With Election Day approaching next month and the second debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama slated for Tuesday night, radio host Rush Limbaugh believes the president’s campaign has completely run out of good ideas for re-election.
“I think the Obama campaign is done,” Limbaugh said this afternoon. “I think they’ve shot their wad. I don’t think they’ve got an October surprise.”
Limbaugh says Obama’s campaigners are now “recycling stuff.”
“That’s what this … attempt to tie Romney to Bain [Capital] is about. That’s what Big Bird’s about. They don’t have anything else,” he said. “I think it’s so much worse for the Obama campaign than anybody’s willing to admit anywhere.”
Limbaugh said he didn’t wish to sound overconfident, but, “I think Obama’s a has-been. If Obama hasn’t gotten [voters] by now, there’s nothing he can do. People are running away from Obama.”
He noted that supporters of Obama are hoping the president uses the debate in New York to focus on Romney’s remarks about 47 percent of Americans who don’t pay income tax.
The former Massachusetts governor had told wealthy donors in May he thinks 47 percent of Americans believe they are victims and entitled to government help.
“This 47 percent is like a lifeline,” Limbaugh said. “It’s almost like if you’re a Cowboys fan, you want the second-string quarterback in after yesterday. Or any team that had great expectations and high hopes and the starting quarterback just isn’t pulling it off. Get the second-stringer in there. It really indicates how little the regime has in their campaign arsenal if that represents so much.
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