He is also extremely romantic and often "in love with love".
He is likely to be a great collector of things - a real pack rat in fact - for his belongings give Rush Limbaugh a sense of security and continuity with the past, which is important to him.
On Thursday’s Countdown show, left-wing actress and comedienne Janeane Garofalo appeared to talk about a recent poll finding that Rush Limbaugh is substantially less popular with women than with men.
Evoking laughter from host Keith Olbermann, Garofalo remarked that "the type of female that does like Rush is the same type of woman that falls in love with prisoners." After mentioning serial killers Richard Ramirez and Charles Manson, she then compared women who like Limbaugh to Adolf Hitler’s girlfriend, Eva Braun: "Eva Braun, Hitler’s girlfriend.
GAROFALO: Yeah, and there’s, any female or person of color in the Republican party is struggling with Stockholm Syndrome.
JANEANE GAROFALO: But the type of female that does like Rush is the same type of woman that falls in love with prisoners. They – like Richard Ramirez or Squeaky Fromme is a good example.
His massive ego needed no coaching, it grew as immerse as his girth. He tried various broadcasting jobs and after being fired a few times, dropped out of radio to go into sales.
By March 1994, over 634 radio stations carried his show, plus some overseas.
Antiques or things with sentimental value from Rush's past are especially dear to him.
Rush Limbaugh may also cling rather tightly to money and possessions, keeping them "in the family" rather than sharing freely with those outside of his immediate circle.
His second book, "See I Told You So," released in 1993, had a record first printing of two million, which sold out in two years.
From October 1992 he also published the "Limbaugh Letter." The older of two sons born to an attorney and a Republican committeewoman, Rush developed a flair for extemporaneous oratory that he learned from his dad and a sense of humor that he learned from his mom. Limbaugh flunked out of speech in college and dropped out of school after a year.