RUSH: The Democrats are beside themselves that the guy Obama hired to vet his vice presidential possibilities, some guy named Johnson, has got all kinds of scandal problems, and he’s a lobbyist and all these things that Obama has just washed his hands of. Yeah, that’s right, he gets a sweetheart loan from Countrywide, and we all hate Countrywide, the home mortgage bunch that made sure everybody is now living in a tent. We hate ’em. So Obama has gone out and gotten this guy to vet his vice presidential people. There’s nothing new about this. The guy has been around Washington for decades. I got a note from a good friend of mine, said, ‘How in the world does a guy like Obama go get this guy, make this kind of mistake?’ And given how contradictory this guy’s record is with what Obama states that they’re not going to be any lobbyists, any PAC money and all that in his campaign, I said, ‘I don’t want you to take this wrong way, but I don’t think there’s some magical Oz behind the curtain running Obama, but I don’t think running for president was totally his idea. There’s somebody behind this.’ He’s been in Washington three years. He doesn’t know what he’s doing. He doesn’t know who to go out and hire to vet for vice president. This is a Democrat Party hack. Somebody turned him on to this. He doesn’t know what he’s doing. He hasn’t got enough experience.
All he can do is speak in platitudes written for him by David Axelrod, but coming down to these nuts-and-bolts decisions, he goes back to the traditional Democrat Party hierarchy? Somebody’s behind this. I don’t mean that in a sinister way, because everybody has sponsors. Reagan had his kitchen cabinet, but there’s somebody that went to Obama somewhere, said, ‘Son, you’d be a great front man for my idea to take over the country. You can speak well. You got a skin color that people can’t afford to assail. We gotta get rid of Hillary and Bill Clinton once and for all, and if we put the right words in your mouth, you can do it, especially after we test-marketed you with your speech at the 2004 Democrat convention.’ So anyway, I think that Obama here is just, there’s something we don’t know. It’s not a conspiracy. It’s politics as usual. Don’t misunderstand. Now, after he said this, that John McCain’s running to serve out a third Bush term, McCain was on the Nightly News last night, and he’s had enough, he doesn’t like Obama saying that he’s just going to be Bush 2. Let me go back to May 21st on this program, three weeks ago, and we will listen to me talking about the Obama presidency.
RUSH ARCHIVE: It’s going to be Jimmy Carter’s second term. They don’t care about ruining the country. We’re running against people who want doom and gloom to happen.
RUSH: Last night on the MSNBC Nightly News with Brian Williams — oh, did you hear about his commencement address at Ohio State University? Did you hear about Brian Williams’ commencement address at Ohio State University? He told the graduates this country is broken, and he listed all the reasons, and we need you to fix it. Brian Williams, who I like — well, yeah, he didn’t say government should fix it, but wait ’til you hear the whole thing. It’s frustrating. It’s worse than frustrating. Anyway, McCain, after I on May 21st said, this is Jimmy Carter’s second term, this is what McCain said last night to Williams. Williams said, ‘Is it going to be tough to run with an incumbent party for the White House given this economic backdrop?’
MCCAIN: Senator Obama says that I’m running for Bush’s third term. It seems to me he’s running for Jimmy Carter’s second.
RUSH: (doing McCain impression) ‘Jimmy Carter’s second, he-he, he-he.’ I’m sorry. I can’t help it.