Ross Douthat (Harvard ’02) vs. Rush Limbaugh, who dropped out of Southeast Missouri State in 1971:
[Limbaugh’s argument] has a certain surface plausibility – just enough, I suspect, to be persuasive to the many, many conservatives eager to be convinced that the ’08 outcome had everything to do with John McCain’s heresies and the treason of the Beltway elites, and nothing whatsoever to do with them.
In other words, Rush’s 20 million listeners are what’s wrong with the Republican Party. If only they’d listen to these young Harvard graduates who know everything . . .
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