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    It was 2010, but he was a terrible candidate. He should have destroyed Brady, who was also a terrible candidate. But Quinn can't message worth beans. That's the only reason raising one of the lowest income tax rates in the country is giving him trouble as he can't articulate this in any way other than cowering in fear of the Republican charge of "Quinn raised taxes by two-thirds."

    For crying out loud, when your tax rate is one of the lowest in the nation at 3% and significantly lower than all neighboring states any increase is can be made into a major percentage. Instead of standing up and fighting against this messaging, he never even questioned it or articulated how it was misleading

    The Republicans won that messaging strategy to the point I hear Democrats use it as a reason why they have to cut constitutionally protected pension benefits.

    Not one mention of Illinois flat tax or the need for a graduated income tax. Not one mention of Illinois' low tax rates in comparison to surrounding states.

    He's toast.

    Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein

    by michael in chicago on Sun Oct 06, 2013 at 05:32:17 PM PDT

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