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RUSH: Newcastle, Pennsylvania, Tom, you’re next on the Rush Limbaugh program. Hello, sir.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. Dittos from a fellow 1951-born American.

RUSH: Thank you, sir.

CALLER: The purpose of my call: I’m a Democrat, and I’m a Democrat that’s totally fed up with the direction that the House, the Senate, and the White House are leading this country. Today is a primary in Pennsylvania, and I’m discussing Arlen Specter and Joe Sestak, the two Democratic candidates for the Senate. I’ve done some thinking. There’s not a lot of passion in Pennsylvania over this race. There’s a lot of undecided voters, and it’s real close, and I’ve been thinking about it, and I’ve decided to vote for Arlen Specter. The reason — it might sound curious coming from a Democrat, but — is the Republican candidate will be Pat Toomey, and he pulls much better against Arlen Specter. He pulls 50 to 38% above Specter, but if he were to run against Joe Sestak it’s a dead race.

RUSH: So —

CALLER: So my vote today for Arlen Specter is actually a vote for Republican Pat Toomey.

RUSH: Yeah. Even though you’re a Democrat, you say?

CALLER: Even I’m a Democrat.

RUSH: Yeah. Well, I saw Senator Specter today was asked what he thinks about this. He said, ‘Well, if it stops raining I have a chance.’ It’s raining big time in Philadelphia.

CALLER: (garbled)

RUSH: Pardon me?

CALLER: I said I’m in the Pittsburgh area and it’s been raining all day.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: And it’s cold, 50 degrees. It’s global cooling.

RUSH: Same thing in Philadelphia, same thing in New York. Yeah, 50 degrees. I mean, these people are decked out in winter clothes. You see their breath watching these reports in Philadelphia.


RUSH: Carl Cameron, who weighs about 80 pounds, is wearing four overcoats. You can see his breath as he reports on a street corner there in Philadelphia. So Specter, basically, I guess what he’s saying is that the rain will suppress the seasoned citizen vote.

CALLER: Mmm-hmm.

RUSH: That’s an interesting theory of yours. I mean ’cause you’re right. Toomey does poll much better against Specter than he does Sestak. Tom, great call.

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