Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Every Picture Tells a Story 2/24/15

Today is the day of the mayoral primary in Chicago. In my neighborhood, there are quite a few signs for Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (like the sign pictured above at the Francisco Brown Line stop). There are signs here and there for Alderman Bob Fioretti. I've even seen signs for businessman Willie Wilson.

How many signs have I seen for our current mayor, Rahm Emanuel? Exactly none. Know why? Because nobody really likes him. Will he get re-elected? Probably.

However, if he does not get more than 50% of the vote today, he'll have to participate in a runoff in April with the runner-up (probably Garcia).

So if you vote today, please do your city a favor: Vote for someone--anyone--but Rahm Emanuel. He may still get re-elected, he would have to work a lot harder to stay on this fifth floor of City Hall, rather than getting the office as a gift he most assuredly does not deserve.