Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Rush Limbaugh, Failing Kingmaker

Every primary US Sen. John McCain, (R-AZ) wins is another loss of sorts for Rush Limbaugh, who, along with many other righty talkers, is trying to salvage the fading candidacy of Mitt Romney.

If McCain wins the GOP nomination in the face of the Limbaugh Machine, the talkers will be weakened - - but will come away with an even more solid base of far, far, far rightwing listeners who believe that McCain is some sort of ideological traitor.

That means a smaller audience for some talkers than they enjoy today - - devoid of moderates - - but with enough true believers to talk among themselves and keep advertisers happy.


krshorewood said...

But as we move along this audience will literally die off. Younger people, even many of those who are conservatives, are not into this rancor and many of them are going over to the internet.

James Rowen said...

A little grim for my tastes, but I agree that younger voters have had their fill of their seniors' approach.