Limbaugh: GOP Needs To Stress 'Differences Between Our Guy And Obama' - Not 'Blur' Them

Grant M. Dahl
By Grant M. Dahl | October 11, 2011 | 4:56 PM EDT

Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh stressed today that, in order for the Republican Party to defeat Pres. Obama in 2012, “We need a very wide line of demarcation that stresses the differences.”

Limbaugh said the tactic of downplaying conservative ideology in order to appeal to Independents is a losing strategy:

“If we once again nominate somebody who thinks because of the precious Independents that they might lose them, that they got to tack to the center in the general election, you are going to blow it!

"You are going to blur the differences between our guy and Obama and that’s not what we need!”

Limbaugh then warned that the GOP appears unwilling to put forth a candidate who would differentiate himself from Obama.

“I’ve been telling you - I don’t know for how long - the Republican establishment just doesn’t want conservative,” he said.