I am… hesitant to put too much weight on this Illinois Senate poll showing Dick Durbin ahead by only seven points. Don’t get me wrong: I despise Dick Durbin for being a re-segregationist, corrupt, constitutionally ignorant hypocrite who has no feel for his constituents and no interest in their welfare. And I don’t think that Durbin can count on the Gov. Pat Quinn race giving him a boost in the election this go-round, largely because Pat Quinn is having difficulty breaking 40 in the polls himself. It’s just that it’s still really, really easy to believe that this poll is just an outlier. That’s usually the safe way to bet.
Mind you: I’d be ecstatic to find out that I was wrong, so… Jim Oberweis for Senate. Because Dick Durbin is an awful Senator and not that great a human being*. It’s long since time he found something else to do with his time.
*The DC school choice thing really sticks in my craw. There’s following a policy, and then there’s just meanness. Durbin made his choice.