Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday blamed gays
for Rick Santorum's poor polling.
Santorum, who on Monday won the
endorsement of two prominent Iowa conservative leaders opposed to gay
marriage, has yet to break out of the GOP presidential field and
continues to poll poorly after months of intensive campaigning.
Limbaugh suggested on his The Rush
Limbaugh Show that gay people were to blame for Santorum's
“The thing about Rick Santorum –
almost a dirty little secret about Rick Santorum – and that is that
gay people really hate Rick Santorum,” Limbaugh told listeners of
his radio program.
“That matters, because that filters
down through newsrooms. It filters down through much of the news and
media conglomerate. … And it is going to influence and taint what
kind of coverage he gets.”
“He's never going to get a mention,
much less a fair one, out of [The New York Times],” Limbaugh
During the campaign, Santorum has
become the most outspoken critic of gay rights. He has also accused
Gingrich of pushing social issues to the back of the bus and Mitt
Romney of advancing gay marriage.
Santorum claims gay people have equal rights.)