BREAKING: Rahm ruling
December 23rd, 2010
12:48 PM ET
12 years ago

BREAKING: Rahm ruling

(CNN) - The Chicago Board of Elections ruled Thursday that former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel should be allowed to appear on the ballot in February's mayoral election.

Filed under: Chicago mayoral race • Rahm Emanuel
soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. Will

    Anyone who would vote for this "person" deserves what they get.

    December 23, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    "We The People shall raise the bar and remove idiots like you from the destruction of America. We The People shall overcome and put you where you belong, out of work and on the side of the road with you illegal friends, 2012 you will be removed and sent packing."

    Let me translate this for everyone here who doesn't speak Republicanese:

    "Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!!!! Peace, good will and a safe holiday to all!!!! Even though times are tough and we've been ideologically divided and fighting amongst ourselves bitterly for a while now, sometimes it's useful to step back and remember that we're all in this together...that this ship sinks or sails on our ability to resolve our differences by recognizing our common ground and goals and, ultimately, compromising to stand united to face the challenges of our time. I may not like what you believe. I may not like what you say. I may not like what you do. I may not even like YOU. But when push comes to shove and all the ancillary nonsense is stripped away I've got your back because you're just as much of an American and a human being as I am."'s jsut that they're too shy to say it that way.

    December 23, 2010 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  3. greg ODonohue

    rules don't apply to NOBAMA and his cronies!!!

    December 23, 2010 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  4. phoenix

    this israeli clown will be running chicago.

    December 23, 2010 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  5. Name

    Good news

    December 23, 2010 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  6. foreignpress

    This outcome is a no-brainer and could have been predicted at the outset. The "meetings" and "serious deliberations" were merely a front to give power politics legitimacy. Emanuel has too many connections - to include the POTUS himself - and the rule of law be damned.

    December 23, 2010 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  7. Mohit

    good for you rahm!

    December 23, 2010 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  8. Richard K

    Shocked I tell you... Shocked!! The Chicago Machine at work again. It will be sad to see all of it crumble as the state of Illinois crumbles under its heavy debt load, especially to its public sector unions. Tick-Tock... tick-tock...

    December 23, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  9. Stone

    He has wanted the opportunity for a long time and will more than likely do excellent job if wins

    December 23, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  10. JoAnneSmith

    Did anyone actually think this would turn out any other way? Power wins again.

    December 23, 2010 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  11. Harry

    Can we have one intelligent reason why he should not? To be on a ballot is one thing. To be voted for is another. Now can we all move on.......Thanks

    December 23, 2010 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  12. Sunshine

    Too bad for Chicago. Did Obama pull strings on this?

    December 23, 2010 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  13. Grim Reaper

    How is this news? Everyone knew that Chicago politics would prevail and Emanuel would get the green light.

    December 23, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  14. Albert Zaza

    Rambo's done again!

    December 23, 2010 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  15. Keksi

    So a USA citizen who served in foreigner army IDF (which is illegal by US law) and whos dad was former terrorist is running for Mayor of Chicago after he served as advisor to president?

    December 23, 2010 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  16. Louis

    Good for him! He has worked hard and deserves a shot to follow his dreams. To bad I don't live in the district, so that I could vote for him. He's a man of the people for the people!

    December 23, 2010 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  17. stevie

    Well, I will sleep better tonight.

    December 23, 2010 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  18. @Omegaraiel (twitter)

    Why wouldn't he be? Wish this article gave more info.

    December 23, 2010 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  19. RouxRaven

    So does this mean all those people fired by the City of Chicago for not living at the property they owned within city limits will get their jobs back?

    December 23, 2010 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  20. Name king

    Hey ralm thats good news, Chicago need a leader like you, if you can battle with the house and senate for two years, Chicago! should be a cake walk for you, I hope chicagoans chose the man that can handle turmoil and come out with positive results, good luck and thanks for standing up for the president.

    December 23, 2010 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  21. Snoop

    Why is this a surprise? Chicago elections have been rigged for the last hundred years.

    December 23, 2010 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  22. Dave Richman

    Chicago Board Of Elections, well surprise surprise. What is NOT for sale in Chicago politics?

    December 23, 2010 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  23. BJ

    So what? He is not going to win the mayorship. He's a loser!

    December 23, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  24. Bill in CA.

    Of course it is good news...this is the most corrupt city in the most corrupt state in the country. I would be willing to bet that if he were a conservative.his name would NEVER be on the matter if he was Jesus Christ!!!

    December 23, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  25. rudy

    He is entitled to run for mayor of the mafia city, a place he comes from, but Chicago would be worst off if he wins. When at the While House nothing was accomplished because he is combatant and arrogant. In less than a month from leaving, Obama accomplished so much and the country is better off and Obama has moved up to the podium of power.

    December 23, 2010 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
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