Rush: Republicans Were 'Thirsting' For Newt's Message

Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
By Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr. | January 17, 2012 | 5:36 PM EST

Today, Rush Limbaugh said that Republican voters know now that Conservatism is “in Newt’s heart.”

“What we had last night in the Newt portion of the debate alone, was the pure and simple, forceful, passionate articulation of conservative principle and belief, that before last night was missing for whatever reason…we know now that it’s in Newt’s heart, it’s there.”

Limbaugh was commenting on a montage of sound bytes from Newt Gingrich in last night’s Republican debate held in South Carolina.  Rush said that the crowd erupted after the Former Speaker’s responses because Republicans are “thirsting” for someone to say what they believe in a philosophical and ideological sense.

“The people in the Myrtle Beach building last night and the audience watching know full well what made this country great…and they don’t hear it articulated.  They hear instead people afraid to be critical of liberalism, afraid to be critical of Obama.”

“So somebody last night cast aside the fear and just hit them between the eyes, I mean the Left.”

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