Monday, June 27, 2011

Turnouts & Turnovers

Will it be Barack Obama (D/IL) v Joe Walsh (R/IL) in 2012? Not since 1860, when back in the day Abraham Lincoln(R/IL) went mano-a-mano against Stephen A. Douglas (D/IL), has Lake County been as excited over the prospect of another All-Illinois, cross-town-classic presidential election.

While Joe Walsh mulls his re-election options, for your LakeCountyEye's money it is a fait accompli that Walsh will jettison any plans to try to win in a congressional district and will set sail direct for the big-kahuna of American electoral politics, the Oval Office -- in Washington DC. And as readers of this blog are fulsomely aware ...
You Gotta Fight for Your Right-Wing Party
a Joe Walsh Presidential primary in 2012 will attract Republican voters in Biblical proportions -- resulting in a deluge of Republican ballots not seen since they had to blow up those dams in Missouri to save Cairo IL.

With everyone and their uncles asking for a Republican ballot, expect a proportionally low Democratic turnout in the 2012 Primary. This would favor insurgent campaigns from the Left, those that would cater to a low primary turnout of Democratic Party faithful.

The Tea-Party-2.0 Republicans at the TeamAmerica10th blog have already identified one such Walsh-style insurgent Democratic campaign, Ilya Sheyman running -- where else? -- in the 10th Congressional District. That drip-drip-drip you hear are the salivary glands over in the TeamAmerica10th war-room, where they can barely contain themselves at the thought of a Sheyman victory ...
you can still tell he's a dyed-in-the-wool progressive, with a liberal agenda that even President Obama would find it hard to embrace. On balance, though, if I were Bob Dold, I would be crossing my fingers that the Dem field holds no more terror for him than this guy.
Congressman Bob Dold Should Be So Lucky...
Ha ha, in politics, crossing your fingers is not a strategy for victory. Your LakeCountyEye wishes to observe that Walsh's congressional brethren could do worse for themselves than kick-off a Draft-Walsh-for-President movement, and tout suite.

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