Racists oppose Turner for lt. gov.

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Sen. Art Turner

At least that's how I look at it. 
The Democratic State Central Committee is considering who should replace the drop-out candidate selected by the voters in the primary. Logic says it should be whoever ran second--Chicago Democratic state Sen. Art Turner. But some Democratic leaders want to nominate, for the sake of "balance" a white candidate from downstate, instead of Turner, who is African-American.
Now, thankfully, Mayor Richard M. Daley, is speaking out in support of Turner, because he came in second place. Although, his spoken reason is typically Daley: "If you run for public office and the person drops out before the
election or even after the election, the person who was second moves
automatically up. If you forfeit a game, you win the game."
Couldn't have been said better by Yogi Berra.
Still, Daley's position is fair, logical and not racist. If Democratic leaders truly want to achieve "balance" on the ticket, perhaps they should be looking for a African-American Downstate woman.
But, we know better than that, don't we?

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  • Yes we do know better. Good points.

  • This is Sen. Art Turner's opportunity to meet the people of Illinois and Chicago Now prints a picture of...Yogi Berra? Some dead white guy? It might have been nice to associate Turner's picture with a story that might be the the most important moment in Sen. Art Turner's life. Don't you think?

  • In reply to winterfield:

    Winterfield, you raise a good point. I've replaced Yogi with a picture of Sen. Turner. Don't blame ChicagoNow; I'm the one who posted Yogi in the first place. My mistake.

  • In reply to DennisByrne1:

    Daley got behind Turner today, because "Turner came in second." However, I asked this question to N'Digo and got no answer: What about Daley telling Forrest Claypool to get behind Todd Stroger, because he won and Claypool lost?

    A different kind of racism, hypocrisy, or situational ethics? Why are you getting on that bandwagon?

  • In reply to DennisByrne1:

    Daley got behind Turner today, because "Turner came in second." However, I asked this question to N'Digo and got no answer: What about Daley telling Forrest Claypool to get behind Todd Stroger, because he won and Claypool lost?

    A different kind of racism, hypocrisy, or situational ethics? Why are you getting on that bandwagon?

  • In reply to DennisByrne1:

    Daley got behind Turner today, because "Turner came in second." However, I asked this question to N'Digo and got no answer: What about Daley telling Forrest Claypool to get behind Todd Stroger, because he won and Claypool lost?

    A different kind of racism, hypocrisy, or situational ethics? Why are you getting on that bandwagon?

  • In reply to DennisByrne1:

    Daley got behind Turner today, because "Turner came in second." However, I asked this question to N'Digo and got no answer: What about Daley telling Forrest Claypool to get behind Todd Stroger, because he won and Claypool lost?

    A different kind of racism, hypocrisy, or situational ethics? Why are you getting on that bandwagon?

  • In reply to DennisByrne1:

    Daley got behind Turner today, because "Turner came in second." However, I asked this question to N'Digo and got no answer: What about Daley telling Forrest Claypool to get behind Todd Stroger, because he won and Claypool lost?

    A different kind of racism, hypocrisy, or situational ethics? Why are you getting on that bandwagon?

  • In reply to DennisByrne1:

    The voters did not just vote for Cohen, they voted for an idea. If they wanted a man like Turner, they would have voted for him. Maybe the voters did not like the fact that Mr. Turner has been a career politician and has been part of the people in Springfield endorsed by the people that have had their hands out for the last 40 years that have got us in this fiscal mess that we are now in. Maybe they are tired of rewarding people that have had their chance to help, but did nothing. It is time to select someone that has been untapped until now. I hope Mr. Madigan and Mayor Daly takes a serious look at the available resources of the democratic party that have properly presented themselves and chose an electable person, because a Quinn/Turner ticket has a chance of winning about the same as the Republicans and Democrats working together to solve our problems.
    I am Kenn Kennedy and I am a lieutenant governor candidate.

  • In reply to DennisByrne1:

    Sorry, I got a dialog box yesterday that said that the template failed. You may delete the repetitive ones (and this message after you do that). However, my original point stands.

  • In reply to winterfield:

    Of course, Daley is on the Turner bandwagon now, "because he came in second." I asked this in N'Digo and didn't get an answer, but what about Daley telling Forrest Claypool that Todd Stroger won, and get behind that?

    Sounds like another type of racism to me, or just situational ethics.

  • In reply to winterfield:

    Daley got behind Turner today, because "Turner came in second." However, I asked this question to N'Digo and got no answer: What about Daley telling Forrest Claypool to get behind Todd Stroger, because he won and Claypool lost?

    A different kind of racism, hypocrisy, or situational ethics? Why are you getting on that bandwagon?

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