The speculation is rife. The list is long and growing longer. But there is a way to shorten it. Most of the names proposed are Aldermen. Each and every once should be eliminated. Do the citizens of this city really want a drooling dunce and kleptomaniac as mayor? An Alderman would last about a week before being indicted by a federal grand jury.
That narrows the list to about ten people. Now we can forget about any other elected or appointed officials like City Clerk Miguel Del Valle, Jim Houlihan, or Ron Huberman. Del Valle and Houlihan have been too close to the action and are as corrupt as the alderman. They are just a tad brighter. Huberman has the personality of an Asian Carp.
Congressmen Guitierrez, Davis, Jackson, or Quigley? People really hate congressmen right now. Seeing as they mortgaged our future and passed reform bills that reform nothing. Bills they never read. You do not have to know how to read to become a congressman- check the Constitution. No literacy required. No intelligence or common sense either. A congressman will be a poor choice.
Lisa Madigan? She takes orders from daddy. Do you want Mike Madigan running the city? David Hoffman, the former Inspector General? Another one suffering from a lack of personality. Gary Chico? Nah. He was too close to Daley and probably has some skeletons hanging out of the closet.
Tom Dart? No work would ever get done. He would live in the City Hall press room, TV and radio stations The Sheriff has never met a camera or microphone he did not fall in love with.
Who will be the next mayor? It should be someone outside of politics. Far removed. Someone from the world of big business. A person who has actually operated an entity and managed people. A man or woman of accomplishment with a proven track record. A person who can speak well and communicate ideas. A person with vision, but grounded in reality. Someone with character, morals, integrity, and ethics. A pleasing personality would be refreshing too.
But, this is Chicago. The voters will probably pick some doddering, sputtering, cretin from the Democratic Party. Someone who takes great joy in mugging senior citizens, kicking kids, stealing their milk money, and, shaking down businesses. Citizens here take great pride in being the most thoroughly corrupt city in America.