RUSH: Yeah, The Politico is saying that the Obama campaign, they're gonna go back to the issue of Romney's tax returns, and they're gonna go back to the issue of Bain Capital. Folks, I'm telling you, they're out of ideas. They've fired their best guns. They fired all their ammo at the Obama campaign. What did they think was gonna be the turning point? Now I'm having a mental block. They thought that something -- not the 47%. It was something they thought -- it might have been the 47%. Anyway, Benghazi happened and it's thrown everything out of kilter now.
So now the Bain business, the company that Bain invested in that's outsourcing jobs to China is a company called Sensata. But guess what? The New York Times is reporting the following: "President Obama has as much as $100,000 in a state retirement plan that contains shares of Sensata Technologies, the same auto parts company controlled by Bain that is closing its Illinois factory." Obama's an investor. But the point is, Romney has nothing to do with this decision. He hasn't been at Bain in 20 years. Now, you notice the campaign, the Obama regime going back to try to tie Romney to Bain, isn't it fascinating? The same people who think Romney is responsible for a company he left 12 years ago are the same people who think that Obama is not responsible for the last four years of the US economy.
Now, how does that work? I'm telling you, I don't want to go overboard here in my optimism. Even poor little Ezra Klein, a poor guy, Ezra Klein, he's a journalist leader. He's one of the Drive-Bys. He is a young wunderkind. I mean this guy is the future of the Drive-By Media. He's got a blog and he writes stuff at the Washington Post. He's got a piece today, he's worried that Obama has no vision, Obama lost the vision thing. At least Romney's got a vision. Romney's got a five-point plan. Romney's telling people what he's gonna do. Obama hasn't. And Ezra's worried, very disappointed.
See, these media people, they had so much wrapped into Obama. He's a fellow liberal. That means he's wonderful and great. Obama hasn't voiced the second-term agenda. He doesn't dare. He doesn't dare tell people. All Obama can do is try to frighten people away from Romney. That's all he's got, folks. And he hasn't done it. And that's why they're going back and recycling things.
RUSH: In this debate tomorrow, the only chance he's got is to make it about Romney. I just heard that they're in some sort of a dispute right now, apparently. It's a town hall, and the ponytail people in the audience ask the questions. Remember, this is the format back in 1992 where we had the ponytail guy who stood up. He asked Bush and Clinton when they were gonna start acting like our parents and treating us as their children. That's when Bush looked at his watch and thought, "When can I get outta here?" and they said he was bored.
Clinton, of course, took the question and ran with it. One of the things they're disputing is: Will Candy Crowley have a chance to do follow-ups? Apparently it's unclear in the format whether Candy Crowley can do follow-ups after the candidates have answered the questions from the audience in the town hall. The only thing to keep your eye on here is that all Obama can do is turn this on Romney.
He can equate him to Bain, tax cuts, not paying his taxes or what have you, 'cause he's got no agenda for the next four years that he can admit to. He doesn't want this thing to be about discussing his record and the economy, which Romney will do. It's gonna be fascinating to see. These things are always interesting.
Here's Emily in San Francisco. I'm glad you waited. Great to have you on the program. Hi.
CALLER: Oh, nice to talk to you again. I haven't talked to you for some years now. But I love to listen to you, and thank you for all that you do for us. You're such a good patriot.
RUSH: Thank you very much. I appreciate that.
CALLER: I was gonna talk about "flexibility," and what I'm referring to is Biden when he keeps saying "malarkey." In other words, he's saying that Romney is not telling the truth. But if you will recall years ago, Biden wrote a book and he plagiarized that book. He took word-for-word from another book, published a book in his name and then the literary world called him a liar.
RUSH: He plagiarized an entire career!
RUSH: He plagiarized a British politician named Neil Kinnock.
CALLER: Yeah. And then another thing about Bain. People should realize that Bain also raised money for churches and universities and many other places. He did good with Bain, too, the company.
RUSH: Look, I could be all wet here, and maybe I'm guilty of too much optimism or whatever. I'm sorry; I just don't see Obama's attacks on Bain Capital working. Now, I will admit that I don't watch my local media. And as such, I don't see ads. I have people telling me they are livid as they can be as they watch the Obama ads linking Romney to all this stuff. But I don't watch local news or local channels, so I don't see any of this.
I guess I ought to take some time to watch it just in terms of show prep, but I don't. I just don't see it working. I see it as been there, done that. They already did Bain. They did Bain back in the primaries; they did Bain early in the season. Maybe their theory is a whole bunch of people are listening and paying attention now that weren't then. So they're gonna tie Romney to Wall Street, the banks, the housing crisis, all this the stuff.
I just think it's desperation. I think it's a sign they've got nothing, and I don't think Romney has to be defensive about Bain at all. And I don't think any of you need to be defensive about Bain. I don't like being defensive, period. I like always being on offense, but I'm sorry. I don't view Obama as unbeatable. There's no enthusiasm for Obama. It's all for Romney.
Look, I have to shut up here 'cause I'm at risk of going too far in the positive direction. It's too soon to do that. I don't want to create any overconfidence in people. But I think Obama is a has-been. It's been there, done that. If Obama hasn't gotten 'em now, there's nothing he can do. People are running away from Obama. Okay, that's it. I'll stop. Emily, thanks. I appreciate the phone call.