Obama in Chicago: Where's Rahm?
October 7th, 2010
08:32 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama in Chicago: Where's Rahm?

(CNN) - It’s President Obama’s first trip back to Chicago since his chief of staff stepped down to foray into the city’s mayoral race, so naturally, he couldn’t help but crack a joke about it.

After introducing local officials (see: state comptroller, treasurer) at a reception for Illinois Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias, Obama noticed that someone was missing.

“By the way, have you seen my chief of staff?” he asked. “I was…looking around like what happened?”

Rahm Emanuel, a Chicago native, resigned his post as White House chief of staff last Thursday and announced over the weekend his intention to run for mayor of Chicago.

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  1. T'SAH from Virginia

    "Obama in Chicago: Where's Rahm?"

    CNN is tripping – Where's real Journalism!!! Reading the headline you would almost assume that Rahm was supposed to be there and did not show up!! Or, since Rahm 'resigned' to run for Mayor, he's 'distancing' himself from President Obama!! But when you read the story, President Obama was joking about where Rahm was!!!

    Great day in the Morning – get it together CNN!!\

    T'SAH from Virginia and I approve this message!!

    October 7, 2010 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  2. Jerry

    Does anyone else thank that Obama's staff members are leaving him because of his lack of the ability to run this country.

    October 7, 2010 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  3. southern cousin

    Probably Rahm was worried with two other crooks like Obama and Giannoulias in the same room, he was worried about a raid and subpoenas being issued. What a "mob: meetng. Liars, thieves and scumbags all in the same room at the same time.

    October 7, 2010 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  4. Tim

    One scumbag endorsing another scumbag. There's a suprise.

    By the way, did yoiu hear that someone destroyed the jesus getting head "art"? I heard that jesus was getting head from mohammad, which portrayed islam's subserviance to christianity.

    October 7, 2010 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  5. frisnel oxine

    This is the same situation we have in Haiti where gorvement members are resigning to go for better job

    October 7, 2010 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  6. jules sand-perkins

    It was ungracious of President Obama to mention Rahm Emanuel's obvious and necessary snub.
    Could anybody blame Mr. Emanuel, who wants to win when so many are out of jobs and more will be soon, for avoiding being seen with Loser Obama?

    October 8, 2010 01:17 am at 1:17 am |