I keep getting these calls from statewide candidates.
They must know I’m a Republican precinct committeeman and think I might talk to some of my neighbors, I guess.
Anyway, Mark Kirk, who is running for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate called last night.
He told me he had been endorsed by over 100 Republican leaders and organizations, including Congressman Peter Roskam, Congresswoman Judy Biggert and former Governor Jim Edgar.
He told me how he had voted against tax hikes “40 times.”
He told me he had sponsored “tough anti-corruption laws.”
I remember one would have taken pensions away from congressmen convicted of illegal acts. Congress critters only lose their pension WHILE they are imprisoned.
Amazingly enough, Illinois has had such a law since the mid-1950’s.
He also told about his service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Then, someone else asked if I would vote for Mark Kirk.
If so, I should press 1. If I’d like to volunteer, I should press 2.
When I didn’t do either and didn’t hang up, a woman said,
“I didn’t hear your response.”
Then, the message started over again.
I finally hung up.
So, it looks as if Mark Kirk is following Abraham Lincoln’s advice to identify his supporters and get them to the polls.
I can only imagine that those who pushed button number one will get at least one phone call on election day, if not before.
With no single opponent around which conservatives are grouping, it’s hard to see how Mark Kirk can loss the primary election.
It should be noted that Mark Kirk did not mention one issue near and dear to social conservatives.