Rush Limbaugh, Psychic Seer of the Boundless Future

Rush Limbaugh, Psychic Seer of the Boundless Future

Rush Limbaugh, Psychic Seer of the Boundless Future

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
Feb. 15 2013 3:44 PM

Rush Limbaugh, Psychic Seer of the Boundless Future

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Rush Limbaugh

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On December 9, 2011, a caller to Rush Limbaugh's show swore that she would write in a vote for Herman Cain. Limbaugh was nonplussed:

That's not gonna go anywhere. To advise people to write in Herman Cain, when he's going to end up as a commentator on Fox News? I didn't let anything out of the bag. I don't know that. I just know the trajectory on Fox News.

Fourteen months later:

"Cain’s impressive résumé makes him a valuable addition to the Fox News and Fox Business lineup," the network said in a statement announcing the hire. "As a political expert with business savvy, he brings an important voice to the nation’s debates."

Advantage: Limbaugh.

David Weigel is a reporter for the Washington Post.