Coverage From the Media Can Make or Break Any Campaign
President Trump’s victory in the primary was fueled with press coverage by a liberal media that thought Trump would fail in the general election against Hillary Clinton.
Case in point, the Associated Press coverage in the Northwest Herald on Tuesday’s Democratic governor candidate forum.
Hosted by the progressive group Our Revolution Illinois/Chicago, the one and a half hour debate proved somewhat interesting with the question changeup format.
Candidates were asked different questions around the same topic, some questions referenced back to a candidate’s background or experience.
CTU President Karen Lewis gave the welcome speech, jabbing Rauner during her time at the podium.
All six of the candidates support a $15 minimum wage and free college tuition, but none have a solution for the pension crisis and all would raise taxes.
Billionaire J.B. Pritzker and State Senator Daniel Biss seem to be winning over the media’s attention.
With the help of Bruce Rauner’s wiretap recording campaign ads, (www.pritzkerblago.com) Biss and Kennedy challenged Pritzker’s connection to imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and the wiretapped conversations between the two.
Biss came off as whiney and annoying at the get go; a vocal coach could alleviate that difficulty.
Hits at Pritzker’s billionaire status were launched throughout the evening.
Like his ancestors, Chris Kennedy spoke about broken and corrupt government, but unlike Jack and Bobby who captured a generation’s adoration, Chris Kennedy, with is white hair and lack of youthfulness and vitality came off as outdated and part of the problem establishment.
Biss knows his graduated income tax plan is something his progressive followers will support, but I’m not certain Biss will draw enough of the establishment vote from Pritzker to come out on top.
Printzker said he would “put the state back on firm financial footing” but from the debate, tax increases are his only solution.
Three candidates come off as having no shot in the race:
Hardiman, the only African American on the ballot, feels the way to reduce violence in Chicago is to put new police officers on the street without a gun for the first six months on the job.
Marshall has a plan to split Illinois into three separate states: Chicago, its suburbs and downstate.
Daiber? Not much I can remember about him.
The full debate can be found on online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E82TmauY6k
At this point in time, the rate is between Pritzker and Biss. Only time will tell who the main stream media will define as the Democratic nominee.