The trouble with Rush Limbaugh is the same trouble with Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Matt Drudge; any press is good press for them. The best we can do for the people who thrive on controversy, tasteful or not – and almost always not – is to marginalize them. The only vocalization or press they deserve is an emphatic, “nobody pays any attention to them anymore.” Let’s starve THAT beast!
Trouble is, the press cannot do this for the Republican primaries because there is evidently some air of legitimacy to them. All this is despite the fact that voter turnout is shamefully low, and the pool of candidates has proven to be a circus of scandal and marginalized fanaticism. The Church of the Ridiculous Evangelical Dominionists likes Rick Santorum. The Mormons and a few Republican moderates like Mitt “I am whoever you want me to be” Romney. And there are six people who will go to their graves dedicated to Ron Paul, and six more who think we need a Satan in the Whitehouse named Newt.
The public and the media are sincerely trying to respect this primary season, but, come on. Slime, mud, crazy people, chameleons… Does any sensible person really need this? I have better things to do! I’ll vote when we get a candidate…Obama.