As did most of his colleagues, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh dedicated much of his program on Tuesday to analysis of the Iowa caucuses held the prior evening. During one segment, the syndicated anchor discussed Hillary Clinton’s speech to supporters after eking out a razor-thin victory over rival Bernie Sanders.
Specifically, Limbaugh revealed his concern over the aged appearance of Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton.
“I saw it all,” he said. “I saw Prep[aration] H, I saw Geritol, I saw Fixodent, I saw Depends, I saw it all. I saw dripping saliva. I saw it all, folks.”
He went on to call the scene both “astounding” and “frightening” before segueing into the candidate’s performance.
“And in front of him, Hillary’s running around screeching like a bunch of seagulls that have been starved out near Alcatraz for a while,” Limbaugh said.
Clinton’s post-caucus speech earned harsh reviews from other conservative pundits, including National Review’s Jim Geraghty, who wrote that the address marked the beginning of “Hillary Collapse 2.0.”
She was also upstaged during her own event by a local college student with a mischievous streak.
Limbaugh also offered his take on the reason for Donald Trump’s second-place finish in the GOP caucus, placing the blame on the front-runner’s use of leftist tactics in attempting to smear competitor Ted Cruz.
“Nobody is going to believe that, especially when you offer that criticism sounding as though it could come with Bernie Sanders,” he said. “In a Republican primary, you do not win if you’re going to sound like a liberal Democrat criticizing Ted Cruz.”