Illinois has yet another Blue wave coming– nearly sweeping away all suburban House Republicans. That’ll be okay because the new suburban Democrats will have to vote on JB’s tax increase after the progressive tax goes down in flames.
Take in an easy breath for a four second count…hold for seven seconds…release slowly through pursed lips for a count of eight seconds…repeat for three rounds…Try it and be amazed…anytime…anywhere… free and non-addictive.
Received my “second” letter from the SOS Jesse White about not responding to my county’s VBM application offer. I was glad to see that unlike the last one this letter was constructed by a professional. It gave info about the options of in person early voting and voting on election day with the reminder to turn in any VBM ballot received but not returned if one chooses to vote in person instead. Of course, most voters who received this letter probably did not apply because they were already planning not to use VBM. All this info should have been made clear on the earlier big brother is watching you letter from the SOS.
I think Davis wins, Trump is reelected by a bigger than thought level. Republicans keep the Senate, and gain some house seats. People are not ready for the radical changes the Democrats are offering. To Trump, Hunter Biden is a gift from Heaven.
I believe that the October surprise we’ll be that there is not surprise. The cake is already baked. At this point it all comes down to turnout and a willingness to accept the will of the people. Turnout will exceed all prior records across all platforms.
- thisjustinagain - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 4:18 pm:
First thought: Is it over yet?? Second thought: The polls are always right (Hoover vs. Roosevelt, 1930’s). The news headlines are always right (Dewey Defeats Truman, 1948). There is a huge majority of silent voters this time, a SCOTUS ruling that forces Electoral College members to follow the vote as applied by their State’s laws (no going rouge), and a Democratic party having its own serious issues and failures. And to Lurker’s comment about “watery tarts throwing a sword at you” being no system of government, I reply “Help, Help, I’m being repressed” :)
- TinyDancer(FKASue) - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 4:37 pm:
I’m giving up drinking until this is over.
Sorry, bad punctuation.
I’m giving up. Drinking until this is over.
- West Side the Best Side - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 4:41 pm:
Just hope the mute button on the TV keeps working for that long for what seems to be only political ads during commercial breaks.
- Da Big Bad Wolf - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 4:44 pm:
=== People are not ready for the radical changes the Democrats are offering.===
Radical changes? Biden? Have you seen his voting record?
- Grandson of Man - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 4:59 pm:
I refuse to make predictions after 2016, based on polling. Polls show a solid Biden lead nationally and less of a lead in swing states. If polls are reasonably accurate this election, it gives Biden a chance. Record turnout would be great in Illinois and everywhere. What does that mean when the GOP base could be shrinking thanks to older voters and Trump?
The Hunter Biden emails story may be amplified in right wing media but doesn’t seem to be getting much traction anywhere else. We have major problems in this country and state, to focus on something like that (barring an absolute bombshell that hasn’t come yet).
- Former State Rep - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 5:08 pm:
Rodney Davis? Down by 1.4% Casten? Cruises to re-election LaHood? Wins big
- FormerParatrooper - Tuesday, Oct 20, 20 @ 5:48 pm:
I am in a position where I meet a lot of people from PHDs to construction laborers, union and non union people. I sit in airports and on airplanes, sit outside at hotel patios all across the US. What I am hearing is a lot of the same things I heard four years ago. I take the polemic position with some people to get to the heart of what they believe. Across the board I hear more support for the POTUS and less enthusiasm for the for former VP. This is across the Country, not just one State.
Four years ago when a lot of people here said Trump had no chance, I said he could very well win based on my unscientific observations. I have a feeling he will be re-elected. Just based again on my unscientific observations.
Trump is wins again. Enough people are turned off by the Harris-Biden Ticket that the far-left has lower turnout than expected. Republicans hold the Senate, maybe pick up a couple House seats but not enough to flip it. Davis hangs on by a thread. Tax amendment fails. State GOP is still wandering list in the woods.
Two weeks after the election Biden announces late stage Alzheimer’s and goes out of the public eye. Riots pick back up across the Country. The next Congress sees a nasty fight for Speaker and Pelosi is ousted for someone more Racial Left. Senate drops any investigation into Biden’s pay to play schemes since he can’t remember anything anyway and several GOP Senators don’t want the can of worms that is labeled Chinese money opened(McConnell).
SOIL M - Nice to see someone as cynical as myself on here. I agree except I think Rodney will lose. I hope not but I don’t think his reliance on Madigan money will prevail. I would have liked to see him focus on the Democrat’s radical national agenda and hang it around Lil Betsy’s neck.
The debate and things we haven’t envisioned yet will still impact the election. Silent majorities who are sick of the riots & protest in Dem controlled cities and the FBI investigation of the Biden’s (Joe & Hunter) corruption with Ukraine & China might turn votes to the right. Also, a lot of Dems see that a vote for Biden (who they don’t expect to be their president for any significant amount of time) is a vote for Harris and the radical left including Bernie Sanders, Ilan Omar, Alexandria Ocazio Cortez, etc.
Unprecedented polling numbers will decide this election.
Some people commenting today seem blissfully unaware that the voters of the opposing party might outnumber them. I recommend at least entertaining that possibility, because then you won’t have to search for a scapegoat like “fraud.”