Part of the difficulty with the changing communication and political scene is the impact of unchecked blogging and the infusion of inexperienced candidates who spend entire campaigns on the attack, McConnaughay said.Sounds to me like McConnaughay has Oberweis in mind more than bloggers, and it sure wasn't unchecked mouths of bloggers that contributed to the defeat of the likes of Ruth Munson in the growing hispanic communities of Kane.
"Because of blogging, people can say anything they want," McConnaughay said. "They don't have to justify it. They can just say it. If you're sitting in a position of incumbency you spend all your time trying to deconstruct the nonsense."
McConnaughay also said candidates should earn some basic government experience before running for high offices.
"There's less discipline in the parties to really groom people and really try them out," McConnaughay said. "Good places to try out candidates for offices are the library districts and park boards. You have people today who have this idea that they just feel like running for office and have no idea what the office is about. This isn't about the Democrats. It's about candidates in general no matter what party. Wouldn't you want to start by being a county board member or on your local city council?"
Kane GOP has problems but unchecked bloggers sure aren't part of it.