It’s probably too much to hope for that “the crackhead” wins, isn’t it?
With the 82nd anniversary of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre safely behind them, Chicagoans will go to the polls today to — probably — pick the next mayor of the hometown political base of the president of the United States.
The city’s voters will mainly be choosing between: Rahm Emanuel, former local political machine gofer, Bill Clinton money man, representative and Barack Obama’s initial chief of staff; and Gery Chico, former Board of Education head and chief of staff to the retiring 68-year-old Mayor Richard M. Daley. The Daley family has controlled the fifth-floor City Hall office (and so much more in the toddling town) for 43 of the last 56 years.
The Chicago-DC loop will probably be shored up even more by the end of the day.
If Rahm Emanuel wins, he’ll be delivering an acceptance speech sometime tonight from his home in Washingt — I mean… Chicago. Definitely Chicago.
Update: As surprising as finding an error on Charlie Rangel’s tax return: Emanuel wins.