October 29, 2006

Dispatch/Argus endorses Hare

Mr. Hare's critics charge that electing him is ensuring a continuation of the policies which have kept the area from growing. We, too, had worried that voters who tabbed Hare would get Lane II. But as we've gotten to know candidate Hare better, we've seen a refreshing focus on what's going on here at home and a pragmatic side that brings a welcome balance to the altruism he shares with one of the most liberal congressmen in Washington.



At 10/30/2006 9:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that has got to leave a mark on Zinga. Losing the election to Hare is one thing, losing endorsements by objective third-parties (who endorsed her in 2004) to a man that is in most anyone's opinion unqualified to be running (and had to have a manipulation of the process by Evans to get to be the candidate)...now that has got to leave a mark!

At 10/30/2006 10:37 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...


say what you must about Hare, but you can't call him 'unqualified'. I mean, the guy has been working at the side of a congressman for decades. Kind of hard to sell the "unqualified" label.

At 10/30/2006 12:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, Jerry Lack was working at Evans side, Hare was working the office. If this is qualified in your world...

At 10/30/2006 10:48 PM, Blogger Tacky said...

Hey anon: Jerry Lack was the economic development guy. He has does not have the kind of charisma that Phil has.
I do think that Obama and Durbin --and now the Argus/Dispatch have seen some qualities that you seem to overlook.

At 10/31/2006 1:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Evans was endorsed by the Dispatch in 2004. So no change in the papers perspective. I guess this area is satistified with the status quo.

At 10/31/2006 7:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil Hare may be a nice guy. I saw the first debate and it seemed as though he did a very nice job...but 'charisma'? 'tacky' you must be kidding!

I actually believe that the D/A endorsed Zinga in 2004, no?

Zinga did herself little good focusing on an issue, 'jobs', that she knows little about. How foolish of the Republican voters to put her in when jobs & economy are the greatest issue in the 17th, yet she read news for a living!

Again, the Republicans give a free pass to the Democrat in the 17th (running a TV-person for the 5th time in 6 races) and they cannot figure out why they lose.

'Democrat machine' - I don't think so. 'Republican-stupidity' and 'Lack of Republican Leadership' - bingo!

At 10/31/2006 7:37 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Anon 7:19

It's hard to argue that the Dems around here haven't been amazingly fortunate in their enemies. That's certainly been a factor.

The local Republicans seem stuck on stupid and still hitching their wagon to the goofy belief that people vote looks over substance. They grasp at anyone with name recognition who they think can "act" and throw them up on the stump.

I guess they have to have someone to run, but sometimes it seems as if they might as well not bother.

Part of the reason they have such a slim bench is no doubt also due to the Dem strength as well, so credit has to be given there.

At 11/02/2006 7:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hare got the QC Times and Zinga received the Quincy paper.


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