It's not surprising that Sen. Ted Cruz is a big favorite of the AM talk show conservarazzi since he's so extreme, but Donald Trump has garnered huge support from the hate talkers as well because he's been so vocally opposed to all brown people entering or staying in America. But in the heat of the primaries, talkers like Limbaugh are sticking up for Cruz against Trump's critiques, even though "Princess Bride" Ted, bad mouthed Trump behind closed doors.
RUSH LIMBAUGH (HOST): My questioning here about the way Trump has gone after Cruz here, calling him a maniac, refusing to work with people in the Senate. The reason I'm focusing on that, folks, because that's so unlike Trump. I mean, that's a huge mistake. But on paper it's a huge mistake. Trump gets away with his mistakes. Such is the bond of loyalty that his support base has for him that he gets away with them.
And I don't think he's made that many. Don't misunderstand. But for any of you who are holding out hope that Trump is a genuine conservative. A genuine conservative, even in the Republican field, would not go after Cruz this way. So that just raised a red flag for me, made me somewhat curious. [Premiere Radio Networks, The Rush Limbaugh Show, 12/14/15]
Sean Hannity jumped in to show his support for Ted Cruz also:
SEAN HANNITY (HOST): Here is the problem with going after Ted Cruz who is now rising dramatically in the polls from a Trump perspective. Ted Cruz is loved by the conservative base. Unlike, I think Ben Carson was and I think people gave him a real hard deep look and love him personally. And I think that his own campaign hurt him by putting out there that he wasn't up to speed on foreign policy especially now that foreign policy is playing such a big role in this campaign.
But I think there's gonna be a difference in attacking Ted Cruz. Because Ted Cruz, when he did the filibuster in the Senate, that was loved by conservatives. They were cheering Ted Cruz standing up against what he calls the Washington cartel. So I'm not so sure that same strategy is going to be efficient as he's going up against a strong conservative in the field. And I don't think there's anyone that is viewed as strongly as a conservative in the field as Cruz is viewed, so I'm not sure if this is going to work. [Premiere Radio Networks, The Sean Hannity Show, 12/14/15]
Cruz is the preferred candidate I would believe in most of the AM talk show circuit so it's not surprising that they'd always have Inigo Montoya’s back, but this is the GOP presidential primaries and it's not for the meek of heart. Trump will never back down when he goes on the offensive. Not even to the chagrin of the Mark Levin's of the world will stop him.