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July 21, 2005

The Second Rule of Voting

Sometime back, I defined Beydler's First Rule of Voting: If the same person is on the ballot twice, vote against him, or her, twice.

Here's the Second Rule: If a candidate runs TV ads 15 months before the election, vote against him, or her.

In practical terms, vote against Ron Gidwitz, a Joliet Republican who's a gov wannabe. He is indeed already running ads saying Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich a terrible screw-up. Which may be true, but even those who agree probably don't wanna listen to it for the next 15 months -- or even 10 months, which is how far away the primary is. That's when Gidwitz will go away.

If we're lucky, maybe sooner. Rich Miller,the Springfield writer who runs the capitolfax blog, says in a recent column that problems at a family-owned apartment complex in Joliet means Gidwitz's candidacy is little more than a meal ticket for consultants.

Maybe the guy will wise up.

Posted by jcb at July 21, 2005 10:36 PM


I'd never even heard of this character until now... and after following your link to the story about his tenement in Joliet, I'm pretty sure I don't need to hear any more. Thanks.

Posted by: Anonymous at July 23, 2005 12:01 AM