Democracy At Its Best

A Chicago voter is less than thrilled with the political slate for which he's voting today.

Dave Schuler is less than thrilled with the political slate for which he’s voting today:

For Senate I have a choice between one candidate who’s lied to puff up his resume and another whose only credential appears to be that he’ll be a loyal foot soldier.

For governor I have a choice between an incumbent who’s rather apparently beyond his depth in the job and a challenger who won’t say how he’ll accomplish the ambitious goals he’s laid out and has expressed some views on a variety of subjects that differ too much from my own.

For Congressional representative I have the choice between the incumbent and a challenger I’ve never heard of who as best as I can tell has made little effort to reach me in any fashion whatever including media adverts. I’m pretty sure I’ll vote for the incumbent because of his history of interest in ethics reform and transparency. I doubt he’ll make much headway in either area but one can always dream, can’t one?

Of course, Dave’s in Chicago.  I’m pretty sure his vote’s already been counted.

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Comments

  1. Andy says:

    Of course, Dave’s in Chicago. I’m pretty sure his vote’s already been counted.

    It’s probably been counted a few times by now 😉

  2. mantis says:

    I’m in Chicago too, and feel the same way about our choices. Sounds like we’re in different districts though, as my rep, Danny Davis (D, Tamil Tigers) does not have a record in ethics reform and transparency, but he’ll win in a landslide as always. His opponent is an idiot who says stuff like this about the healthcare bill: “The final Bill should be no longer than 2 pages long (double spaced!),” so what can you do?

  3. Dave Schuler says:

    but he’ll win in a landslide as always

    I’m sure that some of his precincts will keep counting until he does.

  4. Neil Hudelson says:

    To paraphrase a New Jersey pol:

    When I die I hope I’m buried in Chicago so I can keep having a say on the issues that matter to me.

  5. Dave Schuler says:

    When I die I hope I’m buried in Chicago so I can keep having a say on the issues that matter to me.

    A New Jersey politician may have said it but I first heard it attributed to Charlie Rangel. I think there’s an even older version about Louisiana.

  6. Neil Hudelson says:

    Governor Brendan Byrne was the fella who I had heard said it. I’m sure its a sentiment that has been around for ages though.