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We Don't Need Our Own Messiah

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RUSH: Monica in St. Louis, you're next, great to have you on the EIB Network.

CALLER: Hi. Thanks. I think the Supreme Court decision is one of the most important things that Obama's going to do in his presidency, and it's so important that it seems to me that if a true conservative wanted to distinguish himself and come out, as you might say, this would be the time for he or she to really come out in whatever way you can and publicize the fact that they are so opposed to this woman and why, and, you know, they'll be in the spotlight. People will identify with this person right away as a conservative who is not afraid of liberals or the media or anybody.

RUSH: Could you name one? Besides me and some of my buddies on talk radio, could you name somebody, a conservative in electoral office, who is not afraid to come out and do this?

CALLER: You didn't let me finish. I think if no one in our current Republican world right now comes forward and does this, then I think that is proof enough for us to know that there is nobody who is going to do that from that group and that we should cross them all off the list completely and the top conservatives in our country should go candidate shopping. Just like I think the Democrats did to find Obama. Go out and find somebody with every gift the president needs, a conservative president needs, and bring that person out now, start them appearing in public just blasting --

RUSH: All right.

CALLER: -- the liberals all over the place.

RUSH: I understand, I think, what you're saying. We need to find our own conservative Obama.

CALLER: Exactly.

RUSH: Well, who is it? You say conservatives need to go out and bring forth the conservative Obama. The way leadership works, Monica, is that the conservative Obama will come forth on his own, or her own. How can we do it?

CALLER: But they only come forth in the Liberal Party by, you know, unethical manners. We want to find somebody who's ethical so it may take, you know, shopping around at all the conservative --

RUSH: All right.

CALLER: -- offices, clubs, whatever around the whole country, a group of people to go around and find possible candidates and find one who can beat Obama. And it would be even better if the one they found was a minority.

RUSH: No, no, no. Wait a second, wait a second, wait a second. We're going way off the path here. In the first place this is not how these things happen. We don't go find whoever it is. Where do you know to look? Where is this conservative messiah? You're calling from St. Louis. Is it a Missouri assembly, Missouri legislature? Where is it? Where is this person? These people surface on their own; they surface as a result of events. We don't need our own Obama. You're reacting, what you want -- and I hear it plain as day, and I know a lot of people want it, and I think we're going to have to understand it's never going to happen. You want somebody the media is going to love. You want somebody that's not going to get criticized and ripped to shreds personally and so forth in the media. And any conservative that shows any aptitude wiring the left around toward defeat, is gonna get creamed, by definition. They will invent the so-called ethical lapses. They will rip to shreds any conservative nationally that shows any indication that he could win the presidency. Whoever that is is gonna have to be able to put up with it.

But this "they," we're going to have to go out, they or we are going to have to go out and find whoever it is, sadly that's not how it works. Besides, who are "we"? Do you form the committee in St. Louis that was going to become this national search to find the conservative out there? And how you gonna find 'em? The conservative Obama that's ethical and all this. But it boils down to the fact you want somebody the media is going to love and it ain't ever going to happen. Media hated Ronald Reagan. You're old enough, Monica, to remember that. They despised Ronald Reagan. They despise any conservative. They despise me, and they don't even know me. Even liberals Democrats who know me -- I'm not going to name any names -- they're people you see on TV who know me personally, who know I am in no way the kind of person they portray on TV, they know me personally, and they've known me for years. Their policy is destruction, personal character destruction. That's how they do it. We don't do that. We don't. We go after people on issues so forth. But this is the lament that -- and I hear this, and it's very frustrating to me, too, so don't misunderstand, but at some point we're going to have to realize there's no possibility that we're going to have a Republican -- ah, ah -- we're not going to have a conservative that is loved as much as Obama or JFK was, or as much as even John Kerry was, or as Clinton was loved. It isn't going to happen. Now, we could have a Republican who could be as loved, but he won't be a conservative.

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