Politics

Romney Declines To Criticize Limbaugh — Again

While all three leading Republican presidential candidates have refrained from strongly condemning Rush Limabugh’s attacks on Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke, Mitt Romney has been the most impotent thus far, and passed on another opportunity to criticize the radio host last night. When asked about Limbaugh’s vicious attacks on Fluke last week, Romney merely said, “I’ll just say this, which is, it’s not the language I would have used.”

Last night, at his Super Tuesday victory party in Boston, Romney was asked again for his thoughts on Limbaugh’s attacks and said only, “My campaign is about jobs and the economy and scaling back the size of government and I’m not going to weigh in on that particular controversy.”

By this point, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) — both of whom endorsed Romney — and several other Republicans, have all publicly condemned Limbaugh, but the party’s most visible leaders have not. “Courage!” Daily Show host Jon Stewart mocked when commenting the candidates’ tepid responses to Limbaugh Monday night.