Today Eric Zorn of the Tribune officially ends his love affair (journalistically speaking, of course) with two-time losing 10th District candidate Dan Seals (to see what I mean about the Zorn/Seals lovefest, revisit this Zorn column where he suggests Seals might have been a good appointment for U.S. Senate when that was in question before Burris was put in by Blago).
While Zorn claims not to be endorsing State Rep. Julie Hamos, who announces for IL-10 today, Zorn's timing with his soul-searching revelation implies a little more to me. After all, he could have come to the same conclusion immediately after Seals announced his candidacy, given that a viable (if not overly exciting) alternative candidate, State Senator Michael Bond, was already in the race.
"Seals has had his chance and should step aside," says Zorn.
Our friend Ellen of the Tenth was also noted as backing away from Seals in a comment on one of her DailyKos posts. It will be interesting to see what side Lauren Beth Gash and her 10th Dems take.
Dan, Dan, we barely knew ya before you left us.