OAK BROOK, IL - OCTOBER 20, 2010
Last night, two of the four candidates for the US Senate were invited
to debate before the cameras by The League of Women voters which, to
its discredit, prevented viewers from hearing all the options
that will be available to them on the ballot, Nov 2.
The two candidates who were allowed to appear mostly traded jibes and
misleading half-truths, which gave voters no real idea of their
positions on the issues, which are clearly less important to them than
While Mark Kirk's views are hard to pin down, Alexi Giannoulias'
mistaken idea that the Constitution of the United States, and the
principles of strictly limited Federal power and checks and balances
central to it, are open to review and revision was alarming.
It is hard to say whose interests are served by "debates" like this
one, but it is clearly not the Illinois voter's.