He's edgy and maybe mad, but he's got the Republican leadership by the balls. Even Steele doesn't get any respect. If Rush Limbaugh is the new leader of the GOP simply by going by which mouth speaks loudest, then he's already a true kingmaker. Rush Limbaugh: The Man Who Ate the G.O.P. by Michael Wolff in Vanity Fair. Wolff sees Limbaugh's resurgence to be a temporary blip before the collapse of AM radio and the increasing age of Limbaugh's audience, finally do him in. I'm not so sure. Limbaugh's a great media manipulator and he's been down before (the pills, the wives, the deafness, and the illegal housekeepers) and came back swinging. Thoughts and comments?