Saturday, January 9, 2010

It worked for Obama

Pat Quinn took over as governor when Blagojevich was ousted in disgrace. And the populist Quinn quickly became the same-old-tired-Democrat hack. He wants to raise the state income tax from 3% to 4.5%.

He’s done nothing about the ethics problem except fire Blago’s cronies. And he’s got some strong opposition on Groundhog Day. (Come to think of it, there is poetic justice that the primary is on February 2nd. Illinois citizens feel like they are in a bad movie over and over again. Every day we wake up to a new scandal and a new wave of unpaid bills, all thanks to our elected officials.)

So, here’s the latest ad strategy from Quinn. Sweetness and light. Cue the piano and the violins. Quinn is shaking hands with his peeps. And in his own voiceover tells us… "We're hurting economically. Our whole country is, and we have to have confidence, optimism and faith in each other. We have a scholarship program and many, many students who were the first person in their family to go to college. It gives them the skills to get a better job. I also believe in the green economy. Energy efficiency and renewable energy. These are fundamental things that will make our state stronger economically. Its everybody in and nobody left out. The governor has to be the leader to make that happen."

Can you feel it? It just oozes with Obama’s hopium. With your magic feather this donkey can fly. It would be better if Obama would make an endorsement but he has not. (That alone should tell you something about the mess we’re in.)

Well, does Quinn have the inner city vote? Probably. Will they come out on a winter day if Obama isn’t on the ballot? There’s the real question. Stay tuned.

Here’s the video for those who haven’t seen it: