This was a long call probably lasting over 10 minutes. With so much to unpack I hardly know where to begin. The call came from a woman named Susan from Oklahoma. Mr. Snerdley is Limbaugh's call screener.
RUSH: I know that there is a lot of distrust and lukewarm support for Mitt Romney politically on the Republican side. He's a placeholder for people. But he's not Obama! Well, thank you very much. I appreciate that. I'm actually trying to hold onto what I got so that the leeches don't get it.She offensively trivializes Obama's mixed race heritage as a "tan". Then she proceeds to lay bare the worst existential fears of the far right about Mitt Romney. They can't trust him, and Rush responds weakly that Mitt is a "placeholder". Now there a great reason for voting for somebody!
CALLER: Well, this is true. (laughing) I do disagree with you on several things. One of them, as I told Mr. Snerdley, is Mitt Romney. It's not just that he's dull and boring and awful. It's we can't stand him. We don't trust him. There's nothing there. I mean, it might be politically incorrect to say it, but he's Obama minus the tan.
RUSH: Now, wait a minute!
CALLER: I don't see any difference.
RUSH: Now wait. You can't seriously believe that!
CALLER: Yes, I do.
RUSH: I know that there is a lot of distrust and lukewarm support for Mitt Romney politically on the Republican side. He's a placeholder for people. But he's not Obama! for people. But he's not Obama! The one thing that we know for sure is that he's not gonna continue what Obama has done.
She goes on to claim the way Saint Ronnie would have wanted it is for fewer people to have health insurance.
Then Susan RIPS into Romney with wingnut ferocity.
CALLER: This guy is a total weasel, but vote for him anyway. I mean, we're really in a bind here. It keeps getting worse, from McCain to Dole.Those are the words Rush dreads more than any other coming out of a far right conservative caller's lips. He went to commercial after that last answer. That Rush is allowing conservative caller on his show who is fed up with Romney tells me Mitt has serious problems with some in the far right wing of his party, and Rush was left wanting for a convincing way to answer them.
RUSH: So what are you going to do?
CALLER: Oh, I don't know. Start drinking heavily. (laughing) Does that count? (laughing)
RUSH: Well, who you gonna vote for?
CALLER: Well, I won't be able to vote... I only have two choices because Oklahoma doesn't allow third parties. So I probably just will not vote in the presidential.