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Flash! Daley will not run for reelection!

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by JellyJar, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. JellyJar

    JellyJar Well-Known Member


    The King is dead! Long live the... Rahm Emanuel? :(

    With Daley out even if Rahm gets elected mayor of Chicago perhaps it will be easier to get relief in Illionis and Chicago for lawful gun owners.
  2. wow6599

    wow6599 Well-Known Member

    I believe in wishful thinking, but RAHM? No way!
  3. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Well-Known Member

    There is no IF. Emanuel will be given the office.
  4. Robert

    Robert Moderator

    From the THR Code of Conduct:
  5. Larry Ashcraft

    Larry Ashcraft Moderator Staff Member

    Re-opened, since moderation is already underway.
  6. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Let's focus the discussion on how this change can be used to encourage change in Chicago and IL to support RKBA and keep the petty politics out of it.

    Has Daley decided to abandon being Mayor of Chicago because of defeats on the 2A making him particularly vulnerable to a defeat in the next election?

    Has he decided to focus on some other office that his notorious 2A attitudes will be carried to?

    With Daley no longer holding the power in Chicago what can WE do to help change the IL and Chicago anti 2A laws.
  7. Birdmang

    Birdmang Well-Known Member

    Anyone who wins other than Daley will have less clout/power in Springfield...this will make any gun legislation easier to pass in Illinois. Rahm will not run.
  8. USAFRetired

    USAFRetired Well-Known Member

    So I guess the question is:

    What is the mood of the electorate in the greater Chicago area? Have they been beat down for so long on 2A and RKBA issues that they will have a Pavlovian response to the subject?

    Or, will the "machine" kick into high gear and appoint by proxy whom they wish?

    Those in and around the Chicago area; Let us know!!
  9. stonecutter2

    stonecutter2 Well-Known Member

    I can say as a resident of Illinois (central IL) that there are many in Illinois, outside of Chicago at least, that would love to see a change of political atmosphere in the city. Chicago definitely needs an overhaul as far as I'm concerned. I've followed several bills that get shot down because of the Chicago committees who table them, and the recent concealed carry efforts brought it all to the forefront. There is a lot of undercurrent from people I've talked to that they're really sick of Chicago running Illinois. Shaking up the city officials seems like the best thing this state could do for itself (we're not doing too well at all under them right now, we've got a lot of problems).

    Just throwing in my 2 cents, for what's it worth.
  10. Birdmang

    Birdmang Well-Known Member

    I live about 20 minutes northwest of Chicago. The machine isn't going anywhere...but the influence down south will be less, which is very, very good for 2A causes.
  11. JoeMal

    JoeMal Well-Known Member


    As an Illinois resident myself, I would love to see some change in this state. Maybe things will get better
  12. MisterMike

    MisterMike Well-Known Member

    Well, it will be a while until the candidates come to the fore, but that's a legitimate question. Truthfully, I feel pessimistic about the prospects. It's a given that the City will install another Democrat and all who come to mind as possible candidates have lined up behind the anti-gun banner. My personal guess is that Rahm Emanuel will jump at the opportunity, having previously expressed an interest. Emanuel is, if anything, more anti-2A than Daley. And, unlike Daley, he's articulate.

    Until things become a bit more clear, the one thing I'd suggest is supporting the ISRA, which is the best Illinois-specific voice that gun owners have. The most significant implication of Daley's decision is not that Chicago is about to elect a pro-Second Amendment mayor, but that whoever follows will likely have less clout with the state legislature. Given that reality, it's possible that progress might be made at the state level.
  13. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

  14. JellyJar

    JellyJar Well-Known Member

    Less clout with the state legislature may be all that is necessary. I hope!
  15. Robert

    Robert Moderator

    Since this is the Activism forum, what can or will the people of Chicago and IL as a whole do to try to support their 2A right? Are there any plans or thoughts, or is it still too early?
  16. usmarine0352_2005

    usmarine0352_2005 Well-Known Member


    I think that even if Emmanuel gets the position he won't yet have the political clout or power that Daley wielded.

    And that is a very big deal.
  17. whalerman

    whalerman member

    I'm not from Illinois, I'm from NY. We have much the same problem folks have in that state, we're controlled by the big city political machines. In our case it's Bloomberg. Seeing Daley retire can be nothing but good news for the people of that city and state. Bloomberg was supposed to be out last term, but he rewrote the rules and spent $150million of his own money to buy back the job. It isn't easy to get your freedom back. That's why it is always preferable to fight hard and not lose it in the first place. Good luck to the good people of Illinois.
  18. orionengnr

    orionengnr Well-Known Member

    As an ex-pat Illinoisian who would love to return one day, tell me whose campaign I can contribute to. I can't give a lot, but I can do a little, and may be able to convince other current residents...and retirement isn't that far away. So I have a vested interest.

    Just seeing the Daley monopoly broken will be a great first step.
  19. millertyme

    millertyme Well-Known Member

  20. Dr.Who

    Dr.Who Well-Known Member

    I always thought that Illinois would be the last state to get a right to carry bill. Now its possible that Wisconsin will be the last..... I'd like to dream...

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