Rush Limbaugh Rips McCain

GOP roasted for failure to find McCain rival
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 31, 2008 7:07 AM CST
Radio personality Rush Limbaugh arrives for a screening of Bernard and Doris at the Time Warner Center Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Gary He)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Right-wing pit bull Rush Limbaugh laid into newly anointed GOP frontrunner John McCain yesterday in a mock "non-concession" speech, in which he said McCain is not acceptable to conservatives and blamed the Republican party's "fractured" base for failing to produce a more palatable contender. "All the candidates on our side are uninspiring or worse," groused Limbaugh.

"He is not the choice of conservatives," Limbaugh said. "The Republican establishment, which has long sought to rid the party of conservative influence since Reagan, is feeling a victory today as well as our friends in the media. But both are just far-fetched and wrong.” Limbaugh said he was not going to go along with the prevailing choice. "I will not concede," he blustered.  "I will not fade away, until every American agrees with me."