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Oprah of the Right


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Since everyone seems so keen to know who Rush endorses for President, does that make him the Republican’s “Oprah”?  Maybe he could boost Fred or Romney the way Oprah is helping Obama.  Just a thought.Well…or bigger than?


Monday, December 10, 2007
It Gets Bigger than Oprah   [Kathryn Jean Lopez]

Writing about the 29,000 who showed up for Oprah-Obama yesterday, the New York Times Caucus blog asks “JFK drew about 35,000 for a Labor Day rally in 1960; get to work, Caucus readers, and tell us if you know of a bigger campaign rally without an incumbent president.” There was one bigger than Oprah and JFK and you can ask Rush Limbaugh or Bill Bennett about it. They were headliners for a picnic rally for John Carlson for governor in 2000. The crowd was an estimated 40,000.

12/10 05:11 AM