RUSH: Fairfield, California. This is... Oh! It's my old buddy Kate from Fairfield, California, where they make Jelly Belly jelly beans. I remember talking to Kate, I don't know how many times, when I was in Sacramento back in the eighties, and once again, great to hear from you.
CALLER: It's so good to talk to you, Rush. How are you doing?
RUSH: I'm fine and dandy. Very well, thank you.
CALLER: I have to make a confession. I'm gonna make a public confession. I lied to Bo. We've moved to Carson City, Nevada. I'm Carson City Kate now.
RUSH: Why did you do that? Did you think if you say from Fairfield, that you'll have a better chance?
CALLER: I said "from Fairfield" so that you would know who it was.
CALLER: But we've moved to Carson City. It's so good to talk to you. I'll tell you what: When I heard Michele Bachmann this morning, I thought, "This speech needs to the template for the candidates who stay in the race."
CALLER: Don't make it your sayonara speech. Go after Obama. Talk about your principles, talk about your core values, talk about your policies. I have a feeling that's what -- I don't know, but I think that's what -- Rick Santorum did, and I think that's why he surged; and I gotta thank you for clarifying storm Santorum's, quote, "big government" label that the media is putting on him.
RUSH: Let me tell you: If I may say so, that is the most important thing I've discussed today for people to understand.
CALLER: Absolutely. Absolutely. Yes.
RUSH: Because it's important. It's an effort to take him out already and to mischaracterize him and I'm glad you mentioned that again. I really appreciate it.
CALLER: Yeah. Well, because it shows that they are scared to death of Santorum because Santorum is a guy of principle, he's a guy of core values, he's not gonna change his position -- and he's not gonna put his finger in the air and see which way the wind is blowing.
RUSH: Well, I'll tell you something else. So far, only the people of Iowa know it.
RUSH: Because he didn't run ads, but he has a very detailed and specific domestic and foreign policy agenda -- and he spent all of these weeks and months detailing it, formulating it, explaining it. For example, he's got a tax plan of two rates.
RUSH: His economic plan has different treatment for manufacturers and retailers, for example. He's very hip to holding on to manufacturing jobs and having tax breaks for manufacturers to keep jobs here. He wants to get rid of the corporate tax rate, cut it in half. (Romney only wants to cut it by 25%.) Very specific plans on Iran. Very specific plans against terrorism. The only people that know about it are people in Iowa because he didn't have the money to run ads on TV.
CALLER: Right. Yeah. Well, he spent 73¢ per vote. I mean, that's amazing. He was obviously out there talking to people.
CALLER: And when national conservatives hear his message, I think they're gonna get excited about him. I just want to say one more thing about politics and money. You were talking about Santorum and the others, the conservatives trying to take the money away from the Democrats. You'll remember it was a famous liberal Democrat Californian who said, "Money is the mothers milk of politics." Do you remember who that was?
RUSH: Jesse Unruh.
CALLER: Jesse Unruh and then Willie Brown.
RUSH: Jesse Unruh, Willie Brown. Jesse Unruh was state treasurer or something of California when he said it?
CALLER: Right, state treasury. It was "the mother's milk of politics."
RUSH: "Money is the mother's milk of politics," right.
CALLER: Right. And that was a Democrat who said that, not the Republicans.
RUSH: Again, I'm glad you brought this up because they're trying to tar and feather Santorum on associating him with DeLay and the K Street Project -- and all that was was the Republicans trying to level the field in lobbying.
RUSH: That's all they were trying to do was giving themselves a presence on K Street which the Democrats totally owned.
CALLER: Right. Right. And I think the truth's getting out, Rush. I think people are more educated than ever. I think voters are educated. I'm so excited (garbled)
RUSH: Yeah, that's the great job the political consultants are doing, educating voters.
RUSH: Yeah, right.
CALLER: (laughing) Right, right. No, Rush Limbaugh's educating voters.
CALLER: And I'm so excited to be part of it with you in 2012. I think it's gonna be a great year. I'm really looking forward to it.
RUSH: Isn't it amazing what one night can do to people's attitudes. Amazing. What one night in a political season can do. Kate now from Carson City. Kate, let me ask you a question before you go.
RUSH: Why did you leave Fairfield, why did you decamp to Nevada?
CALLER: My husband got a job that he loves in Carson City so after 26 years in Fairfield, I said, "You know what? You love this job. Let's go." So I was doing it to support him and to support what he loves doing.
RUSH: And you have more take-home pay right now I'm sure.
CALLER: Yes, we do. No state income tax. Amen.
RUSH: Did you hear that, folks? She wanted to support her husband.
RUSH: How odd. You just don't hear that much anymore. You're warming my heart here.
CALLER: After 35 years of marriage, he's earned it, let me tell you.
RUSH: (laughing) He's just now worth it!
RUSH: After 35 years, he's finally earned the support.
CALLER: (laughing) That's right.
RUSH: I love you, Kate.
CALLER: I love you, too, Rush.
RUSH: All right. Thanks for the call.