Friday, October 31, 2008

Another term for Blago in the cards?

Let's hope not. I didn't think he'd get a second term in fact!
Gov. Rod Blagojevich is signaling that he might run for a third term, despite approval ratings about the age of an eighth-grader.

He hilariously explained last week that his bad poll numbers were due to the struggling economy and that, if the election for governor were held Tuesday, he would win. There’s always something new with Mr. Blagojevich, for whom governance is campaigning by other means.

But wait a minute. The road to four more years is in sight.

There are at least three Democratic leaders who anticipate he will step down or who have every reason to lead a revolt in the party. Others will certainly surface.

State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias and Comptroller Dan Hynes are seriously thinking about a run for governor; Attorney General Lisa Madigan, on her own abilities and with the backing of her powerful father, House Speaker Michael Madigan, must be considered a serious candidate.

That would make a Democratic primary as entertaining and flamboyant as the state government has been these past six years. As we’ve learned during that time, anything can happen.
2010 almost seems like a long way but from now to about the primaries it's about a year. I'm sure those who have been planning to run have gotten their resources together. Hopefully they'll continue to get their resources together.

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