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Rush Limbaugh's Gut Predicts Trump Landslide

But his gut tends to get it wrong
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2016 1:07 AM CDT

(Newser) – Rush Limbaugh has a gut feeling that Donald Trump will be America's next president—and it isn't even going to be close. On his radio show Wednesday, the conservative commentator said his feeling "right now is that Trump is gonna win, beat Hillary badly, that it could be landslide proportions." Trump's candidacy has confounded many commentators, as well as campaigns like that of Ted Cruz, he said, "and the more they try to plug Donald Trump and his campaign and his personality into the professional politician candidate playbook that they use, the farther and farther from the truth they are going to get."

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Clinton will lose because she has zero momentum, predicted Limbaugh, claiming, wrongly, that Bernie Sanders has won "every primary the past month." He also argued that voters will shun Clinton because she is now the only candidate representing the political establishment that Republicans and Democrats both despise. He added that the Democrats shouldn't expect to have the media on their side, since "the media wants Trump in the White House because it's gonna be the most fun four years they've ever had"—and there "is nothing exciting" about Clinton. But Limbaugh's gut feelings tend to be wrong: In what could be a good omen for Clinton, he predicted a Mitt Romney landslide in 2012 and a John McCain landslide in 2008. (This columnist blames Limbaugh for Trump's success.)

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