Crystal Ball time again
It's been some time... since Labor Day actually, since before the campaigns cranked up in earnest, since I've asked you to offer your learned predictions on state and local races.
Well, now the races are in full swing, the media campaigns have been rolled out, the local hacks are flinging feces in all directions, and we're firmly in the middle of silly season.
Issues? Well, Zinga and Hare are valiantly discussing them. Boland tried to, but Haring went straight to the politics of personal destruction and distortion, and whatever his views are seem lost in the shuffle. But the Republicans from outside the area who are running campaigns are still banking that the "go negative early and often" strategy which has been the bedrock of Republican victories for so long will still come through for them.
The Jacobs/Beals race isn't even worth mentioning. Sen. Mike gets a pass again.
Everyone is waiting for the shoe to drop in investigations around Blagojevich, but short of some bombshell revelations, he seems to have the race sewn up.
So... dust off your balls and offer your prognostications on local and statewide elections and what will be the final score on November 3rd.
Pick your races and tell us who will win and by what percentage.
And remember, we'll go back after election day and take a look at who is the best analyst in all the land.