Ron Reagan Jr. took exception to Rush Limbaugh criticizing Mitt Romney’s comment that he wasn’t willing to say “incendiary things” to fire up the base, as the MSNBC contributor lectured: “Rush ought to know about incendiary rhetoric...he’s the one who is race baiting all the time on the radio.” Invited on MSNBC’s Wednesday morning programming to discuss the GOP primary race, Reagan took the shot at the conservative talk radio host after MSNBC host Thomas Roberts played a clip from Limbaugh’s radio show.
The following exchange was aired during MSNBC’s live programming on February 29:
THOMAS ROBERTS: Ron, I do want to play you something, though, that Rush Limbaugh had to say about Mitt Romney. Get your thoughts on the other side. Take a listen.
RON REAGAN JR.: Okay.
RUSH LIMBAUGH: So, Romney is not willing to say “incendiary things,” quote, unquote about Obama to excite the base. Well, what does he say? ‘Nice guy, just in over his head.” What does this tell you that Romney thinks of the base? That it takes incendiary comments to turn you on.