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RUSH: Back to the phones to Spokane, Washington. This is Katherine. Nice to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Hello, Rush. Thank you for taking my call today.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: Listen, do you know what could happen three weeks from today?

RUSH: Three weeks from today — no.

CALLER: November 2nd, I think that Algore is going to end up throwing his hat in the ring. What do you think?

RUSH: There’s a big ‘Draft Gore’ movement out there. Whether he does or not, there’s something about this that interests me more than his final decision on it, because we’re being told that Mrs. Clinton is inevitable. We’re being told that this election really ought not even happen, that she’s already got it in the bag. In fact, some people have suggested — in a mocking way, of course — that the Democrats ought to just suspend their presidential campaign and save all this money and give it to Mrs. Clinton for her health care plan and so forth, without having to raise taxes so much, blah, blah. They’ve just made it the conventional wisdom, the fait accompli, that she’s the nominee. Yet there is this huge ‘Draft Gore’ movement. Yesterday in the New York Times, there was a full-page ad that was run on behalf of the ‘Draft Gore’ movement. They’ve got websites and so forth, and now the Drive-Bys this morning after it was announced that Gore won the Peace Prize, are going absolutely bonkers over the excitement.

Now, I think, as far as the Drive-Bys are concerned, one of the things that excites them is the Democrat campaign is boring. There’s no excitement in it. Outside of Hillary, nobody is saying anything. Barack’s falling apart. Nobody knows where he is, what he’s saying. Edwards is not doing anything. The problem that they’re having is the votes haven’t been cast. You know, back at this time in 2004, everybody thought Howard Dean was Hillary Clinton, had it all in the bag, and look what happened there. The interesting thing to me, therefore, is that there seems to be such dissatisfaction with Mrs. Clinton. See, I think, deep in the bowels of the Democratic Party, outside the Clinton machine, there was genuine worry she cannot win the general election because she’s too polarizing a figure. So that’s the fascinating thing to me. Whether he gets in or not is something I’ll just have to wait and see. I don’t try to predict the future in that sort of thing. Plus, he’s all over the board saying he’s not going to.

CALLER: Well, Rush, if it came down to it, which do you think would be the lesser of two evils, if it was between Gore and Hillary, to be the president?

RUSH: Who’s to say either one of them is going to be president?

CALLER: Well, we don’t know. I’m just saying, in your opinion, who would be easier to live with?

RUSH: Who’s worse? The distinction is not that great. We’re talking socialists here. Either one of them would be a disaster. In terms of which one could more easily win, I do think Gore could. I think there’s a lot of Democrats who feel he got cheated, want to vote for him again. This peace prize is going to give all kinds of standing to his reputation and so forth.

CALLER: Right.

RUSH: Plus, if you talk to Democrats, you talk about somebody who’s been deprived. You know, part of Mrs. Clinton’s appeal is that she has been deprived of her true destiny because she gave up her feminist future to marry the hick from Arkansas and then had to cover the guy and all of his embarrassing episodes and so forth, so she’s kind of owed this. Well, they can look at it Gore is being owed this because of course the Supreme Court stole the election from him in 2000. But yet he doesn’t have nearly the negative baggage going in that Hillary does. His problem is that when he starts campaigning, he sighs, and he hires Naomi Wolf to dress him up in earth tones. Nobody likes him outside the bunch that’s pulling for him to get in. But, look, at this stage, with any of these Democrats running, Katherine, I don’t care if it’s Obama, or if it’s the Breck Girl, we are talking the most massive expansion of government since FDR, if these people win. I don’t care which one of them it is, especially if they win the House and the Senate.

But speaking of that, do you remember back when Republicans controlled the House and the Senate? Democrats are all out there worried about the imbalance of power, we had to respect the rights of the minority? What are they trying to do? They’re trying to gaining control of all three: the House, and Senate, and the White House. Do you think they will complain about the imbalance of power when it’s all theirs? (laughing) Doubt it, folks. In fact, I’d make book on it that they won’t. They’re just a bunch of hypocrites out there. But either one of them, any one of them that runs, is a disaster. I’m not making it up. They are the ones telling us what they’re going to do. If people were actually listening to Mrs. Clinton and we had a widely educated and informed public, she would be a national embarrassment, and there would be people scared to death of her being president. But we don’t. It’s a personality thing. It’s a cult of personality, pop-culture personality. ‘The Clintons.’ You can’t rule Bill out of the equation. If her last name weren’t Clinton — you’ve heard all the various lines — but she wouldn’t be in this race. There’s nothing that recommends her in her résumé, to be leader of anything. Zilch, zero, nada.

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