GOP candidate for IL17thCD Eric Reyes has issued a Road To Damascus Manifesto in which he explains his political journey from born Democrat to Republican to Libertarian. His explanation is honest and heart-felt and although I’m not sure how much the libertarian message will resonate in the Democrat gerrymandered 17th CD or how much campaign $$$$ he will be able to glean from this, I know that if he can come out and contrast how libertarianism is a viable choice from Bustos’ trite Dem stance and Schilling’s Dem-Lite stance, I think he could make some headway, especially among the young and others like me who have lost faith and trust in the establishment—GOP and Dem— to actually represent the interests of the people rather than the special interests.
Unfortunately, I can’t vote for Reyes or do much to promote his candidacy, but if I was still in the QCs, I would do all I could to see him win. Schilling had his second chance and blew it; Bustos represents the tired, play-out Democrat establishment.
Time to turn the page in the 17th CD because the status quo obviously ain’t working.