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RUSH: To the phones we go, to Detroit. This is Don. I’m glad you called, sir. You’re up first today on the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Hello, Rush! Eighteen-years-in-waiting dittos.

RUSH: Thank you, sir, very much. Great to have you here.

CALLER: Hey, I gotta tell you. I live in one of the most blue-collar areas of Detroit, and the apathy here is palpable. I mean you cannot drive through — four years ago there was Kerry signs everywhere. There is not one single Obama sign in my entire neighborhood. There’s two in probably a 600-house radius, maybe a dozen McCain signs. I’m not saying he’s got, you know, gung-ho support here, but the apathy is huge. It doesn’t show up in the polls. Neither does the nine million Hillary voters, who, as of yesterday, have hundreds of websites, if you do Hillary 2012, you will see that those aren’t showing up in the polls, and I just think that —

RUSH: You know, Sarah Palin had a fundraiser yesterday, and a bunch of Hillary supporters showed up for it. But Don, you sure you’re not lying to us here? Because the Drive-Bys tell us that the election is over, that the nation can’t really wait to have Obama. In fact, the nation is so excited that Harvard is suggesting that Bush and Cheney resign on November 5th and let Obama go ahead and be inaugurated on that day.

CALLER: Well, I think the media forgets four years ago Kerry was supposed to be a slam dunk, and conservatives showed up in record numbers. And I think this time around, the cry for the conservatives is, we’re not voting against Obama, we’re voting against the media. It has come down to this for me and a lot of my family. We are sick and tired of having this stuff rammed down our throats, and it’s now, we don’t want to beat Obama, we want to beat the ABCs, the NBCs, the dead heads.

RUSH: Very, very admirable, but let me amend this. We do want to beat Obama.

CALLER: Oh, yes, by all means.

RUSH: I know you’re thinking we’re going to knock off two birds with one stone here, but we do want to defeat Obama. We cannot afford Obama in a host of ways.

CALLER: Well, I think McCain tonight could knock it out of the park with two things, not attacking Obama, but looking in that camera like Sarah Palin did to the seniors and say, ‘Hey, I’m one of you. I feel your pain, literally. Every day when I wake up, I have the aches and pains, and I will not let the Democrats –‘

RUSH: No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no, no, no. If he says something like that they are going to do stories he’s unfit, he’s unhealthy —


RUSH: Let me ask you a question. I want to do a little test with people today. No, seriously. This is not a game — well, it’s a game, but I mean there’s no trick answer here. Can you tell me who Barack Obama is?

CALLER: Well, other than everything I’ve read on him beneath the surface —

RUSH: No. No, no, no. Tell me after what you’ve read, tell me who he is?

CALLER: He’s a socialist.

RUSH: No, wait. He’s a United States Senator. What are his accomplishments there?

CALLER: Zero. He’s not passed any significant legislation.

RUSH: He ran law review at Harvard. What have you read about anything he did while in law school in Harvard?

CALLER: Well, the thing that I see is I haven’t seen any leadership role. This guy has never played a leadership role. In fact, the only reason he won his Senate seat was due to the fact that the Chicago political machine took out his opponent.

RUSH: So you can’t tell me who he is; you can’t tell me what he did at Columbia University; you can’t tell me what he did at Harvard; you can’t show me anything he’s written. You don’t have his medical records, do you? Have you seen those?

CALLER: No. We don’t even really know what his school records are.

RUSH: Have you seen his doctoral thesis anyplace? We’ve seen his wife’s, but have you seen his?

CALLER: No, not at all, nothing.

RUSH: Then why is this guy said to be the savior of America and the world? Who is he?

CALLER: Well, I think the media doesn’t want us to know who he is because I think underneath the surface they really do know.

RUSH: Yeah, but you don’t.

CALLER: No, and they don’t want me to know.

RUSH: When I say ‘you don’t,’ I’m saying none of us know who he is. We know the image that has been manufactured for us, but we don’t really know who he is. We’ve had to dig deep on our own and we have great fear about who he really is, all of these associations that he’s had.

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