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I'm With Whitney

I am sick of Illinois politics as we know it today! Blind abeyance to massive debt and unbalanced budgets are now the norm. This well entrenched corrupt political system has only expanded in the 39 years since my coming to Chicago in 1971.

So, I'm going to do something to work for change. I've decided a third party is a viable option. I'm volunteering with the Green Party doing media for the Rich Whitney candidacy for governor. Whitley is a civil rights lawyer from Carbondale is the Green Party's candidate for governor.

In the latest poll he was at nine percent of the vote. In 2006 he received 10 percent of the statewide vote.

As you know I have been a Democrat all my life. I have voted for a few Republicans along the way. The two usual party candidates for governor are dismal at best. One, Bill Brady, the Republican was born with the word NO on the tip of his tongue. Pat Quinn the Democratic incumbent and a friend for 25 years has become a disappointment since he took over from the disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich. Unfortunately Pat has moved away from previous positions that had formed our friendship. He's just another Springfield politician now.

So, I intend to do what I can for Whitney to make him more of a viable candidate that could result in his being Illinois' next governor.

As you might guess there is little money. But the Green Party's positions on issues are very good. You can see for yourself. You would want them in charge of the environment, social services and democracy in general. The Greens are that fresh breath of air this state so desperately needs.

Some of you may ask, well, is Doug just going to help elect Bill Brady as governor by taking votes away from Quinn?

No, that is not the case. In the 85 days left to the November 2nd election I will work hard to elect Rich Whitney governor. And only hard work will make the change Illinois needs.

I invite you to join me in that effort as volunteers with the campaign. The only way for Rich Whitney to win is for people to move away from the same-old same-old to a new way of action.

Send me your name, your area of expertise and contact information and I will forward it to the campaign manager.

As always, I invite your thoughts and comments.

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See also:
* The [Dobmeyer] Papers

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Comments welcome.



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Posted on August 9, 2010


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