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RUSH: I’m gonna go to F. Chuck Todd here. He was on Charlie Rose last night on PBS. Charlie Rose said, “Hey, Chuck, how did you find the president to be when you interviewed him?”

TODD: A lot more engaged than I think the conventional wisdom had been developing. You know, there’s this idea that he seemed like he’s not — is he taking the ISIS, you know, there have been, the chattering class if you want to call it, has he been taking ISIS seriously enough? Is he tired? Is he worn out? Is he ready to deal with this? Is he frustrated that this is being foisted upon him? I didn’t see that at all.

RUSH: Right. Exactly. Chuck Todd saw an engaged guy. He’s involved. He’s committed and so forth, just exactly what I said back on August 25th.

RUSH ARCHIVE: I know that I’m in a minority on this, but I still think that this checked out, appearing uninterested could well be — I will not say definitely — could well be a stratagem that is designed to make Obama look like he doesn’t care, like he’s not engaged, while every aspect of his agenda marches on. … My point is, he has appeared disengaged from the get-go. It’s been part of a strategy, to avoid accountability for anything. You know, the old Limbaugh Theorem argument.

RUSH: Right. So F. Chuck Todd is essentially confirming my instincts here, and then also on the Charlie Rose Show last night, Charlie said, “Hey, Chuck, Hillary Clinton, do you think her chances have increased or slightly decreased over the last year?”

TODD: If she were running to be the second woman president, I think she would not even be considered a frontrunner. She’d be just considered another candidate. Position-wise, I would argue she’s kind of out of step of where the Democratic Party is going to be in 2016, but I think the enthusiasm to break that glass ceiling may allow her to overcome those other issues.

RUSH: There’s F. Chuck saying, “Hey, if it weren’t for the fact that she’s female, nobody would care. If there had already been a woman president, she wouldn’t be the frontrunner, nobody cares, it’s not a big deal. She’s out of step.” That’s what I mean. Liberals today getting up watching their icons on the news, New York Times, NBC, “Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait a minute. Hillary out of step?” Yep. But then you see F. Chuck gets it right. The enthusiasm to break that glass ceiling. The Democrats’ first woman, means she’d be unassailable.

You can’t criticize the first woman or you’ll be a sexist, just like you can’t criticize the first black American president because that makes you a racist. And then they’ll come up with an Hispanic nominee in 2020 or 2024. That’s what they’re going to try.

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