Rush A Smidge Jealous of Mitt and the Mittens?
January 16, 2008 by Mary Ann Mortensen
Rush let the phone lines “burn up” with the fabulous Mitt supporters – who all happened to be female today. He was uncharacteristically “quiet” today with an occasional bemused “ahhhhh… ohhhh I see…..”. Rush, at a loss for words? The strong silent type? ;O) He did ask one caller a series of questions… like “so, what do you think of Gov. Romney’s wife and family?” The one caller replied in glowing terms of the whole family, the five wonderful sons and their wives and grandchildren, the way Mrs. Romney looks adoringly to Gov. Romney and how he speaks so respectfully and admiringly about his wife. Then Rush asked, in effect, “so you have a genuine confidence that Gov. Romney would NOT cheat on his wife?” To which the caller stated the obvious – at least to Mitt supporters – that, of course, no one would have any doubt to the fidelity and inherent values of Mitt Romney. To which Rush just went down his amused, merry way.
Here’s some of the transcript:
CALLER: I don’t know what is more exciting today, me getting through to you or you getting the third female from across this beautiful country of ours who is just applauding Romney’s win last night in Michigan.
RUSH: So you’re a big Romneyite, too?
CALLER: Well, I have to be honest with you. I did not know who Romney was quite so until the beginning of the debates, which I have been watching, and watching, and watching, and listening, which I wish everybody else would do. I have always been, since my younger years as a teenager on through adulthood, I’m a year older than you are, but that’s not too far — a true conservative Republican, and I listened to what this man was saying and the principles that he stood for, and he won me over. He won me over and I had been hoping that people would start to just pay attention, pay attention. Keep to their values, as you have been saying, and pay attention to what Romney is saying. And they did. And the only thing that made me —
RUSH: I’m wondering — it’s hard to say this with three calls in one busy broadcast — but I wonder if we’re uncovering something here that’s being missed, and that is that there’s this army of women who apparently are really drawn to Romney. In all the analysis, breakouts of exit polls, men and women, I’ve not seen it on the Republican side, they haven’t broken it down by gender that I have seen, but this is new to me. You’re right, you are the third babe today that’s just going on and on and on about Mitt Romney. It’s all based on policy, right, it’s not based on how he looks?
CALLER: It is based on policy, yes. He’s a very good-looking man —
CALLER: — but it is based on policy, because we women who are true conservative —
CALLER: — Republicans —
CALLER: — and comfortable in our own skin —
CALLER: — and would never vote for anybody based on gender or race, want to listen to what these candidates are saying.
CALLER: And we’re listening.
RUSH: What do you think of his wife and family?
CALLER: I think that he has a lovely wife and five beautiful sons and daughters-in-law and grandchildren. He comes across as a very wholesome American. More important than that, though, is for us to begin to see that he believes in Americans’ ability to use their own mind and ingenuity, to produce the best ideas and products, and hope that the government would just step aside and allow the free market system to work and let our government just continue to protect us so that we remain the strongest country in protecting freedom and homeland security and the war on terror, and I —
RUSH: Let’s get to the character side. I’m running out of time. Does Romney, to you, exude a powerful morality?
CALLER: He exudes the most powerful morality I have seen in any candidate.
RUSH: So you have no doubts he would never cheat on his wife?
CALLER: That is correct.
RUSH: This is fascinating. Ruth, I can’t thank you enough.
CALLER: I thank you, Rush, and just keep up the wonderful work. My husband and I listen to you every day, and we love you, and just keep that faith, because there are Republican conservatives out there who will prove who the true candidate will be, and I believe it will be Romney.
RUSH: We’ll see. I’m glad you called, Ruth.
RUSH: We have decided to come up with a name for you babes who are smitten with Mitt Romney, first of many, but this works: Mittens. We’re going to refer to you as Mittens.
Here’s his “take” on it from the Rush in a Hurry:
“Mittens,” babes enamored with Mitt, burn up the EIB phone lines. If it’s Mitt vs. Hillary, the arousal gap may flip against Democrats! (Rush 24/7 Members: Listen Here)
Now Rushy, we love you too!!! But it’s the hair thing – your’s just doesn’t quite do it for us the way Mitt’s does! But your voice is sensational!
Thanks to Gov. Romney, this whole country is about to fall fantastically in love with their spouses. The joy people will find in their nuptual-ized families will take on breathtaking new heights of respect and love in ways this world is desperate for.
Mitt Romney and family, you are what this country needs.