It's worth a thought. Emanuel is a multimillionaire -- there are obvious benefits to public service -- though he's not as rich as enviro-billionaire
But Rahm knows politics, and he displays his knowledge of these dark arts weekly on that
If he were a presidential candidate, Rahm just might be able to save the Democratic Party from
Admit it, with all his gaffes, old Uncle Joe's campaign is teetering. Though he's the last hope of the old Democratic establishment, Biden is just a drop or two of blood in that already bloody eye of his from absolute disaster.
"I want to be clear," Biden said the other day in addressing his confusion about whether he was in
OK, Joe. You're not going nuts. What time do you want your Jell-O?
Think of it: President
Emanuel's career ended when
But think of what he could accomplish with the FBI, CIA and
The portrait, which I presented to him, is called "The Rahmfather," and it shows Rahm in the Al Pacino pose from the movie poster for "The Godfather." He placed it proudly on the wall of his
He's vicious enough to go for the throat. Or, more likely, he'd have his contacts at The New York Times and the
Though Rahm has little in common with Trump, they do share a unique superpower:
All they have to do is open their mouths, and leftist political heads explode across America.
Just days before the Democratic presidential debate in
Rahm lashed out at progressive candidates -- authentic lefty
"We've taken a position so far, the candidates have ... few have not, about basically 'Medicare for All,' which is we're gonna eliminate 150 million people's health care and we're gonna provide health care for people that (have) just come over the border," Emanuel said on
"That is an untenable position for the general election," Emanuel said. "This is reckless. You don't have to take the position to win the primary and you're basically, literally hindering yourself for the general election."
The "Medicare for All" plan embraced by the left would, critics say, yank private insurance away from Americans, including union workers who once formed the backbone of the Democratic Party.
Voters may have forgotten that, in a previous debate, Democratic presidential candidates were asked to raise their hands to virtue signal that they supported health care for undocumented immigrants who crossed the borders illegally and that they didn't think crossing the border illegally was a crime. For this, they were bathed in applause.
Sanders supports full health care for undocumented immigrants because he sincerely believes it to be right. Warren supports it because she's pandering for Sanders' progressive votes, while privately assuring Democratic establishment bosses that she's really one of them.
Biden tentatively raised his hand too. But he raised it as if he were some milquetoast at a wedding banquet, trying to catch the bartender's eye to order a
Rahm is already on record telling Americans that a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. And so is video of idiotic and pandering hand-raising on untenable political positions.
He also knows that Trump's campaign won't waste the footage.
An avid bike rider, who cuts a striking, lithe figure in bike shorts, Emanuel talked in his Sunday morning segment of his summer spent bicycling around
"No one in a diner ran at me and said, 'Take my health care away.' Nobody," Rahm said. "You don't have to take this position to win the primary, and you're literally hindering yourself for the general election."
Get in the race, Rahm. Run for president. Save your party.
But first, would you bring
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