Boy, if that headline doesn’t sound more like a punchline…
Dear Mr. Oberweis, & Senators Brady & Rauschenberger,
If Judy Barr-Topinka is leading in the polls 2-3 weeks out, the two of you that are polling the lowest should drop out in favor of the highest one.
I believe this would be a good time for the three of you to announce such a deal. It would make all of you look good in the eyes of Illinois’ conservative base, and, quite frankly, it is the right thing to do.
Strategically, if all three of you agreed to stand on the same podium and announce this deal, you would;
1. Reduce the number of people willing to jump on Topinka’s tiny Bandwagon
2. Show the less engaged Republican Voter that she is a weak candidate
3. Increase your stature for future races (This provides the greatest benefits to Sen. Brady)
4. Increase the positives for all three of you in that it becomes clear that it “isn’t all about [you]”
Please think about it.
Unity for Illinois conservatives! Why, even the New York Times would cover that. (But the Tribune wouldn’t)
Here is some suggested text.
Given that the three conservative candidates in this Gubernatorial Race are ____________, _____________, and myself, and that Judy Bar Topinka’s winning of the nomination would damage the Republican Party in Illinois even more that she has already damaged it;
I ____________________, agree to the following.
Should Judy Barr-Topinka, the “business as usual” establishment candidate of Illinois’ entrenched politcal class, be leading in the average of the top 3 polls 2 weeks before the primary election, I will drop out of the race in favor of the leading conservative candidate mentioned above.
Wrap that in a press conference with all three shaking hands, and all of you will see positive polling results. It makes so much political sense that I would suspect any of the three of you who turn it down of having a hidden agenda.