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View Poll Results: Will Daley still be the mayor after the next election
yes 29 67.44%
no 14 32.56%
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Chicago - mudhole in the prairie...
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It's hard to really comment on this until we see some challengers. If it's a choice between Daley and William Beavers, for instance, I'll pick Daley.

In the last election there were really no viable challengers to Daley, and I wouldn't be surprised if we see that again.
Whomever you pick next time make sure you put in term limits so the Daley family saga does not repeat itself. Otherwise it will be another Stroger, Mel or whichever family will run this city for the next hundred years...
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:06 AM
 
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One thing I'll add is that I was in a room full of older "Lakefront Liberals" drinking wine last night, and there is A LOT of dissatisfaction with Daley and Stroger. Someone who had voted for Daley before said "It's time for Daley to go", and the room was pretty much unanimous in support of this idea. The nickel and diming is the type of thing that REALLY pisses people off--perhaps more than a raise in income taxes would--even though we have no city income tax. People are MAD about the potholes. People are not happy with Daley on the North Side, and if he wins again it will be his machine doing it for him. He's losing the support of the yuppie class.
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:10 AM
 
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I'm really curious to see who might go up against him. That's what I'm looking forward to.
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:13 AM
 
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I'm really curious to see who might go up against him. That's what I'm looking forward to.
Maybe someone of a decent caliber will smell weakness and jump in, but I wouldn't count on it. We'll probably get our typical "progressive" South Side candidate who wants to expand the welfare state, curb gentrification, and drive businesses out of the city.
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:18 AM
 
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what do you guys think...and will you be voting for him
Without a doubt he'll be in. The only way he'll be out of that office is the day he is put into a coffin. He's in for life.
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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We'll probably get our typical "progressive" South Side candidate who wants to expand the welfare state, curb gentrification, and drive businesses out of the city.
Yep, and thats why Daley is going to stay in office
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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When I play SimCity my SO tells me I'm like Mayor Daley...building things when it puts me in the red and simple avenue expansions have to be rebuilt a few times until I am satisfied with their look and position. Maybe I should run for Mayor
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:44 AM
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I agree that it is time for him to go, but until a decent challenger emerges, I don't see that he is going to voted out anytime soon.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Chicago - mudhole in the prairie...
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One thing I'll add is that I was in a room full of older "Lakefront Liberals" drinking wine last night, and there is A LOT of dissatisfaction with Daley and Stroger. Someone who had voted for Daley before said "It's time for Daley to go", and the room was pretty much unanimous in support of this idea. The nickel and diming is the type of thing that REALLY pisses people off--perhaps more than a raise in income taxes would--even though we have no city income tax. People are MAD about the potholes. People are not happy with Daley on the North Side, and if he wins again it will be his machine doing it for him. He's losing the support of the yuppie class.

Hey, this is Chicago. There is always a lot of talk but in the end nothing happens. Chicagoans are not that great in embracing or promoting change. In this aspect it is the most conservative city I have ever seen. People will bi*ch in their backyards yet will go to booths and vote for Daley again and again, simply scared of the alternative, scared of any change. That's how Daley stayed in the office in the past As aresult Chicago is socially still in the 60's... Move on!

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Old 05-19-2009, 02:43 PM
 
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We'll probably get our typical "progressive" South Side candidate who wants to expand the welfare state, curb gentrification, and drive businesses out of the city.

even if that kind of candidade runs versus Daley you think people might vote for him just to get rid of Daley...
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