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Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Misses by 45,000 votes . . .

Adam Andrzejewski ran an amazing campaign given the obstacles he was against and came within 45,000 votes of winning the primary election.

As a real outsider (every other candidate was a "combine hack"), who was ignored by the media (including the national story of Lech Walesa's coming and his statements about America), and who built a grass-roots organization from scratch his accompishment is significant in Illinois.

If there is a lesson to be learned here, it is how important it is to get help outside of Illinois to break the corruption in Illinois. That was the difference in Scott Brown's race. It was a national issue. Adam had to got to blog about his candidacy himself at the national level.

Adam got so little to no attention in the media and he was up against big money with lots of TV and radio ads.

At a time when the spirit of reform and revolution is in the air, Illinois elected hacks.

Perhaps Adam's campaign team should have done more to get profile at the national level and attract national media attention.

Politico is "now regretting not having covered the Illinois primaries more closely . . . "

As a side note, this also points out the need for electoral reform to introduce preferential voting, especially in primarary elections. The Pro-Life vote and reform Vote was split.

The majority of Republicans voting want prolife, conservative candidates, but that vote gets split every time.

Here is a worthwhile commentary on the reform movement in Illinois: