RUSH: Here is Alice in Springfield, Illinois, as we head back to the phones. Hi, Alice. I’m glad you called. How are you?
CALLER: I’m good. Thank you for taking my call. It’s an honor to speak to you.
RUSH: Yes, ma’am.
CALLER: I have a couple things I wanted to say. First of all, my husband and I have five kids and we all just love Rush Revere. The kids were pretty excited when they heard you announce a new book coming.
RUSH: Oh, I’m glad you reminded me. I’ve got so caught up in this, I didn’t mention it yesterday or today yet. There is a new Rush Revere book. That’s right. Thank you for jogging me on this. I’ll make sure to mention this when we finish your call.
CALLER: Well, my 12-year-old son wants to be a movie producer and make movies based on those books.
RUSH: Oh. Oh. Oh. That is just fabulous. That’s absolutely wonderful.
CALLER: The second reason I was calling is we are in Springfield in one of the few reliably Republican parts of Illinois. When my husband went to vote at seven this morning, he was voter number 32. When I went around 11 o’clock, I was number 476. And the average number of voters for the entire Election Day is 500. So that seems to be a pretty big increase to almost hit that before noon.
RUSH: And you are probably interpreting this as Trump support coming out, right?
CALLER: I hope so, yes.
RUSH: I hope you’re right, too. As I say, I could do nothing today if I wanted to take calls from people reporting turnout as record where they are, and email the same. For what it is worth, I drove by my polling place, it looked like nobody was there. I said, “You know, maybe I should stop now. Maybe I ought to go in there now.” That was like 7:30 a.m. It didn’t look like anybody was there.
And then I got a note from a friend who went to vote, he voted a little bit after 9 a.m., and they’d already set a record for number of people who’d voted during the day. So it just tells you what you see — I mean, I’ve seen long lines at my polling place. I didn’t see anything like that. Now I learn that by 9:30 a.m. they had broken a record or close to it? With so much early voting in Florida you really don’t know how to measure Election Day turnout anyway. Anyway, I appreciate the call, Alice. Thank you so much.
This next Rush Revere book, Rush Revere and the Presidency, we announced it last week. It’s out there for pre-order. It climbed to number one on Amazon in two or three hours after the announcement. It makes us so grateful for all of you out there. But this book is about the presidency. I don’t want to give too much of it away. But you know what these books are, these books are a way of teaching the truth of American history to young people who may not be learning it in school. And we use a talking horse that time travels to take people actually back to the events, the readers actually experience significant events in American history.
They’re taken there as readers by the magnificent device of time travel and a talking horse. The horse’s name is Liberty. And it allows us to be creative as we can in bringing actual historical events to life rather than reciting them as events that you can read about and hopefully memorize. It has a much greater impact on learning this way.
This is my third year, this is the fifth book. And these are real books. These are hardcover, not paperback little things, they’re not picture books. These are books that respect the reader, respect the intelligence of the audience and have a definite mission here to acquaint young people with the truth of the miracle and the greatness that is the founding of this country. This book specifically deals with the presidency and George Washington and how it came to be and how it is itself a unique aspect of American exceptionalism.