RUSH: Bob in the Bronx. It’s great to have you with us, sir. Welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. How you doin’?
RUSH: Fine, sir. Thank you.
CALLER: Good. You know, I originally started, and I want to go immediately back to it. I wanted to make some comments about Rudy, and Rudy last night. You watched the same press conferences I did, or the announcement by Schwarzenegger, his promote — you know, his backing McCain.
RUSH: Yeah, I saw that.
CALLER: I was just curious, though, and maybe I’m just dreaming here. Do you think there is a ghost of a chance that come nomination time — and, you know, if McCain does go this far — that Rudy might be his vice presidential candidate?
RUSH: You know, I haven’t even thought about who McCain’s vice presidential candidate would be.
RUSH: David Broder however, big liberal writer for the Washington Post is advising us to choose Huckabee.
RUSH: Because he’s a conservative and would essentially be president-in-waiting.
RUSH: Let’s see.
CALLER: You know, I was just taken with their closeness over the last two days, and I thought, ‘Hmm, I wonder if there is a ghost of a chance.’ Of course, New York papers say that that won’t happen. Rudy will go back to his…
RUSH: It’s not going to be Lindsey Graham. It’s not.
RUSH: He doesn’t need South Carolina. It’s not going to be Lindsey Graham.
RUSH: No. It’s not going to be Lindsey Graham.
RUSH: Look, I may be wrong. I don’t know. Lindsey Graham is certainly close enough to him to die of anal poisoning.
RUSH: You know, you talk about Rudy. It might be Rudy because Rudy is out there and could maybe theoretically could bring the Northeast, bring New York.
CALLER: Yeah. I’m wondering.
RUSH: But then you gotta figuring this out, you gotta go to McCain’s temperament, and is McCain going to want to choose anybody people might like better than him? Is McCain going to choose anybody who might bring more to the table on some things than McCain does? I don’t know. I haven’t gotten down that road yet. I would think McCain might choose, if this rift conditions… He might try to buy recalcitrant conservatives off by asking some conservative to be the vice president, which might give some people pause to consider — using Broder’s line, now. Broder said this. I didn’t. I’m just repeating it. ‘President-in-waiting.’ Why is that relevant? You go back to Anna Quindlen yesterday — I didn’t say it; she did — in Newsweek magazine: ‘How Old Is Too Old?’ There are these subtle hints here that McCain is archaic and so forth. I can tell that you are very emotional about Rudy getting out and you would be excited for Rudy to get back in here. You know, he could be attorney general. He could be. You never know. There’s going to be some payback here if McCain goes all the way, and Schwarzenegger can’t do veep. He could become Secretary of Solar Power, I guess.