Just in case you've missed out . . .
Because of the whole Jack Ryan mess, the Illinois GOP has spent the better part of the last month trying to find someone - anyone - to fill their senate slot. In the last week, however, party mo has started to shift and follow the grassroots momentum to Mike Ditka. Seriously. (And I'm not saying this with condescension.) He's interested, family's willing, state and national parties are up for it. Now, can you just picture it: DITKA FOR SENATE? The possibilities boggle the mind. I'll say just two words: Reagan Democrats. One more word: Labor.
Anyhoo, word on the street (or on the 'net, anyway) among political junkies is that RNC/GOP biggies are heading to Chicago and there could be an announcement today. Though the two items could be unrelated.