Cegelis takes ball, goes home
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006
Christine Cegelis is starting to look more and more like Jim Oberweis every day.
Christine Cegelis will not endorse Tammy Duckworth, the winner in Illinoisâ€™s 6th Congressional District Democratic primary, because she has reservations about Duckworthâ€™s positions on universal healthcare and free trade, a source close to Cegelisâ€™s campaign said.
It’s tough to lose. A real stone drag. But we can often tell more about how a person loses than how he or she won. Cegelis is showing us a lot here.
If you run as a Democrat or as a Republican, that means you are a Democrat or a Republican and you are obliged to accept the will of the voters and then do what’s right for your party. If you’re not a party member, run as an independent.
Cegelis thought she owned the right to Henry Hyde’s seat. She found out the hard way that nobody owns anything in politics. It has to be earned. And, so far, she has earned only scorn.