Just a short and simple prediction, offered for now without the factual backup that exists:

The overbearing role of Diana Rauner, a liberal Democrat, in her husband’s administration will come to be recognized as a primary reason for his failure.

And since Bruce Rauner was perhaps Illinois’ last hope, she’ll have a place in the history books.

Mark Glennon is founder of Wirepoints. Opinions expressed are his own.

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Rick
3 years ago

One thing is for sure abortion and immigration will be in the top issues next cycle, that is if the remaining republicans are smart. If they think they can sweep these two things under the rug come election time they are mistaken. The church and forgotten non Union working class is the base, rauner just threw them all under the bus.

Rick
3 years ago

I’ll go vote next cycle, but I’ll be leaving the governor seat with no vote, voting “null” for governor. It doesn’t matter anymore, I give up.

Jeff Carter
3 years ago

Will the social conservatives stay home? Or will they put their houses on the market?

Bull
3 years ago
Reply to  Mark Glennon

Is the only way Rauner wins is by Dems self-destructing?

Bull
3 years ago
Reply to  Mark Glennon

So is Rauner running again? It is very hard for me to identify an issue what Rauner has achieved for his base.

Bull
3 years ago
Reply to  Mark Glennon

So Rauner was willing to go back on his word to the Cardinal and his GA Republicans to appease the Mrs.? So will any R be willing to walk the plank in the future if he backstabs them like this?

nixit
3 years ago
Reply to  Bull

Rauner vs Pritzer = Pritzker unless Rauner can decode JB’s higher tax plan and effectively communicate it Rauner vs Kennedy = Rauner because Kennedy is sleepwalking and doesn’t motivate anyone to get to the poles Rauner vs Biss = Biss unless Rauner can decode Biss’ higher tax plan and unions don’t shift from backing Pritzker to Biss Rauner has pretty most lost every university and state employee vote that he barely got last election. Hardcore conservatives might sit this election out. Maybe Rauner needs to be primaried. That would pull many dem voters to pull a R ballot to vote… Read more »