What - if anything - do you think of CMB’s announced candidacy?
Having lived in or near Chicago all my life, she has impressed me as pretty incompetent, and skilled at surrounding herself by incompetence. She was elected senator largley due a crowded Dem primary, assisted by Durbin’s Clarence Thomas vote and Hofeld’s millions. And she was a quick 6 and out as a senator. Meanwhile, her office was riddled with accusations of financial impropriety and harrassment, and her official actions showed an impressive lack of judgment.
Yes, it would be fantastic to have more women - and more individuals of color - playing prominent roles in the US national political scene. But is CMB’s candidacy a positive or negative step in making that happen?
Do folk outside of Illinois have any significant opinion of CMB, either positive or negative?