RUSH: To the phones. We start here with Chris in San Francisco. Great to have you on the program, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Hi. Thank you for taking my call.
RUSH: Oh, I’m sorry. It’s a female. I didn’t — know. I’m sorry.
CALLER: It’s a female. I’m calling to thank you for educating me. I’m 50 years old. My entire life I have voted Democrat, and, embarrassingly, in hindsight, I realize I just — election after election — voted Democrat. I didn’t know the issues, didn’t know what was going on, didn’t bother to learn anything. And about 18 months ago I started listening to you religiously, in the car, for your whole three-hour show. I listened to the issues. You were able to —
RUSH: What made you start doing that?
CALLER: A lot of the ISIS attacks, a lot of the attacks with ISIS having started.
CALLER: Yeah, I know.
RUSH: I am reviled in over half of San Francisco. What would make you listen? Even with what ISIS was doing, what would make you seek out my program?
CALLER: You know, I started listening to it, and it started making sense to me. You talked in a way that you added humor and compassion and gave the facts. You didn’t scream and shove things down my throat. I started learning more about Hillary and Benghazi and different things like that.
RUSH: This is huge.
CALLER: I decided I was gonna be Republican, to the horror of half my family. I was with you through all the debates. I listened to all the commentaries. I got up on all the subjects. I mean, for 30 years, I can say I would be the most unpolitical person. If I ever went to a party or a dinner and people talked politics, I had nothing to say. And I listened to you every single day literally for 18 months — every single day from nine until noon — and I was educated, and I did never waver that I was gonna —
RUSH: Now you’ve got all kinds of things to say at a party.
CALLER: I do have things to say. I do have things to say. And I have strong opinions —
RUSH: I don’t doubt that.
CALLER: — and I learned a lot from you, and I just… I appreciate you there, and the manner in which you were presenting the facts and —
RUSH: Well, you have… Chris, you have made my day. I mean, converting liberals is always a great thing. It makes every day worth living. But a San Francisco liberal! Converting a San Francisco liberal is a special achievement, and I am thankful that you were able to get through everybody trying to call into this program today. You got through so that I could hear your wonderful message. Chris, thank you so much. I appreciate it.
We have to take another time-out, but we’ll back before you know it, folks, so don’t go away.