Sunday, January 10, 2010

Daily Herald: "If Republicans want to win, Kirk is the obvious choice."

The Daily Herald came out strong for Mark Kirk this morning with its endorsement in its Sunday edition.

Not only is Rep. Mark Kirk of Highland Park by far the most qualified in the GOP field, he would be the most formidable candidate Republicans could offer in the November general election. Put simply: Kirk could win; it is debatable whether any of the other five candidates could.

We strongly endorse Kirk for the Senate nomination, as we have in his five tough Congressional campaigns.

Wow. I expected a good endorsement from the Herald, but this blows all the other candidates away.

To Kirk's critics that lament that he's not conservative "enough," the Herald answers:

As for those political assailants who ignore the record and try to smear Kirk as a Democrat in Republican clothing, consider this: If that were true, why have Democratic national officials worked so hard to try time and again to unseat him in the 10th Congressional District?

The Herald concludes, "If Republicans want to win, Kirk is the obvious choice."

Yup.

In other news, Kirk had a wonderful profile piece in the Chicago Tribune the other day, and also received the endorsement of the Naperville Township Republicans.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Daily Herald made the case for Kirk - it's up to Republicans if they want another Dick Durbin in office or a Republican Senator named Mark Kirk.

Anonymous said...

Goodbye Pat Hughes - hello Republican victory

Anonymous said...

A great editorial! On to victory for Mark Kirk

The Libertyville News Blog said...

Right on! There has never been a better candidate for U.S. Senate in Illinois during my lifetime than Mark Kirk! I'll be voting for him tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

If you like scumbag phonies..then Kirk is your guy. He sucks.

Team America said...

=== If you like scumbag phonies..then Kirk is your guy. He sucks.===

So sayeth the world's only Andy Martin supporter.

Anonymous said...

murphy gets another big endorsement tomorrow from the tribune, making the gop up here 2 for 2.

north burbs gop look like the new emerging political powerhouse of the state replacing dupage county of the 90's and chicago dems of the aughts. thunder dan segrue and competent and cool keith gray could be the next 2 stars to break out after hamilton chang wins an upset.

also congrats to king louis who has stuck with murphy despite murphys traitorous move to join forces with mckenna.



FOKLAEAPS

Anonymous said...

TA, in your opinion is it more important to adhere to an idealogy (i.e. conservatism) at the risk of losing an election or compromise the idealogy while maintaining the label (Republican) which may lead to victory?

I've had many suitors in my constant search for a husband but have rejected them for lacking various traits I deem necessary for a loving marriage. I guess my question is: should I compromise on my idealogy for the sake of reaching the goal of getting married?

Bitter Woman

Anonymous said...

In Feb. 2006, I heard many Republicans say that we should nominate then-Treasurer Judy Topinka, for governor. They said that she would win the general election, since she’s moderate. She won her primary, but, in the general election, she got 38% of the vote. In Jan. 2008, I heard many Republicans say that we should nominate Dr. Steve Sauerberg, for the U.S. Senate. They said that he would win the general election, since he’s moderate. He won his primary, and, in the general election, he got 29% of the vote. These facts prove that, in Illinois statewide elections, moderate Republicans don’t win. Therefore, if Rep. Kirk wins the primary, he'll lose the general election. Within the past 20 years, Illinois has had one republican U.S. senator, Peter Fitzgerald, a conservative. This year, we should nominate Don Lowery, the conservative candidate who has the most political experience, as a judge and a state’s attorney.

Conservative Veteran

Anonymous said...

TA - you left out the best part of the article~

After describing the other candidates that are also running in the primary, the Herald states,
"It also includes one gadfly, Andy Martin of Chicago."

It's not funny until you google "gadfly"
http://www.answers.com/topic/gadfly

Anonymous said...

The Daily Herald made the case for Kirk - it's up to Republicans if they want another Dick Durbin in office or a Republican Senator named Mark Kirk who will vote and act just like Dick Durbin.