Friday, March 19, 2004

The opportunity for Jesse Jackson, Jr. to lead Cook County

Phil Kadner has an excellent column in today's Daily Southtown here on how the low-profile race for the Cook County Board of Review where Larry Rogers beat Roger Shaw shows that Congressman Jackson can take on all the Democratic Party stalwarts --Speaker Madigan, Cook County Board President John Stroger, Congressman Bill Lipinski -- and win.

I think there's something new in the Illinois Democratic Party. Barack Obama's stunning victory and Larry Rogers win in the south side shows that Democratic Party voters are ready to support good-government, progressive candidates over machine hacks. I smell an opportunity.

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