robbie Flynn

    sorry i posted twice, computer is in overdrive and I did something wrong. sorry!

    March 6, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  20. norma schultz

    Maybe six years in a prison camp like McCain was in would help straighten Limbaugh out.

    March 6, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  21. Mike

    We are fighting against terrorist war with the leader is OSAMA bin laden and saddam HUSSEIN.

    So, do you guys think you want your next president to be is the unexperience, never been tested, but eloquent and skill in xerox?

    Think about it

    March 6, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  22. Everett Clifford

    Rush, leave it to him to talk trash , this is a veary exciteing time to say the lease, Hillery, and, Obama, have so much talent ,this fight will come down to the convention, its like the super bowl, then we have Rush who has the grace of a slime ball, talking trash,,, as marine vet lets send Rush to Afghanistan to live with Osama, they make a good pair

    March 6, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  23. Tom in Houston

    Isn't this guy a psyco? Why do people pay any attention to a mad man? Rush's family should take him to a psychiatric hospital if they love him. That's where he belongs.

    March 6, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  24. Capt. Obvious, Ames, Iowa

    You'd think he would have learned his lesson spouting off his mouth in the Missouri Senate race last time. Must be a slow learner.

    March 6, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  25. Michael

    With all this talk about a Democratic "dream team," why isn't anyone talking about who the Republicans might have on their ticket with McCain?

    March 6, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
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