What the heck is going on with the latest curveball from the re-election team in Chicago? Distract, distort, motivate the base? A plan not particularly well executed, in our opinion, but they have to go with what they’ve got. Our guess is that this latest escapade is about the youth vote. At least he made it classy:
I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I talked to friends and family and neighbors, when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together; when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf
As for the youth vote angle, here’s a reference. (And there’s always the issue of money.) It’s as though the team in Chicago slices and dices polling data in order to serve little inducements to elements of the base — but in doing so, seems to ignore the second order effects of such action. They certainly seem to have been taken by surprise by the blowback.