09/28/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Is Illinois Ready For A Third Party? You Betcha.

I remember the September 2006 night well: Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney's Chicago fundraiser, held at a sparsely attended Pilsen restaurant. In a sport coat and paisley necktie, he was the best-dressed gent in the room. By a mile.

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