RUSH: Amy, one of my all-time favorite top ten female names. Amy, in San Antonio. Amy, welcome to the program.
CALLER: Thank you. How are you today?
RUSH: Very well. Thanks very much.
CALLER: I’m calling because I’ve been listening, and I’ve heard everybody saying that in Florida the reason Romney won it is because he had more money.
CALLER: And my thought here was, “Well, why?” That was my first question because I question everything. And, you know, Speaker Gingrich is a career politician, smart man, and a well-paid historian. And you’re telling me that he didn’t know from all this experience that he was going to need money and an organization to conduct a national campaign, especially going into…?
RUSH: Now, just a second. Just a second. I’m not gonna mention any names, but I had a meeting once with a guy whose name you would know, who has served in administrations, who wanted to run for president. He didn’t want to ask people for money. Did not. He couldn’t lower himself, thought it was beneath himself to ask people for money. He didn’t want to owe them anything. So he convened a meeting at a very famous luxury hotel in Washington. I was one of the many experts there, and there were a bunch of campaign consultants. He went around the table and asked: “Is it possible? Could I run for the presidency without asking people for, and receiving, a lot of money?” And they all said, “No way, pal.” He thought the power of his personality, the power of his ideas, the power of his persuasion would be enough. I think that’s Newt. I’ve heard Newt say he doesn’t want to ask people for money. I do believe Newt thinks he can do it without a lot of money.