RUSH: There's only one snap poll that shows Hillary won. All of the other snap polls, internet polls, professional, whatever, every one of them after the debate last night Trump the victor, big time. Only CNN's poll shows Hillary a big winner. And the Drive-Bys can't figure it out.
RUSH: I was trying to watch this thing not falling into the trap of watching it within the confines and through the prism how we usually watch these. Trump changes all of this. Every day of the campaign, Trump changes this. And you can say whatever you want about Trump missing golden opportunities, whiffing at hanging curveballs, letting Hillary off the hook, the rigged nature of the moderator and so forth. But one thing came through crystal clear last night: Donald Trump showed everybody and reminded many that he is not of the system. He is not a Washington insider, and he is not responsible for any of the mess or messes that exist today.... I don't expect to be listened to on this. But what the Drive-Bys and the people that create these narratives don't understand is Trump... When they see Trump on defense, when they see Trump in a defensive posture, his supporters see Trump attacking. His supporters see Trump defending in ways the Republican Party hasn't in a long time. They see Trump standing up for them. They see Trump standing up for himself. They see Trump standing up against Hillary and throwing it right back at her.
The FBI complied with a subpoena from the House Oversight Committee. In another late-Friday document dump, the agency released more Hillary email documents. We learned that President Obama used a pseudonym in some emails to Clinton -- that were flowing on her private server.
RUSH: The Clinton campaign has sent marching orders to its Drive-By Media buddies to plaster, which they have done, since yesterday, story after story after story about Trump a liar. I mean, that's the basic premise. Donald Trump is a liar and Lester Holt needs to fact check him in the middle of the debate. Lester Holt needs to challenge Donald Trump on every lie he utters, and that's practically every time he opens his mouth... I have never seen something so transparent. And from a supposed front-runner, Hillary Clinton, this reeks of some of the greatest fear that I have ever seen. She can't beat this guy without stacking the deck? She can't beat this guy without rigging it with the referee? She can't beat this guy without the entire worldwide media piling on her opponent? I mean, that's the message this is sending.
RUSH: Smartest woman in the world, more qualified to be president than anybody who's ever been president, but all of a sudden she needs a moderator to point out Trump's lies because she doesn't have time to do that because if that's all she did she wouldn't have time to spell out her vision for America. The smartest woman in the world. I think they are lowering expectations for her. And I think they are -- how do I say this politically? How do I say this? I really think their main objective is keeping her vertical for 90 minutes.
RUSH: Are you kidding me? The Hillary campaign's writing off Ohio? Let me tell you about Ohio. There's one stat you need to know about Ohio if you believe stats, and that is Republicans do not win the White House if they don't win Ohio. Another way of putting it that's less confusing without all the double negatives: In order for the Republican historically, statistically, to win the White House, he or she has to win Ohio. And now Hillary's pulling up stakes and getting out of there.
RUSH: Uh-oh. There's gonna be real panic out there now because Nate Silver has just announced that Donald Trump would win if the election were held today. Trump now has a 54.9% chance of winning the election. Nate Silver. You'd better close the windows on high buildings where Democrats are in offices. It's not gonna be pretty.
RUSH: You all read the cartoon Dilbert? You've heard of the guy, right? He's got an interesting piece here. It's a very long piece about why he switched his endorsement from Clinton to Trump. And there are a number of reasons. I want to focus on reason number five that he gives. This is really, really insightful.
RUSH: It's gone on long enough now, since last summer, every Trump rally is a near, if not full, sellout. Every Trump rally is loud and raucous and is made up of people personally committed to Trump. And there's been months and months and months of it.
RUSH: Their prejudices, their bigotry about Trump confounds their strategy and their thinking. They have created a caricature out of Trump, and it's not who he really is. And they are going to try to bait him into behaving the way they think he is with characteristics they think he portrays, which is wrong. And it's gonna bite 'em, or it could.
RUSH: This document dump from Friday, Hillary's emails and what we've learned. I mean, this is just stunning when we learn that Obama knew all along that she had her own private server and was communicating with her under a pseudonym, a fake name, while Obama has maintained that he didn't know she had a private server until he read about it in the news. And because now we know Obama knew and was communicating with her under a fake name, we now know that the FBI investigation was a smoke screen and cover-up from the get-go, from the beginning.