RUSH: Here’s Keith in Shreveport, Louisiana, as we go back to the phones. Great to have you with us, sir.
CALLER: How are you today, Rush?
RUSH: Fine. Thank you.
CALLER: I’ve been thinking, and with Hillary — she’s pressing 60 now, and if she doesn’t win the nomination or the election, isn’t she pretty much finished in presidential politics?
RUSH: Depends on who wins. In the case of a nomination, if another Democrat wins it, probably so. If a Republican wins, maybe not. But I think on balance — because I don’t like to foreclose the Clintons on anything — I think they’re going to be harassing us until we all assume room temperature, folks, in one way or the other.
CALLER: Well, particularly if it’s a two-term president, you know, with her high negatives and being up in age like that. She’s no Ronald Reagan, so I just can’t see her coming back.
RUSH: Well, no, but I think there’s something at play here even a little bit more relevant than Mrs. Clinton personally. This election is the last gasp of the sixties Baby Boomer generation to get control of this country. You go back to the sixties, and the sixties are known for the left-wing student protesters and people blowing up bank buildings, wearing tie-dyes and blue jeans and causing all kinds of hell. But there were a lot of conservative Baby Boomers back then as well who didn’t subscribe to any of that, I, of course, proudly among them. But this is it. This election is the last chance the Baby Boom generation has to secure its vision for the country, and especially for the lefties. This is something they have been dreaming about. They got it for eight years with Bill Clinton. They wanted to continue it, of course, with Algore as their nominee, then Kerry. This is it. I think this is the last gasp. It’s going to be brutal. By the time we get down to the actual nominees being chosen and get in the race, this is going to be a brutal campaign because I think Mrs. Clinton and her apparatus know that this is their last chance to get control of this country and shape it and form it and flake it in the vision that they want, because after this younger generations are going to be coming of age and they’re not going to want anything to do with Baby Boomer values.
The youngsters, the yutes that the Democrats spend so many hours trying to register each year, and they do register, but they never show up and vote in great numbers. We’ve had Rock the Vote. We’ve had pollute the vote. We’ve had Vote or Die, all these efforts to register these young people, and they do get registered but they don’t show up. But they’re getting to be the age where they’re going to start showing up and they’re not going to have Baby Boom values. So I think that’s one of the things that is going to motivate and inspire particularly Clinton, Inc., especially herself and Bill personally. This is it. This is the last chance, last chance to get hold of the apparatus in this country and shape it, form it, flake it into the vision that they want, perhaps for eight years. By the way, I think that’s going to be an incredibly motivating turnout factor for Republicans. It’s that image and picture of what’s at stake here. Do you want the sixties radicals who are already running universities and much of the Drive-By Media, do you want ’em in the White House? That’s really what this is.
George in Philadelphia, glad you called, sir, welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Rush, it is an honor and a privilege to share but for a brief moment the same airwaves with you.
RUSH: Thank you, sir. I appreciate that. Very nice of you to say.
CALLER: My point is this. During last Thursday’s Hardball, John Edwards was falling in line with Barack Obama regarding entering Pakistan to capture bin Laden with or without Pakistan’s permission. And this point was further echoed by a columnist in Thursday’s Philadelphia Daily News and then again on Sunday when representatives of some other Democrat candidates jumped on the same wagon. I apologize, I forget which show it was. My question is this: Why hasn’t this been reported in any major media outlet, and when is Hillary going to label John Edwards immature and naïve, and when are the Democrats going to learn how to treat a sovereign nation that has a shaky government that also possesses nuclear weapons?
RUSH: Well, the Democrats and the media are not mentioning Edwards because he’s not a factor. Hillary’s got it wrapped up (she thinks she’s got it wrapped up) so do they. Edwards did not say it in a prominent circumstance, not nearly as prominent as Obama did. Also, this question about when are they going to realize it’s a sovereign nation? You need to understand these people within the context of logic, and you can’t. This is a primary campaign, and the prism on this, or the narrative on this, is that Bush has failed totally and utterly in the war on terror because we haven’t captured bin Laden, and the left believes this. The left also defines success, or failure, that way. They’re just pandering to the kook fringe that makes up their primary voting base by saying they’re going to get bin Laden and they’re going to go in there and do whatever they have to in Pakistan even if Musharraf does not want us there. They are trying to sound tough. They know what their image is on national security. But basically they’re going to run against Bush, and all of those things that you’ve quoted and cited are simply evidence of that.