RUSH: In the Washington Post, in a story on Obama meets with Clinton, listen to this by Jonathan Weisman and Shailagh Murray: ‘Obama said he ‘appreciated very much’ the statement, and he instructed reporters to dismiss all speculation about possible running mates. He said he will neither discuss the selection process nor parade prospects in public,’ as McCain has. He instructed the media. Oh, fine. I love people that talk tough with the media, don’t misunderstand. But who else but Obama could get away with instructing them? They write here, ‘they have been instructed.’ He knows they will follow his demand. Can you imagine McCain instructing the media to not cover certain things and them going along with it? Here’s what Obama actually said to them that led to this report, Obama instructed reporters to dismiss all speculation.
OBAMA: The next time you hear from me about the vice presidential selection process will be when I have selected a vice president, and if you hear secondhand accounts, rumors, gossip about the selection process, you can take it from me that it is wrong, because we’re not going to be talking about it in the press.
RUSH: We’re not going to be talking about it. So he didn’t use the word instruct, but from that little statement, Jonathan Weisman and Shailagh Murray said, ‘and then he instructed reporters to dismiss all speculation.’ So they wrote it up. He didn’t even say it; they just took it that way. He admonished the media, and the media doesn’t want to be embarrassed, the media does not want to disappoint the messiah, Obama. The other bite, this is just this afternoon in Chicago, 2016 US Olympic pep rally with athletes. This is what Obama said. I think he thinks he’s elected already.
OBAMA: In 2016, I’ll be wrapping up my second term as president. (cheers and applause)
RUSH: Did you hear any humor in that? Didn’t sound like there was any humor in that. ‘In 2016 I’ll be wrapping up my second term.’