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IL-SEN Mon Sep 07 2009

Building the Perfect Candidate

If you could take a bit from each candidate I think you could build the perfect candidate, so let's try.

First Adam Andzejewski.
Well I have to admit, he is the candidate I have seen the most of on the stump so far so that will influence my opinion of him vs. the others.

From Adam I would take his ability to manage a Q & A and his ability to work someone one on one; I don't know if you can teach that, but for a guy who has never run for office he is very good at it. Also his outsider status -- people are sick of Illinois government. Finally, I like his idea for putting huge amounts of government spending and other data on-line in real time.

Bill Brady
His business background, the fact he is from central Illinois are big pluses. Also he is acceptable to the strong conservative wing of the party.

Dan Proft
His tag line: Illinois Isn't Broken, It's fixed. That summarizes the issue we are trying to deal with in a nutshell. He can be a bit in your face sometimes, we need that this time. Also to some extent he is an outsider, something to be said for that as well.

After going five pages deep in a google search on Republican Candidate for Governor Illinois, those were all of the home pages I could find. Changing the search to Republican Candidate for Governor Illinois 2010, I found one more in hit in the first five pages for a guy who isn't running anymore. At this point I have given up using google searches and went to a wiki to find the rest.

Kirk Dillard
His ability to raise money, and I think Obama kind of owes him one.

Matt Murphy
I think he has a line about how he hasn't even met George Ryan. That sort of insider yet outsider thing he has. Also he is well liked by the conservative wing of the party and isn't afraid to push some things.

Bob Schillerstrom
Experience running a government that basically works (DuPage county). Also I suspect he will be able to raise some decent coin.

So what does the perfect candidate come down to? An outsider who can communicate that can raise money and is also enough of an insider to understand the process and work it.

If you find that single candidate let me know, meanwhile like a lot of other Illinois Republicans I will keep looking to see which one meshes with my definition of perfect the best.

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Bridget / September 8, 2009 2:42 PM

The party of milquetoast white guys, lol.

OneMan / September 8, 2009 6:20 PM

Yes because the leadership of the Illinois Democratic party and the currently annonced canidates are a diversity and personality festival.

Proft has limbs with more passion than Dan Hynes

Spice It Up / September 22, 2009 11:29 AM

Want some real opinions and real ideas. Check out

He's willing to say it like it is...

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