All political candidates make mistakes, particularly novice pols. The good ones learn something, grow their antennas, as it were, and move on. The bad ones collapse in flames like the Hindenburg.
Which will be the case for Bruce Rauner, the Chicago private-equity mogul who this week discovered the pitfalls of speaking out of three sides of his mouth at once?
The answer depends whether Mr. Rauner can tuck his master-of-the-universe persona way, way away and begin talking straight to his would-be constituents.
I think he can. The dynamics of the GOP primary still appear to be working in his direction. But it's no sure thing.
Mr. Rauner, of course, had almost as bad a week as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. After months in which he'd ducked controversies, pretty much hid from the media and blown a ton on TV ads that presented him as just an average Harley ridin', jeans wearin' common fella who would drain the Springfield swamp, Mr. Rauner had started to pick up real momentum in the polls.
Then, probably inevitably, past inconsistencies on a sensitive subject finally caught up with him and, now that he has the front-runner target on his back, the media gleefully piled on.
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