Daley to Chicago, after Obama re-election bid
October 11th, 2011
02:48 PM ET
7 years ago

Daley to Chicago, after Obama re-election bid

(CNN) - If President Barack Obama wins re-election, come inauguration time, he will need a new chief of staff.

Bill Daley, who took over the post in January, told a local news station in Chicago Monday he will head to his hometown after the 2012 race.

"I made a commitment to put the president through his re-election, which I'm confident he will do and then my wife and I will be back in Chicago," Daley told NBC's Chicago affiliate, WMAQ-TV.

Daley succeeded Rahm Emanuel who left the White House to pursue a bid for mayor of Chicago after Daley's brother, Richard Daley, announced he would not seek a seventh term.

Bill Daley, a former JP Morgan Chase executive, said he talks to Emanuel occasionally and they impart advice to each other.

"We kind of B.S. back and forth," Daley said.

Despite rumors he might run for office in the future, Daley said he is focused on getting through "day to day" at the White House.

"The beauty of this job … it's probably the only job I've ever had where I've not thought about what's next. Maybe because it's so consuming and there's so much to do and be involved in," Daley said. "It's like light years away and just not something I give any thought to, what's next after this."

Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • William Daley
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. AlaskaPalin

    American bolshevism! Who would have thought we'll see the day. McCarthy must have been a visionary. First we allow for a socialist and we said nothing. Second we nationalized industries and we said nothing. Third with the blessings of the dear comrade leader we occupy the business centre and we said nothing. Now we are confronting homes and families? This is unamerican! This is what Bolsheviks do!.

    October 11, 2011 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  2. T'sah from Virginia

    ◄Joe Issano

    My only take is this- Don't Romney and Christie look like Abbott and Costello....LOL.
    October 11, 2011 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |◄

    OMG – I missed this because I washing clothes and going back and forth on channels to get the news. LQQKn at Perry and Christie, I said the EXACT SAME THING – Abbot and Costello....LMBO

    Christie is the BIG BAD WOLF trying to rescue LITTLE MITT RIDING HOOD!!! Actually, MITTens seem "small" next to Christie even though he is much taller. He gazed @ Christie as if he was promised a lollipop if he paid attention. Christie acted more like the president and MITTens the VP....................Oh, that's it, maybe Christie is vouching for the VP role???? But wouldn't that go against the reason why he did not want to run for President – "I Love New Jersey!!!""

    Oh – forgot about this blog – Thank yo u Daley for sticking with our President!!!

    Obama/Biden 2012

    October 11, 2011 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    @AlaskaPalin-Today just isn't your day. Demonstrations are American, you moron. The absence of demonstrations occurs in China, and other communist countries. Your comrade leader is spending millions to ensure the election is bought and paid for republicans. 1% ruling class is Unamerican.

    October 11, 2011 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |