Illinois is growing economically at about the same rate as the states around us. That is probably a low bar.
To grow our way out of this mess the growth rate would have to be in the 20% plus range. Never. Happen.
The real answers are far more complex than a 30 second ad with 3 second bullet points.
But apparently (at least by evidence from the latest elections) voters love vague, unexplained, bland, it won’t cost you nothin’ type answers so here we are. He says he is open to revenue but campaigns on no tax increases.
They make him look good. However, the Democrats could also easily use these for commercials by dubbing over what Rauner says - with images and statistics and quotes from others that make Rauner look bad by pointing out the destruction Rauner has caused and also pointing out his unfulfilled promises. So he may well be providing the Democrats with all kids of content for their commercials.
A big fat F!
you don’t usually have a lot of g’s dropped in Chicago. Chicago is far more diverse than portrayed in his little Lou Mitchell’s clip.
Does any besides me think that Bruce spends a lot of time in bars and restaurants? When does he have time to do the little mundane job of governin’??
In 45 seconds, Rauner touts UIUC in 30+ seconds, and yet, the whole U of I system is owed over $800 million, but Rauner says the UIUC is world class, waves to invest in the economic engine of UIUC, and bring better and continue to have quality faculty and staff.
Blatent Rauner falsehoods.
“And you know what… ”
No governor you know what, you are completely destroying Illinois higher education, and you think no one is noticing.
Kind of weak, I think. As reality check mentioned above the audio was poor. There wasn’t any sort of clear direction or message in the videos I watched. Very muddled. I was pretty unimpressed. Governor’s people usually do better than this.
In the Quincy video, Rauner says the budget in his first year increased education spending by $750 million. This would have been 2015, for FY 16, when Rauner signed the schools budget but vetoed everything else. News reports at the time characterize at $244 million increase. So what’s the rationale for the $750 million increase he claims?
Didn’t watch them all, but I thought the Champaign U of I one was pretty good. It’s hard to fault the messaging. It felt candid and true. People living in the Champaign-Urbana area and alums of all ages across the state are pretty proud of the flagship school and its reputation nationally and internationally. B.
Rockford vid was short and sweet and rural-centric. Quote: “God didn’t make Republicans or Democrats” The many people in our state who do not live, eat, breathe, and sleep politics are sick to death of partisan nastiness and bluster and they still really do relate to and want to believe in a message of unity for the greater good– even though it is probably a futile hope in this sorry state. B+.
Watched Peoria, Champaign and Robinson. Had family at the Robinson event. They said there were more people to protest than attended the event. Weak for a sitting Governor with nothin’ to show for two plus years of Shakin’.
These are what Team Rauner wanted pizza for??? I look at these as fodder for the Dems come true campaignin’ time. Just because you have a camera and a “non”-campaign event doesn’t mean you have an actual message. Simple fact-checking will negate most of what was said. And most of what was said, was the same old tired (non)campaign rhetoric.
- Way South of I-80 - Thursday, Apr 20, 17 @ 4:04 pm:
Watched Champaign. Agree it’s pretty good - but I don’t think anyone will buy it. Pretty sure the college town folks know exactly why higher education is not getting paid and know exactly where the blame lies - with the Governor himself and his non-budget turnaround agenda items like term limits, etc.
The clips were flat and uninspiring. The clips also seem to target one group of voters. Not sure why the democrats need to respond to this, as it is pretty clear these videos are for the base. Democrats can save their money for now and let Rauner continue to dig his hole deeper.
All of the videos are well done. On target. Objectives met. That particular team knows how to craft a high impact, short video, with energy and enthusiasm. 1000x as many people will see these compared to how many attend these things. Every one of them is well produced. I thought they’d be the same. They let each place have it’s own theme. Well done.
So he tours IL not campaigning, and uses video from his tour for campaigning. Which means the tour was campaigning. Do those people realize they are in a campaign video? Never did I hear the audience applause? Just a strange set of videos.
Unreal phony reform that don’t amount to a hill of beans
- Fool On The Hill - Friday, Apr 21, 17 @ 8:15 am:
Watched Champaign. I agree with the points made by Reality Check. People who live in these communities, like Champaign, know that the lack of a budget is hurting the whole town. This video only touts the university that the Governor is hurting and doesn’t address why he is doing it. As a result, it won’t change any minds or convince anyone to vote for him and it doesn’t soften his image. So, it fails for lack of a purpose.