One of the important points Rush made today was how important it is that McCain/Palin voters don't get discouraged in these last 33 days with what we hear the MSM preaching. He was targeting some drive-by's that had the gall today to insinuate that the Presidential race is over... Obama being the winner... and their grounds being the Ohio early voting tallies. Such nonsense. BUT all this talk on every liberal media stream is meant to make the country think it isn't any use to even vote when obviously Obama is the winner.
I was just saying to my audience of one yesterday (again hubby-poor guy) how we mustn't get down and we mustn't feel like we have already lost. Much of what the MSM is touting is simply meant to demoralize McCain voters.
The polls are just that. They are polls. Not a good idea to pay attention to them too much whether they are in our favor or not.
We must keep praying firstly. Then we must stay positive with our thoughts and our speech. You never know whom you might influence along the way.
Everywhere we went this week we were coming across McCain supporters. We were visiting small town America, folks. I've maintained all along that the majority of hardworking, small town America HAS to favor McCain over Obama. Hubby says if they already get handouts from the government... probably not. But I'm talking about tax paying, working people here. Surely the difference between McCain and Obama is crystal clear to average America!
Rush made an interesting observation today that I'll leave you with. He brought out a speech from the 1976 Vice Presidential debate. Do you remember who that was? Mondale and Dole. Here's the opening statement from Democrat cadidate Mondale in 1976 (courtesy Rush Limbaugh):
Walter Mondale: "I believe that most Americans would agree on the problems this country faces and which the next administration must solve. They include the need, once again, for an economy that works. The economy today is in very, very bad shape, the highest unemployment since the Great Depression, 50% higher than when Mr. Ford took office, raging inflation. The latest wholesale price index is once again raising the specter of double-digit inflation. The purchasing power of the average American has slipped so much that it's now the equivalent of the purchasing power in 1965. It's not getting better, it's getting worse. All the leading indicators now point downward. Stock investors are losing confidence. Over $50 billion of value has disappeared from the stock market in less than a month. We need a government that works, we need a government that cares, and once again, we have to get back at work on education, on health, on housing, on the environment, on energy. And we need a foreign policy that once again reflects the values and the beliefs of the American people. This will take leadership, and we need leadership, too. The Republican administration, the Republican Party has had eight years to solve these problems. All of them have gotten worse. The Republican ticket does not offer new plans for their solution but is engaged in a frantic effort to defend the past. This nation desperately needs new leadership. The Carter-Mondale ticket would offer a new generation of leadership dedicated to solving the problems I have listed, and that is the basis of our appeal."
Rush went on to say: How much you want to bet it's almost identical to what Biden says tonight? Not just because Biden might plagiarize it. I mean, you hold out the likelihood that he'll plagiarize it, but how can it even be called plagiarizing when the same playbook is used for the last 60 years? It doesn't matter what the reality on the ground is, they lie, they try to panic and frighten everybody. Their playbook has not changed: doom, gloom, Great Depression, they offer change, and then what did we get? Jimmy Carter. And you want to talk about making it worse, Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama following in the footsteps of Jimmy Carter.
Same old. Same old.
Go Sarah! We are pulling for you tonight!
Update since original post: Thanks to Patricia I was alerted to the fact Sarah Palin will be in Clearwater this Monday. Go here for information on where to get your tickets.