It took fifteen years for my third party suggestion that the problem with Illinois politics was the lack of new legislative leaders to bear fruit.
When Jim Tobin and I announced our candidacies for Lt. Governor and Governor on the Libertarian Party ticket in 2002, the sign in front of the podium in Jim’s office said,
Term Limits for Leaders
Now, I hear that Senate President John Cullerton has apparently passed a rule saying that Senate Presidents cannot serve more than ten years.
So, just as some Third Parties have influenced the content of national politics, while not winning, it seems that my idea has staying power.