PI Original Mose Buchele Friday August 1st, 2008, 4:28pm

That's One Way Of Putting It

This month in Chicago Magazine, Ben Goldberger asks
a question that many of us have wondered about perennial Republican
candidate Jim Oberweis: after so many losses and in the face of
unpopularity in his own party, what motivates the man to keep running?

Apparently ...

This month in Chicago Magazine, Ben Goldberger asks a question that many of us have wondered about perennial Republican candidate Jim Oberweis: after so many losses and in the face of unpopularity in his own party, what motivates the man to keep running?

Apparently Oberweis owes some of his sticktoittiveness to the support of his friends, one of whom outlined the ice-cream magnate's campaign strategy for his rematch against Rep. Bill Foster in the 14th District. In doing so, he inadvertently compared Oberweis to something that needs to be "flush[ed]":

"If elected, it is my belief that Jim would be a terrific congressman," said Robert Bonifas, the CEO of Alarm Detection Systems in Aurora and a longtime Oberweis friend and political donor. "Whether he is capable of providing a mental enema to the electorate to flush out the old Jim and instill the new Jim, I don't know."

You ready for that District 14?

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