Random thoughts. The Clinton mess.

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It’s could be that it is not Donald Trump who will hurt down ticket voting in Illinois. It could be that Hillary Clinton will be giving Rauner a hand in picking up seats in the Illinois legislature.

That is what happens when the Democrats pick the worst possible candidate to head the ticket.

Rich Miller is reporting:

I’ve been asking Democratic operatives lately what is keeping them awake at night, and they’ve all had about the same basic answer.

Targeted legislative races can often be decided by just a handful of votes. Rep. Kate Cloonen (D-Kankakee) is the most extreme example of this, winning by an average of about 100 votes the last two cycles. Rep. Mike Smiddy (D-Hillsdale) won his 2014 race by 314 votes. Former Democratic Rep. Frank Mautino won his last race two years ago by 337 votes.

The biggest potential problem is the unpredictability of Donald Trump’s supporters. Some Dems believe his support is actually higher than the polls are currently showing.

And in any given district, five hundred (or even fewer) Trump backers who rarely vote and therefore haven’t been personally contacted much, if at all, by either side could decide to head to the polls on election day and then continue supporting Republican candidates straight down the ticket and create some upsets.

Recall that in the primary Hillary Clinton started with a 20 point lead over Bernie Sanders and after basically a three-week campaign Sanders lost the state by a relative handful of votes and split the state’s delegates.

She is just that terrible a candidate.

No, she won’t lose Illinois.

Probably.

But neither may Rauner.

9 thoughts on “Random thoughts. The Clinton mess.

  1. Another case of a choice between bad and much worse. The election is hers to lose. The only good thing I have heard lately is even the Koch brothers have refused to donate to the Trump campaign.

  2. There are a number of seats that go democratic in the Presidential years that are held by republicans in the suburbs. Were those targeted ? I have never seen such incompetence as the democrtic party. If they lose to Trump it’s time to ditch it and try something else. The FOP endorsed him but higher level military hate him….Things could turn very ugly

  3. You might check the Norrine Hammond post and her flight from Rauner.I know that district well she is in big trouble. The farmers will vote for her…which goes back to rem stupidity. If any others here who run into Pat Quinn please ask him why oh why do pander to farmers who are a solid GOP block and crap all over retired teachers who outnumber them 10 to 1. Ask any rem for that matter. I just don’t get that party.

  4. PS – I think the straw that broke the camel’s back was when the Democratic party was forced to dump Debbie Wasserman Schultz after they sabotaged Bernie Sanders in a series of events that were about as corrupt as the Watergate incident. To make matters worse, Hillary thanked and praised DWS the next day and kept her on as Clinton’s personal assistant in a different phase of the election.

  5. We don’t want Trump. That’s a given. Let’s deal with the Democratic Party leadership after the election. In the meantime, let’s do a counterattack. Post the following whenever you can on Huffington Post’s, or other webpages’ comment section that feature reports about Trump, your and other’s Facebook pages, blogs, Twitter, etc. Be an online thorn in the side of Trump, especially on Twitter. Get your family and friends involved. Spread the word. Do a cut and paste or do your own version, but bombard the bastard each day with…

    TRUMP, TODAY IS YOUR 62nd DAY AS THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE. WHERE ARE YOUR TAX RETURNS???

    Tomorrow…
    TRUMP, TODAY IS YOUR 63rd DAY AS THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE. WHERE ARE YOUR TAX RETURNS???

    Or simply: TRUMP, WHERE ARE YOUR TAX RETURNS???

    And so on…

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