Rush Limbaugh praised Sen. [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore]’s debate performance insisting he did “outstanding” and spoke like “traditional powerful, well-versed proud — unabashedly proud — conservative.”
Wednesday on “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” Limbaugh said Cruz is “an articulate representative of conservatism and the conservative movement, and he is a happy warrior. He loves doing what he’s doing. He loves mixing it up. He loves getting in there. And he is relishing this opportunity to put on display what he believes and what millions of the rest of us believe.” (RELATED: Limbaugh: Ted Cruz Is ‘Inarguably Thoroughbred Conservative’)
In reviewing Donald Trump’s debate performance, Limbaugh suggested, “Trump did what I thought he would do: He basically shut up. He was… Well, he answered questions when he was asked to. It was not ’til late in the game when he was goaded by Jeb Bush’s attempts here to get back in the game, that Trump became Trump. But I think Trump served himself very well last night.”
Limbaugh then explained that for Trump, “When ISIS came up, when the NSA came up, when beating whoever our enemies are in war, however we do it, Trump’s basic message was, ‘You know, guys, don’t try to hang me up on the niceties and the details of all of this. We need to kick these guys’ butts all over this planet. We need to kill the terrorists; we need to enlist the right people to do it. Screw you and your details! I’m not here to get caught up in details. I’m a big picture guy. I want to kill the bad guys, and you want to sit here tonight tell me why I can’t here, and why I can’t there, and why we can’t over here. I want to beat the bad guys. I want America great again.'”
In scoring the all of the candidates debate performances, Limbaugh said Cruz and Trump were the winners.