Rich Miller in this Chicago Sun-Times column has an interesting take on why Republican Sen. Bill Brady is beating Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn in the Illinois gubernatorial race. Quinn is an odd guy who is screwing things up.
That could be true. But underlying his argument is the premise that Brady couldn't actually be winning on his merits or the issues. This is the conventional wisdom: someone as radically Right as Brady never can be governor. The wisdom, however, is liberal dogma disguised as thoughtful analysis. Never is it possible, the thinking goes, is that Quinn is not just a loser, but a loser on the issues.
In this regard, the comment posted below the column by Illinois Review editor Fran Eaton is insightful and important. It thoughtfully examines the issues and the difficulty that the Democratic Party now finds itself. I highly recommend it.
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