Gov. Topinka? Nope.

It’s interesting to live in a city and state that is so heavily Democratic, you look around at other so-called “Red” states and wonder what’s wrong with them. Or is it just because our Democrats in Chicago and Illinois act so much like Republicans that it doesn’t make any difference? Yes, Mayor Daley and, to a lesser extent, Rod Blagojevich, I’m talking about you.

I’ve written positively about Blago’s Plan B stand and I generally don’t have a huge problem with him like some people seem to, but I had wondered whether he would have much of a race in November. Well, today’s Sun-Times has a poll (with NBC5) that pretty much closes the book on Judy Baar Topinka, if you believe these kinds of things. I thought she would make a better showing, and she may still, but this doesn’t look so good for her chances. Sucks to be a Republican in Illinois.

5 Comments so far

  1. quack (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 3:41 pm

    Don’t count Treasurer Badhair out based on that poll- the spin coming back from them is that the sample size was only 400 people, not statistically significant and probably not broad enough to draw conclusions.

  2. TheSquire (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 4:11 pm

    This is merely anecdotal evidence on my part, but having seen lots of said polls, my impression is that 400 people is the normal sample size. If you think that’s not statistically significant, you need to go back to your college registrar’s office and tell them that the grade for your STAT 100 class needs to be changed to Failing.

  3. Bill V (unregistered) on September 19th, 2006 @ 9:32 am

    My guess is that it will be a tighter race than that, but really who cares? Blago has not been much of a Gov, and that’s not likely to change. His skeletons are just starting to come out. Judy just plain gives me the willies! Might have to vote for one of the others, whom of course have zero chance of winning this year.

  4. erik (unregistered) on September 19th, 2006 @ 12:24 pm

    There’s a common misconception that Daley is a Republican in Democrat clothing. I think he’s much more of an old school Democrat, from back when people may have had a reasonable choice between qualified candidates for various offices. Remember back then? Before it was just right and left wings yelling at each other?

    I’m going to be looking at the 3rd party options in this one, though. I don’t really like either of these yucks.

  5. Lights (unregistered) on September 24th, 2006 @ 7:59 pm

    Blagojevich and the democrats have some very serious questions to answer and with six weeks left, well that’s an eternity in campaign time (campaign time moves even slower than NFL time). If you want to to see some of the anti-Blago bumper stickers that are starting to hit the streets, go to

Terms of use | Privacy Policy | Content: Creative Commons | Site and Design © 2009 | Metroblogging ® and Metblogs ® are registered trademarks of Bode Media, Inc.