Spartacus Wants You to Think He Made a Promise to Women

RUSH: Cory Booker — sound bite number 21 — today was in Lebanon, New Hampshire, at campaign event. Senator Cory Booker, nicknamed Spartacus, made a promise…

BOOKER: I am very confident that this election, we will make history, because no matter what — I’m looking you in the eye and saying this — there will be a woman on the ticket. I don’t know if it’s in the vice president’s president or the president’s position.

FOLLOWERS: (smattering of applause)

BOOKER: But if I have my way, there will be a woman on the ticket.

RUSH: Whoa, whoa! I have to take it back. He didn’t make a promise at all. He didn’t promise to put a woman on the ticket. That’s what he wants people to think. See, I know how to read the stitches on the fastball here and the curveball. It sounds like he’s promising to make his vice presidential candidate a woman. That’s not what he’s saying. “I am very confident that this election, we will make history, because no matter what — I’m looking you in the eye and saying this — there will be a woman on the ticket.”

Not that I’m gonna have anything to do with it, but there will be a woman on the ticket. “I don’t know if it’s in the vice president’s position…”? Is that a new position? Vice president, missionary…? I mean, the way these people do things, you never know. (interruption) Well, it has. There has been a woman on the ticket with Walter F. Mondull. I mean, they killed literally two birds with one stone on that ticket. They got rid of Geraldine Ferraro and they got rid of Mondull. (sigh) Okay.

So he says here, “[T]here will be a woman on the ticket. I don’t know if it’s in the vice president’s president or the president’s position. But if I have my way, there will be a woman on the ticket.” Hey, Cory, what if that means you lose to Kamala Harris or Elizabeth Warren? What if the only way one of them — a woman — could be on the ticket is for you to lose? But he’s not promising anything here. He’s just pandering, pure and simple. Cory Booker is pandering. (sigh) You know, I understand dreams, and I understand ambition. But at the same time, a person’s got to know his limits — and Cory Booker is not going to president.

(interruption) I know he’s got a girlfriend, Rosario Dawson. You once had the hots for her, right? And Rosario Dawson, said (paraphrased), “Yeah, it’s cool when we get to spend time together, but we don’t much because who wants to go to New Jersey?” You know, she’s a Hollywood babe. (interruption) You don’t believe it? (interruption) You don’t believe that Cory Booker would be dating Rosario Dawson? (interruption) Why? Because she’s too above him to…? (interruption)

He’s too beneath her? (interruption) Why? Why would you not…? (interruption) Come on, man. You can’t look at people that way. Go to the mall and take a look at some of the obviously married couples strolling around in there and I’ll guarantee you, nine out of 10 of ’em you would have never predicted. So you sit there and say, “I just can’t see them married.” Do the same thing in a bowling alley. You would not… You can’t do it that way. (interruption) I don’t know what you mean by that, and I’m very reluctant to repeat it.