From commenter “Priest”:
Mike and Steve, you cannot intellectualize your way to winning any political seat except by accident.
You both are running in a year which favors your winning for many reasons historical, political, economic, psychological and sociological.
This does not mean you cannot lose.
You can actually lazy your way to political loss.
Both of your desired positions actually are heavily influenced by the electorate at large.
Just because you’re favored on this blogs comment section or at Republican fundraisers doesn’t mean you are even above 30% of the electorate’s support.
Early voting starts soon.
You are both radically behind the curve.
Jack Franks is campaigning.
He is fundamentally running for both positions as his place filler is a joke but Jack is not.
Jack may be an affable buffoon who is wholly controlled by Democrat interests against The People of this county but what have you done, in the average voters eyes, to highlight this anti McHenry County behavior?
How is the divorced working mother hearing you?
The average overworked homeowner?
The unemployed professional who has lost all hope they’ll ever be employed again? Those with no health insurance because they are too terrified of the governments lack of accountability in security or health matters to even try to find low cost(doesn’t exist) health insurance?
I know there are many carrying your water and theirs in this cycle.
You might gather enough votes.
It would be nice, however, to actually see you work for the populist vote in a populist year.
This means 5 am train stations, 8 am Andy’s/Colonial/Woodstock Family Restaurant/Windhill Pancake Parlor, 10am business visits, 1 2p lunchtime coffee buys, p mall walking, 5 p train stations, 6 p Walmart walks, 7 p meet and greets, 10 p drinks with the candidate and midnight bedtime to do it all again til 11/8.
Do the work.
Earn the votes.
KNOW you’ll win rather than praying Madigan’s C team will leave you alone enough to eke out a win against two horribly flawed and weak opponents.
Your intellect is appreciated and needed for the positions you seek but your aversion to the blue collar work to earn the positions is frustrating.