RUSH: Well, how did we open the program yesterday? I’ll tell you exactly how I opened the program. I’ll tell you almost exactly verbatim what I said. I asked Snerdley, “Who’s out there saying that the future of the Republican Party hangs on Ohio?” I was walking out of the studio on the way to other parts of the broadcast complex here about five minutes before the program began yesterday, I looked up at CNN and I saw that headline. And it says, “Conservative Host: Future of the GOP Hangs on Ohio.”
I said, “What in the name of Sam Hill is that, and who said it?” So I immediately dispatched my research teams to try to find out who it was.
I found out it was Buck Sexton who had said it, who is a former guest host on this program. And that led me to trying to sound the clarion call yesterday. And, lo and behold, I’ve got the audio sound bite roster here, and you know who’s in more sound bites than anybody else today? John Kasich.
I am here to tell you, I’ve gotten into arguments with people who think that I am way off on this. And I’ll tell you what, of course, I’m saying. Folks, do not doubt me on this. I’m gonna give you my explanation for it in a moment. The Republican establishment, whoever you think they are — I mean, I’ll tell you who they are. Elected Republicans that are in the hierarchy, they are on K Street, they’re lobbyists, they are — oh, it reminds me. I got a note from somebody on Mitt Romney’s staff, and they said, “Hey, look, Romney has nothing to do with that ad with the women quoting things Trump has said about women that’s been running out there. You said it was a Romney super PAC. It’s not a Romney super PAC.”