Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced she will run for a second term.
And if you don’t give Lightfoot a second term you’re a sexist racist homophobe.
I imagine that’s what Lightfoot will cry if she loses a second term.
The success and future of this city is personal to me. And I’ll never stop fighting to make Chicago fairer and more equitable for all. That’s why I am running for reelection. pic.twitter.com/ZUS5ut1ZpO
— Lori Lightfoot (@LoriLightfoot) June 7, 2022
I’m giggling a little bit:
In a video announcing her bid for reelection, Lightfoot sought to transform the criticism that she’s too combative into a strength by vowing to keep fighting for Chicago residents as she seeks a second term. By embracing her image as a political pugilist, Lightfoot is betting that Chicago voters will see her as a righteous fighter rather than someone who throws unnecessary haymakers.
“When we fight for change, confront a global pandemic, work to keep kids in school, take on guns and gangs, systemic inequality and political corruption only to have powerful forces try and stop progress for Chicago — of course I take it personally, for our city,” Lightfoot said. “Change doesn’t happen without a fight. It’s hard. It takes time. And, I’ll be the first to admit I’m just not the most patient person. I’m only human, and I guess sometimes it shows. But just because some may not always like my delivery doesn’t mean we’re not delivering.”
Lightfoot faces a crowded field: “South Side Ald. Roderick Sawyer, son of a former mayor; former Chicago Public School CEO Paul Vallas; Illinois state Rep. Kam Buckner; Southwest Side Ald. Raymond Lopez; and businessman Willie Wilson.”
Then again Chicago has been a cesspool since its inception. When has Chicago not been corrupted, violent, and bloated? Nothing has changed. Nothing will ever change.DONATE
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