This thread pretty much affirms what I already thought of Jeanne Ives, she just wants to use this election as her Roe v Wade smackdown platform.
The last thing we need is her and Rauner to have a conservative-off in the local news and papers in a highly contested election in a North VS. South blue/red state.
Rauner can't get anything done, and that's just fine. We need someone in the governer's house to stand against the machine. Otherwise Skeletor bankrupts our state.
Actually Ives and Rauner will not have conservative-off highly contested primary because I live right on the edge of the 42nd district and have never heard of this bored Wheaton housewife until she started her HB40 nonsense. Rauner crushes her in the primary regardless of how much money the Dems manage to sneak into her primary fund and she disappears after she gets crushed 80% - 20%.
One of the biggest problems with Rauner is Madigan has been nothing but a PITA his whole term. You basically have "The Machine" putting roadblocks in everything he has tried to do. He came into an office that was in shambles from Quinn and Blago before him. Rauner didn't bankrupt Illinois, It was already wrecked compliments of Mike Madigan. As for Mr. Morthland, I'm sure he's swell but no chance.
It boils down to this, Pritzker who is nothing more then a rich spoiled 52 year old, Kennedy who is nothing more then a rich spoiled 54 year old, Ives who is a shill for the Dems or Rauner who is the only REAL Republican candidate.
It will come down to this: If Pritzker gets into office he will go after the 2nd amendment. Kennedy can cause him some issues but he crushes Kennedy in the primary, Rauner has nothing to worry about from Ives even if the Dems sneak a few million into her $ 32,000 war chest, she is a non factor. In the actual race for governor it comes down to Pritzker vs. Rauner.
Pick your poison, Rauner or Pritzker who with help of the Dems will have complete control of Illinois.
These are billionaires squaring off, it's nice to think that money doesn't win elections but it does.
Gone are the days when you grew up thinking that you could be the POTUS. You cant even be a governor without hundreds of millions spent on your campaign. The poison I choose is Rauner because Pritzker is basically a tax cheating scumbag who will use the office to make his wealthy friends and family wealthier and completely destroy Illinois in the process.
That's the point I'm trying to make. I have no special agenda, HB40 is law and there is no candidate who is going to change that even if they wanted to. I'm stating how this plays out in next year based on reality and not emotion.
Rauner or Pritzker? - Choose wisely
Edited by Mick G, 08 December 2017 - 06:47 AM.