Biggert’s attack on Foster is more powerful and memorable, false though it might be.
With just a few days left, detailed messages play to deaf ears and blind eyes. Name recognition is the only thing that might move the few voting “undecideds”. Positive ads, repeating the candidates’ name 10+ times, would do as well at this point, IMO.
Negative? I watched the video with the sound off and the clips of Ms. Biggert make her appear years younger (IMHY takes off a good ten years). The choppy video moves along quickly with a nice ledger background most folks will not recognize. Biggert raises pay! Biggert has a record of 30 years experience! People looking over paperwork and posing for?????? The Biggert campaign MUST thank Mr. Foster.
Why hasn’t Foster been called on the “thirty years in politics” BS? She began her first term as state rep in 1993, so its really only nineteen (19) years. He gets the extra 11 from her service as, get this, a member of the Hinsdale school board! C’mon! Isn’t 19 a big enough number?? (to a conservative is certainly is!) Meanwhile, folks like Madigan (both of them), Daley, Emmanual (pick your Democrat) can begin politics in their youth and stay in it as lifetime sinecures — and the Bill Fosters of the world won’t say boo.
OMG! Please don’t tell me that Ms Biggert receives a $170,000 yearly Illinois Pension for serving 6 or so years in the Illinois GA! And to think that I & other front line state worker retirees, with 30 years of service, feel disrespected, bullied and betrayed when we fight to keep our pension. We may not have law degrees but do have BA’s & beyond & decades of service. My pension is less than 20% of her $170,000 and I’m not even complaining of her specifically. Just saying maybe Illinois should fall into a sinkhole or something-it’s just too rotten.
- LincolnLounger - Wednesday, Oct 31, 12 @ 8:33 pm:
They don’t get much more decent than Judy Biggert. I hope she can somehow pull this out.