What Could Possibly Justify Voting for Rahm Emanuel as Mayor of Chicago?

by Robert Stacy McCain | January 2, 2011 12:29 am

[1]Three words: Carol Moseley Braun![2]

Danny K. Davis, a longtime United States representative, has dropped out of the race to become Chicago’s mayor, creating the situation that black leaders here had for months been clamoring for: a campaign that includes only one major African-American candidate.
Carol Moseley Braun, a former senator, became that candidate this weekend, as Mr. Davis announced his plans to step aside and to support Ms. Braun. The Rev. James T. Meeks, the pastor of a large South Side church, quit his campaign about a week ago.
Pressure to unite around one African-American candidate has been bubbling here for months, in part out of fear that the city’s black vote would be split – diminishing its influence and all but ensuring that a white candidate (like Rahm Emanuel, the former White House chief of staff) or a Latino candidate (like Gery Chico, a former board of education leader) might win on Feb. 22.

I can see the campaign signs now:

Because America Needs Another Detroit

(Cross-posted[3] at The Other McCain[4].)

  1. [Image]: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_XDLnpGlOHFU/TR-yrrc_IRI/AAAAAAAAHIw/kZ_pYvVX1d4/s1600/CarolMoseleyBraun.jpg
  2. Carol Moseley Braun!: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/02/us/politics/02chicago.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
  3. Cross-posted: http://theothermccain.com/2011/01/01/what-could-possibly-justify-voting-for-rahm-emanuel-as-mayor-of-chicago/
  4. The Other McCain: http://theothermccain.com/

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