I guess the RINO label can be unattached now from Marco Rubio. From Jesse Hill in TheHill:
“Marco Rubio is no moderate, Republican centrist,” Limbaugh said. “I don’t see Marco Rubio as anything other than a legitimate, full-throated conservative.”
“Nobody’s pure, and nobody is ever free of making mistakes,” the hard-right host added.
Limbaugh, who has spoken warmly of Cruz and Trump, also said Tuesday he didn’t think Cruz or Rubio were “gloating” after their showing in Iowa compared to Trump, saying instead it was “the establishment types.”
“Marco Rubio I really like. I like Ted Cruz. There are any number of people in this campaign, two or three people, if they win, I’d be happy,” Limbaugh continued on his program.
Conservative talk radio hasn’t always been kind to Rubio, his Gang of Eight participation on an Immigration Bill serving as a deal-breaker. Does Limbaugh’s subtle “nobody’s pure” begin healing the rift between an establishment candidate like Rubio and an angry base?