RUSH: Who’s next? Lee, Big Fork, Montana, great to have you on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Hi. Good morning. Thank you, sir. It’s nice to talk with you.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I’m calling because this morning I was really excited. I saw that in the paper that Donald Trump said he’s not gonna drive the pace car in Indy because he has other races that he may be getting into. I was really excited about that because we’ve been members of the Tea Party for a couple years. We are, you know, BA degreed. We’re not intellectuals. We don’t go to the fancy bus when they’re on the big circuit and all that kind of stuff. We vote.
RUSH: Wait a minute. What’s that got to do with Trump driving the pace car?
CALLER: (giggles) We vote. That’s what it has to do with it.
RUSH: Well, I don’t understand.
CALLER: Okay. We are independents voters. He is not gonna drive the pace car because he has another race he’s interested in running.
RUSH: But that’s not why he’s not gonna drive the pace car.
CALLER: That’s what it says in the paper.
RUSH: Well, okay. (chuckles) Case closed. I rest my case. But what does it matter? Do you like or not like Trump? That’s what I can’t figure out.
CALLER: I love Trump.
RUSH: You do?
CALLER: Yes, I do.
RUSH: Okay. So —
CALLER: I think he talks straight, he talks square. You know, Charles Krauthammer —
CALLER: — doesn’t like him because he doesn’t think he’s presidential material.
RUSH: I get it.
CALLER: But he wouldn’t elect Truman.
RUSH: I get it, I get it, I get it. So when you hear him say he’s got a more important race to run, you’re happy?
CALLER: I am.
RUSH: Gotcha. Well, let me give you the rundown. Let me tell you what really happened here. The race officials of the Indy 500 asked Trump to drive the pace car. Trump says, “Yeah, I’ll drive the pace car,” and then two Democrats in Indianapolis started raising holy hell about Trump being a divisive figure and a racist, and all of this because of what he’s done with Obama and the birth certificate and stuff. They said it was impugning the reputation of the Indianapolis 500. They didn’t need to make it partisan. You know, this was some local lawyer who’s a Democrat fundraiser, operative, hack, or what have you.
So they started raising holy hell. Now, I don’t know if the race people went to Trump and said, “Please bail us out and quit,” because I don’t know the Indy 500 people. My guess is they want no part of controversy or anything to do with anything like this. They thought they were hiring a reality TV star to drive the pace car, and then these two wacko lawyer Democrats at Indianapolis go nuts. So I don’t know if Trump just pulled out on his own to help them or if they actually asked him to. But that — that, my friends — is the whole story.
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