(Chicago, IL) — March 1, 2010. Scott Lee Cohen had prostitutes and Jason Plummer has platitudes.
Neither is helpful to a political candidate.
Chicago Sun-Times columnist Carolin Marin filleted the 27-year old GOP Lt. Governor candidate in her recent column for dodging details and pushing platitudes.
Referring Plummer’s sub-par interview with WTTW-TV host Phil Ponce, Marin highlights Plummer’s feeble grasp of issues:
What the interview with Ponce revealed is that there is a long way to go until the November election in terms of dragging specifics, not platitudes, out of any of the folks running for office in the crisis-ridden state of Illinois.
What caught my attention much more than his temporary blanking on a question was Plummer’s answers to others.
Like when the candidate asserted that we could achieve significant budget savings by addressing the “10 to 12 percent . . . maybe 15 percent” Medicaid expenditures that are “fraudulent.”
By phone on Friday, I asked Plummer if he could be more specific about the studies he was citing.
“I don’t have it right in front of me,” he said, adding, “but there is waste and fraud across the board and any common voter would agree with that.”
What the common voter would agree with is that kid is over his head.
Prostitutes undid Cohen, platitudes may likely undo Plummer.