Is Rahm In Trouble?

It’s hard to imagine that Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago with a $15 million war chest, is in trouble in his April 7 runoff with Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, the Cook County commissioner who got enough of the vote in the initial Feb. 24 election to keep Emanuel from winning a second term outright.  Reports …

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Rahm Hoping To End Chicago Race Today

He has a solid campaign organization, tons of money, and even the president of the United States in his corner. But if reports are to be believed, Rahm Emanuel is running scared in his bid (on Tuesday, Feb. 24) for a second term as mayor of Chicago.  Not that anyone thinks he will finish anywhere …

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Whither V.P. Biden; Welcome Gov. Brown

One of the more entertaining aspects of following politics is watching how journalists cover Sarah Palin. To a person, they swear up and down that they’ll never write about her again. Then she’ll say something – as she did last month, when she told a reporter that she’s “seriously thinking” about running for president – …

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Who Dat? – H

You can’t figure out what Seattle coach Pete Carroll was thinking when he called for that ill-fated pass play during the Super Bowl? How do you think we feel when we can’t figure out who all these local campaign buttons refer to?? As you know, every so often we come across campaign buttons for candidates …

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What Howard Baker Left Us

What makes a successful politician? We often don’t fully know the answer to that until they are gone from the scene, and even then the answer is not clear. Harry Truman, for example, left office in 1953 with abysmal polling numbers (22% approval according to Gallup), but in the decades since his departure his stock …

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