RUSH: Okay, Matt in Redlands, California, glad you waited, sir. Welcome to our program.
CALLER: Thanks, Rush. Rush, I’m a conservative and I want a Republican to be elected president in 2008. So I think you shouldn’t be attacking Hillary Clinton quite so much, because if you continue to do this, she’ll probably end up losing the Democratic nomination for president, then the Democrats will be able to run a more electable candidate for president, like Edwards or Obama, and that’s bad news for Republicans. So please, Rush, please lay off Hillary a little bit.
RUSH: Yeah, a lot of you might think he’s joking, but, my friends, I have been thinking this, especially with the latest poll numbers about how 55% of married men are not going to vote for Hillary, 50% of all men are not going to vote for Hillary, 84% of Republicans, no way. She’s got such high negatives that she doesn’t seem to be the ideal nominee for the Democrats to have. But really is it accurate to say, Matt, that I, El Rushbo, could derail the candidacy of Hillary Rodham Clinton with the Clinton war room and Clinton, Inc., behind it?
CALLER: Rush, you already have, with driver’s license for illegals. That was what brought this whole snowball about. You’re the one, Rush.
RUSH: I didn’t do that. I mean, I may have forced a question at the debate.
RUSH: But she’s the one that botched it. You’re blaming me!
CALLER: Well, you helped, Rush. You were the main cause, Rush.
CALLER: Just lay off a little bit until she gets the nomination.
RUSH: Well, it might help to lay off a bit so I won’t get in so many blue funks. What else? I did endorse Howard Dean.
CALLER: That’s right.
RUSH: (laughter) See? I did endorse Howard Dean, and look what happened to him! I also endorsed Clinton in ’92, and took it back. That was one of the most — (laughing) yeah, it was one of the most — (laughing) — it was a hoax. It was, it was a hoax. I hoaxed everybody. I pulled it off for an hour and 15 minutes, endorsing Clinton in 1992. We’ll have to put that on the 20th anniversary best-of highlight reel.