Tuesday, March 14, 2006
This Blog Picks: Democrat Forrest Claypool for Nomination as Cook county Board President
There is no doubt that Forrest Claypool is superbly equipped to be an excellent flag-bearer of his party for president of the Cook county board. Watching the county board on access TV is akin to seeing the Comedy Channel. John Stroger is a throwback to the hoary old days of the Democratic party; not only is he inarticulate but seemingly unable to formulate a position that represents the taxpayers interest. I know my Democratic friend Frank Coconate is supporting Stroger but thats the way it is sometimes with friends.
With David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel involved in the contest, there is little doubt in my mind that Claypool would be equally well received by Richard M. Daley who maintains his ties to Stroger as a linkage with the African American community. The Republican candidate for the presidency is Tony Peraica. If Claypool wins the nod, it should be a good race leading to November.