Limbaugh: Santorum Speech Provided What The GOP's Been Missing - A Sense Of 'Team'

January 4, 2012 - 7:49 PM

On his Wednesday show, Rush Limbaugh said Sen. Rick Santorum's post-Iowa Caucus speech evoked the vital concept of “team” and its ability to energize a campaign.

“Santorum comes along, there’s something about this whole thing last night, for me, felt inclusive being part of a team. And that’s important…There’s something energizing and unifying about that.”

Limbaugh said that disenfranchised conservatives are eager to be part of a “winning team”:

“[I]t’s been a facet, or an aspect, of politics recently that has been absent, at least for some of us on our side. “

“It’s not that there hasn’t been a team, it’s been that the team is comprised of people that don’t win. And who wants to be on a losing team at the end of the day?”

Although he did not say this concept of team will definitely take shape, Limbaugh said he thinks it has the potential to be very powerful, rallying influence:

“And to the extent that whoever our nominee is can create that reality for people, that we’re all on a team, there’s nothing I can think of that’d be more inspiring and motivating.”

In the final minute of the segment, Limbaugh played what he described as a “heartfelt” portion of Santorum’s speech that appealed to American values:

Santorum: “President Obama talked about who cling to their guns and their bibles. Thank God they do. They share our values about faith and family.”

“These are the basic values that Americans stand for. And those are the values that we need, if we’re going to go up against Barack Obama and win this election, and restore the founding principles of our country to America.”