by Eva Sorock, ConservativeBrand blogger
Last night I spent a couple of hours with the New Trier Twp. Republican Organization (that would be in the moderate, suburban enclave north of Chicago, newly represented by Jan Schakowsky). We heard remarks from Senator Mark Kirk, Rep. Bob Dold and Fox News’ Monica Crowley, as well as Illinois State Treasurer (and candidate for governor) Dan Rutherford. What was striking about the local politicians is the thin veneer of conservatism that has cloaked this district for decades: Bob Dold cited the historical rundown which includes Chuck Percy, John Porter, Mark Kirk and now Dold.
Monica Crowley took a refreshingly vigorous approach to the significance of the 2012 presidential election, her courage perhaps energized by less exposure to the consciously uninformed electorate in these neighborhoods. The North Shore is the natural home of support for Mitt Romney, the candidate who is never extreme, who is difficult to pin down on foundational values, and who is considered a “certain win” over President Obama. But are these the right criteria to focus on presidential decision-making this year?
The rest in at ConservativeBrand.