Hedges coulda been president . . .

. . . if he’d run, say ten years ago, or 15 or 20, before people got tired of the same-old, same-old at Village Hall.

or . . .

. . . if no smart, able campaigner-restaurateur had not surfaced to challenge him.

or . . .

. . . if Oak Park demographics had not changed from super-idealistic to limited-pragmatic-with-view-to-making-our-utopia-work-better-than-before.

or . . . (fill in the blanks) . . .

A fascinating exercise, no?

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  • Peter Creticos  On April 10, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Jim, I generally agree with all of the above. It seemed that Hedge’s campaign kept looking to the past as justification for his candidacy. It don’t believe that it reflected the true measure of the man, which is why I voted for him in the end. Abu-Taleb was critical of what is and offered a vision of energy and urgency for the future. It will be interesting to see how he is able to move a board that is largely invested in the status quo.

  • Jim Bowman  On April 10, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    Reblogged this on Blithe Spirit.

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