(RepublicanWire.org) – Lori Lightfoot is on the cusp of being the first Chicago mayor defeated in 40 years so the failed mayor played her last desperate card.
Lori said if the rise in crime that will doom her: “This is a national phenomenon, if the person who’s scared in my city it doesn’t matter what’s happening anywhere else.
“Of course, you can’t have lived through what we lived through and say I did everything perfect.
“We made mistakes.
“I remember Rahm Emanuel appearing on the cover of Time magazine, the headline was basically like: ‘Tough guy for Chicago.
“No woman or woman of color is ever going to get that headline.”
According to Politico here grating style turned off even her Dem allies:
“But a sitting mayor — particularly one with as much, yes, clout as the one in Chicago wields — should not be at risk of missing a runoff.
“That she is, her allies and adversaries alike say, is because she’s alienated so many Democrats with her mercurial style.
“Take Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, the billionaire Democrat who’s eager to both bring the Democratic convention to Chicago in 2024 and continue his political climb thereafter.
“The affable Hyatt heir would, you’d think, be eager to nurture a relationship with a mayor who, as a gay Black woman, represents three of the party’s core demographics.
”But the two have clashed so often that Pritzker has stayed out of the mayoral race so far and Lightfoot has made no attempt to repair their relationship.
“Nor, I’m told, has she made any effort to personally solicit support from Chicago’s own Barack Obama or the current Democrat in the White House.