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Election 2011 Thu Sep 09 2010

Rahm for Mayor: "Four More Years!"

Forgetting for a second (or preferably forever) the meaningless insta-polls people are doing, what exactly would you expect a Rahm For Mayor campaign to look like? Meaning, what would his message be? He obviously can't run against the Mayor's record in a meaningful way--and his many opponents will belabor that fact from beginning to end--so will he soft-pedal the Mayor's recent record? Promise to do the good but leave behind the bad? And how do you put that in a simple campaign message?

What would you suggest?

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**** / September 9, 2010 1:16 PM

Rahm for Mayor:

"Go **** yourself if you don't want to vote for me. I'm still going to bend you mindless ****'s over with or without your blessing, so you might as well bring your own ******* lube

- something like that

pratfall / September 9, 2010 1:35 PM

I don't expect a lot of the top-tier candidates to run against Daley's record. The parking meter fiasco aside, Daley has 20 years of Chicago's citizenry standing behind the city council with a rubber stamp of their own. Not to mention, a lot of the worst stuff he did (covering up torture, patronage and contracts for favors, letting infrastructure and emergency service workers crumble) never made it into the papers, or never had his name attached to the problem. He just didn't piss off enough of us to where running against his record is a requirement.

Rick / September 10, 2010 9:02 AM

I Agree with Pratfall. I think it is important to take in to consideration that the only reason Daley is not going to be mayor in the next term, is because he didn't want to be. If he would have run for a seventh time, he would have gotten elected despite everything he has done in the last ten years. If his record never hurt him, why should it burden anyone else?

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