His primary opponent says Democrats should dump Governor Pat Quinn next spring... because Quinn can't win next fall.
But Quinn says challenger Bill Daley is making the same mistake that many pundits made in 2010... and is just as wrong now as they were then.
The governor and the former White House chief of staff faced off against each other in speeches to a Democratic party event in Springfield Wednesday.
But they did not have a political showdown at the State Fair.
Quinn cancelled the usual Democratic rally on Governor's Day at the Fair, replacing it instead with live entertainment... which drew a significantly smaller crowd.