When asked what he thought about all the chatter on a primary challenge from GOP Rep. Jeanne Ives, Governor Rauner had only a simple “whatever.”
Unfortunately, that’s emblematic of the what Bruce Rauner has become.
This is not the same Bruce Rauner who, at least through his primary run four years ago, was informed, substantive, vigorous and principled.
Now, he stumbles from day to day with no purpose, unprepared and uninformed, offering little more than glib platitudes delivered with a smile. Nobody in either party in the General Assembly trusts him, and he has largely turned his office over to his wife, who holds fundamentally different views than those her husband ran on.
He has lost it, and dropping out of the race is looking more and more like the right way for him to go.
— IL Working Together (@IllinoisWorking) October 9, 2017
–Mark Glennon is founder of Wirepoints. Opinions expressed are his own.