rooting for rahm

NPR: For the first time in more than two decades, voters in Chicago go to the polls Tuesday to elect a mayor who is not named Richard Daley. Last year, Daley announced he would not seek a record seventh term.

Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is one of the candidates hoping to replace Daley. Although Emanuel leads in both polls and fundraising, the other candidates predict there will be no clear-cut winner and a runoff is likely.

At the end of the day, here’s what all the candidates running for mayor of Chicago want to do: get 50 percent plus one more vote. That’s what it will take to claim outright victory.

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12 Responses to “rooting for rahm”

  1. 1 Proud of Obama
    February 22, 2011 at 10:57 am

    I hope Rahm wins. Carol Moseley Braun is a disaster. And I say this as someone who devoted a summer to working on a big fundraiser for her when she ran for the senate.

    • 2 EDP4BHO
      February 22, 2011 at 12:51 pm

      Ms. Braun acts too much like she is entitled….I run away from folks like her. I tend to believe that if Rahm does win, he may be a good mayor given his roots, background, and relationship with the President. I just hope he is able to see widely and wisely the needs of the city and all of its ethnicities, because we know this is what mayoral politics involves. There is no closer scrutiny by communities than that of its mayor.

  2. 3 Sue in Minnesota
    February 22, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Rah, Rah, Rahm. I hope Chicago elects him and that he serves Chicago ably and fairly.

  3. 4 DoNoHarm
    February 22, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Rahm is unlike President Obama. Rahm is a fighter first and last. I’m only hoping Chicago stays as great a city as it is under Mayor Daley. They’re in big time money trouble, no pretense as in WI. Rahm has always wanted to be mayor and finally has his chance. He’s one of the Chi smart guys. I’m sure he’s going to win, so is he, else he wouldn’t have left the WH.

    • 5 Kelly
      February 22, 2011 at 3:57 pm

      I don’t get this notion “Rahm is unlike President Obama. Rahm is a fighter first and last”. I would like to meet the person who has fought has hard for America and the American middle class under the hardest circumstances other than President Obama. I would like to meet a better example of fighting adversity more than our POTUS. IMHO, Mr. Emanuel might be loud, gruff, and in your face but that doesn’t make him more of a fighter than anyone else. I do support and want him to fulfill his dream of Mayor though.

      • 6 louc1
        February 22, 2011 at 4:43 pm

        Our POTUS is a fighter – did he give up 1n 2008 against Clinton or McCain – through all of that ugliness? Did he give up when fighting for health care reform when it seemed hopeless? I could go on! I haven’t seen him give up a fight yet. Kelly you are so right being loud doesn’t make you a fighter it just makes you loud. I am glad President Obama is unlike Rahm (nothing against Rahm but I prefer our President’s style) and I am soooooo glad he fights for the American people everyday!!! Fight on President Obama!

      • 8 EDP4BHO
        February 22, 2011 at 7:30 pm

        I cosign with Kelly and louc1. I have never seen anyone fight so hard as this man. He is like a bop bean bag….give him a punch and he pops right back up. He fights against rethugs, demos, faux progressives, white racists, black jackasses, turncoats….and he keeps it tight with that grit and charm. DoNoHarm, I hope you meant well in your statement. It just hit my bad nerve. I will defend President Obama till the death.

        • 9 hopefruit2
          February 22, 2011 at 10:18 pm

          I agree. And it’s a waste of time to compare our President to Rahm. They both serve very different roles and are good in their individual roles. They are not running against each other. They once served on the same team.

          Currently, it’s time to let Rahm be Mayor of Chicago. And it’s time to let Obama be President of the United States.

  4. 10 Me4obama
    February 22, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Braking news Rahm emanuel elected mayor of chicago

  5. 12 Sonjia Duncan
    February 23, 2011 at 6:52 am

    CONGRATULATION to you Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
    Best wishes !

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