I rarely give out As unless there is a wow factor but these are solid B+s. Enjoy your day Sen. Bailey because the road to November starts right now, and there’s plenty more to come that will be directed at you.
A+ for the choice piece. great diversity of women, clear message.
second one B just because I think the rocket science analogy undercuts the difficulty of what he did with the program. it is not rocket science but it is great and the comparison undercuts a great piece past the rocket part.
- Rufus T. Firefly - Tuesday, Jun 28, 22 @ 9:55 am:
Will neoliberal Democrats PLEASE stop campaigning on job training. “You aren’t smart enough or employable enough, but I will fix you! You’re welcome! Vote for me!” So belittling and patronizing.
I put them at A. They are not the pointless ‘he/she is not one of us, really is a…, or a liar’ rants that seems to be every ad on TV. Seeing the same ads across the nation. Do not tell me about your oppenent. Tell me what you are and what you bring to the table. These ads do that.
Rufus, Dems and Republicans campaign on job training because it consistently polls well. And with these programs helping people get solid, often times union jobs, it has the added benefit of being good policy. It’s not belittling when workers want these jobs, other people in society respect them, and they’re discussed as opportunities not “hey you’re dumb so get this menial job” as you’re implying.
To the post, both are A’s for me. They touch on two big concerns right now for voters — abortion and the economy/jobs — and do it in short, well argued ways.
=Too bad there isn’t a good alternative because otherwise he would be in trouble=
There are no less than 6 candidates vying for the GOP nod. How many candidates would it actually take for there to be a “good” alternative? Maybe JB is just better than anything the GOP has to offer? And the numbers suggest that he was in that position before the Supreme Court ruling.
That’s why Republicans continue to be in the minority in Illinois. Because you still don’t understand that the electorate isn’t buying what you’re trying to sell.
- Tim Butler's Well-Done Steak - Tuesday, Jun 28, 22 @ 11:42 am:
A. JB striking when the iron is hot on Roe. Keeping his powder dry on public safety until it’s top of mind again. Bailey was busy tooling around in his campaign bus while Pritzker signed major public safety leg, etc…
But selfishly, I can’t wait for the anti-Bailey ads. Those are gonna be fun. So much fodder…and only four months.
- Proud Papa Bear - Tuesday, Jun 28, 22 @ 3:21 pm:
“Too bad there isn’t a good alternative because otherwise he would be in trouble”
The good alternative is fighting to save democracy on the January 6th commission. But he knew he’d never make it through the madhouse GOP primary.