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Quick Election Comment

I attended a luncheon today at which Carol Marin was the guest speaker.  As a political reporter her topic was, of course, on the election results this week, and she announced (before the Associated Press announcement) that Governor Quinn had been reelected.

In response to one of the questions about how the Democratic Governor was reelected but the Democratic senatorial candidate Gianoulias lost to the Republican candidate Mark Kirk she observed that it really wasn’t shocking when looking at the spectrum of political positions of the candidates.  Quinn and Kirk are more centrist members of their respective parties even though they are on different sides of the fence.  Giannoulias and Brady are on the more liberal extreme (Democratic) and conservative extreme (Republican) of their respective parties.

What this really brought to my mind is that at the end of the day labels are NOT the most persuasive factor in political decisions. People strive to find the things that fit the way they “feel” and at the end of the day that is how things shake out.

Next election:  Who Will Be The Mayor?!

Cathie Cushing Duff

One of the third generation membership owners at Cushing, Cathie has been active in the organization since 1975. A graduate of the University of Toronto (St. Michael’s College) she attended the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Illinois School of Business. A Past President of the North Central Reprographic Association and International Reprographic Association, she has served on the ReproMAX Association and Chicago Family Business Council Boards. When not exploring print and digital communications, her passions are family, knitting and crocheting. Visit Cathie’s Google + profile.

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