Billion dollar Bruce buying IL GOP gubernatorial nod
How? Simply by dropping just one of his one thousand millions of dollars on TV ads that have vaulted this money mogul, previously unknown to the general public, into a lead he'll never relinquish. Dillard, Brady and Rutherford, A.K.A, "The Three Paupers" don't have a chance. They have no money to counter the cool $1.5 mill, pocket change for Billionaire Bruce, that has left their campaigns in tatters. Will 999 millions left to spend, Billionaire Bruce can avoid debates on substantive issues as he hides behind a blizzard of greenbacks.
Truth be told, my moniker "Billionaire Bruce" may represent a bit of satiric hyperbole as neither I (nor anyone else outside the Rauner fiefdom for that matter) can certify Billionaire Bruce is truly a billionaire. All he'll offer is that he made a nifty $53 million last year alone (over a twentieth of a billion), and that he's worth "hundreds of millions". It is understandable that he wouldn't disclose that he truly is a billionaire as B for billionaire is the scarlet letter of billionaires buying high office.
Billionaire Bruce may be a smart guy and may have the interests of the state at heart. But blasting his formerly better known contenders out of the gubernatorial race with limitless millions is a disgusting perversion of our democratic form of representative government and should be resisted by all who cherish it. I have two suggestions for Billionaire Bruce. Either drop out of the race or give just one million of your fabulous fortune to each of your three contenders to give them a smidgeon of hope come March 18.