SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Question of the day

Friday, Mar 7, 2014

* Eric Zorn

Brady’s new one-liner — “the more I hear Bruce Rauner speak, the more he sounds like Rod Blagojevich” — isn’t nearly as preposterous as it sounds.

Though Blagojevich’s policy impulses differed from Rauner’s, he, too, ran as a populist outsider whose superior moral judgment and iron will would rout the corrupt power elite in Springfield and spark a rebirth of Illinois, as though our problems are simple and governors are kings.

We’ve seen that movie already. We know how it ends.

Meh.

Blagojevich was clinically insane. There are gonna be some big fights if Rauner is elected, but at least they will probably be about something that makes some sense. Rod’s GRT fight lasted months beyond all reason, for instance.

* And, yes, there is a very strong populist vein to be mined in this state. Rod had his schtick, Quinn does it, Rauner has also tapped into it.

It’s no coincidence that both Quinn and Rauner insist on staying at cheap hotels. Rauner has his $18 watch, Quinn has his decades old briefcase “Betsy.”

Quinn is more legit, however. He’s a frugal guy who lives a relatively modest private life. Rauner may have some frugal tastes, but his Manhattan condo with a moat around it shows he has an ultra-extravagant, 0.01 percenter side as well. I’m betting he doesn’t fly coach on business trips like Quinn does. Then again, Quinn loves that state plane.

* The Question: How would you compare and contrast Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner?

- Posted by Rich Miller        


39 Comments
  1. - DuPage Rep - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 2:35 pm:

    Gadfly to Fly Swatter.

    Side note: Mr. Miller, I would be interested to hear your take as well as your bloggers on last nights LG debate.


  2. - 47th Ward - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 2:39 pm:

    They are both pretty cheesy with their respective schticks, but Rauner is imported Brie while Quinn is good old Velveeta.


  3. - Upon Further Review - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 2:42 pm:

    Rauner is to New Trier/Walter Payton High School as Quinn is to Fenwick High School.


  4. - Chunga's Revenge - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 2:46 pm:

    Quinn is Obama Rauner is Putin.


  5. - allknowingmasterofracoondom - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 2:48 pm:

    The Prince (BR) and the Pauper (PQ)


  6. - Formerly Known As... - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 2:51 pm:

    Accurate or not, recent history makes me think of comparisons along the lines of

    Bruce Rauner likes to spend his money.

    Pat Quinn likes to spend your money.


  7. - Filmmaker Professor - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 2:56 pm:

    Rauner made $53 million THIS YEAR. Quinn will never earn that much in his life. The difference is beyond profound.


  8. - fed up - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 2:56 pm:

    Rauner will spend %0 million of his money to buy an election
    Quinn spent 50 Million of taxpayer money to buy an election.

    At least Rauner spent his own money


  9. - an innocent observer - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 2:56 pm:

    Poor Reformers - Rauner with Term Limits and Pat Quinn reducing the size of the GA


  10. - Louis Howe - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 2:57 pm:

    Quinn understands public policy but is clueless about executive management. Rauner understands executive management but is clueless about public policy. Both are screw-ups as public servants.


  11. - CommoNooB - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 2:57 pm:

    Pat Quinn is to Mens Wearhouse as Bruce Rauner is to Brooks Brothers


  12. - Samurai - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 2:58 pm:

    Goldblatt’s vs. Nieman Marcus


  13. - Joe Bidenopolous - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 3:00 pm:

    Quinn is your vegetables to Rauner is your candy.


  14. - train111 - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 3:00 pm:

    Bruce Rauner is to $18 watches as Pat Quinn is to organized thoughts


  15. - MOON - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 3:01 pm:

    Rauner is focused…Quinn is a scatter brain


  16. - Interested observer - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 3:02 pm:

    This is hard because I don’t think we have any idea who Rauner really is or how he would govern. For better or worse, we know who Quinn is.


  17. - Bemused - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 3:02 pm:

    I think Bruce might buy into the Romney idea that 250K/year is middle class. Pat might have a better grasp of reality.


  18. - Nieva - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 3:02 pm:

    Felix and Oscar.


  19. - OneMan - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 3:04 pm:

    Spotlight vs Laser.


  20. - Upon Further Review - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 3:07 pm:

    Rauner is to scripted as Quinn is to extemporaneous public speaking.


  21. - WhoKnew - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 3:07 pm:

    Carharts to Soy Beans!


  22. - Hanna - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 3:10 pm:

    Fred Flintstone to George Jetson


  23. - anon - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 3:13 pm:

    quinn walks the walk, Rauner talks the talk


  24. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 3:18 pm:

    Quinn is to working class, as Rauner is to lacking class.


  25. - Formerly Known As... - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 3:19 pm:

    Bruce Rauner would get booed off stage by Democrats.

    Pat Quinn already has been booed off stage by Democrats (Democrat Day at the 2012 State Fair).


  26. - VanillaMan - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 3:19 pm:

    Quinn is a career politician. Rauner is a career businessman. Quinn has been a Treasurer and a Lt. Governor with Rod Blagojevich and has been an impotent caretaker governor since his running mate’s impeachment and removal from office. We know Quinn and what he cannot do.

    We don’t know Rauner. He has no government experience. He is a multi-millionaire.


  27. - RNUG - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 3:19 pm:

    Quinn - mostly honest, bumbling to the point of incompetence … except when his political survival instincts kick in.

    Rauner - competent but “means justify the ends” ruthless in achieving HIS objectives … if he can’t buy it, he’ll try to run over or through it.

    Or to put it in car terms, Quinn is a 63 Plymouth Valiant and Rauner is a Buggati Veyron


  28. - Anonymous - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 3:20 pm:

    Rauner is a venture capitolist, Quinn ventured to the capitol. Rauner is a 1% Quinn is to poor to pay attention.


  29. - DuPage - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 3:25 pm:

    Rauner=has $5000 a bottle of wine with dinner.

    Quinn=has $5 paper carton of wine but gives it away to homeless people on his way home.


  30. - Anonymous - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 3:26 pm:

    Rauner speeches seem to come from researching the Wall Street Journal, whereas Quinn’s speeches seem come from researching Dr Seuss


  31. - Formerly Known As... - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 3:27 pm:

    Bill Brady called Bruce Rauner someone who “sounds like Rod Blagojevich.”

    Pat Quinn called Rod Blagojevich someone who has “always been a person who’s honest and one of integrity.”


  32. - Boone's is Back - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 3:35 pm:

    PQ is to big mac as BR is to beef wellington


  33. - zatoichi - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 3:36 pm:

    Both have egos strong enough to think that the state needs them to be leaders at a time when the number of strong leaders willing to step into the spotlight is slim.

    Both like to promote themselves as being outsiders, when in reality they have been deep insiders for a long time via politics or money.

    Both like to claim they will change the system. (What politician does not claim that skill.)

    Both try to show off they are one of the people.

    Both adjust their ideas when convenient.

    Neither one seems like the kind of guy you would spend much time with over a beer and brat in a backyard.


  34. - Walker - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 3:39 pm:

    Quinn is to infantry soldier as Rauner is to drone pilot.


  35. - Hatless - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 3:40 pm:

    Quinn is to Slade as Rauner is to Emerson Lake and Palmer.


  36. - John A Logan - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 3:44 pm:

    Quinn is meat and potatoes. Rauner is Surf and Turf.


  37. - Sunshine - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 3:45 pm:

    That’s great OW!!


  38. - Empty Suit - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 3:46 pm:

    It’s the Chicago Way either way


  39. - Stones - Friday, Mar 7, 14 @ 4:00 pm:

    Similar to a 20 year old Carhartt jacket that smells of manure and a brand-spanking new Carhartt just purchased at the mall. They both wear farmer’s clothes but one’s been in the fields and the other hasn’t.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* 'Tis the season
* The question nobody's asking
* Today's number: $10.65 billion
* The cat herder
* The new normal: Lack of pressure, lack of talks
* Illinois Credit Unions – Actively engaged in the communities they serve
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * Nexus 6 finally selling for Nexus 5 prices: Amazon’s got one hell of a deal
        * Internal memo points to September 16 for Android Pay’s launch
        * Xposed Framework officially arrives for Android Lollipop
        * Sony Xperia Z5 Premium hands-on: 4K comes to your pocket (Video)
        * [Infographic] Sony’s Xperia Z5 can autofocus in just 0.03 of a second
        * T-Mobile launches Video Calling, readily available on Galaxy Note 5 and 6 edge+
        * Sony Xperia Z5 hands-on: IFA 2015 highlights (Video)

        * Zangari adjusting to switch from mound to first
        * White Sox to open series vs. first-place Royals
        * White Sox rally to thwart Twins in finale
        * Jones wins Round 2 vs. Sano after escaping jam
        * Shark clamps down following slam to earn win
        * White Sox 6, Twins 4: J.B. Shuck is clutch
        * White Sox rally to thwart Twins in finale

        ...............


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        September 2015
        August 2015
        July 2015
        June 2015
        May 2015
        April 2015
        March 2015
        February 2015
        January 2015
        December 2014
        November 2014
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Judge tosses lawsuit against sperm bank over biracial child
        * EXCHANGE: State police officer of year living dream
        * Chicago's Northerly Island, formerly an airport, now a park
        * Woman sentenced to prison for 2012 beating death of baby
        * DuSable Museum of African American History names new CEO
        * CTA reminds parents of 1st-day-of-school free rides program
        * Illinois officials to crack down on Labor Day drunk driving
        * Trooper: Colleague broke law in roadside strip search
        * Chicago mayor says he'll propose $500 million tax hike
        * Chicago officials to reopen high school after fiery protests

        * State of Illinois continues to hire despite lack of budget
        * Springfield officer named Air National Guard commander
        * Schaumburg teen's dental visit changes state law
        * State Rep. Lang seeks deal with Rauner on medical marijuana extension
        * Illinois House comes up 3 votes shy of overriding union arbitration bill
        * Bill to stop Illinois State Museum closure advances in House
        * Override effort on union arbitration bill fails in House
        * Legionnaires' disease cases rise at Quincy veterans home
        * Union arbitration override fails in House
        * Illinois House Democrats seek to override Gov. Rauner on union arbitration

        * Lurie Children's acquires first private pediatric doctors group
        * With cop killers at large, Chain O' Lakes sees a much more somber Labor Day
        * Flash crash trader's indictment shines light on strategy of spoofing
        * Jobless rate drops as water muddy for Fed decision
        * How Boeing sales flop became hot secondhand jetliner


          * Lombard dermatologist faces jail time for defrauding Medicare, others
          * Second City to move or cancel shows through Sept. 20 after fire
          * Chicago to offer ticket, tax amnesty program
          * Man born without hands denied drivers license in Wisconsin
          * 2 men charged in Uptown double slaying
          * Family: Couple in fatal Lake Shore Drive crash were headed to Ravinia
          * Chicago marks deadliest day by gunfire in more than a decade
          * CPS says Dyett to reopen as arts school; hunger strikers not appeased
          * Slain Fox Lake cop's funeral set for Monday in Antioch
          * St. Charles seventh-grader collapses, dies after cross-country meet


          * State of Illinois continues to hire despite lack of budget
          * Springfield officer named Air National Guard commander
          * Schaumburg teen's dental visit changes state law
          * State Rep. Lang seeks deal with Rauner on medical marijuana extension
          * Our Opinion: Panhandling deserves a community response
          * Bernard Schoenburg: Ex-Schock aide says he saw red flags
          * Norbert Brauer: Trans Pacific Partnership a secretive, one-sided deal
          * George Will: The blood-stained Indian Child Welfare Act
          * Eugene Robinson: Digging a hole to build a wall
          * Illinois House comes up 3 votes shy of overriding union arbitration bill


          * Illinois officials to crack down on Labor Day drunk driving
          * Chicago's Northerly Island, formerly an airport, now a park
          * U.S. employers added 173,000 jobs in August; rate falls to 5.1 pct.
          * With clerk jailed, gay Kentucky couple gets marriage license
          * Central California man shot by police in critical condition
          * AG: South Dakota officer fatally shot armed man during struggle
          * Urbana City Council member Dennis Roberts 09/04/15
          * Lawsuit's effect: Fewer jersey options for fans to buy
          * Rantoul police chief to retire
          * Tate: Worries can wait


          * College of DuPage controller disputes school's 9 reasons to fire her
          * Trezeros Kitchen to replace Jake's Pizza in downtown Mount Prospect
          * Traveling for Labor Day? Here are 10 tips for a smooth weekend trip
          * Images: AP's best: Baby gorilla, gay marriage in KY
          * Police hope video holds clues into Fox Lake cop's murder

          * House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
          * Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
          * The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
          * Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
          * Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
          * CBD Oil, and politics
          * Simon considering state Senate bid
          * Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
          * Shutdown? State may not notice
          * Rep. Bob Dold

          * Voice of The Reader: Sen. Durbin defends f......

          * Senators Durbin, Kirk: SBA Makes Federal R......

          * Imperial Towers Garage Sale - Tomorrow!
          * Wilson L Status Check
          * So you think you know how to save energy?
          * Morning Minute: Time to tackle your fall home maintenance checklist
          * Andrzejewski: IL Comptroller Munger pays Planned Parenthood; holds disability payments
          * Illinois Pastors call on Governor Rauner to end taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood
          * Sarah Blaine: The practice of teaching.
          * The Week In Chicago Rock
          * Friday trolls.
          * Give a shout out to Forrest Claypool.


          * Illinois awarded CDC funding to combat prescription drug overdose
          * Statement on SB 1229
          * Governor Appoints New Commander of Illinois Air National Guard
          * Labor Day Message from IDOT, Police: "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” - Roadside safety checks, nighttime driving patrols part of life-saving effort
          * Legionnaires’ Disease Cases in Quincy




              Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller