MINNEAPOLIS--Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar on Palin and the Illinois delegation being seated far away from the convention stage.
From Sun-Times' Mark Bieganski....
Edgar on Palin:
Watching her when she was introduced by Senator McCain, I thought she had a lot
of spunk and I think that will help this ticket. She has a varied background --
she's a little bit more conservative on some issues -- but she's had some life
experiences that a lot of Americans can would like to see in the White House,
whether it's the first or second person. The unknown is that she is so unknown.
On Sweet blog post on Illinois having poor seats at convention:
We had been moving back the last few years. That's presidential politics. We can
be a strong state, we just don't vote Republican for president. I'm not a
pessimist like some people are and I think many in the media like to talk about
the death of the Republican party. We had a tough go. I never thought Rod
Blagojevich would get away with it twice ... it's now our turn. I can assure you
whether he's on the ballot or not in 2010 we'll run against him.