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Friday, Sep 26, 2014

* First, it was the “early release” rehash from 2010, then it was thirty year-old comments from Mayor Harold Washington which were already used in the 2010 campaign, and now Gloria Steinem

Famed women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem is throwing her support behind Gov. Pat Quinn and launching a “Women for Quinn” Coalition.

Steinem was scheduled to appear at Chicago’s Allegro Hotel with Quinn and top Democratic female officeholders including Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

Steinem said in a statement that she backs the Chicago Democrat because he supports abortion rights and equal pay for women. She said he fought for a law to end discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace.

No offense meant to Ms. Steinem, but it’s most definitely “Throwback Week” on the ol’ campaign trail.

* The Question: What blasts from the past do you predict the two campaigns will haul out next week? Snark is obviously encouraged, as are explanations for your “predictions.”

…Adding… The Steinem visit has been postponed. Also, Dave Dahl over at the Illinois Radio Network mentioned the above throw-back items in his report today and ended it with a funny “Back to the Future” theme…

Heh. I love that guy.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

45 Comments
  1. - Empty Suit - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:22 pm:

    Captain Kangaroo and Mr Green Jeans


  2. - That Guy - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:22 pm:

    Quinn will propose cutting back another third of the House.


  3. - train111 - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:23 pm:

    Rauner will trot out Mark Fairchild and Janice Hart to discuss their views as true Democrats.


  4. - bored now - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:23 pm:

    i’m expecting a seance; quinn will be summoning harry houdini and rauner will summon herbert hoover…


  5. - wordslinger - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:24 pm:

    For Rauner, The Ghost of Lincoln: “You really can fool some of the people all of the time.”

    For Quinn, The Ghost of Harold Washington: “I was kidding! You thought I was serious? Psych!”


  6. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:24 pm:

    Quinn will bring back golf carts, …chasing the Rauner “investigators”, with their laughing and See-Gars

    Rauner will bring back Forrest Claypool to do an Ad called “My Pal Bruce”, geared towards reform-minded Democrats. Talk about Bruce supporting him, voting for him,…and end “Isn’t time we back a true reformer?”


  7. - South of Sherman - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:24 pm:

    Rauner will be joined by the greatest of Illinois Republicans, Jim Thompson, to talk about the evils of patronage hiring.


  8. - John A Logan - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:25 pm:

    Quinn unveils a new initiative called “The Cutback Amendment.”


  9. - A guy... - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:25 pm:

    Save the Whales in Lake Michigan. Reintroduce the species. I mean, really, how long has it been since anyone’s seen one there? Or in the Illinois River for that matter?


  10. - A guy... - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:27 pm:

    Card table image with: Otto Kerner, Dan Walker, George Ryan and Blago playing “Illinois Hold em”
    Pat Quinn saying “Deal me in”.


  11. - Ron Burgundy - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:27 pm:

    Rauner will launch an attack on all of the living delegates of the 1970 Constitutional Convention for their poorly worded referendum language, and attack the descendants of the dead ones.

    Pat Quinn will launch an ad shoveling fake snow from his walk in khakis to show he’s no Mayor Bilandic and show off the shoeboxes at home where he keeps the scraps of paper he keeps his ideas and cabinet appointment suggestions on.

    The reanimated Senator Paul Simon had a prior commitment in the Comptroller race. Speaking of that race, you’re burying the lede Rich as Gov. Quinn and Sheila Simon will appear in the same place. I’m sure she will have glowing praise for him.


  12. - Ron Burgundy - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:29 pm:

    As an aside, if anyone names anything after Quinn, it should be an event room at the Hotel Allegro.


  13. - bottom rung. - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:31 pm:

    Bruce Rauner secures key endorsement from Todd Stroger.


  14. - Meanderthal - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:33 pm:

    Quinn walks across the state at the urging of Vic deGrazia.


  15. - OneMan - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:33 pm:

    In a surprise move, the state got out the jackhammers and excavates Abe’s tomb and sends Abe’s thighbone on a tour of Illinois touting Quinn.


  16. - Roamin' Numeral - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:33 pm:

    If Rauner is going to make any inroads in Chicago, he’ll need to trot out former Congressman Michael Patrick Flanagan. That’s a given.


  17. - OneMan - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:34 pm:

    The Rauner campaign releases the instructor notes from Quinn’s 9th grade speech class. Instructor says “He needs to sit up better and boy does he ramble”…


  18. - OneMan - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:36 pm:

    Quinn starts promoting the marigold….


  19. - OneMan - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:37 pm:

    Rauner releases footage of Richard Daley saying he wouldn’t trust Quinn to run a three car funeral procession.


  20. - Ron Burgundy - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:39 pm:

    Rauner accepts the endorsement of perennial candidate Ray Wardingley. In his comments, Wardingley says: “You think I’m a clown, well, it takes one to know one Governor Quinn!”


  21. - Wumpus - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:39 pm:

    Abe Lincoln will show that he and Rauner have the same taste in watches.


  22. - tsavo - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:41 pm:

    Quinn–Hanz

    Rauner–Franz


  23. - Chicago Cynic - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:41 pm:

    Rauner accepts the endorsement of Roland Burris continuing his “how many bad actors can I get on the gravy train” tour.


  24. - Tom Joad - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:44 pm:

    He will probably bring out Jim Edgar, who just won’t leave the stage.


  25. - Black Ivy - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:46 pm:

    As a feminist and admirer of Gloria Steinem, I do not believe her endorsement means much of anything in this great state. Governor Quinn has been no more supportive of women that Bruce Rauner. Reproductive rights has remained in tact as a result of a majority of legislators and advocates and equal pay for equal work remains a challenge for elected officials. I am not giving Governor Quinn and my more street cred on women’s issues than he deserves. #movingon


  26. - Bluefish - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:57 pm:

    Quinn blames Rauner for New Coke.


  27. - Valerie F. Leonard - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:57 pm:

    Rauner will bring out Willie Horton.


  28. - polisciguy - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 2:58 pm:

    Not that any person will be rolled out, but I believe that someone will reference the Spiegel Catalog, Montgomery Ward, or both Sears and Roebuck in the next week or so.


  29. - LGHB - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 3:00 pm:

    I’m waiting for the “ghost of Abe Lincoln came to me in a dream & said he endored me for Governor”. At least it would be hard to fact check.


  30. - bottom rung. - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 3:10 pm:

    Listen to what Mayor Orr had to say about his Revenue Director.


  31. - My two cents - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 3:10 pm:

    Quinnochio and Squeezy sing “If today was your last day”, and all is forgiven.


  32. - Lil Squeezy - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 3:16 pm:

    Jim Crow laws, damn democrats. Quin hasn’t denounced them.


  33. - Been There - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 3:17 pm:

    Doesn’t look like Gloria made it to Chicago because of the FAA fire
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/I/IL_ILLINOIS_GOVERNOR_ILOL-?SITE=ILBLO&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT


  34. - Anon. - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 3:22 pm:

    Rauner will send out a mailer of Quinn dancing with Anita Bryant.


  35. - Anyone Remember - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 3:22 pm:

    Reusing the fact that Pat Quinn wasn’t there to hand the vault over to Judy Baar Topinka in 1995, Rauner will announce that Quinnochio will follow Pat Quin past the election up to the inauguration.


  36. - 47th Ward - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 3:23 pm:

    I hear 2014 Bruce is looking for 1988 Bruce, the one that still had a soul.


  37. - Rich Miller - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 3:24 pm:

    I think 47th Ward is gonna be very tough to beat. lol


  38. - Careerfellas - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 3:31 pm:

    Triumphant return of Larry, Moe and Curly.
    “Oh, a Wise Guy, eh?”
    Hnyuck, Hnyuck, Hnyuck.


  39. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 3:31 pm:

    Today Bruce will go back to Dartmouth Bruce to have him find Karen Lewis to offer her anything to give up on education.


  40. - Jerome Horwitz - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 3:42 pm:

    Jimmmy Carter stumps for Pat Quinn and claims that Quinn has the same skills and abilities that his brother Billy had.


  41. - Anonymous - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 3:53 pm:

    nancy reagan for chad grimm(her and ronnie were closet smokers)


  42. - OurMagician - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 3:53 pm:

    Bruce Rauner will try to bring back that Reagan Illinois magic by bring Ron Reagan Jr to campaign which can’t possibly go wrong…..


  43. - A guy... - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 4:03 pm:

    Spanx burning. It’s more liberating.


  44. - 3rd Generation Chicago Native - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 4:06 pm:

    We need Ribbie and Rubie to come back and help out, maybe the snuffeluppigas too.


  45. - walker - Friday, Sep 26, 14 @ 4:29 pm:

    Rauner shows a cameo of “Poppy” Bush, and explains how venture capital can change governments and improve the world.

    Quinn stands next to a cut out figure of God Himself, to affirm “why I was put on this world.”

    Jimmy Hoffa comes back for a WWF match with Rauner, at the Peoria inter-modal. Quinn just stands there with a silver shovel, looking for some dirt.

    Judy Barr Topinka polkas with President Obama, leaving everyone speechless.

    Rep. Reis subpoenas Donald Rumsfeld as an expert witness on What We Don’t Know We Don’t Know.

    I have lost my mind. Need a break.


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