RUSH: Lisa in North Carolina. Great to have you with us. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are ya?
RUSH: Very well. Thank you.
CALLER: Good! Thanks for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: I just wanted to express my frustration with the Trump supporters who are constantly complaining about Ted Cruz “playing the rigged system” and “doing what the liberals would do,” and that’s what they don’t like. When Trump has all but admitted that he used to play the system which is rigged toward businesspeople who can make large donations to candidates who can get them what they need later, like his contributing to Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer…
RUSH: You know, now, I have to say, just in terms of logic, that’s a good rejoinder. Trump has himself bragged. He has himself used as a point, “Well, that’s the system! There are a lot of Democrats where I live; I had to donate to Democrats. That’s how the system worked.” That’s a fair point you’re making.
CALLER: They don’t seem to see it, at all. It’s like everything else, I guess. He’s said that he can do what he is gonna do and they’re gonna stay loyal to him.
RUSH: Well, it’s one of these things. When your guy does it, it’s fine. When it’s done to you, it’s cheating. It’s like if you’ve got a guy named Roger Stone threatening delegates, that’s cool.
RUSH: That’s using your power.
CALLER: It’s not thuggery when he does it.
RUSH: Yeah, but if Roger Stone does it to you? Well, that’s not fair and it’s rigged and what have you. I use Roger Stone generically here. I’m just… I don’t know what Stone does. I’m just using the name generically. But that’s actually a very good point. Are you a Cruz supporter?
CALLER: I am. And I like to think of myself as a constitutional conservative.
CALLER: So I’m planning this entire season a little frustrating.
RUSH: Let me ask you —
RUSH: We have 45 seconds. Let’s play a game. Hypothetically, let’s say Cruz pulls this off — just play the game here — and then the second or third ballot gets the nomination. Do you think there’s any possibility of party unity after that? Do you think that there can be any way?
CALLER: Well, I think there can be with the conservatives who are maybe Trump supporters. Maybe not the people, the independents and the more liberal-leaning people that we think on people say that Trump is bringing in.
CALLER: But I think the conservatives would understand. Again, like you’ve repeated over and over: We need to beat Hillary.
RUSH: Yeah, that’s… When all is said and done, that remains the primary objective. That must happen. Lisa, thank you so much for the call.