Independent and moderate voters, the people that decide close elections, disdain Rush. They will not suddenly like the ideas he supports because hes being pulled into the mainstream media via the Democratic leadership. It is a brilliant strategy that will help secure Democratic control of congress and the white house. The more successful the Democrats are at framing Rush and his right wing ideas with Republican leadership the less likely the Republican party can regain moderates/independents any time soon.
RNC leadership is having to play a delicate dance between not even further turning off the moderate/independents and not turning off the right wing base by repudiating Rush's extremism. Not to mention the wedge and fights this creates between the right wing of the republican party and the more moderate part of the republican party. This strategy thus far has been more successful than one could have hoped for.
Edited by TruthVsComfort, 05 March 2009 - 12:48 AM.