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SSC Takes Applications

For the U.S. Senate Seat, that is.

I've heard a bunch of names bantied about and some make sense and others don't. The obviously most intriguing one is Patrick Fitzgerald. It seems like he's not interested in the job. His spokesman for the 'G' says: “[Patrick Fitzgerald] is not running for any electoral office. He has had no discussions with anyone about this matter," Sanborn said. "He is very happy with and intends to keep performing the job he has. I am denying there is anything to this whatsoever.” So, of course, the Illinois Leader (the conspiracy theorists that they are), say that the 'insiders' floating Fitzy's name just want him out of Illinois. There may be a bit of truth to that, but more importantly, he may be the only guy that can win.

There are some other interesting names that I can think of.

Corrine Wood. I always thought that this was going to be her seat. She had to run for Governor a few years back. She could have passed, ran …

Odenkirk Goes Down

It looks like Budweiser outsmarted Miller. I really like Bob Odenkirk and I thought that those commercials were pretty funny, but the Bud ones are great zingers.

I never knew the Miller wasn't American.

This is a great response ad campaign.

Draft Ditka Comes Alive

There's so much out there, it's hard to digest it all. I've been reading all afternoon, and I'm not anywhere near the end of it.

It's going to be interesting. This will certainly make a fun case-study. How someone who won a primary walked away from a General Election....

On another note, check out Draft Ditka. My dreams have become a reality. The site is not in conjunction with Leader Cross. Some operatives have cobbled it together.

Thinking about it, this movement should be for real.

The ILGOP can't take more hits.

I Stand Corrected

A few days ago, I posted some comments about Mr. Rich Miller and his abilities as a journalist, commentator, web designer, and as a Don Juan.

Yesterday, I checked the ole' inbox and I got this friendly reminder from Rich:
To: chris@joincross.com
From: capitolfax@aol.com
Subject Playboy?  not any more, bubbah. playboy is married I stand corrected. My apologies to the lovely Mrs. Miller.

Lunch Encounter with Rick Klau

I just got back from lunch with Rick Klau who made his name with the Dean for America Campaign.

I have to tell you...He's such a genuine nice guy. Very knowledgeable and respectful. He's clearly a partisan, and so am I, but he had some nice comments and suggestions for us and our blog.

1. Improve the blog format
2. Start a Diary over at Daily Kos
3. Read "interface"

and others.

Thanks, Rick.

I want to hook back up with him in the future. He's so knowledgeable about the future of all this stuff.

The Terminal

Am I the only nerd who gets a big grin on his face when he hears "End of the Line" by the Traveling Wilbury's during the commercial for "The Terminal" with Tom Hanks.

For those of you guys who don't know about the Wilbury's, I would check them out. Volume One is amazing and Volume Three ain't bad either.

Some people call "Full Moon Fever" by Tom Petty Volume Two.

They're such a power. Put on Side Two of Volume One and it is pure heaven. These guys were such giants solo, but put together, they're amazing. I was never a big Jeff Lynn guy....

you know....
Don't bring me dooooowwwwnnnn, Brrrrruce.
Don't bring me dooooowwwwnnnn, Brrrrruce. The ELO stuff never did it for me, but I became a beliver when those 90's Beatles stuff came out. You know, "Free as a Bird" and "Real Love".

Listen to those, and then put on a Wilbury's record, and you can tell that Jeff really held his own in the TW sessions.

Ther…

Illinois Leader Lampoons

We're getting chatted up over at the Leader. Here's part: I'm guessing that part of the blog stratagey is to attract different people to the party.  Get them to read something politically related. As a 44 year old man,  I understand your comments about getting the message across about lower taxes and less government, but how many 22 year olds really care about that??? I  think some of the stuff is silly too , but how are we going to attract younger people to get involved?   Why is Rock the Vote so popular?  Blogging is "hip" to a younger generation.   This generation want's to be entertained..  We need to draw new, young people to our party.  How do we do that??  One way is to attempt to entertain them.   I couldn't have said it better myself. I mean....I guess this is a mostly my personal spot to point out things about Cross, the House Republicans, the state of the Illinois Party, and other things that I find interesting. I am a 26 year old guy, who is a…