Rush Predicts 2012 Landslide and Says What Talk Host’s Job Is
During his program this week, Rush Limbaugh talked about a discussion he had with Republicans and political consultants, where he shocked them by predicting Mitt Romney will beat President Barack Obama in a landslide this year. Time will tell.
But Rush also talked about the reality of talk radio, and why it’s not about changing the world. Though, if it does, that’s nice to.
“Look, I’m not a professional at this,” Rush recalled telling the consultants. “I’m not a political scientist. Counting votes, securing votes, that’s not my business. My business is attracting an audience and holding the audience for as long as I can so I can charge confiscatory advertising rates, and that’s not the same thing as getting votes. That being said, I think Obama’s gonna lose in a landslide.”
Rush Limbaugh, whose radio career analyzing politics began in 1988 at a Sacramento station, is considered by many to be as qualified — or more so — than any political scientist to pick election winners. Limbaugh career, and how he revolutionized talk radio, are detailed in Chapter 7 of The Right Frequency, to be released in August. Pre-order now for a 30% discount.