Hoffman For Mayor
On more than one occasion during his campaign for the U.S. Senate, voters told David Hoffman he was running for the "wrong office" -- the "right" one being mayor of Chicago.
Mayor Daley, who has not yet decided whether to seek a seventh term, sounded a bit defensive when asked whether he was impressed with Hoffman's maiden political voyage. The former inspector general earned the nickname "Abby Hoffman" for the bombs he threw at the mayor's office.
"Everybody worked hard. ... Everybody did a good job. ... I don't know why you pick one person. Why is that? I know. You're friends with him," Daley told a reporter.
Asked whether he's concerned about Hoffman running for mayor, Daley said, "I don't know. I don't know why you're asking about him. Boy, you're really good friends with him."
The mayor's comments unmasked a sore point in the Daley camp: that Hoffman used the power Daley gave him to embarrass the mayor, "create a platform to run for office out of City Hall" and become a media darling.
- Whoever comes after Daley is coming into a mess;
- There is no republican savior - it just ain't happening;
- Once the Machine cycle is broken, it becomes easier to disrupt the political order in future elections.
Why not Hoffman?
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