CALLER: But, Rush, what I wanted to say was (sigh) I'm a Christian conservative and a loyal Republican. I voted every year, every election cycle since 1984. So I'm pretty depressed today because this is the first time that I found myself in a position where I will not vote for the nominee. In fact, hell will freeze over before I'll vote for McCain -- or Huckabee, for that matter. I'm going to sit home this year, and my husband says he is, too. I also want to say that, it's really true what you said about Obama. He doesn't scare me. I'm not afraid of him. In fact, I may even vote for him against McCain.
RUSH: You won't do that when you find out what Obama's policies are.
CALLER: Well, you know what? I know that he's very liberal. I know that.
RUSH: Just think of a nice Hillary Clinton, in terms of policy.
CALLER: You're right. You're right.
RUSH: Maybe even worse, if that's possible.
CALLER: But he's very likable.
The man has powers. Obama, I mean. Rush too, but not the same way. He's got to see this is a real problem. Conservatives voting for Obama. What's that?
Let me add that next line to that exchange: After the caller's "But he's very likable," Rush says, "Yeah, and that matters in a television age." I hear a wistfulness there from the man who is so big on radio but not so much on TV.
ADDED: It wasn't that long ago that Barack Obama said, "I want some Obama Republicans, some Obamacans."