I have time to make up my mind about who I’m going to vote for in the Chicago Mayor’s race.
Lord knows, I have plenty of candidates to pick from.
And more to come.
That was quite a group standing behind County Board President Toni Preckwinkle the other day as she made her announcement that she was running.
There was Frank Clark, who Rahm appointed to head his unelected school board.
And there was that aging alderman in pin stripes, Eddie Burke. I remember him as a leading voice of reaction since the days of the old anti-Harold Washington coalition.
And there was even a socialist or two, whatever that means.
But let me be clear about this.
I will not be voting for Bill Daley.
On the very day that the prosecution rested in the trial of Jason Van Dyke for the killing of Laquan McDonald, I read this from Daley’s campaign letter.
Chicago needs a comprehensive strategy to address crime and that starts with aggressive, professional law enforcement. Our men and women in uniform put their lives on the line to protect our lives and they deserve our respect and our support. We cannot tie their hands with bureaucratic rules that make it any more difficult to do their jobs.
Our professional law enforcers are aggressive enough, thank you Mr. Daley.
Daley goes on to say that the problem is that there is not enough trust on both sides.
No consent decree was needed to restrain the actions of the residents, neighborhoods and communities in our city.
That consent decree was needed to constrain the police.