While most of the media was busy hyperventilating over Mitt Romney's joke that "nobody's ever asked to see my birth certificate," Rush Limbaugh was cracking up on today's show.
"Right on, right on, right on!" Limbaugh crowed after playing the clip twice.
Why was Limbaugh so excited? Not because of any lingering sentiment for birthers, but rather because, to use his phrasing, the clip indicated that Romney may be "test-driving" an aggressively anti-Obama message, just in time for the Republican National Convention next week. To hear Limbaugh tell it, that convention is likely to seize that gloves-off message with purposeful vigor.
"Then Romney gets up to the microphone, it's his turn to speak, and he test-drives that line about nobody's ever had to ask to see his birth certificate," Limbaugh said. "I'm gonna tell you what. You know, I'm gonna make a prediction for you. It's gonna be fascinating to watch. The Obama bashing at the Republican convention is gonna be delicious. It's gonna be five-star restaurant type stuff. I mean, you are gonna loooove it. You are going to eat it up, all the Obama bashing. And I'll bet you what's happening now is the networks are trying to figure out how they can avoid airing any of it, but it's gonna be tough."
From a conservative perspective, this is right on, right on, right on, indeed. Listen to Limbaugh's triumphant response to Romney's joke below, courtesy of Mediaite: