Rick Perry and Mitt Romney might have traded punches about Social Security during last night’s Republican presidential debate, but Michele Bachmann’s and Newt Gingrich’s focus on Obamacare and the economy was the high point of the evening, Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday.
“Why do we have to settle for the fact that this is a two-man race?” Limbaugh asked. “There are only two of them up there that I would have a problem being elected president of the United States.”
The conservative talk-show host said GOP candidates Jon Hunstman and Ron Paul should take one for the team.
“The first conclusion I came to, Huntsman and Ron Paul need to quit the Republican Party, join the Democratic Party and run against Obama…and then everything get’s cleaned up,” he said.
The CNN / Tea Party Republican Debate on Monday revealed more about each of the eight candidates who participated and illustrated that each of them has baggage, Limbaugh said.
“These debates are excellent, they are entertaining, they are eye-opening,” he said. “The questions we got from the tea party made me feel like I was home last night. It was an upper. I had a tough time going back to the football game.”
Limbaugh said Perry seemed to get tired toward the end of the debate, “searching word by word for the word to say.”
Gingrich “was like the adult in the room.”
And Bachman “might have jumped the shark today it if she’d just have left it alone,” Limbaugh said of the issues over the Gardasil vaccine.
“There isn’t a candidate alive that doesn’t have baggage,” he said. “That thing was good television last night.”
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