Limbaugh on Jesse Jackson: Kerry camp got "a chocolate chip"

››› ››› ANDREW SEIFTER

On the day Reverend Jesse Jackson joined the Kerry-Edwards '04 campaign, radio host Rush Limbaugh said the "Kerry campaign has finally gotten a chocolate chip."

From the September 29 edition of The Rush Limbaugh Show:

LIMBAUGH: The -- the Kerry campaign has finally gotten a chocolate chip. The Kerry campaign has announced that civil rights activist, the Reverend Jackson, has joined the campaign on Wednesday -- that's today, the day before the debate. Jesse Jackson has joined the Kerry campaign.

On the September 7 edition of CNN's Inside Politics with Judy Woodruff, Jackson criticized the Kerry campaign's lack of racial diversity following some staff changes: "Now, the point is, Mr. Kerry is reaching out, but he needs more than a shake-up. A shake-up cannot just be a vanilla shake. It has to be a bonding of the base. And that shake-up must be some renowned leaders of labor and blacks and Latinos and peace activists because that's where the base is."

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