Legendary conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh explained to his vast audience a key difference between current Republican presidential frontrunner, real estate tycoon and reality TV star, Donald Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who has been running in third or fourth place behind Trump and Dr. Ben Carson, with Marco Rubio also in the mix.
On Monday’s broadcast, the influential Limbaugh gave an analysis of the GOP race to the nomination, praising Cruz as being “ideally” positioned to be the nominee should Trump or Carson falter, and as the only “thoroughbred conservative.” in the race.
“I think that there is a dark horse in this entire thing, and I think there is one candidate who is positioned here,” Rush said. “There has been somebody trucking along here, steady-eddy, that has continued to be who he is and continues to lay down foundational markers for himself and that’s Ted Cruz. And I think Ted Cruz is — is positioned — I would say ideally,” he contended.
Rush Limbaugh said that one major difference between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz is that Cruz has no past record of supporting liberal Democrat policies.
“But overall Trump leads and his lead continues to expand, but what if it doesn’t? What if something happens?” Rush asked. “We’re not shut out here. We still have someone in our roster that opposes every bit of the Democrat agenda, perhaps more than anybody else in the race and that’s Cruz. I mean, Cruz does not have in his record any statement, like Trump does, of having supported certain things the Democrats have done. Cruz is inarguably a thoroughbred conservative,” Limbaugh asserted.
As late as 2004, Donald Trump identified as a Democrat, previously had glowing words about Hillary Clinton, and has stated support of a Canadian-government-style universal health care system.
While Rush Limbaugh has always had a personal policy of not endorsing candidates during a primary, he believes in voting for the most conservative candidate in a primary — known as “The Limbaugh Rule.”
Earlier this month, Limbaugh was asked by a caller which candidate was the “most anti-liberal,” and his answer was clear and without hesitation.
“There’s one clear answer. Put your hand up if you know who it is,” the most powerful conservative voice in the country told his vast audience. “Ted Cruz — Ted Cruz is the answer to your question,” he stated.
Mark Levin made similar comments about Cruz around the same time, saying, “Ted Cruz is the most consistently conservative candidate running.”
So while Rush Limbaugh may not have directly endorsed Ted Cruz, it’s pretty clear who “The Limbaugh Rule” has directed voters to choose during this GOP presidential primary.
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