The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

12 May 2008

Obama Plans Campaign Stop In Limbaugh's Hometown


Barack Makes Beeline For Cape Girardeau

Forget Hillary Clinton and John McCain, Barack Obama is convinced his actual opponent is Rush Limbaugh.

How else can one explain Obama choosing the talk titan's hometown of Cape Girardeau, Missouri to kick off upcoming primary campaigning in nearby Kentucky?

While no one on the Democrat side of the aisle will admit the visit is intended to irritate Limbaugh, Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) gave it away with a non- verbal response:

In an interview, McCaskill simply smiled when she was asked if Obama's choice of Cape Girardeau for Tuesday's stop had some particular significance. It's the hometown of the nation's most prominent conservative commentator, Rush Limbaugh, who has been encouraging Republicans to cross over in some state Democratic primaries and vote for Clinton.

Hilariously, Obama claims the event isn't a campaign stop. Instead, he claims it will serve as a "discussion" on economic issues:

Missouri voters cast primary ballots Feb. 5. But voters in Kentucky will have their primary May 27, and broadcast media serving the Cape Girardeau area also serves most of western Kentucky.

The event will not be a campaign rally but a serious discussion on issues ranging from food and gas prices to mortgage and credit issues, among others, the source said.

"Barack Obama understands the economic conditions and the challenges the Bush administration has presented to middle-class families have been unfortunate, to say the least," the Democratic source said.

But will anyone
really be fooled? After the way Rush's Operation Chaos has become a central element of the primary season, why would voters believe Obama just happened to pick Limbaugh's hometown to talk about the economy?

Expect a major helping of class warfare and partisan attacks in Cape Girardeau tomorrow. If he didn't think there were points to be scored, why else would Obama visit?

UPDATE: In the opening segment of today's show, Limbaugh said he thinks this is Obama's way of avoiding the drubbing he's about to take in tomorrow's West Virginia primary. In addition, he suggested Obama take the Rush Limbaugh Tour offered there.

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  • The lefties never learn.

    You don't tug on Superman's cape
    You don't spit into the wind
    You don't pull the mask off an ole Lone Ranger
    And you don't mess around with Rush

    This will just add more fuel (and listeners) to Limbaugh's show and Operation Success.

    Rush will be laughing all the way to the bank.

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 12 May, 2008 15:52  

  • Then again what else would you expect from a man whose past friends include members of the ultra-left radical Weather Underground?

    By Blogger The Real Bob Anthony, at 13 May, 2008 05:53  

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