If you haven't seen a Bruce Rauner campaign ad for governor, you're either living in a cave or should be. Rauner's political spots seem to run in an endless loop.
There's one with his wife and dog and it's hard to tell which one is his best friend. Neither seems interested in biting the hand that feeds it.
Another ad has an Afro-American woman, a former public school teacher, principal, and administrator, who bears witness to Rauner's commitment to education. I guess making personal gain, i.e. profit, from charter schools is indisputable proof that a billionaire unequivocably supports public education. Especially a billionaire whose moral code does not include a tax increase of any kind.
Then there's the political endorsement I saw for the umpteenth time early this morning shortly after sunrise. (Proving Rauner is adept at matutinal brainwashing.)
This ad is evidently meant to sway the Hispanic vote. It features Manny Sanchez who says he co-chaired Latinos for Obama. Now, in the public interest, he has seen the light and is backing Rauner--- because Illinois is going in the "wrong direction". I suppose Manny who probably voted for Governor Quinn, has gotten a better compass.
Here is the peroration to Manny's appeal for Rauner allegiance: "We need to have a leader who's honest, who's fresh and who's wiling to tell the people, whether they want to hear it or not, the truth. And that's what Bruce Rauner brings to the race."
Honest ? Wasn't there something about nursing homes that Manny has forgotten to mention? Fresh? Like a crisp treasury bill?
And the bit about telling the truth? People who vote without caring about the truth? Isn't that why we have the politicians we have?
Besides, someone should remind Manny that if you have to assure the voters that your candidate is telling the truth, then, if you ever have him over for dinner, count the silverware when he leaves.
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