Cheap Populism

We all know how much I detest Rauner but the following criticism is just dumb:

When asked when the last time he visited [Southern Illinois], a spokesman for Rauner said, “Given the distance, I’m not sure he’s gotten that far down in Southern Illinois in recent months.” The distance –3 hours from Springfield to Carbondale by car – however, seemed not to be a factor in the Governor’s decision to visit China (18 hours), Japan (17 hours), and Israel (20 hours) in recent months.

Let’s criticize Rauner for the many – and I mean, tons – of things that he does wrong but noticing that globalization happened is not one of them. If cheap populism is how we plan to fight his reelection, then oy.

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