Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Rahm Emanuel Chicago Mayor? Obama Chief of Staff Leaves White House?

Rahm Emanuel Chicago Mayor? Obama's chief of staff, who has been heavily criticized may be leaving the White House in order to run for an office of his own. Of course, Obama is from the Chicago area so it's familiar political stomping grounds.

Chicago is 1/3 white, 1/3 black, and 1/3 hispanic. Already, African Americans and Hispanics have voiced their opposition of Emanuel - and that's not all that surprising. Each race usually supports a candidate of their own race according to the Christian Science Monitor.

Former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun, Rep. Danny Davis (D), state Sens. James Meeks (D) and Rickey Hendon (D) are African Americans who are named as possible democratic contenders. Meeks may be a bit controversial, as he has more conservative views. Jesse Jackson, Jr was previously named as a good option - but then he got entangled in the Planet Blago debacle.

Although Rahm Emanuel has made it in the West Wing, will he make it in Chicago? Although many may be glad to see him go or hear of his departure, it might not be for as long as we think.

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