By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers
Smart thinkers and even his friends don't think Rush Limbaugh's recent surge in attention beyond his base will swell his head up enough to lead to a presidential bid. But that's not stopping bet makers from banking on a political future. We talked with BetOnline.com, which found that there is tremendous interest in Rush running for something after his recent dust-ups with President Obama and Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. Here are the current odds:
—A run for the White House: A yes by Rush pays 6 to 1.
— A run for the House of Representatives: A yes pays 1.75 to 1.
— A House victory: A yes pays 3 to 1.
Our bet: No. Why give up the audience, money, and weekends off? BetOnline.com did a similar poll for Joe the Plumber, Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, and found betting support for him to run for president.
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