‘This Was Something Else’: Rush Limbaugh Praises Cruz’s ‘Masterful’ 2016 Launch Speech [AUDIO]

Al Weaver Reporter
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Rush Limbaugh has imagined a Ted Cruz presidency and he likes what he sees.

Opening up his radio show Monday morning, the conservative radio host gave high marks for Cruz’s campaign kick-off speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va, calling the address “something else” and “masterful.”

“This speech was something else. I’m not even going to try to characterize it. I’m just going to start with the audio soundbites for you, other than to say it was masterful,” Limbaugh said.

“Other than to say that we finally now have someone who can cheerfully, confidently, happily articulate conservatism in a charismatic, positive way. Somebody who’s not afraid of it. Somebody who’s not ashamed of it. Somebody who doesn’t feel the need to qualify it, or to make excuses for it,” Limbaugh said. “He just came out smoking and ended up smoking. It was masterful.”

Limbaugh then took aim at liberals and the “drive-by media” for panning Cruz’s chances in 2016.

“The one thing that you do not conclude after watching Ted Cruz is that he is stupid,” Limbaugh said. “The guy is not an award winning debater for nothing.”