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. m.m

    what he does not understand is that such a ticket would be 75% white and 25% black; such a ticket would be 50% male, and 50% female; such a ticket would be 50% young: such a ticket would be 50% non-continental American; On the contrary, what the republicans have is a white-haired 72-old man on top with a temper and war problem; it seems that the republicans need a prayer this time around; but rush is not that smart to see beneath the surface.

    March 6, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  2. Cindy

    Rush Limbaug... Another example of a "not proud" moment in American history...

    I bet he wears an American flag pin on his lapel to make it all better, huh?

    March 6, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  3. Obama Mama

    Why are we (or anyone) listening to Rush Limbaugh? The man is clueless as to what is really going on in this country.

    March 6, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  4. sw

    Dream ticket will be Hillary and Condi.

    March 6, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  5. Wayne, Greenville TX

    Rush Limbaugh always calls himself "The Great American Truth Detector". Rather ironic, since he's never told the truth about the time he was fired from his radio job in Pittsburgh in the Early '70s (when he used the name "Jeff Christie").

    In a nutshell, the station fired him after he was arrested in the company of a male prostitute in an area notorious as a gay pick-up site......

    March 6, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  6. It's a Conspiracy!!

    Can CNN stop being the Clinton News Network!! It has an article RIGHT NOW entitled, "Clinton leads Obama in the Texas Caucus Count" How is that possible when he has a 56%-44% lead over HER!! Stop being Clinton lovers just because she shook you up a little last week by making comments!!

    I know that this probably won't get posted, but you can at least make the correction and ackonwledge your horrendous mistake!!

    March 6, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  7. newz4i

    Brazile said, "...African-Americans and women fight for this country. We have died for this country."

    Rush cheated and ran from American with a pilonidal cyst.

    March 6, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  8. James Chirico

    Obama may pick someone with military experience as veep, like Webb, Shinseki or Clark. His ideal mate is Gore, but probably will pick Richardson for his foreign policy chops and latino vote draw.

    March 6, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  9. An Army Veteran

    OBAMA 08!!!!!!!!Let's end this now. It's starting to remind me of hanging chads in Florida.

    March 6, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  10. Tolu

    Why, pray tell, is Rush 'Blowhard' Limbaugh CNN worthy? The idiots that thrive on his every word already listen to him day in and day out in their barns, lumber yards, and tractor trailers, while chewing their tobacco and spitting in their spittoons, so they are properly informed. The rest of us, on the other hand, simply don't care about his opinions on ANYTHING. So please, kindly spare us his drivel. For heaven's sake.

    March 6, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  11. ron from upstate NY

    like oil and water...never mix....Hillary would shut Obama down and he would be forced into the position of the "least used" Vice-President in the history of these great UNITED STATES... HIllary is so very self-centered that sharing any power would never be acceptable to her EGO...see how she treats her aids and serfs...

    March 6, 2008 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  12. Shannon Shiflett

    cnn, you report way too much on what that fat hypocritical bigot has to say.

    March 6, 2008 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  13. Will from Cleveland

    Check your Clinton leads Obama in teaxs causes title..

    It is Obama leading Clinton..Wake up ...It is Morning already

    March 6, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  14. Ralph

    Do people really listen to Rush? If so, people must really enjoy overly simplistic, straw man demolishing commentary from someone with very limited knowledge of the topics he speaks upon.

    March 6, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  15. Chris

    Rush is just upset the republican base has wised up and left the right wing for the waiting arms of Mcain and other reasonable conservatives.

    March 6, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  16. JCL, Kentucky

    Look at the polls!!!

    America is not ready for a white male president!!!

    March 6, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  17. j hawk


    March 6, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  18. Eric-Houston TX


    March 6, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  19. ACSheilaA

    As a woman I an appalled at the image Hillary Clinton is sending to woman all over the world we have come a long way living in abusive and unfaithful relationships. Hillary stayed what a signal to woman. Did she stay to pretend or is it because she had aspiration of becoming president. I am surprise the woman organizations in USA are not against her for staying in an abusive relationship.



    March 6, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  20. Richard, FL

    How mindless can anyone be to believe someone who believes his own listeners are so ignorant that they would swallow his lies when he "carries water" for Republicans who don't deserve it?

    March 6, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  21. Mike D

    Good thing he's not bias or anything...

    March 6, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  22. Bill

    God bless Rush and by the way he is correct.....Our country is still not ready for that ticket!

    March 6, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  23. LT

    It's the pain medication talking. Limbaugh is clearly not in tune with reality if he thinks McCain would be able to beat a Clinton/Obama or Obama/Clinton ticket with the kind of voter turnouts the Democrats have had at the primaries.

    March 6, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  24. Carl P

    Most of the Hillary hate posts you see all over the place comes from this loud mouth's fan base. Shame on Republicans that fall for his big mouth. Rush does it because the more attention he draws to himself the more money he makes. It's scary how much hate is aimed at Hillary and Obama and for the life of me can't understand it. Just what in the heck has Hillary done to deserve such vicious attacks. Obama is just beginning to realize what vicious attackers are capable of. CNN encourages this type behavior because it brings money in. Hillary and McCain are used to this vicious political business and can withstand the attacks but Obama is an inncoient not used to being on the receiving end of this business. Obama will need all the strength he can come up with to keep from folding.

    March 6, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  25. Milton, Harrisburg, PA

    Ah, more sage words from a bigoted addict. Now I just need the advice of the KKK and a couple of wife beaters and I'll have a fully informed political opinion. Thanks Rush.

    March 6, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
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