So pleased was I at the Oberweis-Brady debate yesterday noon at the City Club that I was glad Judy Baar Topinka and Ron Gidwitz decided to wimp outbecause it gave two outstanding, vital conservatives more time and allowed for greater exploring of their views. I really cant tell you who won because they were both so effective in making their cases. I know that for some people there who hadnt the opportunity to see them before, it was revelatory. My personal views more nearly correspond to Oberweis because of his vast private sector experience as a brilliantly successful economic forecasterwith one exception: I believe Brady scored with his support of state tuition for children of illegals. But dominating it both on the stump and at the table where we had journalists sitting with us was Jim Oberweis mastery of economics and business which is essential for the next governor. Honest, folks: nominating either one would please me very much. Id have problems with the other twoprobably if it were down to the two liberals Id prefer Gidwitz. Which leaves the accordion ladyand if she wins the nomination, Id think long and hard. But thats another story.
Tell me what you thinkparticularly if you were at the debate. But if not, go ahead anyhow.