Limbaugh: Conservative base has 'fractured'
"(CNN) — Calling it his "non-concession speech," talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh launched a fresh round of attacks Wednesday on newly-minted GOP frontrunner John McCain — the latest indication the Arizona senator is likely to witness a backlash from some conservative quarters as he seeks to wrap up his party's nomination.
Limbaugh, a longtime conservative critic of McCain, said the senator's rise is largely the result of "uninspiring" candidates, and a "fractured" party base.
"There was no figure in our roster of candidates who rose up to challenge him or galvanize conservative support," Limbaugh said on his daily radio program. "All the candidates on our side, for various reasons, are uninspiring or worse — and so, just as I predicted, the base has fractured.""
As a nominal Democrat, stuff like this is just music to my eyes. A lot of Democrats have been wringing their hands lately over McCain's apparent front-runner status, and there's no doubt he could be a tough candidate. But look; John McCain has the EXACT SAME PROBLEM that so many of the other GOoPer candidates had - a significant portion of the party's base can't stand the guy!!!! Folks like Limbaugh go after McCain because he's worked on legislation with the like of Feingold and Ted Kennedy, and in their eyes, that makes him poison.
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