Chicago’s Black Mayoral Candidates Critical of Nation’s First Black President

No, not that one — I’m talking about the real “first black president” — although he may soon be stripped of that title.

This Chicago mayoral race should be fun. It’s barely gotten underway and already Bill Clinton is kinda-sorta being called a racist:

Two candidates for mayor told former President Bill Clinton to cancel plans to campaign for their front-running rival, Rahm Emanuel. Congressman Danny Davis accused Mr. Clinton of trying “to thwart the legitimate political aspirations of Chicago’s black community.”

Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun said it would be a “gaffe” by the former president on a par with comments Mr. Clinton made during the 2008 Presidential primary season. Some supporters of Barack Obama claimed Clinton had belittled the then-Illinois State Senator by comparing Obama’s campaign for President to Rev. Jesse Jackson’s quest for the White House.

Somehow Slick will manage to successfully endorse all three and blame the racial strife on Rush Limbaugh.

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