I heard different opinions of Rush Limbaugh during this election cycle. During the primary, he was criticized for not promoting Ted Cruz enough. Cruz was identified as the most conservative candidate and Rush has been screaming that we need to go back to conservative principles throughout his career. Many thought that Rush could have made the difference in the primary if he would have pushed Cruz harder. Rush was left constantly defending himself.
In summary, I kept hearing him state clearly that Cruz is indeed, the most conservative candidate, but the American people don’t want him. He is simply too conservative for them right now. I never doubted his analysis about that. His opinions, analysis and the Rush I’ve known through the years didn’t seem to change at all. Just about everything he said made perfect sense to me.
Based on what I thought he believed in and how he was judging the American landscape in this cycle, most of his conclusions seemed right on. I believed Trump would win also, I just didn’t believe I should be voting for him, so I didn’t, based on my personal faith. Rush stayed true to himself and read the country perfectly. His prediction of a Trump landslide was right on.
The Democratic Party most definitely needed to be defeated and that happened. Trump truly represents the American people. I’ve written and spoken about that repeatedly. Rush spoke about what he actually sees happening in “we the people” and he was spot on from his personal perspective.
He might have been able to push Cruz and conservatism harder, but from my personal observations, it wouldn’t have made much of a difference. Majority of Americans wanted Trump and that’s who we got. I am relieved that our voting system seems to still be dominated by its citizens. If Hillary would have gotten in, I would believe that the criminal element has officially taken root in our government.
I admire people who stay true to themselves and stay on track with their reasoning, knowledge and personal faith. I’ve heard Rush say that he doesn’t believe the entire Bible is true, just parts of it. Not sure if Rush is a Christian or not, that is for God to judge, but his push for Trump makes sense based on his personal belief system. Why wouldn’t he allow his faith to dictate his conclusion? He admits his faith is only in parts of Scripture. I think it is wise to listen to people we disagree with. Hear them out and really understand where they are coming from. Watch them and listen to how they say their words and their body language. Rush simply clearly stated what he believed he saw happening in America. His faith or lack thereof in Scripture dictated his conclusion based on all the information he was gathering. How can we blame him or anyone else that makes decisions like that? He made an informed decision based on what he knows, just like many in America.
If we want better candidates, we have to start teaching the principles we want to see in future leaders today. At election time, it is time to see what we know or don’t know. Teach now… Vote later.