When Ray LaHood becomes too liberal to be a GOP candidate, I’d just like to thank the Illinois Republican Party for shutting out the lights at HQ since they have clearly packed up and gone home for the cycle.
Leubscher, William ****************@aol.com
9559 S. Mozart Ave.
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
Pic is available here. Scroll to the bottom.
To add to Bill’s comments, Peter Fitzgerald had horrible poll numbers and he didn’t like being Senator. The reason he didn’t run again is Karl Rove laid out the problem to him and he saw the light. Being Senator is a grueling job and I don’t begrudge anyong giving up that job, but saying it is LaHood’s fault misses that Fitzgerald was a pain in the butt even if you agreed with him.
After looking at the site, I’d create a conspiracy theory behind the site with me behind it other than I’m not. Looking at the list of potential candidates ‘better’ than LaHood, four of the five are wet dreams of Democrats and Blagojevich. Only Rauschenberger would be a serious challenger and he still has to explain why he thought Alan Keyes was a good idea.
Birkett is one of the sourest and most unlikeable politicians in Illinois. Pat O’Malley is the right wing version of The Blagorgeous. Shimkus has what appeal above Springfield? And Jim Oberweis? Uh, no.
In case anyone forgot, John Kerry won the state by 10 points. Why does anyone think a right wing Republican can overcome a 10 point deficit to start.
None of this is to say LaHood is the answer, but the wisdom of the Median Voter Theorem is ignored at your own peril.
Even more interesting is that the site appears to be ready to become registered as it has a solicitation for funds. Most interesting is it’s parent site:
And that the guy involved is from Evergreen Park which, of course, is no where near the 18th CD.
And he had a role in Spanky’s campaign