Monday, March 02, 2015
This past Tuesday delivered a shock to TPTB in Chicago: Mayor Rahm Emmanuel has been forced into a runoff.
His opponent is Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia, who, if elected, would become Chicago's First Latino Mayor.
When I say that folks just assumed that Rahm would get the 50% +1 of the votes needed to avoid a runoff, I mean it.
I mean, how could he not. He raised money hand over fist.
He outspent Chuy 12 to 1.
TWELVE TO ONE.
He had all these slick ads, and these slickly made fliers.
But, here's the thing.
Rahm doesn't have a base.
I can't point to anyone, other than the 1% that remotely likes Rahm, and would come out, hell or high water, to vote for him.
There are those who were afraid of him, and then there are those, like me, who are sick of him, and want an apology from those who voted him in 4 years ago.