RUSH: I think that some of the Drive-Bys are starting to do a CYA, like Brokaw and Charlie Rose did. There are a couple other reporters now, we’ve got a story, guy’s been following Obama for a year-and-a-half, 18 hours a day, says he doesn’t know who he is. If you missed this, this was from last Thursday night on PBS, Charlie Rose interviewing Tom Brokaw, the moderator of Meet the Press. This is a montage, but it is still amazing.
ROSE: I don’t know what Barack Obama’s worldview is.
BROKAW: No, I don’t, either.
ROSE: I don’t know how he really sees where China is.
BROKAW: We don’t know a lot about Barack Obama and the universe of his thinking about foreign policy.
ROSE: I don’t really know. And do we know anything about the people who are advising him?
BROKAW: Yeah, it’s an interesting question.
ROSE: He is principally known through his autobiography and through very aspirational (sic) speeches.
BROKAW: Two of them! I don’t know what books he’s read.
ROSE: What do we know about the heroes of Barack Obama?
BROKAW: There’s a lot about him we don’t know.
RUSH: And as we said to Tom Brokaw last week, well, dispatch a reporter, call on the reporters you’ve had on the plane and do a reporting job on Barack Obama. They’re covering themselves because if he turns out to be this wild Marxist leftist… with Clinton, folks, we had a moderate liberal. Juan Williams is saying this. Juan Williams is saying we’re going to find out who liberals really are if Obama wins the presidency. Compared to Clinton, who was a moderate, this guy is off the charts far left, Juan Williams saying so today.
I checked the e-mail here during the break. ‘Rush, you sound like you’re in a good mood.’ I am in a good mood. I’m always in a good mood. ‘But, Rush, but, Rush, it looks so bad out there.’ I know how it looks. Folks, pay no attention to how it looks. That’s been manufactured for you. It has been manufactured. If you want to look at the Battleground polls where you see Obama up seven, Obama up ten, go ahead, but look at the undecideds in those states. There’s fluidity remaining out there. Charlie Cook of the Cook Report, big political pollster analyst, he said, ‘I don’t believe people don’t believe our polls this year. If I’m wrong, I will quit the polling business and I’ll start working at a fast food joint.’ This is how confident they are.
Folks, look, life is going to go on and I’m set up psychologically, mentally, professionally, to go on regardless what happens here because we have to. I’m not a Pollyanna. Don’t misunderstand. But I think you all have to prepare yourselves for whatever eventuality is out there and you make the best of whatever happens, and don’t watch this stuff today and tonight if you’re not tough, because the die is cast, they’re already starting to talk about Obama’s second term and the things that he will accomplish in his first term, build on and so forth, while at the same time claiming they don’t know him, they don’t know anything about him. They know all about him, and they don’t want to be tied to his radicalness if he wins, once he starts implementing this stuff. They want to be left off the hook. They don’t want to be blamed for this. They don’t want to be blamed if he does what he says he’s going to do. This presidential campaign, as far as the media is concerned, is about them. It’s about their ability to move public opinion; it’s about their ability to lie to people; it’s about their ability to get somebody elected that they want elected for whatever reason, historical nature of his campaign or whatever.