RUSH: Now, let’s move on to 1980. This Indiana poll, I don’t want to get ahead of myself here. But I have to tell you — and I know it’s Indiana, but Monmouth, they’re at the top of the poll in terms of respect and credibility in this particular polling season. I don’t know. Maybe some of you expected to see a state poll with Trump up by 11 a week out, but I didn’t. And I will guarantee you the Hillary camp didn’t expect to see it. And they may try say, “Well, of course. It’s Indiana. Of course.”
I’m just telling you, my considered opinion is that there are people all over this country in the Democrat Party who are literally upside down with fright and panic over what Comey did Friday. But more than that, it’s not just what Comey did. I think the truth is that most of them know she did it. She did something that’s not kosher. She did something that’s wrong, and so did Obama.
They know Obama lied about her server and when he knew about it. They know he lied about not using it. They know he made up a fake name to communicate with her on it. They know he lied about Obamacare. They know how unpopular that is. If they’re actually telling themselves that they’re sitting at the top of the of the heap and this country cannot wait to elect Hillary Clinton, they are in a state of denial. So we move forward to audio sound bite number nine. Pat Caddell was on the Fox report last night on the Fox News Channel, being interviewed by Harris Faulkner. Here’s how it went.
CADDELL: I think we’re already seeing signs that this could be like 1980, which is the previously — and I was on the wrong side of that one — the only election which went in close and came out big because events started pushing the boat, and I believe, given the structure of attitudes against what’s been going on overall in the country, that helps.
RUSH: Okay. Let’s go back to 1980. We dug up even more sound bites from 1980. Back to NBC, November 4th, election night, 1980, John Chancellor and he’s talking about Helen Thomas, ’cause they’re in a state of shock. They expected Carter to win. All the polls had Carter up by nine, and Reagan has won a landslide. They announced it an hour and 10 minutes after going on the air. At 8:10 p.m. California still had almost two hours left to vote, three hours left to vote. And they’d already called it a landslide, so now they’re talking about what the hell happened.
CHANCELLOR: Well, let me tell you what Helen Thomas of the UP reported tonight. She’s learned that the president was informed Monday night that samplings taken by pollster Pat Caddell showed it was “all over,” in those quotes.
RUSH: Pat Caddell was Carter’s pollster, and they knew the weekend before the election that it was all over. But Pat Caddell didn’t tell John Chancellor. They didn’t tell anybody else. But Helen Thomas of UPI found out about it. And then Brokaw and Judy Woodruff discussed it but I have to take a break here. We’ll get to them when we get back.
RUSH: Here’s Tom Brokaw, Judy Woodruff discussing Reagan coming out of nowhere, ostensibly, and beating Jimmy Carter in 1980, and they’re referring to Pat Caddell, who says that he is beginning to sense this election has the same feel that he had in 1980 when Reagan came out of nowhere to beat Carter. Here’s Woodruff and Brokaw.
BROKAW: Pat Caddell was saying that it broke bad for them over the weekend, that the Iranian hostage situation was the final undoing. They can’t believe it was only that, though, do they?
WOODRUFF: Well, that is what Pat Caddell is saying. I’m sure you’re aware there are other pollsters who will have other points of view on that. I know that Bob Teeter, who has done some polling for the Republicans, has said that the trend was obvious early last week when the undecided voters started breaking toward Reagan, most of them toward Reagan and not toward Carter.
And that was exactly what the Carter campaign had been counting on all along. The very heavily negative Reagan speeches the president was making, the commercials on television they were running were anti-Reagan, anti-Reagan, and they hoped that that would, in the end, put the pressure on, bring the undecided voters and the Anderson supporters back to the president. It didn’t happen. They’ve gone to Reagan.
RUSH: That’s why Caddell seems to feel it’s somewhat — look, nobody’s predicting 1980 is gonna take place here. It’s just Pat Caddell was there, he’s a Carterite and he says he’s getting the same kind of feeling. Back in 1980, with all these negative ads running in the last week against Reagan — and I remember them. And, folks, the Democrats’ strategy hasn’t changed. Reagan was yesterday’s racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe, no business being in politics, a B-rated movie actor. Yeah, he was governor of California, but that didn’t count for anything. Reagan was a slow thinking, plodding, amiable dunce kind of thing, never, ever took him seriously.
And it dovetails with the same tactics that Hillary and the Democrats are using about Trump. No business being in politics, this guy’s a reality TV star, hotels and casinos. He’s got in business being in politics. He’s a reprobate, doesn’t know what he’s doing. And yet there are people daily now moving into the Trump camp. So it is what it is, and nobody knows yet how this is gonna end up. Let’s be clear and remind everybody of that again.