Was really bummed when I went to early vote in the 18th CD and found the Dems do not have anyone as a placeholder on the ballot against Darin LaHood.
I get it that the 18th CD is a GOP vote sink and all but still when the head of the DCCC is from Downstate Illinois it would be nice if the party could’ve put some slight effort into filling out the entire federal ballot so at least the party knew better how to maximize advantage for the 2022 remap.
Not to mention how nice it would have been if the party had bothered giving those of us loyal Dems who have the misfortune of living a few blocks away from a swing district the chance to register our loathing for our Republican Congressman.
Of course, it also would be nice if we had a full-time Illinois Democratic Party chair who is not so distracted by all the subpoenas, lawsuits, and indictments flying at his friends and associates.
Oh well saves me the trouble of giving any money to the DCCC the rest of this cycle
I found it intriguing, the discussion to Governor Pritzker’s optimism and the need to seemingly want that to be a negative thing, to exude optimism.
Leaders can choose to lead by anger and gloom and a giving up but “still pushing through”, but what’s important now, I feel, is this idea that facing serious challenges, even stumbling through some challenges, can still be something with positive outlooks for Illinois.
It’s as though being positive is someone ignoring the challenges and negativity that can surround those challenges.
Happy warriors can fight just as hard for a better Illinois than a gloomy Gus. The gloomy Gus, however, has a tougher time being a leader of people looking for hope.
To me it looks like the coaching isn’t getting it done. The talent is better than the results. I think they need to clean house in their athletic department and stop running it like a small time Mom and Pop business.