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  •  That's a silly statement, unless you believe (0+ / 0-)

    that Rahm doesn't care about keeping the Mayor's office.

    The real election is the Democratic primary, but there are always candidates for the job.

    And, if things got bad enough, who knows what doors might be opened?

    LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

    by dinotrac on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 02:47:31 AM PDT

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    •  All he has to do is keep the machine happy. (2+ / 0-)

      Then he runs more or less opposed.

      And seeing as he's a big wheel in the machine . . .

      Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

      by corvo on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 03:35:02 AM PDT

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    •  Rahm obviously figures he can stay mayor (1+ / 0-)
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      the same way he got elected mayor the first time: a shit-ton of yard signs and key endorsements. Only this time, as the incumbent, he'll have yet another advantage: no one will have the guts to run against him.

      That's the Chicago way -- turning every election into a self-fulfilling prophecy of more of the same.

      "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is the first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk. Every state is totalitarian at heart; there are no ends to the cruelty it will go to to protect itself." -- Ian McDonald

      by Geenius at Wrok on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 07:56:25 AM PDT

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