RUSH: Sue in Austin, Texas, hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. It’s a pleasure to speak to you.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I just wanted to tell you that I agree wholeheartedly with you that we must keep President Reagan’s legacy in the forefront, and that whoever — the Rockefeller Republicans or John McCain, whoever is trying to shove him away — they need to know…
RUSH: They’re not trying to shove him away. They’re trying to take his name and attach it to theirs, while ignoring why Ronald Reagan is relevant.
CALLER: It’s so true, and I —
RUSH: Let me ask you, would Ronald Reagan ever refuse to meet with Billy Graham?
CALLER: (laughs) No.
RUSH: John McCain did.*
CALLER: Unbelievable, yeah.
RUSH: ‘In another disturbing…’ This is in NewsMax: ‘In another disturbing sign that Sen. John McCain has little interest in reaching out to his conservative base, including evangelical Christian voters, his campaign has declined an offer to meet with the Rev. Billy Graham. For almost six decades, Graham has been America’s most influential preacher and evangelist,’ but today he’s ‘in declining health’ and McCain’s campaign said they don’t have time. And he’s not going to meet with Dobson either because they couldn’t agree to meet in Denver or where Dobson’s office is. He said, ‘look, Dobson, if you will come it my place and my hotel I’ll give you any time you want,’ and Dobson said, ‘No, I invited you to come to my office,’ and neither is going to go where the other is so that meeting it’s not going to happen, at least for now.
Bill Clinton is still searching for a legacy. The Democrat Party, it seems, has finally thrown those two out. But they can’t, because they don’t go away. Those people are like crabgrass, cockroaches and weeds, but our side is the one to throw Ronald Reagan’s legacy away. ‘Well, it’s old. We can’t keep applying our beliefs.’ Yes we can, because you know what conservatism is? It’s basic freedom. That’s all it is, and it’s standing up for it, and that’s never going to go out of style.