You Won’t Believe the Stiff Competition for 2nd Place in a Winner Takes All Race…

Is your guy No. 1 or No. 2 in the GOP polling for gov? There's no silver medal for second place.

Two recent polls show Rauner as the most likely candidate to win the Republican gubernatorial primary race on March 18, but they differ on the candidate in the number 2 slot.

The We Ask America poll puts Kirk Dillard in second while a more recent poll commissioned by Bill Brady puts Brady in second place.

Which poll to believe? What other accusations are flying? Click here to find out.

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JT March 03, 2014 at 09:37 AM
Richard, I would suggest that you should be more concerned with the funding by George Soros. Just follow the money. There was a reason he got kicked out of England. And hopefully most will know who he is, if not, start a google search. One of Obama's quotes "If they bring a knife to the fight, then bring a gun". We are surrounded by thugs, and the policy's prove it. No rational person would run their household like the State of Illinois. We all would be broke. The Federal Government, run by the Progressive party has nearly ruined this nation. 1959, Kruschev stated in a speech at the UN (holding his shoe in the air), Socialism will be fed so slowly into America, that one day they will wake up in a Communist Country. Karl Marx spent his whole life studying Socialism (sponging off friends/acquaintances instead of holding a real job to support his family). Last book he wrote, "the Communist Manifesto". Socialism leads to Communism - PERIOD. My question to all the people on the left, whom love to whack the right with their freedom of speech, how will you feel when that is taken away? Because make no mistake, once they have complete control, your standard of living as you know it now, will be gone. And your rights to speak out as well. Just look at Russia, Cuba, Venezuela, China, the list is long.
Phaedrus Pirsig March 03, 2014 at 09:57 AM
jim are your feelings hurt? I gave an informed retort , if you feel it's worth payment so be it. If my comments provoke one person to do a little research then so much the better. You are free to research what I wrote, prove it false or engage the dialogue. If you act like a big boy maybe I'll even capitalize your name.
Richard Biegaj March 03, 2014 at 10:15 AM
JT: I'm not a communist or a socialist, but I'm no fan of the 1% and their belief that everything is for sale and they can afford to buy it. I'm well aware of Kruschev's quote and believe he was correct that socialism will be fed so slowly into America that it will one day wake up a communist country. That's been happening since the 1960's. That's the way subversive communism works. It's subtle and uses political correctness as its most effective method of brow-beating anyone who believes in tradition. But I do not believe that a plutocrat like Bruce Rauner and his billionaire cronies are the saviors of "the people". Their chief interest is their own interest, feeding off the labor of the common man.
Phaedrus Pirsig March 03, 2014 at 10:36 AM
@Richard, Charity, while a virtuous act, cannot alone provide the essentials for living. Self-interest is the mechanism that can remedy this shortcoming. Said Smith: “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest” -Adam Smith
Richard Biegaj March 03, 2014 at 11:38 AM
I have no problem paying the butcher, the baker, or the candlestick maker for their goods and services, but I do mind when wealthy venture capitalists and hedge fund operators buy politicians and promote THEIR self interests which essentially comes from the fruits of someone else's labor.


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