You can’t trust anyone over 40Young people some the hardest hit by Democrat's economic policies. There should be a youth movement. Especially if Obamacare becomes a mandate on the young to subsidize an insolvent Medicare.
Finally, Proft, Murphy and Andrzejewski have youth, energy and physical appearance on their side. Increasingly, political campaigns are TV campaigns and as we all know, TV is a visual medium. This gives an advantage to these young Republicans over the Democratic Primary Guv candidates: 50ish Quinn and the 40ish Hynes, who may look old for his years.
It wasn’t so long ago that we said “you can’t trust anyone over 40.” Even before we get to the Democrats’ problem in 2010 with the hangover from the Blagojevich corruption, the tax increases promoted by Quinn and Hynes and the advantages of new ideas being developed, put forth and marketed by Proft, Murphy and Andrzewejski, the youth movement represented by that triad, composed of Guv candidates forty and under, may be a dominant factor in 2010. Predicting turning points is always tricky, but the Republican Party in Illinois may have finally started its turnaround. If it happens, you heard it first here.
Perhaps this was the subliminal message at Carlucci’s Restaurant yesterday. Perhaps it captivated the movement conservatives. Yet, earlier this week, Chicago Tonight panelist Laura Washington observed, “No stars were emerging,” in the Republican Primary for Governor and none of the other panelists disagreed. Now, the question is: When will Chicago Tonight and the rest of the MSM take note of what is going in the race for Governor, on the Republican side? The answer, my friends, is blowing in the wind. The answer is blowing in the wind, as in WIND 560 AM Radio, that is. Ask Cisco.
But you want to energize the young, you need go Libertarian. It's Illinois's Libertarian center you need to win, and a good bet to win them is channel Dick Cheney on Marriage,
Speaking at the National Press Club for the Gerald R. Ford Foundation journalism awards, Cheney was asked about recent rulings and legislative action in Iowa and elsewhere that allowed for gay couples to legally wed.Free Illinois's economy to create jobs. Free Illinois from corruption. Free Illinois from mediocre (and worse) schools. Free Illinois to live our lives freely (and protect our lives from conception). Conservatives start spreading that message and I bet young people respond.
"I think that freedom means freedom for everyone," replied the former V.P. "As many of you know, one of my daughters is gay and it is something we have lived with for a long time in our family. I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish. Any kind of arrangement they wish. The question of whether or not there ought to be a federal statute to protect this, I don't support. I do believe that the historically the way marriage has been regulated is at the state level. It has always been a state issue and I think that is the way it ought to be handled, on a state-by-state basis. ... But I don't have any problem with that. People ought to get a shot at that."
Cheney gets it. It's not an incongruous stand. Lets see if any of these candidates can get it and unleash Illinois's Libertarian center.