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RUSH: Celia in Northridge, California, I’m glad you called and waited. Welcome to Open Line Friday.

CALLER: I’m so glad to talk to you. My uncle turned me on to you probably 15 years ago and I’m finally calling for the first time and getting through.

RUSH: Thank you very much.

CALLER: It’s a wonderful day. I wanted to say I have 12 points, I know it sounds like a lot, but I’ll make them very short, about why I think this one candidate who’s there lurking in the scenes and nobody seems to recognize him, the perfect guy who’s — he’s not a clone of Reagan, but I think he —

RUSH: Let me guess. Let me guess. Let me guess. Let me guess. Let me guess. Duncan Hunter.

CALLER: Of course! I don’t hear you promote him that much either. Is it you just don’t think he has a chance at all?

RUSH: No! It’s too soon. I’m not promoting anybody. You gotta know that.

CALLER: Weeeell… Okay. I hear you say that gee, it looks like the Democrats are going to win. They will if we keep these top three or two guys in the focus — and could I rattle off the reasons why I think he’s the best?

RUSH: By all means.

CALLER: Okay. First, he’s strong on defense.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: He’s right on target there. He’s a military guy himself, which is a rarity these days. He’s a Vietnam vet. His sons are in the — or his one son, anyway, has served two terms I believe in Iraq, and is in Afghanistan now. He’s strongly pro-life. He’s actually done some legislation on this. He’s not just talking a good game.

RUSH: Right. Right, right, right, right.

CALLER: He’s strong on the border for sure. He says he will have that border closed in six months, and I believe he will. He has that can-do attitude. He’s strong on China, which nobody is really talking about, how they’re cheating on their patents and all this different stuff. He’s willing to take that on, and I think he has the answers.

RUSH: You know, something I just thought? Isn’t Duncan Hunter’s wife’s name Celia?

CALLER: I don’t know. (Laughing.) I never even met the guy.

RUSH: (Laughing.) I’m just asking.

CALLER: He looked like kind of cute last night. I saw him on Fox. I think it was on with Sean Hannity.

RUSH: I like Duncan. I have great admiration for Duncan Hunter.

CALLER: His personal life is great. He’s been married to the same woman for a long time. I don’t know what her name is, but he’s got strong family values. He will fight for the marriage amendment, and the intangibles like they talk about in tennis. He’s got poise. He’s got intelligence. He’s knowledgeable on all of these issues.

RUSH: Right.

CALLER: He’s moral. He’s got that, as I said, can-do attitude. He’s positive. He will do the right thing, not just the popular thing.

RUSH: Look, I hope he can break out. I don’t mean to be rude, but I want to go on to one more caller before I have to go. But I want to tell you this. There’s a story, I didn’t get to it today, the Drive-Bys talking about McCain’s explosion and so forth. The Drive-Bys are saying, ‘You know, it probably is a good thing. We’ve reached a threshold in this country now: military men are being rejected by the voters. John Kerry, McCain, so forth and so on.’ Put that in the hopper. We’ll talk about it next week.

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