So in The Boston Globe, the one-word weapon is Vietnam. Or, no, no. The Minneapolis Star Tribune the one word weapon is Vietnam. In The Boston Globe’s Derrick Jackson’s piece, says it has “no message yet” and in the Washington Post it’s “Halliburton, Halliburton, Halliburton, Halliburton.” Here’s where they start. “His proposed tax increases, his answer is Halliburton. Kerry’s vote against Iraq war spending, Halliburton. Kerry’s anti-terrorism credentials, Halliburton. Kerry’s ties to Hollywood liberals, Halliburton, Halliburton, Halliburton, Halliburton, Halliburton.”
That’s what it is that inspires people to vote for Kerry. In other words, there’s nothing about him. It’s all this trumped-up, ginned-up stuff. This kook fringe stuff that’s become mainstream that angers and therefore inflames the passions of people who want to get rid of Bush. He’s (Kerry) just the vessel for it, and that’s not a recipe for victory, folks, certainly not leadership with a movement.
RUSH: There’s a great story here in the Stack of Stuff. If I have time to get to it today I promise you I will. It’s about the Democratic convention and what it’s going to look like, and what kind of attitude it’s going to project. You know, what kind of vibes we’re going to get. And this story is a Boston Globe story, and it’s all about Monday night or whatever it is that Gore speaks. Don’t expect any love coming out of the Democratic convention. I mean, because there is anger and add to that — hate, if you want — that still lingers, and that’s what motivates the Democrat base right now, and so there’s going to be plenty of that that will be offered on certain nights of the Democrat convention. And this can make you feel like, “Oh, gosh look at these people. They’re really unified and they’re fired up and they’re fighting hard and so forth.” We’re in the midst of winning here. Certainly not losing. And you can look at the wrong signs and get the wrong idea.
The real answer to the question, “What’s going to happen to the left if Bush loses?” The answer is: “No. When we win, how do we behave?” What does that do for our psyche? What does that do for our self-esteem. What does that do for the way we approach life? If some of you continue to allow the reactions of the left and your critics and so forth to affect the way you approach life, then they’re winning — and you shouldn’t do that. So don’t worry about them. I mean, it’s always going to be a battle. That’s why I’ve always said. Even if we down the road were to enjoy a total, clear wipeout victory, I would not want liberalism totally eliminated. I would want at least two college professors to be liberal on every campus so that we never forget who those people are, and I think that’s big of me. I mean, we need these people around as relics so we never, ever forget what we had to deal with. It’s like I’ve always said, “I’m not going to retire till every American agrees with me.” That’s a heck of a goal. Continue to work towards it.
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