Democrats may still reelect Jesse Jackson, Jr.

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If they kept reelecting Barney Frank, who had a home where male prostitutes were turning tricks, and Marion Barry, who was caught smoking crack on tape, why wouldn't they send Jesse Jackson, Jr. back into office?

He's being treated for bipolar disorder -- a mental illness that can bring depression, mania, risky behavior and delusions.

He's had a highly publicized relationship with a "social acquaintance" that rocked his marriage.

His name is repeatedly linked to disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Now he's the target of a federal investigation into "suspicious activity" into his congressional finances.

What does all this mean for Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s political future when the Nov. 6 election is a little more than three weeks away?

"He's going to be re-elected," political consultant Thom Serafin said. "In this particular part of the world, being a 'D' is so important."

Junior isn't even campaigning. He doesn't have to. Being a D is so important that it trumps all else, but what do you expect from a party that still tolerates his father, the good Reverend that produced a love-child during an affair with one of his staffers, then paid her hush money.

I'm starting to think that John Edwards might have a shot at a comeback in the modern Democratic Party.

If you're one of the old guard that still thinks the Democratic Party stands for something good, wake up.

This blog attempts to add perspective and context to local and national politics, through a variety of disciplines, such as history, economics, and philosophy--all tempered with common sense. About the author

Eric Ingemunson's commentary has been featured on Hannity, CNN, NBC, Inside Edition, and KFI's The John and Ken Show. Eric was born and raised in Ventura County and currently resides in Moorpark. He earned a master's degree in Public Policy and Administration from California Lutheran University. As a conservative, Eric supports smaller government, less taxation, more individual freedom, the rule of law, and a strict adherence to the Constitution.