I suggested yesterday that Mayor Rahm was so toxic that he threatened the national Democrats.
I asked what would Hillary do if and when the Democratic primary was still an open race when it got to Illinois? Would she avoid any photo-ops with the toxic Mayor?
Senator Dick Durbin seems to think standing with the Mayor is no problem.
“The people protesting in his front yard are the same people that were working against him,” Durbin said. “He still has visible support in the African-American community. I saw that this week in my meetings and watching his meetings.”
In mid-December, Rahm was polling at a 56% disapproval rating. Things have not gotten better since then.
“I don’t question that there are things that happened under the mayor’s watch that have caused problems for him that he will still have to address. Those sorts of things are real and on his watch. But most of the things he’s facing are left over.”
Which is which, Dick? Is burying the video of the killing of Laquan McDonald for political purposes something from his watch, or left over?
Is Stephen Patton and the Mayor’s law department something from the Mayor’s watch, or left over?
Any Democrat who wants to choose this moment to stand with the Mayor is welcome to do it.
Whether that is Hillary running for President or Jaime Andrade running for 40th District State Representative in my neighborhood.