Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Personal Asides: Cant Wait `Til I Climb the Fred-Head Express Susannah Mendoza a Democratic Charmer This May be Oberweis Time at Last.
Here it is, folks a sure-fire way to get pumped up for the next Republican presidential victory in 2008! Fred Thompson in Indianapolis:
I simply believe that on the present course that were going to be a weaker, less prosperous, more divided nation than what we have been. I do not say that lightly, but I think its the truth. And I think the American people are ready for the truth.
Rank that with Reagan at his best JFK pledging to get the country moving again Eisenhower issuing a call to join his crusade when he campaigned for the nomination in 1952. Not quite.
Rep. Susanna Mendoza (D-Chicago), who represents the 1st district composed of the near southwest side, is a tiny, 95 lb. charmer who looks all of 12 but who has been in the House for six years. She was my guest along with Paul Caprio, director-Family Pac, Sunday night. I have never heard such leveled criticism both of the governor of her own party and of Sen. Emil Jones, the Senate president of her party. It seems to me that the ingredients may well be ripe for a Republican comeback in the future. Why?
Democrats have proven that the more of them who get elected the more fractious they become and are unable to govern. I understand that Speaker Madigan is biding the time when his daughter runs for governorbut that wont be until 2010 and the avalanche of discontent will have hit high tide by then.
It appears obvious that Denny Hastert has all but endorsed Jim Oberweis as his successor for the 14th. If that is true, a candidate who has embodied all that conservatives have really been seeking is on the cusp of winning. But what about State Sen. Chris Lauzen who I would distinctly prefer? I asked Chris where the differences are between him and Jim Oberweis and he pointed out that they appear to be indistinct the fact that Oberweis has not been able to get elected over a period of time. But given that Hastert has seemingly endorsed him and that Oberweis is flush with money, the next loser may well be Chris. Perhaps he might want to discard his intention to run for Congress and wait for a better opportunity.
The danger is that with Lauzen and Oberweis dividing the conservative vote, a liberal Republican like the mayor of Geneva may get in. Of course, despite no discernible differences, Chris Lauzen will lower his head and plunge right into the brick wall along with his followers repenting at leisure as they have so often in the past when they rejected a change of course when circumstances required it. For the record, I am still for Lauzen but is there no accommodation for circumstances? Well see.