Friday, July 9

Where is Lincoln when you need him

If I had a brain in my head or a working crystal ball I would have relocated to chicago, and registered as a republican. Why? you ask. Well I'm looking for a job and apparently the Illinois GOP is looking for one good man.
The Illinois Republican Party took another body blow Thursday, as the candidate considered the favorite by a number of GOP leaders dropped out of the running to replace U.S. Senate nominee Jack Ryan.

State Sen. Steve Rauschenberger said his late entry into the race would have made it nearly impossible to raise the money required to compete effectively against Democrat Barack Obama.

Rauschenberger said he plans to focus instead on a possible run for governor in 2006.

On the same page in a a sidebar, there seems to be some questions about the recent "draft Ditka" drive.
How desperate are Republicans?

A few are still dreaming about drafting Mike Ditka to step into the U.S. Senate race, even though the former Chicago Bears coach is not registered to vote in Chicago and has spoken to neither party leaders nor his wife about entering the race.

"This whole thing is kind of fluky," Diana Ditka told the Sun-Times. "I think somebody just made it up."

Hindsight is 20/20, and the Time machine still doesn't work.