RUSH: Here's Shelly in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. I'm glad you waited. Welcome.
CALLER: Oh, my gosh, I can't believe I'm talking to you. I think it is time -- or I want to ask you, when your next speech to the nation will be, like your CPAC speech four years ago. I think it's way, way overdue for you to do something again like that.
RUSH: I very much appreciate you calling and asking when the next one of those is gonna be. I was kind of surprised when I did the CPAC speech.
CALLER: It was awesome.
RUSH: Thank you very much. What was it, four years ago?
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: Yeah, it was Obama's first year.
RUSH: So it was 2009.
CALLER: You were the first one to say -- well, you know you were the person to say, "I hope he fails," and it's like a status report from you. How's he doing?
RUSH: Well, no, I --
CALLER: You know, it would wake some people up. You know, it would get play. You need... I think you're dead on about Rubio, but the Republican Party, it's like they go to Washington and they decide to trust each other. I don't get it. And maybe --
RUSH: Look, hold on. Let me close the loop here on Rubio and this naive business, because I know this is gonna be misreported and misquoted. Let me just explain, for those of you in this audience who really matter to me and are who I care about and that's it. When I say he's naive, all I mean is... I don't think he's naive about what's going on in immigration. I don't think he's naive about what is happening in that bill.
That's not at all what I mean.
When I say, "I think he's naive," I just don't think he has yet undergone the full-fledged search-and-destroy mission that the left is gonna aim at him yet. And when that happens, he's gonna have a changed attitude about them. Right now he's their chosen guy. They love him. They've allowed him to be front and center on this immigration bill. Chuck Schumer is praising him. But wait 'til the tables turn, or wait 'til Schumer and the boys go after Rubio and try to destroy him. That's all I mean. It's nothing more than that. And, frankly, "naivete," I don't even mean that as an insult.
CALLER: I hope you're right.
RUSH: I know I'm right. How many times have you talked to people and you have an idea about dealing with the left but they say, "That'll never happen. Can't do it"? Why not? "It just wont happen." He never says that yet, is my point. Rubio doesn't say, "We can't do that. We can't. It can't happen." He's got that newly arrived enthusiasm. He knows who the left is, but they haven't trained their attack machine on him yet. That's all I mean, folks. It's really nothing more.
Now, as to my second inaugural address, I was shocked that CPAC even decided to meet the next year, after my first one. Hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee-hee. "See, Rush, that's why the 24-year-old girls don't like you! You're just so braggadocios, and you're so sure of yourself, and they know you mean it." Well, I do, but I'm nevertheless teasing. There would have to be a venue for it. The CPAC speech, I had no idea what I was gonna say specifically. I mean, I'm driving there with no idea.
I never do. I never plan. I just don't. I'm not capable of it. I can't brainstorm. My mind really comes alive when I'm actually in the middle of doing something, but we're driving in from the airport to the CPAC hotel and somebody said something in the car, and I said "That's it! I'll treat this as my first address to the nation," and then it all just started flowing from that. Up until that time, I was wondering what I was gonna say, too. So now, when am I gonna do the next one? It's a good question.
I've thought about it. Folks, I've toyed with the idea of going to the networks and saying, "I want to buy 30 minutes." I actually have. I've not pulled the trigger on it, but I actually have, as a means of trying to reach people who don't listen to radio, or who do but don't, because of their preconceived, incorrectly formed, bigoted reasons. But I've just never pulled the trigger. I don't know if I approached 'em if they would sell the time. (interrupting) Snerdley is saying it should be cheap on NBC. Yeah, but it's me calling.
Now, if you offer to do it in the summertime, they might take it. I don't know. Don't say anything about this to anybody. I haven't decided. I'm just sharing with you a random thought that bounces around inside my cranial cavity. (interrupting) How about what? (interrupting) A university venue? No. No, no. What would happen to me with an audience? I'd need an army division for security on a university campus. Are you kidding? That'd be undermined before I got there.
A university? Are you serious about that?
This cannot have -- I don't think it could have -- a live audience. No, no, no. It'd be a distraction. I don't know. I'd have to think about it. And, folks, please don't tell anybody about it because it's just between you and me and I'm not at all working on it. I mean, I'm no further on it than what I've just told you. It's just an idea I've toyed with for years, you know, sitting around late at night after the dogs have gone to sleep and everybody else is in bed. You're sitting around with your adult beverage and the mind starts throwing out ideas. This is one of those kind of spur-of-the-moment ideas that pop up now and then.