RUSH: I like this next sound bite. It's Ann Romney, and she is responding to the David Brookses and the Bill Kristols and the Peggy Noonans, all of these sideline commentators who are telling Mitt how to do it, telling him what he's doing wrong, when he shouldn't speak up and when he should speak up and how his campaign doesn't know what it's doing and so forth. Michelle Malkin had a great, great rant on this the other night on Hannity called the chin pullers. Pulling their chins, thinking deeply about all the cosmic ways that Romney's blowing the election and so forth. You know, it's one thing to be ripped and criticized by these Democrats, but you sideline armchair generals, dial it back here. I think Ann Romney said this very well.
MRS. ROMNEY: Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it, get in the ring. This is hard. And, you know, it's an important thing that we're doing right now, and it's an important election, and it is time for all Americans to realize how significant this election is and how lucky we are to have someone with Mitt's qualifications and experience and know-how to be able to have the opportunity to run this country.
RUSH: I think she's right. She's blasting these establishment types sitting at their keyboards and their think tanks. What she's basically saying is, "We are trying to save the country here. This is not just the next election in the schedule. We're trying to save the country here." He's drawing huge crowds. There was a dinner last night at a hundred thousand dollars a couple, here, as the crow flies, Snerdley, it was only four miles north of my oceanside retreat. It was overflow. There was a cocktail party prior to that. In Sarasota, the crowds that Romney is drawing are huge. Just never hear about it. You don't see it. But they are huge.