Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Romney: Forget Missouri, Focus on Illinois

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Ignore "Show Me" State: Invest in "Prairie"
I cannot believe that Mitt Romney is sticking his opinion into the Missouri senate race.


Todd Akin said something foolish about abortion, he has since apologized, and McCaskill has not shifted one inch toward limited government or constitutional rule.

There is no point to attacking the misguided commentary of one Congressman running for the Senate, a man who is still polling ahead of the incumbent, despite his insensitive remark which he has backed away from. Congressman Akin can be the first in a growing line of politicians who acknowledges a gaffe but refuses to give in to the howling of the political correctness police.

Forget about Missouri, Mitt. Focus on Illinois:


Obama has never polled well in the suburbs or in Southern Illinois. The state legislature even discussed at one point letting Chicago split away and become its own state, while the rest of Illinois would establish a separate central government which honored the values of the more rural and suburban communities.

A recent poll indicates that Romney is polling way ahead of Obama in the suburbs of Chicago. The 2012 gubernatorial race was a close one, too, where the Republican insurgent nearly took down the Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn. Even Rahm Emmanuel has come forward supporting pension cuts and decriminalization of low-grade drug use.

The libertarian strain, in the face of the bankrupting welfare state that is Chicago, has led alderman to discuss privatizing parking structures, too. A diminished liberal vote, matched with rising voter discontent, the Mark Kirk resurgence of 2010 from House Rep to Senator, the outrage over fraud and corruption, plus the deep-red roots of Southern Illinois could very well push Illinois into the Republican column for the first time in nearly twenty years.

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