Don't hold out hope for Palin

CALLER: She’s the anti-Obama! She’s the clearest difference from Obama.

RUSH: I don’t disagree. Look, I don’t disagree with you about that — and I can’t tell you how frustrated I got and still get when I travel around. I have friends scattered all over the country and I’ve got quite a few of them, particularly the wives, who just hate her. They just hate her! It is beyond rational. It’s beyond rational. There’s no way I can talk to ’em about it. That’s incidental to the story.

CALLER: I’m hoping there’s something going on behind the scenes, some kind of strategy that others get her to come back in. That’s what I’m hoping.

RUSH: Well, I wouldn’t hold out hope for that. She made a pretty public splash that “I’m not running.”…

CALLER: Well, but now with her out of the race you’ve got different dynamics. If she was in the race, you wouldn’t be focusing on Romney like you were now. Now with her out of the race —

RUSH: You’ve got practical things like filing deadlines coming up, some are within a week now, so I think it’s time to move on. I think it’s time to let go and move on.

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