Clinton loses Limbaugh endorsement

In between crowing about the media attention given his "Operation Chaos" campaign, Limbaugh announces he now wants Obama to win the nomination.

Alex Koppelman
May 7, 2008 9:23PM (UTC)

Sometimes, Rush Limbaugh seems like nothing so much as a man who has a pathological need for attention. Fortunately for him, he knows exactly how to get what he craves.

The Politico's Ben Smith reports that -- in between bouts of exultation over the apparent success (I remain very skeptical) of his "Operation Chaos" strategy in Indiana -- Limbaugh has now changed his mind about who he wants to win the Democratic presidential nomination.


Previously, Limbaugh had been telling his listeners to go out and vote for Hillary Clinton, both because that might prolong the Democratic race and because he saw her as more easily defeated in November. Now, he's singing a different tune.

At one point in his show on Wednesday, Limbaugh said, "I'm now tempted to tell superdelegates to pick Obama because I now believe he would be the weakest nominee." Later, he made it official, saying, "I now urge the Democratic superdelegates to go publicly make your mind up for Obama."

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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