RUSH: Sometimes I cringe at playing sound bites of myself. Well, because I could say it myself rather than going to the bite, but we’ll go to the audio. This is November 5th last year. This is what I said about President-select Obama.
RUSH ARCHIVE: Obama’s campaign will never end. His governance as president will be as a constant campaign. Clinton never stopped campaigning. The war room mode never shut down, and I think it’s going to be the same thing with Obama.
RUSH: Well, it is. This speech today was a campaign speech. It was platitudinous, it was perfect Obama. Say nothing, but say it in a great way that inspires people, make them think they heard all kinds of great things. It sounded like a State of the Union speech, actually. ‘We’re going to have to do this, we’re going to have to do that, and we gotta make sure we do this, and we don’t have much time to do all this, we gotta do it now, but we’re going to do great things, we’re going to have new chairs in the classrooms, new desks in the classrooms, we’re going to have better teachers, going to have more teacher pay, we’re going to have safer roads and safer bridges, going to have to an outpost on Mars, and then we’re gonna have an outpost on the moon, and then we’re going to have clean drinking water for everybody including my brother in the hut over in Kenya.’ It never stopped. It was a laundry list that just kept going and I could just see people out in the audience, the typical Obama voter, swooning. I could see Oprah Winfrey jiggling so much in happiness that she loses 20 of the 40 pounds she gained last year. Okay, so constant campaign mode. Gloria Borger last night on CNN had this to say.
BORGER: I was talking to some folks in the transition who are very involved in this speech and it was described to me as akin to a campaign announcement. They said, ‘Think of it as the beginning of a sustained campaign.’
RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, I rest my case. Should there be any of you out there who doubt me, don’t anymore. Don’t doubt me. I know these people like every square inch of my glorious naked body. The difference is I don’t think it’s wise to run a presidency as a campaign, but Gloria Borger thinks it’s marvelous, thinks it’s absolutely cool as it can be. By the way, this was a brilliant move in one way, brilliant, brilliant, because nobody is talking about Plaxico Burress, nobody is talking about Lloyd Burruss, and nobody is talking about Roland Burris, except Bobby Rush, and we have the sound bites.