Skip to comments.Daley Drops Out Of Race For Illinois Governor
Posted on 09/17/2013 1:03:29 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Former White House chief of staff William Daley abruptly dropped out of the race for Illinois governor Monday, signaling he wasn't sure he wanted to devote time to a long, hard campaign followed by at least four years in office.
The decision leaves Gov. Pat Quinn without a prominent challenger in the Democratic primary next March, unless another candidate makes a late entry into the race.
Daley spokesman Peter Giangreco confirmed that the son of late Mayor Richard J. Daley and brother of former Mayor Richard M. Daley was ending what many had believed would be a serious challenge to the incumbent.
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Probably saw a scandal getting ready to break... sexting with Weiner.
They found the female interns’ rubber helmets and lobster bibs? Hoo-wee!
Think the Combine told him to get out ?
With a DoJ purged of Holder's and Obama’s appointees, there's a fertile field of corrupt politicians in IL to keep U.S. Attorneys employed and the federal prisons stocked for decades.
Dan Walker is still alive at 91.
Oh, well, he will be going that way soon and he'll still be voting in the Chicago elections. Chicago and Cook County have the most dedicated Donkey voters living in cemeteries. The dead can always be counted on to vote the “correct” way.
Nope, Walker is now the 2nd longest lived Governor in IL history (the 1st was Joseph Fifer, who died just short of 98). Walker is now living in Baja California, Mexico.
I wasn’t contesting that point.
If Princess Lisa jumps in, yes.
If not, then I don't think so. They know Quinn is a weaker GE candidate due to his large unpopularity.
So, just say 'Goodbye, Illinois..." instead..
Daly could not steal the 2000 election. How will he win without cheating.
I thought that Quinn pointedly was *not* a Combiner, and that Daley was the Combine’s candidate? If Madigan gets in, then perhaps it was a Combiner move, but I think that Madigan is staying at AG. The likeliest explanation for Daley dropping out is that Quinn has the goods on him.
The combine is non-partisan, full of Dems and Rinos, so maybe Bruce Rauner is the combine candidate, he is already friendly with obozo’s cohorts. Then they can still steal all the money and blame the Republicans.
I see being a combiner as something of a continuum. With any given politician the question is how much of one are they (or how much do they go along). Quinn was an outsider for most of his career. But since he’s become Governor, I think he’s on board.
But yes I think they wanted Daley, and Hynes was their boy last time.
Democrats are fearful of Quinn’s chances in November.
If Lisa jumps in that means orders came in from her daddy. If not, then Daley probably quit because he’s sitting on scandal. With his experience in politics his given explanation is not very plausible.
The current regime has something on him...
The Combine could’ve decided it’s time to replace their Democrat puppet with a Republican one.
Quinn wasn’t a Combiner, but became one as Governor. It was their “help” that provided the votes to retain him in 2010 (whether those votes were legal is debatable) over non-Combiner Brady.
There's a good possibility of that, and it gives me serious concern. Quinn was a non-combiner and political gadfly most of his career, who "lucked" into becoming Lt. Governor because of his name ID and all his primary opponents being grade-D candidates. But once he took over for Blago, he quickly sold his soul to the combine in order to stay in office.
Last time around, they had the embarrassment of a non-combiner conservative winning the GOP nod because there were three combine candidates running in the GOP primary and the political establishment wasn't sure which horse to back. Quinn is a weak, unlikeable incumbent and Brady would have certainly beaten him if it weren't for last minute shenanigans they pulled off in Crook County, with the union thugs working their butts off on election day to manufacture enough votes for Quinn to offset the other 98% of the state going Republican.
They may have decided it's not worth the headache of trying to "fix" both parties primaries this time around (their ideal choice had been a Daley vs. Rauner general election), so they decided to put all their eggs in one basket and singled to Daley that they were no longer going to fund his candidacy. Now they can concentrate all their efforts on fixing the GOP primary for Rahm's puppet Bruce Rauner. It also helps their side that Dillard is a "conservative" combiner, so Dillard, Brady, and Rutherford will be fighting over all the pro-life and pro-gun GOP primary voters, while Rauner has the so-called "moderates" and Dem cross over voters exclusively on his side. He could very well win the GOP nomination with something like 28% of the vote.
Madigan could probably get Quinn another term if he wanted, but the thinking seems to be that the Dem brand is such damaged goods under Quinn that he won't be able to get any of the items on their evil agenda passed -- the failure of the RATs to pass gay marriage with their veto proof majorities being a prime example. If Madigan had another George Ryan style "Republican" to "work with", all his communist agenda could get a boost from having "bipartisan" support from the Governor. Rauner is both a liberal Democrat and a combiner running as a Republican, so there is no doubt he'd play ball with whatever they wanted.
And if you think this state couldn't get any worse, just wait...
(Interesting side note: with the new election law to prevent voters from selecting who we want for Lt. Governor now in place, all the GOP candidates have selected a running mate thus far, except Rauner.)
Shades of Ken Howard.
Ken Howard, yeah.
He basically is Ken Howard but with Cromwell’s long face shape.