FOXNews.com - Chicago Mayor Daley Opts Against Re-Election, Opens Door for Rahm: "Longtime Chicago Mayor Richard Daley announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election, a stunning decision that apparently ends a political dynasty that dominated the city for more than a half century and paves the way for Rahm Emanuel to chase his dream job.
Emanuel, the White House chief of staff, once told Fox News that if Daley, 68, didn't seek re-election, he would likely throw his hat in the ring, raising the possibility that his days in the White House are numbered.
'That's a job I really want,' Emanuel once told Fox News' Bret Baier.
The White House had no immediate comment.
Daley was first elected mayor in 1989, following in the footsteps of his father, who died of a heart attack while still mayor in 1976 at age 74
This man Rahmbo Emmanuel mayor of Chicago? LOLOLOL. Yea right.
I surely hope in that way 'retirement' isn't the end' for this administration, while admittedly Daley did some good things, his graft is 'world renowned' in anyone's bio, although 'his graft' wasn't really to personally enrich himself but others and to make the city into what "He" thought was better.
His time to 'cash in' comes now he's hoping I bet. He's made it through without going to prison yet so he's outdone the past two Illinois governors, that's for damn sure.
And while his kids are alright seriously, (one a soldier) I'm damn glad they're not standing here in line with their hands out looking to 'move in' to the Mayor position, as Todd Stroger did in the Crook County Board when his crooked assed 'pops' croaked in office. Like perhaps Michael Madigan or Rham Emmanuel are licking their 'choppers' right now to run for this job, but neither will win.
Not in this lifetime for Emmanuel is my bet, and no one really even knows who Michael Madigan is even though he for all intents and purposes runs Springfield's demo circus. And frankly, I think America and Chicago have had enough of all three men, and mostly democrats for this generation at least, God willing.