Look, I tune in to the maharajah at lunch time in ye olde kitchen, regaling myself with cream cheese on whole wheat or p.b. and jelly and activa yogurt. Got into habit of wine or beer but am dropping that. Flip goes the switch to WLS-AM and Rushbo.
I have loved it for the news items (sound clips), his insights delivered with unique panache and sometimes laugh-out-loud humor. He has exuded confidence. Did. Now — I date it from the Roberts decision to OK Obamacare — he’s off his game, worried. Hard to listen to.
Maybe I don’t spend enough time with him — only a fraction of his three hours. Maybe I am misreading his tone. But Cassandra has a rival these days, I fear, and it’s he.
Informed rejoinder from Reader D:
Don’t think I can agree in general with your Rush/Cassandra comparison.In this transcript he sounds pretty sure Obama will lose — but I think he is torn between bolstering the base and whistling in the dark in this campaign — he is suspicious of the Republican establishment, and Republican consultants and Republican Old Guard, etc. But Rush isn’t telling us it’s time to head to New Zealand YET, but I think he’s looked over the travel brochures.The Roberts decision threw Rush completely. I think it threw the other conservatives on the court, too.When I listen to Rush it’s usually for the full 3 hours. I didn’t hear him this Mon-Tues, and he had subs on for a few days last week that I don’t listen to. I like Mark Styne as a sub.Rush has been supportive of Romney — as he said during the primary — Anyone But Obama.