In voting for Trump, Rauner loses the vote of this Polish-American



“And, then a young man stepped up out of nowhere and said simply to the Governor, ‘Are you voting for Trump?’ And, the Governor said yes, and apparently realizing the music noise level was high- nodded his head up and down, indicated yes, once again.”  [Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz]


Governor Rauner says he’ll vote

For Trump come November.

I hope in earnest he takes note

Good people remember.


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  • Will this Polish-American and the good people remember what Democrat mobster politicians have done to our state?

    BTW, Illinois pension funds will not see a rate of return anywhere close to 7%. So tell readers, what do you think is going to happen?

  • In reply to 4zen:

    I don't know with certainty what will happen. I know what I think should happen. The state income tax should be raised and graduated.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    4zen, you don't seem to be bothered by Trump's mob connections. Be consistent.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    What did they do to our state?

  • As you can figure from what I post on Berkowitz, I don't buy much of what he says are his "journalistic" methods, especially when he chalked it up to "vanity" why most of the Republican establishment (except for Gidwitz) had disavowed 4zen's candidate,.

    On the other hand, I have agreed with 4zen that the Democrat establishment behind Mike Madigan has irrevocably messed up this state. Also, I've said that an individual vote for Trump is meaningless in Illinois. It was obvious from the last election that you weren't going to vote for Rauner in any event. So, basically, except for Berkowitz again stoking his ego in a relatively insignificant forum (maybe he also got it on his camera phone for his public access cable extravagvanza), not really much of practical significance here, either way.

  • In reply to jack:

    Of course I wouldn't. But I'm not foolish enough to rule out every improbability.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    But I bet it would have to be something on the level of Blago getting out of prison early and getting the lifetime ban on holding office lifted, or Trump going back to his Democratic roots.

  • I don't know that Rauner's feeble endorsement of Trump will be of much help to Trump. In March the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at SIU reported polling showing Rauner with only 41% approval among Illinoisans and a 50% disapproval rate. I doubt that Rauner has picked up much support since then.

  • It wouldn't change Illinois going blue. But what does he stand to gain by endorsing Trump? Maybe he owes Trump a favor.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Maybe because he thinks Trump is going to win. *Spoiler alert, link is bias to the left.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    But note that this doesn't say anything about swing states. Ask President Albert Gore Jr. about that.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    BTW Nick Dumke is searching for you. Give him your phone number.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    This one sounds like Kelly Ayotte's "I'll vote for him, but I won't endorse him, which means I won't campaign for him," only less so, as it took Berkowitz about 9 column inches to finally get to the quotation that supported his headline.

    I suppose Rauner could do something like Kirk and disclaim Trump and say he is going to write in someone (won't count, anyway), but Berkowitz wrote that off as "half a vote for Hillary."

  • Beats me. Maybe Rauner wants to show the disgruntled of his own party that he is a good Republican and supports their nominee--at a distance.

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