May 8th, 2008
08:00 AM ET
14 years ago

Limbaugh comes out for Obama

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" Limbaugh now wants Obama to be the Democratic nominee."](CNN) - He has publicly urged Republicans to vote for Hillary Clinton to keep the divisive Democratic nomination fight alive, but talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said Wednesday it's Barack Obama who he really wants to be the party's nominee.

"I now believe he would be the weakest of the Democrat nominees," Limbaugh, among the most powerful voices in conservative radio, said on his program. "I now urge the Democrat supereldegates to make your mind up and publicly go for Obama."

"Barack Obama has shown he cannot get the votes Democrats need to win – blue-collar, working class people," Limbaugh also said. "He can get effete snobs, he can get wealthy academics, he can get the young, and he can get the black vote, but Democrats do not win with that."

For months, Limbaugh has urged his listeners in states with open primaries to cross party lines and support Clinton in an effort he has dubbed "Operation Chaos." The conservative talk show host has said the Republican Party will benefit from a protracted Democratic race that grows more bruising by the week.

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soundoff (490 Responses)
  1. Delaware

    Rush Limbaugh brain isn't capable to think right them pills must have kill all his brain cell. Maybe if he starts popping pills again he maybe able to think straight.

    May 7, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  2. briel

    And all superdelegates say, "Rush who?"

    May 7, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  3. Staci, LA

    Someone please get this man help. Does he have any family members who could take him to get medical attention. But the real sickos are his loyal listeners. It is truly amazing to see where ignorance will lead you.

    May 7, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  4. Christie

    Limbaugh is right thought– Obama is weak. Obama can't even control Chicago– how is he suppossed to run a country. There is no substance to his speeches– they are empty word that only provide hope, but yet he has given no specifics on what he would specifically change. He wants to make healthcare more affordable, well so what? How will he do it? Give ups ome specifics Obama. We know where Clinton stands. Obama will not win the election– he can't even stand up to Clinton. If people were smart, everyone would vote for Clinton, she has more balls than any man I've ever seen.

    May 7, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  5. HillarySkank on myspace

    Hey Rush, isn't it time for your medications?

    BTW, Sadam already has a nice spot picked out for you when you make it down to Hell with him.

    May 7, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  6. Ron

    Idiots of life are the only people that listen to this TROLL.They only have mental problems.Because of the drugs they do

    May 7, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  7. Jeff, Hampshire, IL

    I hate the way this self inflated jerk has abused our electoral process for his partisan trickery, yet if it were done against Republicans, he'd have a fit. We should all ignore him. He's only relevant if the media puts him in the news, which is what he wants. Pathetic.

    May 7, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  8. Jacqueline for Obama!

    Casy you sound a little bitter. Is it because of Obama's blowout win in NC last nite, or Hillary's barely there win in IN?

    Obama, 2008-2016!

    May 7, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  9. Jenn

    Does he think we are stupid enough for his reverse psychology crap?

    May 7, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  10. pete


    When will you be going back to The Dominican Republic to get more pain killers and viagra?

    May 7, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  11. Mike

    Limpbaugh is like a fat turd that just won't flush. I didn't even know he was still alive, but there he is, still bobbin around in the bowl.

    May 7, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  12. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Why doesn't somebody, anybody ask Rush Limbaugh to be their Vice President so he can shut up.

    May 7, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  13. Olivia

    The hardcore activists in the democratic party decided from the beginning they would support Obama. Then, they tried to undermine the Clinton campaign by calling for her withdrawal from the race, which was partly successful as it confused many of her supporters as to what was happening. That slowed the money flow.
    Many have now seen evidence of the strength and total commitment of Hillary Clinton. She's a good one, probably the best woman candidate the democratic party will see for a long time.
    Rush Limbaugh saw it too!!!!!!!

    May 7, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  14. Oscar from Alhambra, CA

    In giving this drug-addled, irrelevant blowhard any more publicity compromises the legitimacy of CNN. Other than his moron minions (Dodoheads), no one else with a barely functioning brainstem listens to Limpdough's blather.

    May 7, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  15. Dedrick from Atlanta (in Portland)

    Why is this news? This isn't worth my time...

    May 7, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
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