March 6th, 2008
12:12 PM ET
10 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. BJE

    Isn't Jack Cafferty just a liberal Rush Limbaugh?

    March 6, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  2. Andrew

    I value Rush's opinion about just as much as Howard Stern's. He is a back-woods honky-tonk, redneck in a suite with a microphone.

    March 6, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  3. Tak

    Lately CNN has been telling us what's on Rush Limbaugh's mind quite a bit. Please stop peddling this discredited, racist liar's thoughtless comments. One more quote from Limbaugh on CNN and I'll never watch or read CNN.

    March 6, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  4. Terry

    This type of commentary is destructive and shameful. Ever wonder why America seems to be going down the tubes at a rather rapid pace? The power of ranting right wing words and the power of hate on the airwaves are being used to undermine all of us!
    Listen up, stand up and speak out for an America of inclusion, innovation and positive values...not this garbage.

    March 6, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  5. William Day

    Who cares what Limbaugh says anyway! The man is a right wing attack dog, in it for strictly the money. I can't recall a single event when he has been credible with his comments. Why folks continue to listen to this dude is beyond me!

    William Day
    Richmnd, VA

    March 6, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  6. jkerm

    What blatant raciest/sexist comments to make. Rush Limbaugh is a blight on the Republican face. When will people turn this bigot off?

    March 6, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  7. Splendid Baker

    Another idiotic statement from Rush. Who really cares about what he says?

    March 6, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  8. Tariq

    who is rush limbaugh?

    March 6, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  9. Independant

    You pompous, holier-than -thou windbag !!!!!! Take one of your many pain pills ............ OOOOps !!! That`s right, sorry, you`re no longer a DRUG ADDICT !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 6, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  10. Jose Card - Independent

    In my humble opinion, CNN is more conservative than, say, Washington Post. This may be why CNN likes to report on what Rush Limbaugh had said all the time.

    I wonder why Bob Greene doesn't write for CNN any more.
    My comments to his postings were never posted, but he writes like no others... I miss his short interesting stories on seemingly uninteresting things. He has got the imagination and the pen for it.

    March 6, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  11. Stacy Clarks, Texas

    Why is someone still letting this came spew his hate on national airtime?!?!?!

    And it amazes my that Americans are so appalled at the bad rep that we have overseas...its because of bigotted idiots like Rush!


    March 6, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  12. Taylor

    He's an idiot. If these two ran on the same ticket they would slaughter McCain.

    March 6, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  13. Stephina

    That is a very racist and sexist comment. I would hope that the American people view each candidate on their merits and not by their skin color or their gender.

    March 6, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  14. Paul, Tulsa OK

    Im surprised people are still paying attention to CNN which has been irrelevant for years.

    While Rush is going that way too... he is more relevant than most democrats ...

    March 6, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  15. Mark Farrell

    One fine day soon mindless Republican mouth pieces such as Limbaugh will be gone, into limbo, to be joined by the likes of Coulter, Savage and a host of useless right wing hate mongers. Good riddance.

    March 6, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  16. Matt

    John Edwards will be the running mate of whoever gets the nomination. I hate to say it, but the Dems need a white man on the ticket because there are just enough ignorant bigots out there who agree with Rush.

    March 6, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  17. Mike

    I think people like Rush is the problem with this country now.
    I don't care who you are he knocks them . I think Rush maybe back on his medications.

    March 6, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  18. Tarrant County Texas

    I'm no McCain supporter, but thank goodness that he's not a Limbaugh republican. I find it hard to believe that he and his other conservative talk show hosts believe the words that come out of their mouths. Antiquated 19th century cultural ideas have no place in today's society. Rush come join the 21st century America where hate and prejudice have not place.

    March 6, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  19. Whatever

    CNN, this is just FYI, not a post.

    Your previous article headline is "Clinton leads Obama in Texas caucuses count". The article then states that Obama leads in the count 56% to 44% with 40% reporting. You need to correct whichever is wrong.

    March 6, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  20. Bruce Wayne

    Funny that Rush the viagra-popping, just got back from the Dominican Republic for unknown purposes doesn't give any reasoning behind his premise "they don't have a prayer" comment. Typical Republicant – make statements w/o facts. He knows McCrypt can't stop one of the top Democratic candidates, let alone both of them.

    I for one can't wait to see McCan't get McPist and have a hissy about it.

    March 6, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  21. jerry

    If I love myself Limbaugh and Hannity bump heads, the implosion would suck all the air out of the room..............

    March 6, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  22. Jimmy269

    You know what is funny? All you people who say that Rush is "irrelevant" and that "no one cares", but then you took the time to not only read what he had to say, but to respond to it as well. Doesn't sound too irrelevant to me!

    March 6, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  23. Paul, Tulsa OK

    reality is if HC gets to be pres this country will suffer the problems that she will bring... that most democrats have brung us -pre-clintons.

    March 6, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  24. Mark

    Why is CNN ever quoting this blow hard?

    March 6, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  25. Mike

    Limbaugh should come out of the closet already and admit he's an "UNDERCOVER" democrat.

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