As I pointed out earlier in the week, Illinois Republicans are at a crossroads. We need to find a strong leader to provide the framework upon which we can reset the Republican Party as well as the State of Illinois.
I know I'm not the only one that's frustrated with our State. Governor Rod Blagojevich is corrupt, Todd Stroger is inept and the rest of the Chicago Machine is trying to install their children into office against the wishes of everyday voters. The budget is broken. People are loosing their jobs. Nothing is getting fixed. The state is teetering on collapsing. We need a clean break with the past. We need to reform the way government works in Illinois. We need new leaders.
I'm convinced that Illinois needs Tom Cross. Right here. Right now. Check out the new site here.
I know Tom from seeing him work on issues that he's passionate about. From lower taxes to smaller government to ensuring that our morning commutes are as painfree as can be, Tom has been working for all Illinois residents. I've seen it too on other issues like Stem Cell Research, the environment, and healthcare. Tom Cross would run an honest, open, transparent campaign that voters of all stripes could rally behind.
The problem? He's not in the race for governor. Yet. That's where you all come in. It is a scary time for Illinois Republicans. We just had President Elect Obama sweeping all but a handful of counties, 2 Congressional losses, a handful of legislature losses and more.
The Democrats are going to run a full slate of candidates all emerging from the corrupt Chicago Machine and will be bankrolled by trial lawyers and special interest groups who all have their hand in the Springfield kitty.
Why would Tom want to join this race?
Because he can win. We need to show him that he will have support among voters in 2010. Check out It'sTimeForTom.com and join the movement today.