RUSH: Barack Obama yesterday, Ames, Iowa. By the way, speaking of that, Obama can’t get out of Iowa. Folks, I am here to tell you they are in real trouble. Obama was up ten. Now he’s up two. The people at Public Policy Polling are worried. They say that it may come down to wind energy — I kid you not — as an issue to save Obama. Here we got time. Here’s what he said in Ames yesterday.
OBAMA: Governor Romney promised that sometime between takin’ the oath of office and going to the inaugural ball, he’d sit right down, grab a pen, and kick seven million young people off their parents’ plan by repealing health reform. Day one, that’s what he says he’s gonna do.
OBAMA: Maybe we should call his plan, “Romney Doesn’t Care.”
FOLLOWERS: (smattering of laughter)
OBAMA: ‘Cause I do care!
RUSH: Yeah, see?
OBAMA: I do care.
RUSH: That’s right, “Romney Doesn’t Care.” Obama can talk about Romney any way, any time he wants. “Romney Doesn’t Care! He’ll kick people off of health care. They’re gonna have any health care, but I care!” We don’t mention his name, folks. We just don’t.
RUSH: What would your reaction be if you heard that David Axelrod and David Plouffe and Barack Obama told speakers at the Democrat convention, “You will not mention the name Romney. You will not mention the name Paul Ryan. You will not mention Akin. You will not mention Limbaugh.” What would you think if that edict went out? Well, it would never happen, of course, obviously. What, am I dreaming?
RUSH: Here’s Mike in Hanson, Massachusetts. Great to have you on the program, sir.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, it’s a true honor to speak to you from a real liberal cesspool up here where our last three Speakers in the House were all convicted of felonies.
RUSH: Thanks. (laughing)
CALLER: Rush, my plan is this, is that you’re always saying that the conservative party right now isn’t as conservative as it can be, but Scott Brown’s having a lot of success up here. He’s gonna win this race in Massachusetts, and in my travels I’m meeting elderly Democrats who want anybody but Obama right now.
CALLER: And the number-one reason is they don’t believe he’s patriotic, and I think Obama’s missing that part of this. The elderly people aren’t gonna buy —
RUSH: Wait a minute.
CALLER: — Medicare this time around — (crosstalk)
RUSH: I want to make sure I heard you right. You’re traveling around, you’re meeting elderly Democrats who want anybody but Obama because they don’t believe he’s patriotic?
CALLER: That’s the number-one reason when I talk to ’em. I put up a Brown sign and I ask them who’s gonna be the next president, and the large majority say it has to be anybody but Obama. They just don’t believe what this guy’s doing to our country.
RUSH: Well, you know, doesn’t surprise me. If you look at polling data of elderly people, seasoned citizens, they like Paul Ryan. His numbers are really great with the elderly, the people he’s supposedly going to throw overboard, throw off of the cliff. Well, Mike, I’m glad you called. Thanks very much. I appreciate it.
Here’s that Iowa story. “Obama Lead Collapses: Iowa Tied.” It’s from Breitbart, John Nolte. “For in-depth polling analysis, I defer to my colleague Mike Flynn. This latest poll out of Iowa, however, is noteworthy because what you have is the same pollster using the same polling methods and finding Obama’s standing in that crucial swing state collapsing fast. Just a few months ago, back in May, according to Democratic pollster Public Policy Polling, President Obama held a commanding 51-41% lead over Mitt Romney. … Two months later, though, in July, Obama’s lead fell in the PPP poll to just five points, 48-43%.
“Today, one month later, both men are statistically tied with Obama besting Romney by only two points, 47-45%. Just a couple of weeks ago, Rasmussen released a poll showing Romney up 2 in Iowa.” And they can’t get rid of Obama in Iowa. He even did a campaign appearance there while a hurricane was wreaking havoc on poor people.