Originally Posted by TonyR
Whether they won or not they either held positions or ran for them. The same can't be said for most/all of the people pony quoted.
As for influence, Limbaugh's influence in particular has been demonstrated over and over again. And even if you ignore his influence his voice is not that of a radical in the GOP.
You're smart enough to see that this is an apples/oranges comparison.
Sorry, but Rush was pretty plain about being for just about anyone but Romney. Romney winning the nomination tells you all you need to know.
There's one list of people liberals like to think are influential in the Republican Party. And then there's the list of people who actually are.