Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is said by well-connected Democrats to be considering the idea of running for president if Hillary Clinton opts out of the 2016 race.I can't stand the perpetual campaign.
The 53-year-old Emanuel, who is busy raising money for his 2015 reelection campaign in the Windy City, has had discussions both over the phone and face to face in the past month with Democratic Party donors and fundraisers about a possible White House run, according to sources.
It’s unclear who raised the subject—Emanuel or the donors—and the mayor’s press secretary initially didn’t offer clarity on who said what to whom Hours after this story was published, however, Tarah Cooper emailed denying that the mayor "raised or entertained" the subject of a White House run.
As much as I want Obama's second term to be history, I don't want to think about the 2016 election.
Whatever Emanuel has planned for 2016, it's clear that he hasn't retreated to local politics. The Obama "campaign" is using him to advance Obama's agenda. They apparently consider him to be a popular figure.
Here's an email from Obama's campaign machine, Organizing For Action, formerly known as Organizing for America, meaning Organizing for Obama:
Mary --Emanuel would be a horrible president, but maybe better than Obama.
On Tuesday, President Obama laid out a plan to create jobs and strengthen the middle class.
This isn't going to be an easy legislative fight, but we're not ones to sit out when the going gets tough -- especially for a fight as important as this.
This Saturday, Chicago mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is hosting a tele-town hall to talk about the President's proposed plan and what we can do to make it happen.
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You'll be joining supporters around the country -- plus some of the staff at Organizing for Action -- to get the info you need on the President's plan and how we can get Congress to act on it.
The President is counting on us.
RSVP now for the tele-town hall on Saturday, and you'll get all the info you need to join the call:
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