PENCE: Look, this race is on. It’s clear to me the national media is trying to build a narrative to support Hillary Clinton by suggesting this thing is all rolled up and nothing could be further from the truth. I’ve never seen the kind of enthusiasm at the grassroots that I see campaigning with or for Donald Trump.
RUSH: You know, every time I’ve spoken to you, you’ve commented on that. It sounds like you are really deriving a lot of the energy and optimism you have from these crowds.
PENCE: Well, you really are. And the thing about it is they’re just people from every walk of life. I mean, you’ll have people that own the little small businesses in small towns. You’ll have hardworking people, you know, that, you know, from — you know, straight out of a blue-collar background, and they’re all reaching over the crowd, reaching in saying, “Keep fighting, keep going.”
The American people, I think, are tired of being told. They’re tired of being told this is as good as it gets. They’re tired of being told, like Ronald Reagan used to say, that little intellectual elite in a far distant capital can plan our lives better for us than we can plan them for ourselves. Donald Trump has made an incredible connection with everyday Americans. And I really do believe that in the days that remain in this campaign, you’re gonna continue to see the American people well up and make Donald Trump the 45th president of the United States.
RUSH: Fauxcahontas. Elizabeth Warren shows up to warm up the crowd at Hillary’s rally. We have two sound bites. Here’s number one.
WARREN: He thinks that because he has money that he can call women fat pigs and bimbos. He thinks because he is a celebrity that he can rate women’s bodies from one to 10. He thinks that because he has a mouthful of Tic Tacs that he can force himself on any woman within groping distance. Well, I got news for you, Donald Trump. Women have had it with guys like you.
RUSH: Wait a minute. I thought it was Trump that was taking the campaign down to the sewer level. What are they doing campaigning on stuff like this? Is that the only story they’ve got, that Trump’s a reprobate? And that women have had it with guys like Trump? (laughing) I’m not gonna answer that question. But I’m just gonna tell you, she will never know when women have had it with guys like Trump.
The fact that women are always gonna flock to guys like Trump is one of the things that ticks off women like Elizabeth Warren, and it ticks off a lot of guys, too, I mean, let’s be honest. Women go for the bikers and the straight-and-narrow guys in the library say, “What am I doing wrong?” It’s the age-old question. Nobody knows why anybody finds anybody attractive. The bowling alley shows you that. But here Elizabeth Warren is convinced that women are not ever, ever, ever again gonna find guys like Trump worth their time.
RUSH: I wish that I could sit here and tell you that I, without question, think the polls are rigged. I have thought so in previous elections. In 2000 I remember was I being interviewed on Fox News by Paula Zahn, and it was a week or two before the presidential election, and the polling data at the time had Algore up three or four points. And I remember telling Paula Zahn, I don’t believe it. It just doesn’t compute. It doesn’t makes sense.
I didn’t think there was that much love associated with the Clinton administration, that Gore was kind of, you know, dryball. Bush had raced through the Republican primaries, he had raced through fundraising, come out of nowhere and shocked everybody, if you recall, much like Trump has. In fact, there’s a guy we’ll get to here later in the Stack, there’s a guy who has predicted the last five presidential election winners, and he’s predicting Trump will win, and his reason is not what’s happening now.
His formula relies totally on what happened during primaries, and this guy essentially says that Trump just steamrollered everybody in the primaries. He would have steamrollered Hillary in the primaries. He would have steamrollered Crazy Bernie. And on that basis he thinks not enough has significantly changed that Trump’s gonna win this, and he’s got the last five right. I don’t know, folks, like I say.
Anyway, it turned out in 2000, to close that loop, that Bush finally did change those polls. They tightened as we got closer to the election. I was on that show two weeks out, and then over the weekend we got the Bush DUI story that was released, and it almost lost Bush the election, so they told us. Bush was cruising in the polling data to a two- or three-point win, and the DUI story was released, and it rocked the Bush campaign. Apparently it was true and Bush had never talked about it so they were scrambling. I think it was the weekend prior. Might have been five or six days prior. I’m not sure which. Anyway, Bush ended up winning. It was close as a gnat’s eyelash and the Florida recount aftermath.
And then in 2012, honest to God, folks, I thought Romney was gonna win by five or six. There weren’t any polls that said that. I thought they were all using an incorrect turnout sample. The way I was looking at it was the 2010 midterms in which the Republicans won landslides. It was the Tea Party. The Democrats lost 700 seats all told nationwide in the 2010 midterms. And I said, “You know what? They’re not using that turnout in the 2012 presidential polls.” Turns out they never do.
They always use turnout from the previous presidential election, which was 2008, and then they base the 2012 turnout on that and whether it’ll be replicated by Obama or not. And it turned on I was wrong. When I thought the polls were wrong and that Romney was gonna win by five or six Obama won by 3.8. So I’m not comfortable here assuring you one way or the other, but there’s clear evidence here that the Democrats have seen to it that the polls in this presidential cycle are oversampling Democrats, and there’s clear evidence the pollsters have done that as well.
RUSH: Let’s listen to Obama. This is yesterday in Las Vegas. He was at a Hillary campaign event.
OBAMA: For years Republican politicians and the far-right media outlets have pumped up all kinds of crazy stuff about me, about Hillary, about Harry. They said I wasn’t born here. They said climate change is a hoax. They said I was gonna take everybody’s guns away. So people have been hearing that, they start thinking, well, maybe it’s true. So if the world that they’ve been seeing is that I’m powerful enough to cause hurricanes on my own and to steal everybody’s guns in the middle of the night and impose martial law even though I can’t talk without a prompter, then is it any wonder that they end up nominating somebody like Donald Trump?
RUSH: This guy’s obsessed. This guy ought to be sitting on top of the world, folks. He ought to be sitting on top of the world. The Republican nominee for president is about to be vanquished in one of the biggest landslides in the history of this country, right? And the third term of this guy’s administration is about to be elected in a landslide unprecedented since 1964, right? Everybody that believes in Trump and everybody that believes in Republican conservatism is about to be vanquished to obscurity. It is so bad that even the Republican Party is getting ready to form a circular firing squad and start pulling the trigger on November 9th, hoping that talk radio and Fox News are in the middle of the circle.
And yet this guy is obsessed. This guy is obsessed with what critics are saying about him. Have you seen his approval numbers? His approval numbers are 55%. Who in the world believes this guys is gonna institute martial law? Who believes this guy is gonna come after their guns? Who believes this guy starts hurricanes? Isn’t that what they accused Bush of? These guys, for all intents and purposes, accused Bush of steering Hurricane Katrina to New Orleans. Don’t doubt me on this. There were left-wing websites all over the place saying Bush wanted that hurricane to wipe out New Orleans because he wanted to wipe out black people and he wanted the rest of the population to go to Texas where they’d be counted as Republicans. It was absurd what they were saying.