Sep
09
2014

Mike Ditka endorses Da Bruce (R CAND) for Illinois-GOV.

It’s illustrative that when Pat Quinn’s campaign wanted to push back on Mike Ditka endorsing Bruce Rauner for Illinois governor…

..they didn’t say a word about Ditka. And here’s the thing: Mike Ditka endorsed Pat Quinn in 2010.  This is an endorsement that Quinn wanted.  The campaign can’t be happy that Ditka has since switched his support back to the GOP.

Not much else to say, really, except to note that this endorsement probably will help Rauner.  Mike Ditka, after all, has a somewhat positive reputation in Illinois*.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: Bruce Rauner for Governor.

*Yes, of course I’m dryly understating.

5 Comments

  • acat says:

    Heh. The last para, “hotly contested Cook County”, either means the writer has no clue … or that Quinn is going down in the style of the LZ-129.**
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    ** More commonly known as the Hindenburg

    • Spegen says:

      As much as I like dems losing, I am worried about having the GOP anywhere near the coming collapse of IL. It will spun as all Bruce’s fault, nevermind the institutional corruption in IL then the dems will be re-elected and nothing will improve.
      Example: California, they elected Swartzenegger, he initially tried reforms, failed, switched to go-along mode. Since then the Dems are even more powerful even as the state turns into a literal dustbowl.

      • acat says:

        Rauner hasn’t, far as I can tell, run for anything before .. he’s positioning as an outsider.
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        I don’t think he can accomplish anything. I’m willing to be proven wrong, of course – Rauner could start day one playing by Art Chance’s rules** – but if he doesn’t, I don’t think he’ll be any better long-term than Chris Christie, the NJ Dems Valkyrie***.
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        ** Art Chance is long gone from that other web site Moe writes for, but his first rule was “On the first day, a new governor should fire everyone he legally can, and a few he legally can’t, just to make his point”.
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        *** Chris Christie was elected by Dems to do a specific job – to choose which Dem constituencies will get the ax. He is no real “reformer”, New Jersey still has a Dem-dominated statehouse and will happily boot his fat ass to the curb once they believe the danger has passed. In Wagner’s mythos, Valkyrie means “chooser of the slain”, and the part is generally portrayed by a “woman of substance”…

  • Aruges says:

    Ditka endorsed Quin the last go round? What the hell? Quin was just as awful when he took over after Blogo went down. Curious what he was smoking…

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