RUSH: Jenna in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It's great to have you. You're first on the EIB Network today. Hello.
CALLER: Rush, it is such an honor. I have listened to you back when you were on, I don't know, in '89. My mom had you on, and just along with her raising and my dad's, they put me on the right course before I got through high school and started college. So I wanted to say a message of hope, predictions. I predict if Romney wins -- or even before that, but if Romney wins, I did predict a baby surge. But aside from that, I predict that before this election comes about --
RUSH: Wait, wait, wait just a second. I'm catching up with you as I read the transcription.
RUSH: You think there will be a baby surge after Romney wins?
CALLER: Yeah, I do. I think people feel a little more comfortable and let's just go with it. Even though I'm trying regardless, I think you'll see a lot of positivity and new hope there.
RUSH: What do you mean... Wait, wait, wait. What are you trying to say? Oh, you're trying...? Oh.
RUSH: Oh, you're... Oh, okay. Do you need any help?
CALLER: No, no. Just God. You know, one way or the other, we'll see what happens.
RUSH: Well, hang in there.
CALLER: Thanks. But I wanted to say that I feel, especially after talking with some Democrats this weekend and sort of those on the fence, that as we get closer... Especially just myself, how I am. I've been sort of a closet conservative, and I feel that, you know, the stakes are on the line. We've got 28 days, and --
RUSH: Why have you been a closet conservative? When I hear you say that, what I'm interpreting is you've been afraid to publicly admit that you're conservative.
CALLER: Right. I mean, depending on the crew I'm with, you know? You know, some people I don't mention a word to, and some people they definitely know. Obviously, my family. But I'm sort of letting it more out there now as we get closer, especially these last four years, because I'm so concerned. Maybe me saying one other thing will make somebody pause and think. Even if they're still not gonna change their mind, if they even just think about it a little bit more. Or I feel like I have done everything I can do on my side. Because it's not just a president or not a president. It's the future of our country in a way it's never been before, and I feel like a lot of other people are maybe coming around to that conclusion if they weren't already there over the last couple years.
RUSH: Let me tell you something.
CALLER: And as we get closer, we can't keep quiet anymore.
RUSH: Jenna, good luck with your efforts. She's right, by the way. The birthrate under Obama has been down. Did you know that? It has been. There's a lower birthrate under Obama. There was a report last week about it. In fact, NBC News had a story: "Recession Contraception: Birthrate Down in US for Fourth Year." But I think what Jenna said here is she's a closet conservative, and all of a sudden she's busting out.
This is another aspect of the debate.
The debate is not just shifting the polls.
The debate is creating momentum.
What it really means is that for the last 3-1/2 years in the elected or potentially elected political field, there has been no Republican or conservative leadership. There has been none, and then that debate comes along. It's amazing. In 90 minutes Mitt Romney, for the first time in 3-1/2 years, exhibited leadership, guts, courage, and blew Obama out of the water. In the process, he validated what many Republicans thought about Obama from the get-go. But they've never heard a Republican say because they've been too afraid to. So I think there's a huge momentum that's building now out there as a result of the debate as well.
RUSH: It's exactly right: Romney showed that it's possible to go toe-to-toe with liberalism and win -- and, in fact, that it's amazingly easy. And I don't mean by that to undercut what Romney accomplished. It was brilliant and it was fabulous, but what happened? What was illustrated was that Obama doesn't have any ideas. His ideas don't cut it. But there was a confirmation, a validation among conservatives and Republicans that there's somebody in this party who, A, has the guts -- and, B, the ability -- to confront this guy head on!
Nobody else has shown the guts to do it.
Everybody on our side has acted afraid of Obama. Everybody's acting afraid because they're afraid they're gonna upset the independents. They don't want to criticize the beloved first black president. "Independents don't like that kind of stuff." Meanwhile, Obama can run around and tell every lie he wants about Romney -- He's a murderer! He's a felon! -- and that doesn't upset the independents.
Romney won, and how did he do it?
Pure, unadulterated facts.
He looked right at Obama when he told him that his ideas have failed and his plans have failed, and I'm telling you: People were standing up all over this country and cheering. What did I stay the next day? If that were how the Republican Party dealt with the Democrat Party every day, we wouldn't have any problems. Well, we wouldn't have the kinds of problems we've got now. It wouldn't be perfect. But, I mean, you get my point here: If we just had people stand up for what we believe, rather than act ashamed of it.