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RUSH: Charles in Tucson, you’re first on the program. Great to have you, and welcome.

CALLER: Hello, sir. Dittos from Tucson. I’m calling because I have a request of you, and I believe the time is now, sir, I believe it’s your duty to back one of these conservative candidates. I believe that you have an obligation to this country and to the people to back one of these candidates.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: You’re in a unique position, sir, where you understand the manipulation of the process, of the establishment and everybody else out there.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: I can’t thwart that, but you can and I believe that’s your duty.

RUSH: You think I can thwart the establishment?

CALLER: I think if there’s any way you can influence or assist one of the conservative candidates who’s going up against the world like Herman Cain, who has, you know, poor fundraising and organization, things like that with the media going after him, Republicans going after him, and I think if there’s any way that you can influence or assist him in that process, then you need to because this election, everyone in America right now is watching the country destroyed before their very eyes, and this election is important, and I’m asking you, along with many other Americans like me, asking you to step up and stand up for these guys.

RUSH: Let me ask you a question. You probably are not gonna like the question. But I’m going to ask you the question anyway. Asked from my perspective as a broadcast professional I follow your advice and I pick a candidate, and then I do what you would expect to be done every day after, I just pump this person, I encourage, I tell people this is the answer, whoever the candidate is. What happens if the candidate over whom I have no control, goes out there and does or says something stupid or loses big? Do you realize the danger I’m in, when I don’t have control over what they’re gonna say, when I don’t have any power over the ability of whoever it is I choose to run a campaign that I would run, what makes sense about that? Why do you want me to short-circuit the election process? It’s up to these people to stand out, get noticed, and get elected.

CALLER: I understand that, sir. And once again, that’s why the burden of responsibility is on you, not me, and I can’t make that decision for you, but I know that in the past a couple people swore an oath and they pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor for this country.

RUSH: Right.

CALLER: You might have to put yourself out there, it’s a risk, and that’s the decision that you must make, sir, but make no mistake about it, you have an influence on this country. I talk to people one person at a time, I convince people one person at a time. You talk to 20 million people at a time.

RUSH: That’s right. Twenty-three.

CALLER: You have an influence that I can’t match.

RUSH: Right.

CALLER: And that’s what people like me are asking you to do, sir.

RUSH: I understand.

CALLER: And no, you can’t control what they say. It’s a risk.

RUSH: That is a significant thing.

CALLER: It’s a risk, but the risk of not —

RUSH: Let’s say I end up supporting candidate X and it’s learned in three months that candidate X has a semen-stained dress in some woman’s closet.

CALLER: Yes, but, sir, you’re not going anywhere. You’ve been attacked so many times, you’ve taken it and you’ve risen above it and you’ve gotten stronger every time. You’re not going anywhere, sir.

RUSH: Now, that happens to be true, I have to admit, you’re right about that.

CALLER: And you put yourself out there for Operation Chaos. What did it do? It didn’t necessarily succeed because we got Obama, but your influence, your influence was shown in that capacity. If someone like a Herman Cain just gets a little bump, he can go from being the guy that doesn’t have the money but people like him to being the serious contender that many people believe he is.

RUSH: I just told you, Business Insider just said he’s finished because he would support —

CALLER: He’s not finished. I’m not listening to what any of those dingleberries have to say about Herman Cain or any of those people. They have no clue. They have no clue of what the people of America feel or think. They’re like aliens on another planet in a little bubble typing things up.

RUSH: You have an answer to everything I throw at you.

CALLER: I’ve been listening to you for ten years, sir. I’ve made up my own mind on things. I’m not a mind-numbed robot asking you to do it for me.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: I’m asking you as a leader to step up and take that burden of responsibility.

RUSH: And you want me to pledge my life, my honor, and my sacred fortune in the process?

CALLER: Yes, sir.

RUSH: Not sacred fortune, sacred honor.

CALLER: Yes, sir. You might have to put yourself out there a little bit, but you have a lot of people who don’t feel like they’re being heard, they’re watching the news, they’re watching Karl Rove, they’re watching Krauthammer, and they’re saying, “Where is the person that’s speaking for me,” and you’re one of the only conduits that has that.

RUSH: By the way, I have profound respect for Charles Krauthammer, but I guess on the Fox All-Star Panel show the Special Report with Bret Baier, Mr. Krauthammer said it’s really unfortunate here what’s happening with the Arab Spring, that Christians are being wiped out and it’s looking really bad for democracy over there. I’m saying to myself, where is the apology to all the people who said that from the beginning? I’m not thinking about me. I don’t think about me. You had the whole inside-the-Beltway intelligentsia thinking that that Arab Spring was democracy on parade, that were democratizing the Middle East, had to get rid of Mubarak, had to get rid of Khadafy and all that, and now, “Okay, forget I said that, don’t remember I said that, looks like it’s bad for democracy now.” There never is any accountability here and it’s just a side note.

It’s just one of these things that I continually am surprised by is that the genuinely really smart people don’t see it clearly from the get-go. And when they finally do see it, there’s no mention of how they got it wrong. But at the outset when there were those who said, “No, no, no, you’re encouraging the Muslim Brotherhood. This is not democracy on parade in the Middle East. This is the very opposite.” “Ah, you don’t know what you’re talking about, you’re reactionary, just don’t understand the issues and principles involved,” and so forth and so on. When in fact we do. Yet why is the attack on the Christians in Egypt, why is that not as important as the attack on the Muslims in Bosnia was?

I’ll tell you why it’s not. It’s because the very people who missed this can’t now very loudly come around and contradict themselves. There no longer is a Christian church anywhere in Afghanistan now. And Coptic Christians in Egypt, they’re being summarily wiped out. And we were all told this is a wonderful thing that we should support and get on the bandwagon, this is democracy on parade. Anyway, look, Charles, I appreciate the call. I understand what you’re saying and I thank you very much for it.

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