RUSH: Mr. Snerdley, the official program observer, asked me to answer the question: “Which Democrat would be the first to flame?” Not the second tier guys, but the Hillarys, the Obamas, the Edwardses. My instinctive reaction was it was going to be Obama because of the Clinton war room, and then I was thinking about it. You know, Obama, when you listen to him talk is out there saying things that are not baby boomer like, and I wouldn’t be surprised — in fact, there’s a part of me that would relish this and enjoy it, and that is — the baby boomer generation getting kicked in the behind by Generation Y and some of the other younger generations, and Hillary, what she is, 60, or going to be 60 by the time ’08 runs around. It would be kind of cool if Generation Y said to generation baby boom, “You’ve had it. We’re tired of your selfishness and your self-focus and so forth,” but we’ll see. When you have the contest of war rooms, dirty tricks and all that, wouldn’t you say the Clintons’ operation is going to be far more advanced and ahead of the game than the Obama machine?
We shall see.
RUSH: George in South Windsor, Connecticut, welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, how are you?
RUSH: Hey, funky-dory!
CALLER: Well, just real quick, that show that you’re talking about ever showed in California, the spanker could get arrested, so he’d better stay in New York and not California, but that’s not the reason I called.
RUSH: Wait, the Broadway show you mean about the “tasteful” depictions of masturbation and abortion and all on stage? Is that what you mean?
CALLER: Yes, spanking is illegal, I guess, in California.
RUSH: Not yet. No, no, no! You still have time to beat the crap out of the kids, it’s just been proposed.
CALLER: Oh, I’m sorry. Well, the reason I called was to kind of explain why Obama is such a big hit in the Drive-By Media, and all the pieces are coming together. First, he studied Islam. Second, his middle name is “Hussein,” and in his biography book he talked about smoking pot and doing cocaine. He’s got a liberal record far to the left, and he’s African-American. I mean, he is an uber-liberal. He is it. This is why they love him.
RUSH: Yeah, but he’s actually not African-American.
CALLER: That doesn’t matter. Come on.
RUSH: Well, look, we go for accuracy on this program. But look it, you’re right. Basically you are putting in different words my own description of Obama. “He is godlike to the godless.”
RUSH: Well, there you have it. It’s going to be interesting to see. Well, here, let me go to Gary in Atlanta. He’s got a theory on this, too. Gary, welcome. Nice to have you with us here on the Rush Limbaugh Program.
CALLER: Rush, Aquafina-drinking, Atlanta Falcons dittos. I’ve got a point about the secret weapon that Barack Obama will use in the Democrat nomination process.
CALLER: It’s the Oprah. When he goes on… There’s not going to be a mad rush to New Hampshire, there’s going to be a mad rush to the Oprah show.
RUSH: He’s already been on Oprah, hasn’t he, with his book?
CALLER: Well, maybe so, but not as a presidential candidate.
RUSH: He promised Oprah he would announce on her show, didn’t he?
CALLER: I don’t remember that, but I know if you put an Oprah meter on the show…
RUSH: Somebody promised. I don’t know. I’m sorry to interrupt you. Keep going.
CALLER: If you were to put an Oprah meter on the show he would just swamp Algore, Hillary, everyone, and Dick Morris theorized that what’s going to get Hillary over the top is the single women vote — and, you know, he’s going to go to Oprah, he’s going to make a big play for that segment, and he’ll get it. So he’s going to be a lock for the vice presidential nomination.
RUSH: What if Oprah actually chooses Hillary and thinks that she ought to give her big bush to Hillary? Just playing devil’s advocate with you here.
CALLER: I don’t think she’s going to come out because she’s always going to be a touchy-feel, I’m-not-taking-sides. She’ll take sides, no doubt, but she won’t announce it, I don’t think.
RUSH: Okay, so you think Oprah will get Barack Obama elected president or just get him the Democrat nomination?
CALLER: I don’t think he’ll get the nomination. Hillary could outspend him but he will probably be a lock for the vice presidential nomination.
RUSH: Hmm. Hmm. I keep hearing that bandied about as a theory. That’s right. Oprah did get Obama promise to announce on her show. I knew that was true. He just formed his exploratory committee, but he hasn’t officially announced. He promised he would do it on Oprah’s show. I don’t know. Hillary… My take is, at this early stage, looking at Hillary, I know the overriding thing is to win, so that Bill can get Air Force One back — and of course, winning is winning, and deal with everything after that, but will she want the win to be in any way credited to her vice presidential candidate Obama? Will she be able to handle that? I mean, with the press making big oohs and ahs over Obama. My point is, I don’t know if she would put him on the ticket, if she succeeds in vanquishing the guy. It depends… Folks, I must tell you, it’s so early for all of this. I’m watching these cable networks go wall to wall with this, and it’s too soon. I’m telling you: None of what happens right now matters. It isn’t going to matter a hill of beans. When you go to vote on whatever it is, in 2008, November, you’re not going to remember what was happening right now. It will not matter.
Not until we start getting to primaries and all. Polls, none of it matters, Republican or Democrat side. It’s no different than starting to talk about who’s going to win the Super Bowl in July before training camp is even opened — and even then, just start talking about it in September, it’s still risky because you don’t know the factors that are going to enter into it, like injuries, coaching changes, weather, global warming, any number of factors that can throw the monkey wrench into any football season. This is just… Look, I’ll be glad to talk about it with you, but I’m not going to hold myself to anything I say because it’s, frankly, stupid to start making predictions about what’s going to happen in the 2008 primaries on either party right now because nobody knows. Now, if I get a political sense about something based on something, then I’ll share that with you. But to sit here and pretend this is a Hot Stove League like in December talking about the next baseball season? Pfft! I’m not interested. This stuff is going to be in our face and we’re not going to be able to get rid of it soon enough. Until then, let’s enjoy ourselves.