RUSH: I have to tell you, whether she knows it or not, it's over for Hillary Clinton. I don't know if that means she doesn't get the nomination or if she does and doesn't win the general.
This woman last night on her stage was just a sight to behold, parroting Bernie Sanders, calling herself the latest big, new "progressive," talking about the same things Bernie's talking about. Because last night in Iowa was the shock and the scare of her life. It's 2008 all over again. "This is not supposed to happen," Mrs. Clinton's saying. I don't know if you've seen this in the television coverage of Mrs. Clinton's speech last night. She did not declare victory, by the way. And they are still saying in some places it's too close to call.
How can that be?
How can it still be too close to call?
I mean, if it's still too close to call, it means they're playing games out there on the Democrat side. Of course you've heard about the fact that Hillary won six coin flips in a row? You know what the odds of that are? It's 1.7%. It doesn't happen. Anyway, I watched television coverage of Mrs. Clinton's acceptance last night and there's this guy that ends up being over her right shoulder as you're looking at the picture, and he's got two stickers on each cheek right below each eye, and he's making weird, odd faces. It turns out this guy has become a hero of the Internet today because people are replaying this and sending it, tweeting it, Facebooking it all over the place.
It's a comedy piece. Some guy stands there with Hillary stem-winder serious and telling everybody what she's gonna do. She's doing the Hillary screech, the voice that reminds you of your first two ex-wives. This guy's back there with these stickers on his face laughing and making faces, totally distracting everybody, and then if you notice Bill Clinton behind her. And that was... What's the word? I was gonna say "scary," but, no, it was shocking the way Bill Clinton looked last night. It's clearly not the 1990s, and there aren't a bunch of bikini-clad babes running...
Well, there might still be that. With Bill Clinton, you never know.
RUSH: Some e-mails: "You haven't talked about the Democrat side." Yes, I have. We've talked about it. I'll repeat myself. It's over for Mrs. Clinton, she just doesn't know it yet. And I don't know when that's gonna manifest itself. But what a pathetic -- now, I know the Democrats are a bunch of socialists and radicals.
If you look at Iowa, you look at the breakdown of the Democrat identity in Iowa, folks, it's radical socialists. There is no moderate centrist Democrat Party anymore. They're so far left wing radicals, most people would not believe you. Most people who are not Democrats wouldn't understand it, wouldn't accept it. It's kind of happened in a stealthful way, really, but they are far gone.
And Mr. Clinton, something's not right with all this, and this is independent of the e-mails, independent of all the outside things. There's just something not right here, and there's something not right with Bernie Sanders. I think the Democrats down deep are scared to death. In fact, I think the Democrats, if you want to know the truth, I think they're already planning on -- let me put it this way. They're already structuring a battle plan for if they lose and how to gum up the works for whoever the next president is for the next four years.
I think they're focusing on that as much as they are anticipating another victory and continuing the great Obama agenda. Clearly that's happening, too. This was pathetic last night. Both these people, if you ask me, just listening to them, Mrs. Clinton, that whole crowd, she doesn't draw a crowd anymore, she's got no base, she's screeching out there. You know what Hillary Clinton is? Classic illustration of somebody who thinks it's automatically hers because that's what she's been led to believe and doesn't really know how to compete for it.
Now, if you look at Hillary Clinton's past as a political manager for all of the Clinton scandals, it's not glowing. I realize she's got a built-in number of electoral votes 'cause there's a giant D by her name. I'm not diminishing that. Don't misunderstand. I'm just continuing my posture here that she's nothing to fear, nothing to be afraid of, nothing great, nothing unstoppable. And I'm not making the mistake of taking her or Crazy Bernie lightly. I'm honestly assessing.
RUSH: Here's Carl in Columbus, Ohio. I'm glad you called, sir. Great to have you with us on the program today. Hello.
CALLER: You know, it's over for the Democrats. You can tell by the way they shout. It's real obvious. And Bill Clinton stares with that vacant-old-man stare behind Hillary. And to me, the Republicans, this is a great opportunity for the Republicans. And as a voter, you know, personally, I like our governor from our great state of Ohio, John Kasich. You know, the American people hopefully are gonna make it a personal choice, opposed to what any media says, wouldn't you agree?
RUSH: What was that? American people will make a personal choice opposed to what -- oh, of course. Wait. Here's the thing, though. The media is always going to try to choose our candidate for us. The media is always gonna try to get us to choose a moderate. That is guaranteed to lose. Here's the thing. Here's the thing, Carl. Everybody knows the Republican Party's base is the majority of the party and that it's conservative. Therefore everybody opposed to Republican Party knows the way to beat them is to nominate some moderate centrist RINO type. And that's what the media's gonna try to engineer, the Republican establishment's gonna try to engineer.
The Republican establishment is really curious. I would have to think, if they've got any ability to remember history, recent history, they have to know the candidates they want lose. They have to know that. They keep beating their head against the wall. They keep nominating, wanting to nominate the same kind of people from the same geographic area of the country that are going to lose.
It's almost like they prefer that to having somebody in their conservative wing win. But Bill Clinton standing behind Hillary last night, I saw that, too. I saw it all. I saw Prep H, I saw Geritol, I saw Fixodent, I saw Depends, I saw it all. I saw dripping saliva. I saw it all, folks. It was astounding. You didn't see it? Well, it was striking. And in front of him, Hillary's running around screeching like a bunch of seagulls that have been starved out near Alcatraz for a while.