Skip to comments.Learning Lessons Right and Wrong from the Illinois 2010 Primary
Posted on 02/04/2010 8:16:58 AM PST by jfd1776
As the road salt settles in the wake of Illinois primary election, both local and national commentators are in agreement on several general themes:
- Toni Preckwinkles victory for Cook County Board President proves that Illinois Democrats are committed to reform. - The low turnout shows that Illinois voters arent really all that angry. - Mark Kirks victory for the U.S. Senate proves that Illinois Republicans really are moderate after all.
All are of course incorrect.
Cook County Commitment:
In fact, Toni Preckwinkles victory only proves that Illinois Democrats are committed to winning.
Does anyone honestly believe that they would have dumped Little Toddy the TaxMan if polls indicated that he was the strongest candidate? Its Republicans for whom principle often trumps electability, not power-hungry Democrats.
The Democrats nominated Toni Preckwinkle because over half of their primary electorate believed that her left-wing reformer credentials would serve them better in the fall than Todds left-wing status quo credentials. And thats true, as far as it goes
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