RUSH: Let's go to the audio sound bites. These people are showing up and giving McCain the business. They don't like what this regime is doing; they don't want our party helping. The people showing up understand that what's going on here is politics, not national interests.
What's going on here is politics, not foreign policy, and I don't understand why McCain doesn't see that. So we've got two or three the sound bites here.
MAN: How much is the life of American serviceman worth? To me it's worth a whole lot more --
MCCAIN: Sir, there is no contemplation of putting a single American serviceman or woman in danger. There's not.
MAN: I know, but you can say that now, but when --
MCCAIN: I'm telling you there's not.
MAN: I know, but --
MCCAIN: I'm telling you there's not, sir --
MAN: Military planes. (crosstalk)
MCCAIN: -- so that is not an argument we can have. It's not gonna happen.
RUSH: Yeah. And McCain has said today, by the way, this had an impact on him, he has said today that if -- I'm paraphrasing, at least I saw it on Drudge. He said that if Obama puts boots on the ground that's an impeachable offense. He said that, something like that. McCain said there would be an impeachment of Obama if he puts boots on the ground, that's a quote. So this guy had an impact. He reached McCain last night. Here's the next little tete-a-tete.
MAN: I would much rather use our taxpayer's money to take care of our vets that are coming home from the two conflicts we've already been in.
MCCAIN: I appreciate your service very much, and I appreciate your opinion. I don't think I need to be lectured to about veterans.
RUSH: See, here you go. This is exactly what a caller earlier today was talking about, about gratitude and humility. Why's McCain taking this personally? Here's one of his voters, he's an American citizen just offering his opinion. (imitating exchange) "I don't think we need to be spending all this money to go in there and siding with Al-Qaeda and so forth. If we're gonna be spending additional money let's take care of the vets."
"I don't need to be lectured to by you, sir, on veterans. I was in Vietnam with John Kerry." It's unnecessary. McCain is acting like the guy is being contentious with him, and he hasn't been. He took that as a personal attack. This next one is very fast, eight seconds.
MAN: This is what I think of Congress. They are a bunch of marshmallows. That's what they are.
RUSH: He's waving a bag of marshmallows in McCain's face. So after this, McCain ran into a reporter from CNN, got a little testy.
NAVIDEH FORGHANI: It sounds like a lot of people are opposing this.
NAVIDEH FORGHANI: You sound like you have your mind made up. Does this --
MCCAIN: Do you think I would be having a town hall meeting if I had my mind totally made up? Do you?
NAVIDEH FORGHANI: No, I'm just asking, because of prior statements that you've made.
MCCAIN: You're asking a dumb question.
RUSH: Oh, you're asking a dumb question. See, this didn't go quite the way it was supposed to go. And Senator McCain, he's perfectly comfortable with lecturing us about things, but, "I don't need to be lectured to by you, sir." I know the reporter did sound 24.