Who should replace Rahm Emanuel?

From Truth2Tell at DemocraticUnderground:

Rahm Emanuel goes to the White House. Goody for him. Now we can maybe get a real progressive Representative from the 5th Congressional district in Illinois. Here's my choice:

Chicago Alderman Tom Tunney

More here:

http://journals.democraticunderground.co m/Truth2Tell/216

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Re: Who should replace Rahm Emanuel?

Tunney is, at best, a good mouthpiece.  He has little depth in his policies and has pushed no meaningful change in the ward/city.  He has been a Daley rubberstamp, the entire reason he won to begin with.  Yes he's gay, but he's also just one more white man to send to Congress.

I haven't reviewed enough of the other possibilities to have formed a clear opinion of who else should go.  I'll do that and post in the future.  

I am however clear that Tunney would not be the type of progressive leader we need in Washington.  No how.  No way.  No Tunney.  

by passionateprogressive 2008-11-07 04:45AM | 0 recs
It's not just Rahm...

...they have to find someone to replace Obama, too.  I don't know Illinois politics well enough to come up with anyone.

by Dracomicron 2008-11-07 05:19AM | 0 recs
Re: It's not just Rahm...

There's talk about JJ Jr. getting the nod.

by fogiv 2008-11-07 06:17AM | 0 recs
I dunno

I have trouble with most legacy candidates of any sort.

by Dracomicron 2008-11-07 06:18AM | 0 recs
Re: I dunno

I hear you.  Truth is I know next to nothing about the guy, so I don't have an informed opinion one way or another.

by fogiv 2008-11-07 09:25AM | 0 recs
Re: Who should replace Rahm Emanuel?

I hear that Gene Schulter has thrown his hat in the ring. I really had him pegged as 47th ward alderman for life, but I guess he's more ambitious after all.

by BobzCat 2008-11-07 08:14AM | 0 recs


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