It’s eighteen years since I introduced “Term Limits for Legislative Leaders” into the political arena.
That was in my Libertarian Party Lt. Governor’s Chicago office when we announced our candidacies.
Scott Fornek of the Chicago Sun-Times hijacked the press conference by asking if I had ever tried marijuana.
I replied that my ex-wife had baked brownies containing marijuana for my birthday one year and that I had gone to be to take a nap.
That was the topic of most stories about our announcement, rather than term limits for legislative leaders.
Now, eighteen years later, the Better Government Association is the latest to embrace my idea for improving state government:
Above is extracted from advice to Mike Madigan replacement Chris Welch in a Chicago Tribune op-ed piece on Friday.
So, did I waste the better part of three days a week between spring and the November election in 2002?
My parochial view is that my campaign echoes what Third Party campaigns have done throughout American history.
It introduced an idea that the major parties adopted.