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Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in Media, Politics, Society | 2 comments

Why Can’t Mitt Romney Stand Up to Rush Limbaugh?

WASHINGTON – Don “nappy headed hos” Imus calls Limbaugh out? Don Imus? But yet Mitt Romney can’t muster a strong statement of any sort where Limbaugh is concerned.

NRO’s Kevin McCarthy is more upset about Imus than Limbaugh calling a college student a “slut.”

No wonder Barbara Bush is disgusted with the 2012 GOP race.

David Frum makes the case against Rush, too.

But yet all Mitt Romney has to say about it is that “slut” and “prostitute” weren’t the words he’d have used.

That’s the best he’s got?

David Axelrod teed off on it.

Top Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod on Monday blasted Mitt Romney, accusing him of failing to appropriately criticize radio host Rush Limbaugh for his attacks on a college student who testified before Congress.

“I was kind of shocked, Anderson, when Gov. Romney, all he had, all he had to say about the thing was, ‘Well, that isn’t language I would have used.’ What about the spirit of what was said? I thought that was a cowardly answer and it was a test of leadership, and one that he failed,” said Axelrod on CNN to host Anderson Cooper.

Coming days before Super Tuesday, it was more important for Mitt Romney to keep pandering to the grand poobah of Republican hack politics than do the right thing.

Ann Romney evidently doesn’t care either. Maybe it’s because the Romneys have only sons.

Wingnuts are going after Sandra Fluke, including her statements on insurance for “not covering sex change operations,” all in an effort to change the subject from Rush Limbaugh to her.

I was inundated yesterday on the subject of Rush Limbaugh versus Bill Maher, who can be venomous toward women, and I’ve called him out for it, and has called Sarah Palin the “c” word. Maher is a comedian on a pay network, not a DNC man or someone on public airwaves and Armed Forces radio who is also a leader in the Republican Party.

Let’s not get distracted.

It’s ironic that the soon to be nominee of the Republican Party, Mitt Romney, knows he has less power right now than Rush Limbaugh, a man who just called a private citizen a “slut” and a “prostitute,” then demanded sex tapes.

Mitt Romney has less courage than Don Imus, David Frum, George Will and former Bush man Matthew Dowd, but he’s the best person to lead a nation where the majority of the voting populace is women?

Taylor Marsh is the author of the new book, The Hillary Effect – Politics, Sexism and the Destiny of Loss, which is now available in print on Amazon. Marsh is a veteran political analyst and commentator. She has been profiled in the Washington Post, The New Republic, and has been seen on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera Arabic, as well as on radio across the dial and on satellite, including the BBC. Marsh lives in the Washington, D.C. area. This column is cross posted from her new media blog.