Thursday, September 18, 2014
"Oops, I Did It Again", The Mike Frerichs Campaign Saga
You should have seen the high-fives being tossed around in Champaign yesterday afternoon. The Mike Frerichs campaign team were hootin' and hollerin' about the 'slam' they got in on their opponent Tom Cross.
They even went out for a basket of onion rings at TGIFriday's over on Neil Street. They drank water (of course) because they're trying to hit home the whole minimum wage thing, right?
Then...terror struck this morning. They had failed to even cite the right source for their release. They confused Rick Pearson with Steve Cochran on WGN.
The latest in a long string of bumbling errors is perhaps the most telling: right when the lights are shining the brightest and voters are starting to pay attention to the fall campaigns, the Frerichs campaign does what they do best: stub their own toe with an unforced error.
We've said it before, but it is worth repeating: Mike Frerichs isn't ready for primetime. Mike Frerichs isn't ready to be the Illinois State Treasurer.