Friday, January 21, 2005

One reason why LaHood might have a hard time

This quote from the Journal-Register on the inauguration party ($40 million of our money during war) kind of sums up some problems he might have with the Illinois electorate:

“For me, it is exhilarating to experience,” said Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Peoria. “I know it sounds corny, but I truly love President Bush. I really do. He’s an extraordinary man. I like his values. I like his family.”

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When 55% of the state's electorate explicitly rejected the man, in favor of a charisma-challenged challenger (lots of votes against Bush, not so many for Kerry), the tighter LaHood is tied to Bush, the worse he will do.

2 comments:

Glenn Brown said...

Well that and the fact that a signifigant amount of his own party hates him and thinks he sold Ryan down the river. I cant wait to see who will say they think he is running "Kind of a bonehead campaign!"

FightforJustice said...

LaHood has a pattern of publicly criticizing fellow Republicans, which is why Democrats would like him. I doubt he'll be a top contender in the Republican primary.