Jack Franks’ Hubris – Part 1

“Hubris” is “excessive pride or self-confidence.” Synonyms include arrogance, conceit, haughtiness, hauteur, pride, self-importance, egotism, pomposity, superciliousness, superiority The antonyms is humility. In Greek tragedy hubris is excessive pride toward or defiance of the gods, which leads to downfall. “I’m … Continue reading

Do Committeemen Make a Difference?

Here’s an analysis that looks at whether Republican Precinct Committeemen in McHenry County as a whole made a difference in campaigns. Conclusions? U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis did better with a committeeman. Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner did worse with a … Continue reading

Jack Franks Vote Dips from 64% to 59% in Campaign with Steve Reick

Just got around to reading the Northwest Herald’s takes on the election. The most interesting tidbit was Democratic Party Jack Franks’ comment: “I think people would be happy with a [nearly] 20-point win.” Note that reporter Emily Coleman added the … Continue reading