RUSH: Judy in Pittsburgh, it’s great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hello. I just wanted to point out that the amount of time that those candidates are spending here in Pennsylvania puts the lie to all of the media polls.
RUSH: Well, it could. The candidates are spending a lot of time in all the battleground states. Ohio… McCain is in Florida here today. Palin is going to be in my hometown of Cape Girardeau tomorrow. Obama is running around in both states. You would have to ask yourself, ‘What in the world is…? If this is in the bag, why is Obama spending all this money and why is he going to all these places if this election is in the bag?’ You do have to ask yourself that. By the way, Fast Eddie Rendell, the governor of Pennsylvania, keeps sounding the alarm out there. He was on MSNBC last night. He was asked, ‘Why do you think it might be closer than the polls indicate?’
FAST EDDIE: Give Senator McCain and Governor Palin a little credit. They’ve lived here. I’m almost thinking they can pay the state income tax they’ve been here so much.
FAST EDDIE: But it does have an effect. It’s reignited the base. The base in Pennsylvania was charged up when Sarah Palin was nominated. It went down when her stock went down, but it’s been reignited by their presence.
RUSH: Next question. ‘When you talk about undecided voters and people who still haven’t had the deal closed, what do you think undecided voters in Pennsylvania are waiting to hear?’
FAST EDDIE: I look at these McCain rallies in Pennsylvania, and he says, ‘Barack Obama’s going to take your wealth,’ and I look at the audience, and they don’t have any wealth! They’ve probably got negative net worth ’cause their mortgage is higher than the value of their house right now. They’re earning $45,000 a year, and those folks should understand their best hope is Barack Obama.
RUSH: Really, Fast Eddie? How is Barack Obama their best hope when it’s Barack Obama’s buddies and your party which is responsible for them having lost some of their wealth? Do you think Obama is about wealth creation, Fast Eddie? See, this is a very interesting turning of events. Obama is not interested in wealth creation, otherwise there would be no tax increase on the highest earners. That’s to close off wealth. We talk about a transfer of wealth or redistribution of wealth. He doesn’t want to redistribute wealth. He wants to redistribute income, and it’s a far, far different thing. Obama is no salvation for anybody who wants to get wealthy. Obama is going to be — along with the size and makeup of the government he structures — one of the biggest impediments. But this economy is directly traceable to Democrat Party behavior.
RUSH: Debbie in Hermitage, Pennsylvania, it’s great to have you on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Other dittos, Rush! It’s great to speak with you.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I’m here in western Pennsylvania. I got my Bible in one hand, my shotgun in the other, and I’m clinging, baby.
RUSH: (chuckles) I don’t think you’re voting Obama, are you?
CALLER: Oh, no, sir. I am not. I just wanted to call and let you know that there are still people out here that are positive. I don’t buy the polls, and I don’t buy ’em because I think they’re a tool of the left. I think the left uses them to suppress conservative voters.
RUSH: There’s no question. That’s the whole focus of the Obama campaign and the media is to suppress conservative Republican turnout, to depress conservative Republican individuals and act like this is in the bag and it’s already over. It’s all aimed at mind control. That’s exactly right.
CALLER: Amen! It is, and I want all the conservatives out there to know to stay positive, be positive. I don’t care what the polls say. It ain’t over ’til it’s over, and it ain’t over until we vote.
RUSH: Look, there’s anger out there. I don’t know how many people are actually depressed. I don’t think the tactic has worked to depress people. Some have succumbed to it. I think there’s more anger than anything else.