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Campaign Advice for Mitt Romney

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RUSH: You know what Ray Kroc said, the great capitalist and founder of McDonald's? He said when your opponent's drowning, you don't throw him an anvil. You put a garden hose in their mouth and turn it on. That's what he said. That's what Ray Kroc said. If the guys over at Burger King are drowning, here's a garden hose right in the oral cavity. Bam! You turn it on.

You know, Romney's quick response is good. He said, "Look, will you get off of this President Obama? We gotta get serious." I like the Romney rapid response here. But in the overall general campaign, Romney is going to have to... This is where people are nervous about Romney, I think. This is what he's going to have to do. This is an election about two visions of America. (interruption) What Jimmy Carter would do? (interruption) Who said that? Romney said even Jimmy Carter would make the call? Well, yeah, but Carter's helicopter would have crashed into some desert if he did it.

I tell you, I was more impressed that Zsa Zsa Huffington opposed it. And she was so plainspoken, she didn't need a translator. Zsa Zsa Huffington thinks that what Obama's doing with Osama Bin Laden is "despicable." That's her word. That's what Zsa Zsa thinks, and she's so well spoken and so passionate on this, you did not need a translator to understand she was saying "despicable." You could understand it yourself. (interruption) Eh, Jimmy Carter. Jimmy Carter. "If I had a son grew up to be president, he'd look a little like Obama, and he would complete my second term." Jimmy Carter? The Democrats don't even like Jimmy Carter, the upper echelons.

Because Carter was running around conducting foreign policy on his own after the Nixon funeral trying to get the Nobel Peace Prize and become relevant. Habitat for Humanity wasn't working for him. "This election," as I was saying before being rudely interrupted by everybody that thinks they can do this better than I do, "This election is about..." I warned you people that this has the potential to be a rough day here. (interruption) Well, I'm such a nice guy that when I have to get tough, I get guilty. (long sigh) Okay. Anyway, this is an election not about an economy. This is an election about two visions of the country.

And Romney can run against Obama's economy, and he can run against various specific Obama programs or issues that have failed and so forth. This is where people say it's ideological. This is right versus left. You've got Obama and his goal is clear. What did he say? He wants to transform America? That's what it was: "Fundamentally transform America." What does that mean to you? What does "fundamentally transform" mean? I've shared with you my opinion. I know, I'm confident... When I say, "I know," I don't really know.

But I'm confident that this guy has not liked this country from the days that it was founded. He doesn't like the way it was founded. He has a chip on his shoulder about it. He said in Osawatomie, Kansas: America as founded has never worked. Capitalism, essentially, never worked. He views his presidency as the first one in 200-plus years to have a chance to fix the flaws inherent in this nation's founding. Obama and his crowd don't like the Constitution.

Romney is going to have to point out that this election is not about just defeating Obama, it's about holding back the hordes. It's about turning back the tide of the worldwide left that wants to essentially get rid of capitalism -- individualism, rugged individualism, liberty, whatever -- and replace it with a command-and-control central authority that they run. I don't know if Romney believes that -- or not "believes it," but I don't know if he thinks that. I know, 'cause he's told me, that he fundamentally disagrees with Obama and what Obama's trying to do, and its effect on his kids and grandkids. Romney's. I know he has a problem with Obama, but does he know that there are a gazillion other Obamas waiting in the wings?

And that even if Obama is defeated, there are gonna be a bunch of little Obamas still populating the bureaucracy over at the EPA and stuff? It's going to be a long fight. This is an ideological battle. And that's what the Tea Party's all about, and that's what conservatism's all about. It's about saving America, preserving this country as founded. It's not just about defeating Obama. That's, of course, required. But the campaign to do so has gotta be much more in-depth than that.

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