RUSH: Geri in Tomball, Texas, you’re next. Great to have you here, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Hi. It’s a woman. I’m G-e-r-i.
RUSH: Oh, I’m sorry, you’re right.
CALLER: Oh, that’s okay. Hi, Rush. It’s so nice to talk to you. I would like to know what an independent is, what your explanation of an independent is. I think it’s someone who doesn’t know what they believe and will go whichever way the wind blows.
RUSH: I don’t think that’s what an independent is. I think that’s what they want you to think an independent is. And I think that’s what the media wants you to think an independent is. An independent, in the modern era, is a better person than a partisan conservative. An independent is open-minded. An independent is not rigid and is not an ideologue and is not a bigot and not a racist. An independent decides things issue by issue, person by person, is studied, is intelligent, is focused, is sensitive, and what an independent really is, is either a Republican or Democrat afraid to say so.
CALLER: Which means they don’t know what they believe.
RUSH: No, they know what they believe. No, no. They know what they believe. They’re just afraid to say so. They don’t want controversy. They don’t want any bellyaching or complaining once they tell people what they think. Plus, they’re very sophisticated. They know —
CALLER: Oh, yes. Oh, yes.
RUSH: They know that the media has elevated them. Look at what the media’s been telling us for 30 years, Geri. The independents are going to determine the outcome of every election.