RUSH: Do you think Obama’s upset that he didn’t win the Man of the Year award from TIME? I mean, nobody outdoes him in anti-capitalism. And to lose to a guy who’s pro-life? It’s gotta be a huge insult to Obama. In case you haven’t heard, Pope Francis was named the Man of the Year by TIME Magazine. I’m just wondering, folks, if I gave a speech on anti-capitalism, do you think I could be named Person of the Year by TIME Magazine? If I didn’t change my view, if I remained anti-abortion, if I remained anti-gay marriage — well, the pope certainly is. Do you realize what happened here?
This is phenomenal. I can’t tell you the number of people — I don’t, frankly, believe this. I can’t tell you the number of people who have gotten hold of me today who think the pope was named Man of the Year because of me. That the media decided they hated me more than the pope. That TIME Magazine hated me more than the pope, and therefore it was a thumb in my eye.
Now, I’m not a narcissist and I don’t think everything’s about me, but I can’t tell you the number of people who’ve sent me notes: “Do you realize you made this happen? If you had not said a word about this, they would have picked somebody else like Snowden or take your pick.” Who knows, ladies and gentlemen.