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. lisa

    I hope CNN Post this response since they will not post any of my comments when I disagree with the GOP. People wake up they are trying to split the Democratic party and the use people like Rush to do it. Rush needs to stop doing Crack. Oh yes he has money so crack is too cheap for him.

    March 6, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  2. Scott

    Not my dream ticket!

    At this point everything Senator Clinton says about Senator Obama sounds like an insult. And Senator Obama accepting such a position is tantamount to accepting these insults.

    March 6, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  3. Linos

    please Hilary, give mr Obama a chance, let us see the change

    March 6, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  4. Rom, NY

    Who cares about what's coming out from the mouth of this son of B....

    March 6, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  5. Jim S. - Plymouth, Pa

    Rush Limbaugh is plain and simple a piece of republican trash... to actually consider his comments reputable would only lower someone to his already abominable standard.

    March 6, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  6. DABB

    Who says Obama cannot be the commander in chief.
    Rush you are not helping Hillary, you are being racism.

    March 6, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  7. Darth Vadik, CA

    Why do we care what Limbaugh says again? How often has he been correct?

    He's nothing but hot air anyway.

    March 6, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  8. uchujin

    Any ticket with HRC on it loses.

    March 6, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  9. Liz

    Rush is right...he's being real.

    Racism, sexism and ageism are all over the media postings. It is a statement on the state of America.

    We need black leaders that will denounce and reject black nationalism, white leaders that will denounce and reject white supremacy, and all leaders to denounce and reject ageism and sexism.

    March 6, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  10. Linda

    How could be a "dream ticket", Obama has to face the ongoing scandal against Rezko. Obama's reputation has been tarnished. He is not an ideal partner for Hillary for VP spot. The Republicans will have a shot against him in the general election campaign.

    I think Wesley Clark is good for VP position because of his military credentials competing against McCain.

    March 6, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  11. George - Dallas Texas

    Sorry but did anyone hear that he called Barack "a black"?? A black what? Man, Senator...?? Who says stuff like this.....and why is this man allowed to voice this opinion to mainstream america?

    " a black" ?? Every black/hispanic/asian republican should really look at how their party really feels about them.

    All this mess was started by Hillary....."oh I have no reason to feel he is a muslim"....whatever....this crap makes me sick.

    My God....and what's really bad is we have democrats who feel this way.

    Nader is looking really good right about now.....

    March 6, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  12. CUTIE

    Rush is behaving stupid

    March 6, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  13. Betty Rubble

    LIMP_baugh....you're so irrelevant.!!

    You need the viagra for your brain, NOT for that other organ.

    March 6, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  14. Bill W - PA

    Limbaugh is right that the ticket would not have a chance, but not because "It's a black and a woman." With Clinton, it is not the fact that she's a woman. It's that she's Hillary Clinton, with all her baggage and scandals from the previous Clinton Administration. And for Obama, its unfortunate that there are a fair number of white Americans, especially in the South, who are racist and will not vote for a blackman, no matter how qualified. I think we really saw that from Texas.

    March 6, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  15. That's Reality

    Oh they have a prayer; the question is who do they pray to? Obama says he is a Christian but calls parts of scripture "obscure" and suggests it is not relevent to todays issues. He supports legalized abortion which, by now, we should all know is the taking of innocent life, by choice, not during wartime – which IS sometimes inevitable but for the sake of saving more lives.

    March 6, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  16. Barry Thompson

    Got Oxycontin?

    March 6, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  17. Joan W

    Limbaugh is an a.. h...

    Why does anyone pay attention to him; he represent the worst of the worst.

    March 6, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  18. ian

    my dream ticket:

    Rush Limbaugh, George Bush, and Joe Lieberman, in a partially armored humvee north of fallujah . . . do you think they'd support armoring & withdrawing the troops then?

    March 6, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  19. Chris, Middletown, CT

    If Obama is put up....he will win (I'm a Republican...and I support him)

    If Hillary is anywhere near the ticket....Democrats will lose...and McCain will be the next president (HRC supporters....do you just "forgot" that she wanted to license illegal aliens....and really doesn't have anything more than a surgeons wife's "experience") – baffling

    March 6, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  20. I believe Rush if...

    Hillary is on that ticket at all, it will be doomed. My dream ticket would be more like an Obama/Edwards, or Obama/Dodd.

    March 6, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  21. Unknown

    Wolf you need to correct you blog Clinton does NOT lear Texas Cacus Obama is leading 56 to 44. Stupid media

    March 6, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  22. I believe Rush if...

    Hillary is on that ticket at all, it will be doomed. My dream ticket would be more like an Obama/Edwards, or Obama/Dodd!

    March 6, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  23. Sharon

    Why would Hillary ever want Obama to be her VP? She would never be able to trust him and the good old boys.

    March 6, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  24. Cat

    Why does CNN constantly give us updates on what Rush Limbaugh is saying? Why not tell us what his alter ego, progressive radio host Ed Schultz, is saying? Obviously, Limbaugh isn't even that important to republicans. Otherwise McCain wouldn't be their nominee (since Rush hates him so much). C'mon, CNN, this is lame. Don't pander to the likes of Rush–or at the very least, even it up a little and tell us what Big Eddie has to say, too. CNN, you're only helping Rush in his dillusions that he is still relevant and important.

    March 6, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  25. Rove's 3rd Chin

    I think Rush needs to focus on his own demons before demonizing others. Question is, how is this pedophile drug addict getting any ratings?

    March 6, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
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