RUSH: Here’s Eddie, San Antonio, Texas. Hi, Eddie. Great to have you here. Hello.
CALLER: Mr. Limbaugh, this is a tremendous honor. I’ve been listening to you since my dad was driving me to Little League games in his car, so thank you very much for taking the call.
RUSH: You bet, sir.
CALLER: My question for you is seeing how Marco Rubio has been out in front of, you know, the immigration reform and given amnesty, if your opinion that you’ve given on the show before that he would one day be president has changed at all. Because, like you, you know, I’ve been severely disappointed in the way he’s come out on this issue, so I just wanted to get your opinion on that.
RUSH: That’s a great, great question, and it’s totally, totally understandable that you would ask it, and I’m sure that a lot of people in the audience are wondering the same thing. I think that Marco Rubio is a force of nature. I think he’s a force of energy. I’ve gotten to know him very well. This immigration business, there’s a lot going on. One of the fundamental things about what’s happening now is that everybody — I shouldn’t say everybody. But there is a conventional wisdom of thought that whatever they do here is gonna die in the House. So that allows politicians freedom to do what they think they must do to shore up support in certain groups.
Rubio has a desire to make inroads in the Hispanic community, and he’s the equivalent of a conservative black trying to make it big in the NAACP. NAACP’s not interested in conservative blacks. La Raza’s not interested in conservative Republicans. They’re interested in RINO Republicans, but not conservative Republicans. I think Rubio’s trying to make inroads. I don’t know what’s gonna happen with this particular immigration bill. I do know that Ted Cruz, I agree with him, I think he’s right, I think Obama does not intend for this thing to pass.
So the border enforcement’s and all that, some questions that Rubio has to answer about that because he’s said one thing and it appears maybe he’s not gonna hold as true to that as he said. But I think overall when you hear him articulate his vision of this country and what it should be, I think he’s a thoroughbred conservative. I don’t think there’s any question about it. I really wish I had more time and had a chance to get your call earlier. I’ve gotta go because of time constraints. But we will continue to talk about this, I promise.
RUSH: Marco Rubio, just don’t doubt me on this, Marco Rubio is not out to hurt this country or change it the way the liberals are, and we’ll have more on this.