Limbaugh McCain’s Most Valuable Asset?
Rush Limbaugh says he’s John McCain’s “most valuable asset” and playfully suggests that he’s criticizing him so vehemently in order to boost his support among swing voters.
“What people don’t realize is that I am doing McCain the biggest favor that can be done for him by staying out of this,” he continued. “If I endorsed him thoroughly and with passion, that would end the independents and moderates, because they so despise me and they so hate me.”
“Couldn’t it be said, if somebody wanted to…that I am secretly supporting McCain, because I secretly do want him to win, but I know full well that if I come out and endorse him, he’s cooked?” Limbaugh asked. “Who may be in this whole kit and caboodle, this who shebang, the most valuable asset McCain has? Me.”
Limbaugh has a huge following and is no doubt influential at the margins. Yet I can’t imagine there are all that many people out there basing their vote on Limbaugh.