"Kirk Week" tests whether Congressman Mark Kirk can become a serious candidate for U. S. Senator in Illinois.
Has Mark Kirk become the "Hamlet" of Illinois politics?
ANDY MARTIN /2010
Republican for U. S. Senator
“He works for
the People of Illinois”
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
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INTERNET POWERHOUSE ANDY MARTIN ROILS THE 2010 ILLINOIS U.S. SENATE CAMPAIGN BY LAUNCHING "KIRK WEEK"
MARTIN SEEKS TO GOAD MARK KIRK, THE PREFERRED CANDIDATE OF ILLINOIS' CORRUPT POLITICAL "COMBINE," INTO DECLARING FOR THE REPUBLICAN U. S. SENATE PRIMARY
"PETITIONING BEGINS IN SIXTY DAYS," SAYS MARTIN; "WHERE'S KIRK?"
ANDY MARTIN SAYS HE PASSES THE "CAROL MARIN" TEST
(CHICAGO)(June 9, 2009) Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin will launch "Kirk Week" as Martin maneuvers his U. S. Senate campaign into attack mode with a series of Chicago news conferences beginning Tuesday, June 9th (details below).
Martin says that Representative Mark Kirk is incapable of passing the "Carol Marin test."
Martin is launching "Kirk Week" to attack Representative Mark Kirk on Kirk's political record. "There will be no personal or family smears against Kirk from me," says Martin.
"I need a primary opponent. The corrupt 'Combine' that rules both political parties, and Chicago's flaccid news media, are having heart spasms at the prospect that I might be the Republican U. S. Senate candidate in 2010. Mark Kirk is the 'Combine candidate.' Why won’t Kirk announce? That dog won’t hunt.
"Kirk may have been distracted by his recent divorce, but if a simple family matter throws him off track, how can he stand the stress and struggle of a statewide campaign?
"Under existing state law, which looks increasingly unlikely to be modified, we start petitioning in approximately sixty days.
"Carol Marin has posited that "Any Republican seriously thinking of running for Senate will have to run against Obama."
"In other words, Barry Obama's 'crew' is going to launch their usual smear campaign against any Republican senate candidate, except me. Obama smeared his Democratic primary opponent in 2004 with marital woes. He smeared Jack Ryan, his original 2004 opponent with Ryan's 'sexless' sex scandal. More marital muck. He was gearing up in 2008 to smear Senator John McCain with McCain's marital history.
"Can Kirk expect his divorce to become an issue? Obama is addicted to smearing opponents with marital dirt. Hello?
"When people ask me if I have skeletons in my closet, I tell them I have so many skeletons I can’t even close the closet. Big deal. You fight crooks in politics, you make enemies. Corrupt federal and state judges hate me. Crooked lawyers tremble. In other words, they know I am capable of throwing as much dirt back at them as they direct at me.
"Obama put me on the front page of the New York Times with a national smear campaign, and I fired right back.
"I have exposed more of Obama's lies than anyone else in the media (see below). All of my reporting about Obama has subsequently been verified and confirmed by Obama himself.
"In effect, I was 'vetted' by the Obama smear machine in 2008. The best they could come up with against me was a 25 year-old lawsuit with some controversial language, part of the mud thrown by all of the participants in that case. Not much.
"In other words, the Democrats know I will be as nasty as they are if that's the way they want to campaign. Maybe then they will stick to the issues and we can debate our national agenda.
"I am the only Republican who has the experience and expertise to be a credible opponent against the Democratic candidate in November, 2010.
"Mark Kirk? He's become the 'Hamlet' of Illinois politics. How is he going to fight a campaign when he can't even make up his mind to become a candidate?
"In the past, Andy McKenna and his crooked 'Combine Republicans' have rigged the primary against me, using their straw men as fronts. But McKenna is going to have a hard time rigging the 2010 primary when he is under relentless attack for his own corruption and mismanagement of the Illinois Republican Party.
"Mirabile dictu. We might actually have an honest and open election, despite McKenna's current attempts to create a 'closed' 2010 Republican statewide primary.
"McKenna's 2008 Senate candidate was a joke. Steve Sauerberg promised millions and produced very little after the primary. And after rigging the primary with bogus endorsements and his usual dirty tricks, McKenna abandoned his stooge; Sauerberg became a complete embarrassment to the Illinois Republican 'Combine' Party.
"I am ready for battle, and battle-tested under the most excruciating conditions: attacks by the Obama smear machine. Can Kirk show any similar ability and experience to stand up to Obama's malicious campaign tactics?
"Can he pass the 'Carol Marin test?' I don’t think so," Martin says. "Marin's 'test' posits that Obama will take a personal interest in the 2010 senate race, and gear up his smear machine. Can Kirk stand up to Obama's heat? Who believes Kirk can pass the Marin test? No one.
"If the Democrats want to debate the issues, I am ready. And if they want to go hand-to-hand, I'm ready for a mud fight. Just ask Barry Obama what kind of an opponent I can be.
"'Kirk Week' will help Illinois Republicans decide if Kirk is the man to oppose me in the 2010 primary."
[For "Kirk Week" we are planning news conferences Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday on Mark Kirk's record.]
June 9th news conference details:
Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin
Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash,
Tuesday, June 9, 2009 4:00 P.M.
Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin asks whether Representative Mark Kirk, the preferred 2010 senate candidate of Illinois' corrupt "Combine," has become the "Hamlet" of Illinois politics, and whether Kirk can pass the "Carol Marin test."
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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of www.ContrarianCommentary.com.
Martin comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York.
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