Rush Limbaugh Has A New Favorite Republican Candidate After Iowa

February 04, 2016Feb 04, 2016

When discussing which of the Republican presidential candidates is the most conservative, Marco Rubio is not usually the first name that comes up.  However, Rush Limbaugh thinks that the classification that Rubio is not conservative enough is unfair.

“I know that Rubio's got the baggage of that Gang of Eight bill and I know that in many people's minds he's got the baggage of wanting to grant the current number of illegals citizenship,” Rush said, “I understand that.  But Marco Rubio is no moderate Republican centrist.  I could sit here like anybody else could and try to make explanations for you for why he did the Gang of Eight.  I'm not even gonna try to put words into his mouth.  I don't want to be seen as making excuses.  I'm just telling you, I don't see Marco Rubio as anything other than a legitimate, full-throated conservative.  Nobody's pure, and nobody is ever free of making mistakes.” 

Most pundits in the media believe that Rubio is the Republican establishment’s candidate of choice.  But Rush isn’t buying it.

“I just don't like this idea that all of a sudden we're gonna make Rubio the establishment bad guy, as though Rubio is no different than the McCains and the Bob Doles and the Romneys and the others that have come along and been nominated by the establishment.  He just isn't,” Rush said, “He has not been talked out of his conservatism.  He does not abandon it.  He had the best end-of-the-evening speech of anybody last night. He had the best end-of-the-evening speech of anybody.  And even the media was dazzled by the fact that he did it without a teleprompter.”

This is pretty high praise coming from Rush.  Do you agree with him?