Better than President Obama on "Public Affairs": Berkowitz w/2nd CD Dem Primary candidate Patrick Brutus, Cable and Web

Tonight’s suburban edition of Public Affairs features Patrick Brutus, one of 16 Democratic Primary candidates running to replace former Cong. Jesse Jackson, Jr. in the 2nd Cong. District.   The 2nd CD  includes a portion of the south side of Chicago, stretches through various far south side suburbs, e.g., Flossmoor and Crete and out to Steger and other portions of Will County and Kankakee, former home of disgraced and recently released from prisor former IL Governor, George Ryan.

As Barack Obama did in his U. S. Senate 7 candidate Democratic Primary run, which Barack started a decade ago on Public Affairs, Brutus distinguishes himself from several of the so-called front runners in the 2nd CD Dem. Primary in that he (1) knows the issues, (2) has a vision and (3)  speaks out. For example, have you heard Ald. Beale demonstrate he knows the issues or speak out about anything? You have heard his PR person, former reformer Delmarie Cobb, speak out but what is the vision of Ald.Beale? Or Senator Hutchinson? Their vision seems to be one of earning 200K, or so, plus benefits and expenses as the 2nd CD U. S. Representative. We've tried to find out their views on a number of issues, but have had little luck in doing so.

Patrick Brutus, on the other hand, has a vision where much more than 25% of the CPS kids will read at grade level in the 4th grade. 25% is the sad, current performance statistic for the CPS kids.  Brutus has a vision where Chicago Public School kids, like Speaker Madigan’s, President Obama’s and Rev. Jackson’s kids, are able to exit failing public schools and go to the Charter, Voucher or other private school of their choice.  Patrick Brutus says the top three issues in the 2nd CD Democratic Primary race are economic development, jobs and education reform count too. What do Beale and Hutchinson say? They don’t. They think they can get elected by saying, “Mums the word.” Can they? We discuss, you decide.

You can watch Patrick Brutus debate and discuss the issues with “Public Affairs,” show host Jeff Berkowitz here.

Brutus isn’t hiding his views. He speaks directly to the voters and viewers on Public Affairs and wherever he can find them.That’s what Obama did. And, it seemed to work out pretty well for him.

You can also watch Brutus on Cable TV at 8:30 pm tonight on Public Affairs:

on Ch. 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette and

on Ch. 35 in Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Schaumburg, Skokie, Streamwood and Wheeling.

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