RUSH: Here’s Ethan in Huntsville, Ohio, as we head back to the phones. Thank you for waiting, sir. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thanks for taking my call today. I appreciate it so much.
RUSH: You bet, sir.
CALLER: I’m calling today because I’m an 18-year-old college student. I’ve been listening to you probably since my middle school years, and I just really want to let you know the impact you’ve had on my life and the outlooks you’ve given me. I really wouldn’t be the same person without you today.
RUSH: Um… (chuckles) That’s so nice of you to say. I… You… That’s… I don’t know. You’re rendering me speechless here. That’s such a compliment. Your generation, 18 to 20 years old, to be able to reach people like you is a… That’s a great thing. That’s a… You’re making my day with this. I can’t say… (chuckles) I really appreciate it.
CALLER: No. If I could add one thing, I think in today’s world of social media, how kids my age are addicted to it? I think you’re gonna be really surprised come Election Day the results of our age-group voting for Trump. I really think they’ll be surprised.
RUSH: I hope you are right. I live… You know, your existence is what I literally hope for out there. The fact that there are people like you, I hope it. I hope that there are lot of people like you — in your demographic, in your age-group — that see things as they are. Thank you so much, Ethan.
RUSH: I tell you, folks, it floors me. We’ve had two people call today. We had an 18-year-old young man telling me that I have changed his life. We had somebody from a completely different demographic say the same thing. And I get tongue-tied. I don’t quite know how to react other than to say thank you. I mean, it has profound meaning, and I deeply appreciate it. I just don’t quite know how to express that.
But I want you to know that it’s really deeply appreciated. It’s almost — I don’t want to say embarrassing because that would mean that I don’t take what people are saying seriously. And it’s exact opposite. I really do. And as such, I don’t know how to say thanks other than thanks. And I need to find other ways.