You don’t have to be a fan of Rush Limbaugh to have sympathy for the man. And sympathy isn’t necessarily just a pose struck in order to kill him with kindness.
I listened to Rush on and off the first few years his show was syndicated. While I disagreed with him on several issues, I found his analysis of the day-to-day grind of politics usually spot-on, and I enjoyed his bombast. After a while, however, I got tired of his brand of bombast