I remember a year or so ago, Rush saying something about that “pizza guy”….. We’ve come a long way baby! Check out what Rush had to say on 9/27/2011:
Why do you think he won the straw poll in Florida? You want to know why Herman Cain won the straw poll in Florida? ‘Cause you can’t find one example of Herman Cain, at any point in this campaign, not being a conservative. Herman Cain’s not hedging his bets. Herman Cain is not trying to be all things to all people. Herman Cain is not out there trying to make sure he doesn’t offend this group or that group.
Herman Cain’s out there and he is pedal-to-the-metal, 100% conservative every time he opens his mouth. It’s not surprising to me he wins the Florida straw poll over somebody’s mealy-mouthed and is trying to have it both ways on any number of issues. I know where this country is, I know what the people of this country want, and they don’t want John McCain Jr. They don’t want another moderate Republican who can "work with the other side." They don’t want somebody who wants to cut it both ways on illegal immigration or on health care. They want a conservative! The candidates who are proudly, unashamedly, cheerfully, unabashedly conservative are gonna win — and they are. Who was it that judged to do the best in that Thursday night debate?
Herman Cain and Santorum. Have you ever heard Santorum say anything other than a conservative position? And what else does Herman Cain do? He takes it right to Obama. He doesn’t take it to Romney; he doesn’t take it to Perry. He takes it to Obama. Because Republican voters know at the end of the day Perry’s not the enemy and Romney’s not the enemy. There may be better choices, but Obama is the enemy. Obama is who has to be defeated. Obama is who the people of this country have got to be constantly told is their problem. So why is it a surprise that Herman Cain would win the straw poll in Florida? All he’s done is being consistently conservative — and I’ll tell you something else Herman Cain has. He’s got a specific economic plan, this 9-9-9 thing, and it’s easy to understand — and it makes total sense.
And it’s not dressed up in a bunch of what-ifs and maybes and so forth. It’s just what it is, and it’s offered by somebody with confidence, a little bravado, sense of humor, optimism. It’s not surprising to me he wins the Florida straw poll. My point here is it is Obama who’s trouble, not Romney. It’s Obama who’s in trouble, not Perry. They may be in trouble within their own little universes or whatever they’re trying to accomplish here in the Republican primary — and Romney may not be in trouble. I was in Indianapolis over the weekend and, of course, wherever I go people want to talk politics. To so many people (left, right, center, it didn’t matter what their affiliation was), it’s over. Romney’s the nominee. That’s just it. (Read more)