People seem curious about what the next move for defeated candidate Alexi Giannoulias is. We speculated after the election that:
[I]f Obama really misses Alexi that much, he can give Alexi a job in his administration somewhere, which I bet is a good possibility, since Alexi needs something to do, and to get some age on him, before he comes back to make a run for something else here in Illinois.
Others are also curious, and seem to be on the same page with us:
At 34, Giannoulias is likely to have options, said friends and strategists. He is young, wealthy and has an important ally in the White House.
A job in Washington does not seem out of the question, several political strategists said. If he chooses to pursue a political career, the analysts said, Giannoulias needs to broaden his resume, perhaps with fresh public and private sector experience.
President Obama, who befriended Giannnoulias in pickup games on Chicago basketball courts and repeatedly campaigned for him, could help.
What do you all think? Will we be seeing Alexi again soon here in Illinois, or is his best bet to go out and burnish his credentials and then return?