On Tuesday, Limbaugh expressed his frustration with Romney's reaction, calling it "tepid" and a "red flag" for the campaign. The radio host declared that "Mitt Romney blew it" with his response.
"The Romney campaign was not ready for primetime on this illegal immigration Arizona decision," Limbaugh insisted, noting that it was the first time he thought that in a while. He added that he thought the campaign has been doing a "superb job" rapidly responding to new developments.
He argued that immigration was too important an issue for Romney to hold back on. "You can't live off of Obama's gaffes, like the economy's doing fine... forever," he said. "You gotta be a proud, eloquent defender of the Constitution when your opponent is stomping all over it."