Ex Rep Joe "Deadbeat Dad" Walsh for Governor in 2014?


Just as long as he has no chance of winning, I'd love another campaign season for him to show what a huge jackass he is. Either that or MSNBC should snap him up as a Talking head. h/t Taegan.

Q. What about a bid for governor for you? A possibility?

A. You know that I believe fervently in that vision. I don’t know of many other candidates who articulate that vision. Am I going to do something? Oh gosh, I don’t know. People approach me every day and ask, “Walsh, are you going to run for the governor? Are you going to run for Senate?” I want to do my part to lead a movement to present a vision to this. I’d rather go down fighting. Democrats have ruined this state but they’ve been able to do it because the Republicans have allowed them to.

Q. Others say you would make a great political pundit on television. Any thoughts on that?

A. I’m a policy guy. My background is policy. I’m moved by ideas. Whether that means I run again or whether that means I’m doing something else, writing about or speaking about ideas, I don’t know. Somehow or other I’m going to be connected around them. We have a dearth of conservatives in the state. I’ve got a lot of flaws as a candidate. But I can talk to any person in everyday language. We desperately need that. This party that I’m part of, that I love, needs to be purged.

  • Dawn9476

    If he runs, I hope the AG of IL runs, too. I want to see Joe get crushed by a woman again in the general. The Democrats need another woman governor.

  • mellowjohn

    as an illinois democrat, all i can say is, "OHPLEASEPLEASEPLEASE!!!"

  • Joe, it's time for you to get a real job and learn how the world works . . .

  • Governor of what?

  • kimbutgar

    That guy is insane and needs to be in a mental institution. But run Joe and get your a$$ handed to you. He has some serious anger issues that need to be addressed by a trained therapist. Delusions of grandeur are a scary thing.

  • Harbor Guy

    It should be illegal for anyone to be elected to a position, if they owe child support.


  • chock full o' hubris.