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mn9driver Donating Member (877 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:20 AM
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Draft Ditka?
Draft Ditka? The Republicans in Illinois are truly desperate.

http://biz.yahoo.com/iw/040717/070069.html
"...After reviewing the upbeat polling results of NON-candidate Ditka, and faced with no Republican candidate for an election less than four months away, Americans for Better Choices has decided to take the choice directly to the people. "Under Illinois election law, the people can directly elect a person to office without a party nomination by using the write-in vote," said Hug..."

Interestingly, the outfit that has been doing the polling which "so strongly indicates" that Ditka is the people's choice, 21st Century Campaigns LLC, is run by a perennial failed candidate for office, Steve Denari.

Mr. Denari first appeared on the political scene in the early '90's, as a democrat. He lost. Then he switched to the Reform party. He lost. Then He switched to the Republican party. He lost.

In the mid '90's he came up with a story about President Clinton fathering an illegitimate child with a prostitute. He claimed to have proof consisting of a birth certificate and canceled checks from Clinton. His story got some attention in the right-wing press, but faded away when DNA tests (using the Lewinsky results) showed that he wasn't the father. Denari never produced the birth certificate or the checks.

So evidently he is not just a perennial loser, but a liar as well. And the people ofIllinois are supposed to mount a write-in campaign based on his "poll results"? Please. (Also on the blog, with more links)
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:25 AM
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1. Yeah, has a write-in EVER won an election?
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mn9driver Donating Member (877 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:28 AM
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2. Once. Strom Thurmond, 1954
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:31 AM
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3. Look at how great THAT turned out
:eyes:
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:39 AM
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4. Uh...That Was Last Week...
Da Coach decided his ego didn't need to be Senator as much as his skeltons needed to remain in his closet and his ESPN paycheck kept rolling in...

Over the weekend it was rumored Ted Nugent...whose not even a resident and hasn't lived here since the 60's...would be "drafted".

Then there's the former drug czar who is a homophone...just check out the Top 10 Idiots list this week...

Rumor remains that Jack Ryan still wants to play Senator and is hoping the GOOP will be stuck with his name on the ballot and with him as well. Couldn't happen to a bunch of better slime! I sure hope it rubs off on other races.
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mn9driver Donating Member (877 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:47 AM
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5. Ditka announced that he wasn't interested on Wednesday, BUT
these guys just won't take "no" for an answer. "Da Coach" is just tooooo popular. It's his patriotic duty to accept the office when the grateful citizens of Illinois hand it to him. In the meantime, these con men get to run a campaign and collect donations from suckers-er, I mean voters. Look for the "Ditka-like it or not" web site soon.
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