We have a young upstart whom most of the people in this state has never of, but likes to tell the story of his dad who ran as a Democrat against the George Ryan machine in Kankakee. There's a State Senator who had already ran for Governor four years ago. There's a conservative activist considering a run haven't started an exploratory committee. There's a prosecutor who has already had two losing statewide runs for either Attorney General or Lt. Governor.
In this analysis by Tom Swiss, I had to question something. A few times in referring to the candidates he liked to say these gentlemen looked like a Governor. I posed a question on the CapFax in the very post that linked to Chicago GOP and got a hilarious answer:
Levois: “….look like a governor”. Not sure either, but a good start is look at Blago, and then consider anything but…Hilarious not sure it answers my question. Hilarious none the less.
Anyway what does it mean to look like a Governor?
I thought of exactly this when I read that, must a Governor look like a white male? I'm very sure that wasn't Swiss' intent, but it was the first idea that came to mind. You know how much I attempt to avoid the race question here, I don't throw a race card around a lot here. That honestly what came to mind when I saw that.
There might be other things that might have a person look like a governor whether they may be black, female, hispanic or whatever other races there may be in the Great State of Illinois. Next year we'll have a black male and a white female potentially run for Governor on the Democratic side.
As we go forward we should define that and the comment had a point. If being a Governor resembles our ousted governor in poth policy and appearance whoever aspires to that office hopefully would be wise to do the exact opposite!