RUSH: Here's William in Baltimore. William, I'm glad you waited. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. Yeah, yeah. I'm calling to say why I think they're going after Christie. Basically I don't think that Hillary Clinton is as strong a candidate as a lot of people think she is 'cause I remember reading back in 2008 --
CALLER: -- that even women were saying, you know, unkind words about her.
CALLER: You know, and she was on the cover of I think it was Fortune magazine and all that. Big Business was claiming her and everything, and then, you know, it collapsed against Obama, who was an unknown.
RUSH: Yeah, and so now we're just repeating history. Now we're back. I'll never forget it. Let me get the year right. It was February 2007, and a very famous person who was in a state of great fear said to me, "There's a 75% chance, as we sit here right now, that Hillary Clinton's gonna be the next president of the United States." I said, "Well, we have to stop that." He said, "You're damn right we do." It was just assumed, in February 2007, that Hillary's the next president.
It was just assumed -- and then out of nowhere, as you say, here came the Bamster and upset all of these supposedly etched-in-stone plans. Well, guess what? We're back there again, and all of a sudden it's Hillary. So I'm gonna ask you: When is the last time the Democrat front-runner outside of an incumbent got the nomination? They're just acting on the same stuff. It's just history repeating itself. "Hillary's automatic," and Christie was the only guy beating her in polls so they have to take Christie out.
I try not to get caught up in this.