RUSH: Now, here’s this Dick Morris piece. It’s at Fox News and was published way back on the 22nd, and I just now have been made aware of it. So it is clear this piece was published prior to Mrs. Bill Clinton’s big fundraising sweep out in Beverly Hills over the weekend in California. ‘They were supposed to be the A Team in American politics. The Clinton Machine that inspired fear and admiration throughout the political world. They had guided Hillary through two successful Senate races in a state where she had never lived and helped her recover from scandals that nearly crippled her — the pardons, the White House gifts, the Peter Paul fundraiser. They seemed invincible. But ever since the presidential campaign started, the Clinton operation has looked amateurish, flat-footed, defensive, and tactically clumsy. They don’t seem to be at all ready for the big time. Obama has repeatedly outmaneuvered Hillary’s campaign,’ well, the stories today are just the opposite.
The stories today are that Obama is making ‘rookie mistakes.’ He did make a rookie mistake. They’re not really holding him to this, but in some campaign appearance somewhere he went out and started ripping to shreds a Senate bill
By the way, I have a revision, ladies and gentlemen. Not a substitution, but a revision and an addition to my own announced theory as to why Hillary is the presumptive Democrat nominee. To give you the short version, I have suggested that she’s just entitled. She’s owed this because of the life she sacrificed, her own life, which could have been far greater than it is now. If she had just stuck to her feminist ideals and gone out there pursued her own interests rather than get hooked up with this hayseed from Arkansas, and tried to take over wherever he ended up. But I think there’s a new way to look at Hillary’s candidacy as well, and Bob Tyrrell makes this point. He’s got his book out called ‘The Clinton Crackup.’ Tyrrell is the editor, the owner, the publisher, the grand pooh-bah of the American Spectator. His theory is that Hillary Clinton represents the last gasp of the sixties radicals to have their vision of the future, back in the sixties, in the White House.
That’s why this election is crucial. I’m one of these people who grew up in the sixties, but not all people in the sixties — not all baby boomers sixties people — were anti-war leftists and communists and people that hated America. There are plenty of them that are Reaganites, like me. Tyrrell’s theory is that this election in 2008, the presidential race, is the last election of this generation of people where the left’s candidate — well, his point is, if you take Hillary out of the race, who else in that crowd represents the sixties idealism that fostered all the anti-war rallies and all of the anti-America stuff?
If she loses, that’s it for that crowd in terms of the presidential race. Not that they’re going to be out of power in Washington, because these people are entrenched in the bureaucracies. For that reason, Tyrrell says — in addition to my own well-developed and unassailable theory; in addition to mine, Tyrrell’s theory is — that Hillary represents the sixties radicals, and she’s it. So this is a seminal election where this generation has finally grown up and reached its last-gasp effort to shape the country in its own image from the sixties. Anyway, it’s an interesting theory.
RUSH: The story here about Obama, is a Mike Allen story at The Politico.com: ‘Rookie Mistakes Plague Obama — Speaking early this month at a church in Selma, Ala., Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said: ‘I’m in Washington. I see what’s going on. I see those powers and principalities have snuck back in there, that they’re writing the energy bills and the drug laws.’ It was a fine populist riff calculated to appeal to Democratic audiences as Obama seeks his party’s presidential nomination. But not only did Obama vote for the Senate’s big energy bill in 2005, he also put out a press release bragging about its provisions, and his Senate Web site carries a news article about the vote headlined, ‘Senate energy bill contains goodies for Illinois.’ The press release said he voted for the bill ‘reluctantly’ because he wanted something ‘bolder,’ and his staff says there was nothing inconsistent about the comment in Selma.’ So that’s where he generated the headline, ‘Rookie Mistakes Plague Obama.’ This Nedra Pickler story is much the same thing, ‘Is Obama All Style and Little Substance?’ I tell you, Dick Morris writing that Clinton, Inc. is down, is wandering off the reservation. I think both of these stories are Clinton, Inc. inspired. Nedra Pickler today, ‘Is Obama All Style and Little Substance? — Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, the only other candidate to serve less time in elective office than Obama, described in detail his health care plan to provide insurance for all Americans. New York Sen. Hillary Clinton doesn’t have a written plan yet, but no one questions her expertise, since she was the chief proponent of the issue during her husband’s presidency.’ Well, see, no one questions her expertise.