An Open Letter to Rush Limbaugh: The Enemy of My Enemy

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I couldn’t
agree with you more. A John McCain nomination spells the end of
the Republican party.

What is it
that’s turned the modern-day Republican party into a horde of lemmings
headed for the cliff? McCain is the original Democrat in Republican’s
clothing, and has the wrong answer for nearly every plank in the
party platform. He helped prevent George W.’s judicial nominations,
tried to give amnesty to illegal immigrants, and has done more damage
to free speech than any presidential candidate since Lincoln. McCain
sees no problem turning to war as a first resort, rather than last.

It would be
different if there was a point to it. If the Republican party was
nominating a person who didn’t fit the mold of the party, but who
could still win the White House, then maybe the risk would be worth
it. However, when seventy percent of the country is upset with the
current administration and wants the troops to come home, there’s
little chance that a “Bush third term” is going to win against the
Clinton machine. The very first attack ad would be to quote McCain’s
“let’s stay in Iraq for another hundred years” line, followed by
“do the American people really want this kind of warmonger in the
Oval Office?” Hillary would beat McCain in a landslide of Reaganesque
proportions.

I started listening
to you during the Clinton years. I remember your guest-host appearance
of (I think) the Pat Sajak show, where you had to film a fake ending
to get the hecklers to leave, and then shot another ending with
an empty studio. I admired you then, because you seemed like a voice
in the wilderness — one of a very few people willing to speak out.

You need to
be the voice in the wilderness again.

There’s only
one thing standing between John McCain and the nomination — and
a Hillary presidency — and that’s a brokered convention. Without
a lock on the nomination, the party gains a few more months to cool
off, examine their priorities, rethink the election. In a convention,
the delegates become a captive audience, forced to listen to a voice
of reason. Hopefully, someone besides John McCain can come out of
the convention on top.

The only way
to force a brokered convention…is to advise your audience to support
Ron Paul. Yes, it just might be the ultimate in “lesser of two evils”
voting. But, there are likely only one or two issues where you and
he really disagree, and he has to be closer to your opinions than
any of the other candidates.

Many voters
don’t make up their minds before the last minute. Most of your listeners
will pay attention to what you have to say. There is just enough
time between now and “Super Duper Tuesday” to get their attention…and
shove the nomination into the Convention.

You — and quite
possibly you alone — have the power to save the Republican party
from itself, and save the nation from another Clinton administration.

February
2, 2008

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