Rush Calls Off 'Chaos,' Says GOP Can Beat Obama

Limbaugh calls him 'weakest' of the Democrats
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2008 10:35 PM CDT
Barack Obama boards his campaign plane. Rush Limbaugh says he's the weaker candidate for John McCain and has urged Democratic superdelegates to vote for him.    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – Now that Barack Obama has all but knocked out Hillary Clinton, Rush Limbaugh is calling off "Operation Chaos" and relishing the notion that Obama will be the nominee, CNN notes. Limbaugh has for months urged Republicans to vote for Clinton to prolong the race. Today, he urged superdelegates to publicly back Obama, calling him the "weakest" of the Democratic candidates.

"Obama has shown he cannot get the votes Democrats need to win—blue-collar, working class people," Limbaugh says. "He can get effete snobs, he can get wealthy academics, he can get the young, and he can get the black vote, but Democrats do not win with that."