Rush Limbaugh was a mentor to a lot of us in the conservative movement, and his death last week left a gaping hole in that movement. It was a sad day for America and we lost a great patriot. When I started watching Rush's TV show in 1992, I knew what I believed, but I did not have a clear thought process to define and especially to articulate those beliefs. Listening to Rush helped me refine those beliefs. I was a socially conservative and fiscally moderate Democrat back then, and I supported Bill Clinton. I probably would have become a Republican eventually, but Rush sped that process along.