Limbaugh on Newsweek’s Romney ‘wimp’ cover: Obama throws like a girl

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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On his Monday radio show Rush Limbaugh reacted to this week’s cover of Newsweek magazine, which suggests presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney is a wimp, and “just too insecure to be president.”

Limbaugh said that Newsweek editor Tina Brown pegged the wrong candidate as a coward.

The conservative host remind viewers of President Barack Obama’s embarrassing first pitch at a Chicago White Sox home game, during which Obama mispronounced the name of Comiskey Park as “Cominskey Field” and infamously wore “mom jeans” to the pitcher’s mound.

“You really have to laugh — the desperation here of Tina Brown and the people at Newsweek in trying to portray Romney as a wimp,” Limbaugh said. “We’ve all seen Obama throw a baseball. He looks not even as good as an average girl throwing a baseball. And he went out there, I think it was in Washington, throwing the ceremonial first pitch. Or maybe it was Chicago, ‘Cominskey Field’ as he says, wearing mom jeans. The guy goes out there wearing mom jeans and looks like a girl.”

Limbaugh teased a forthcoming book by former Washington Times editorial page editor Richard Miniter, “Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him.” It makes the case that even one of the president’s biggest moments was plagued with uncertainty from Obama. And that, Limbaugh argued, is why Obama is more the wimp than Romney.

“The idea that Romney is a wimp — I hate even having to spend time on this, but they bring it up you got to deal with it,” he continued. “And if anybody, if anybody comes off as a wimp in American politics, you got to send Bill Clinton in there to cover for Obama’s wimpishness?”

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