That could have been the campaign theme against Democratic Party State Rep. Jack Franks this year if the McHenry County Republican Party had fielded a candidate.
Playing into what is going to be a campaign to demonize Democratic House Speaker Mike Madigan is a front page story on the Northwest Herald that has his picture and the negative things said about him by Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady Congressman Joe Walsh.
See “Auditioning at the State GOP Convention for Illinois Scott Walker” for more detail about what Brady and Walsh said than is in the NWH Associated Press story.
AP quotes Brady thusly,
“The message we’re going to drive home is that a vote for any Democrat is a vote for Michael Madigan.”
That’s pretty much what was in my article, “Every Democrat Is a Vote for Mike Madigan for House Speaker.”
If the Republican Party had put up a candidate for State Representative against Jack Franks, the NWH might have called Tonya Franklin (the only person who offered to run against “Chainsaw Jack”) and she could have said,
“That’s exactly why I am running. If we can get rid of Jack Franks, we can get rid of Mike Madigan.”
But, no, the McHenry County GOP acted like a doggy in need of some loving.
It rolled over on its back and awaits the Marengo Democrat to run its tummy.