For a while, I thought maybe most people had forgotten about the fact that Dan Seals, the (now) third time Democratic nominee for Illinois' 10th Congressional District, isn't a resident of the District, and can't even vote for himself. We've talked about that so many times over the past four years or so that even I decided we couldn't beat that drum anymore.
But it appears that others either have not forgotten, or are just discovering this for the first time. Check out the Chicago Daily Observer, which is hosting quite a heated debate on the issue.
For our part here at Team America, it all comes down to something pretty simple. Do you want to win an election, Dan, or not? We said years ago that simply moving into the District would take away an issue (no matter how silly an issue it may seem to you and your sycophants), so why in the world would you not do that? Things against Congressman Mark Kirk might have turned out a little differently for Dan, not to mention that he defeated a serious primary opponent, Julie Hamos, only by the skin of his teeth, earlier this year.
Instead, you are forced to endure the constant refrain of 'He can't even vote for himself' and you are forced to skate around the issue, with tortured statements on your website like:
The 10th District is Dan’s community. Dan and his wife Mia, a business executive with an MBA from the University of Chicago, have been married for eleven years. They have lived in Wilmette for seven years with their three daughters. Our district is where his children go to school and where his tax dollars are put to work. Dan is part of each community in the 10th District.
Notice what's missing? Oh, yeah, a simple statement that Seals actually lives in the 10th District. If you had fixed that issue years ago, you wouldn't have to offer up convoluted excuses for why it shouldn't matter to voters.
Sometimes I have to wonder a little if Seals really wants to be a Congressman, or if he's really more comfortable just playing perennial candidate.