From Augustana College Professor Brittany Lewis after the NAACP forum last night featuring Mike “Fists O’ Fury” Jacobs, Neil Anderson and Mike Smiddy:
Well, do tell.
It would help if term limits were the law of the land in Illinois because then there would be more turnover and real competition, especially on the Democrat side. As it is, the same old faces keep getting elected and doing the same stuff over and over giving elections the stench of staleness.
These forums also need to be revamped. I noticed Jacobs was doing his trite strawman routine again, which it seems is all he knows. Instead, each individual candidate should be questioned separately by a panel of experts in various fields, i.e. someone from the Farm Bureau, from Deere, Chamber of Commerce, Big Labor, etc. This would cut down on the Jacobs-style grandstanding and be more likely to get something more than stale talking points from the candidates.
The current electoral system isn’t working except for incumbents, their cronies and special interests. Someone needs to step up and demand the people be represented and their questions answered in an honest fashion.