RUSH: Here’s Jimmy in Atlantic City. Jimmy, glad you waited. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Yeah, Rush, how are you?
RUSH: Fine, sir. Thank you.
CALLER: Listen, I wanted to comment, say something about Mrs. Clinton’s latest sideshow. I’ve been kind of wondering like where the heck we’re going in this country, when theatrics trumps ability, when you’re running for the biggest job in the world. It’s kind of pathetic. It borders on pathetic, don’t you think?
RUSH: It always has, though. Since the advent of TV, it’s the name of the game. You can define theatrics and give it a wide berth, but with television, politics has become showbiz. If you don’t do well on TV, you don’t have a prayer. Now, I know what you’re saying. Here’s an act of a sideshow, the tears and so forth.
RUSH: But this is by no means the first time this happened. How about when Algore appeared on — I forget what magazine, Men’s Health some such thing, and they retouched him? (interruption) It was that Rolling Stone magazine. Algore was posed in the new wardrobe chosen for him by noted feminist Naomi Wolf, and he’s wearing these tight, crackling jeans, and they actually with Photoshop and touch up, with shadowing, they accentuated the package area of the vice president.
RUSH: No, they did. This is actually quite common. I understand the desire for serious issues, and I think we’re going to get to it once we get nominees. This is still primary time, and if we get the nominees relatively early… The Republicans could go to the convention. I mean it is wide open, and the Democrats could be a long time coming, too. But their nominee. Let me expand on this when we get back. This is all going to shake out in due course. Mark my words.
RUSH: Dan in Buffalo, welcome to the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: It’s an honor and a pleasure speaking to you, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I’m calling you from the home of President Grover Cleveland… and the state that made Hillary Clinton a US Senator.
CALLER: I’m a loyal Rush listener because of your ideas, Rush.
RUSH: I appreciate that.
CALLER: And my observation is that the more you mention the honorable Senator’s contrived cheers, the more you unite the liberals of this country. You are altering the possible outcome of the election in the manner which you may regret.
RUSH: Actually —
CALLER: I know you’re above this, Rush.
RUSH: Well, Dan, actually, the Drive-By Media hit her much harder on the tears than I did.
CALLER: But they are —
RUSH: I’m not saying I didn’t, but they were really out there. Some of the things they said were literally vicious and unkind.
CALLER: But they’re responding to your interpretation of what was going on.
RUSH: I didn’t get here until Monday. They were all over this Saturday night and Sunday raking her over the coals for that thing because that happened Saturday night.
CALLER: Okay, now, you could be talking about the way she managed the White House travel department or about all the times that she said, ‘I can’t recall,’ or, ‘I can’t remember,’ or the non-release of White House documents.
RUSH: Yeah, I understand that.
CALLER: Now —
RUSH: Do you know what month it is?
CALLER: Yeah, I do.
CALLER: We’re a ways away.
RUSH: That’s exactly right. You gotta keep your powder dry. This is the Democrat primary. None of that’s going to matter to Democrats.
CALLER: I got a question for you. Now, I believe that you alluded to that the Republican Party does not have a pure conservative candidate.
RUSH: That’s pretty true. Yeah.
CALLER: What if Alan Keyes had a billion dollars in his campaign fund, would the media treat him as the Second Coming of Christ, because the media would profit more from his advertising dollars?
CALLER: Why would that be?
RUSH: Because, to the media, Alan Keyes is a conservative. As a black conservative, he as a traitor. Number two, they think he’s a kook. Number three, they think he’s a kook.
RUSH: There is no way. There is literally no way. (laughing) You say I’m about ideas. So are they. When it comes to liberal versus conservative, it doesn’t matter. Look at how many qualified black conservatives who aren’t kooks who come along and they try to destroy ’em. Condoleezza Rice; Colin Powell, for a while; Clarence Thomas; Thomas Sowell. The list goes on and on and on. You know, Dan, you might have missed this earlier, but I did this brilliant analysis yesterday of why women in New Hampshire flocked to Mrs. Clinton, and it was not because she’s a woman. It’s because they saw her being mistreated, being mean to, by a bunch of men. And it was time for solidarity, it was time for, ‘Screw you, mister.’ It was time for some vindication. What you may have missed after going through all that today, I mentioned the fact that I watched her acceptance speech on Tuesday night, and I said, ‘I’ve never seen her look happier, I have never seen her more relaxed, never seen her more glowing. She actually looked sexy on Tuesday night.’ I don’t know if you heard that, but if you think that’s going to drive a wedge… I don’t know. I thought she looked totally different. I’m not talking about makeup or anything. She was just more relaxed. She seemed more confident. She was beaming. She was obviously happy because she had won, but she looked good. I’m not making it up.