RUSH: All right, Jerry in Cookeville, Tennessee, we’ll start on the phones with you. It’s nice to have you here. Hello.
CALLER: Good morning, Rush. Or afternoon I’m sure where you’re at.
CALLER: Anyway, Rush, I’m just wondering if Hillary is waiting for another shoe to drop, if she’s got something, or I heard Accuracy in Media, they might drop something on Obama here in a week or two, and she’s hoping and waiting around for that to do him damage, where the superdelegates would be forced to go with her?
RUSH: Okay, I’m going to break silence on something. You know this whole business of Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers. For 14 months — well, let’s go back to March. A year ago, March, April, whatever, 2007, the Clinton campaign reached out to people in the media attempting to get them to get on the Jeremiah Wright stuff. Now, this is not a secret. I think the length of time involved is. The big point is the Clintons didn’t do it themselves because of the racial aspect. They, too, were afraid of being accused of racism if they had called a press conference and said, ‘Look at this guy’s preacher.’ So the Clinton campaign was reaching out to all kinds of people in the media, trying to pimp them into using the Jeremiah Wright stuff. Now, they did not call me. They did not reach out to me because they know they can’t pimp me. But they did reach out. Not too many people bit on it, but when Brian Ross did of ABC, the investigative unit, and this is back in I think March of — you know, Hannity had been on this for a long, long time, Sean had been talking about this, and when Brian Ross did this on ABC, that’s when it blew up.
Brian Ross was the first reporter that the Clintons gave the particular video and audio of Jeremiah Wright saying, ‘God (bleep) America.’ And that’s when ABC decided to go with it. Now, the reason I say this to you is that the Clintons have been trying for a year to destroy this guy, using surrogates, and it took ’em a year to get Brian Ross to run this stuff in the mainstream Drive-By Media. I’m sure they’ve shot their wad. I don’t think they have anything else left on Obama. They would have used it by now. They may have been pimping other media people to use whatever they may have, but they’re reduced now to sitting around and hoping for a screw-up. I am convinced, since they’ve been trying to get media people to do this, their dirty work for the past year, that this is it. If they’ve got some giant thing to unload here, it’s awful desperate, this is awful late to start trying this. It’s not too late, but it’s awful late. She doesn’t have much money, but she doesn’t need a whole lot of money for these remaining states. She’s going to garner so much free media attention here because nobody wants her to stay in the race, that she may not need that much money.
Now, Howard Wolfson or Ickes, I can’t remember which, you know, they’re one and the same, as far as I’m concerned. One of these two guys said on Monday, warning Democrats going to the polls on their primaries in Indiana and North Carolina, ‘You guys, just want to tell you, if Obama wins this thing, the Republicans have a giant October Surprise waiting.’ And, of course, the Democrats and the Drive-Bys, ‘That’s the dirtiest thing I’ve ever heard.’ And the Obama campaign, ‘That’s the dirtiest thing I’ve ever heard. What October Surprise?’ Republicans are going to have an October Surprise no matter who the candidate is, all these people said. Now, I don’t know if there’s an October Surprise. If you want to believe it, then you have to believe okay, there is something else out there about Obama that we don’t know or that we do know by virtue of speculation but that as of now can’t be proven, but maybe there’s proof for it, whatever it is. Now, the McCain camp’s out there saying, ‘We’re not going to go negative; that’s not who we are.’ Somebody’s going to have to. Look, the short version of the question here, Jerry, is I think they’ve gotten rid of every bit of ammunition in their quiver. They’ve given it to whoever they hope will use it and get it out there. The problem is the people that they want to use it are in the tank for Obama. They are. The Drive-By Media, the people that the Clintons would want to use this stuff.
Let’s say you got something on Obama, let’s say the Clintons have it. And if anybody has it, it would be the Clintons, right? I mean these are the people that could somehow put their hands on 500 Republican Party FBI files. So let’s say they got something, theoretically, but they don’t want to be the ones to release it because everybody is afraid of this racial stuff. So they’re lobbying people to get it out there and use it. Most of the people that they’re going to lobby to use it are in the tank for Obama and want Mrs. Clinton out of there. I don’t know what’s there. I have no clue if there’s a big, big, earth-shattering detail that’s going to blow this thing wide open. I do know this. If there is such a detail, it’s going to have to happen soon. But I don’t know who’s got it and who’s going to use it. Therefore, I think one of the things that she’s hoping is that he just naturally screws up. But look, folks, if in the Democrat Party — you know why he’s getting 90% of the black vote? Jeremiah Wright. The black vote is retaliating against this attempt to destroy Obama with his preacher. So the release of the Jeremiah Wright stuff has actually firmed up black voter support for Obama, because they’ve got something. If he hasn’t slipped up with Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers and the flag pin and some of these other wacko things he’s been saying, if he hasn’t slipped up yet, I don’t know what’s going to trip him up. They’re back to promoting him as the messiah now, you know, messiahs are saviors. They save other people from screwing up. So we’ll have to watch this very closely. But that’s my, I’m sorry, very long answer to your question, but I could contain what I knew no longer.