Earlier this week, Rush Limbaugh taunted the Republican leadership, contending that President Obama had more to fear from Rush, than from them. In an interview with Politico, Congressman Tom Price, who leads the Republican Study Committee, came back with some tough words for Rush:
It’s easy if you’re Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh or even sometimes Newt Gingrich to stand back and throw bricks. You don’t have to try to do what’s best for your people and your party. You know you’re just on these talk shows and you’re living well and plus you stir up a bit of controversy and gin the base and that sort of that thing. But when it comes to true leadership, not that these people couldn’t be or wouldn’t be good leaders, they’re not in that position of John Boehner or Mitch McConnell.
Despite the back and forth between Republican hot shots, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell believes that one big-named Republican's absence from the national stage will help the party in 2010. McConnell said yesterday: "We wish the president, President Bush well, but, frankly, we will not have to be carrying that sort of political burden that we carried the last two elections."
Do you think shunning Rush could help the GOP make the comeback, or is he crucial to the party's success?