Third black president?
Not according to Team Deadfish:
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is said by well-connected Democrats to be considering the idea of running for president if Hillary Clinton opts out of the 2016 race.
The 53-year-old Emanuel, who is busy raising money for his 2015 reelection campaign in the Windy City, has had discussions both over the phone and face to face in the past month with Democratic Party donors and fundraisers about a possible White House run, according to sources.
It’s unclear who raised the subject—Emanuel or the donors—and the mayor’s press secretary initially didn’t offer clarity on who said what to whom. Hours after this story was published, however, Tarah Cooper emailed denying that the mayor “raised or entertained” the subject of a White House run. She also sent a photo of Emanuel’s scrawl on yellow legal paper vowing “not ever” to run “for another office” and reiterated his longstanding pledge that, in his words, he’s “not interested.
Too bad. There aren’t many 2016 possibilities I would be more excited to vote against — regardless of how interesting it would be to have in the White House somebody who confronts his opponents in the most honorable and dignified way possible: naked in the shower.
For now, the Dems have a big “reserved for Hillary” sign on the 2016 nomination slot (sorry, Joe). Knowing that, there aren’t many Democrats who are going to start publicly exploring a run this early, which would give the Clinton machine so much extra time to take that hypothetical candidate down by leaking to the press about the day he was caught in a hotel room in a hot tub filled with melted butter eating jalapeño poppers from between the boobs of two Chilean hookers. Wait, that was Bill. Never mind.
But if Emanuel does decide to run, Nancy Pelosi might be the first to know.