Ignore the back and forth jabs from each Republican candidate for governor and think logically.

Illinois is a liberal state and won't elect a hard right conservative for governor. If this statement weren't accurate, State Sen. Bill Brady would be the incumbent governor facing reelection in November.

Swing voters went with Governor Pat Quinn four years ago because Brady was way too socially conservative. Governor Quinn is now trying to appeal to that agenda having signed same sex marriage into law, legalizing medical marijuana and fighting the Supreme Court on gun rights. Quinn knows that he's on the right side of history with each one of those issues in Illinois. It doesn't matter how high taxes are and how hard it is to do business in Illinois, Brady will lose again in November if nominated, and so will anyone like him.

Look to New York or New Jersey on how to elect a Republican here. Michael Bloomberg, a former democrat businessman, became a Republican and became the 108th mayor of New York City. He was a self made billionaire who had no experience in politics. In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie, a moderate Republican former district attorney, appealed to swing voters on doing better business and laying down the law. He's now in his second term as governor.

The candidate who fits this model in Illinois is businessman Bruce Rauner. Swing voters could care less about the party and prefer somebody outside of the system. Bruce Rauner is their best chance at a victory in November — probably their only chance.

Aaron Weisman, Chicago