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Rahm Emanuel Toying With 2016 Presidential Run, Sources Say
The Daily Beast ^ | 2/14/13 | Lloyd Grove

Posted on 02/14/2013 4:59:35 PM PST by Brandonmark

Obama’s former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel might make a go for 2016, two well-connected Democrats tell Lloyd Grove—as long as Hillary doesn’t. And the potty-mouthed Chicago mayor could win.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is said by well-connected Democrats to be considering with the idea of running for president if Hillary Clinton opts out of the 2016 race.

It’s unclear who raised the subject—Emanuel or the donors—and the mayor’s press secretary didn’t offer any clarity on who said what to whom. However, Tarah Cooper sent a photo of Emanuel's scrawl on yellow legal paper vowing "not ever" to run for "for another office" and reiterated his longstanding pledge that, in his words, he's "not interested. Not going to do it. No. I'll do it in Hebrew: lo." (Emanuel, the son of an Israeli doctor, had dual citizenship until he was 18.) Others expressed skepticism that any such discussions between Emanuel and donors could have been serious.

“I talk to Rahm almost every single day, sometimes more than once a day, and he’s never said anything like that to me,” said Democratic strategist Paul Begala, a colleague and friend from Bill Clinton’s White House. “This is the first I’ve heard of it. That doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.”

Clinton loyalist James Carville, another friend of the mayor’s, echoed Begala’s dubious assessment: “I never have heard something like that, and it’s not like I don’t talk to Rahm all the time. And it’s not like people close to him ever brought it up.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: Illinois; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2016election; election2016; florida; illinois; marcorubio; potus; rahm; rahmemanuel

1 posted on 02/14/2013 4:59:39 PM PST by Brandonmark
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To: Brandonmark

Because Chicago is a utopia?


2 posted on 02/14/2013 5:00:46 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Brandonmark

ech, I feel slimy just thinking about that


3 posted on 02/14/2013 5:00:50 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Brandonmark

I want to give him my right middle finger. /s


4 posted on 02/14/2013 5:02:50 PM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: Brandonmark

Thanks Rahm. We’re flattered that you’d even consider being our new Dear Leader but 8 years of communism and Muzzie BS should just about do it for us. Try something else. Towel boy at a spa or something.


5 posted on 02/14/2013 5:02:50 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: Brandonmark

Funny how no one ever asks Joe Idiot what he thinks about it.
I bet he still thinks he’s gonna be president.


6 posted on 02/14/2013 5:04:15 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: GeronL

It seems like a fitting way to extend the Era of Baraq.

The real battle in 2016 will be the Dem primary.

I think we’re in an era of permanent progressive rule.


7 posted on 02/14/2013 5:04:35 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Brandonmark

No surprise here. Emanuel is the perfect liberal to keep the Chicago machine in charge of national politics.

You really start off behind the 8 ball when your nickname is “The Godfather”. Mr. Charisma, RE is not. I’ve never seen a photo of him smiling.

Another huge drawback is that he’s only about 5’5” tall. My apologies to short guys, but a short candidate is at a huge disadvantage. What’s he going to do in debates? Stand on a milk crate?


8 posted on 02/14/2013 5:06:16 PM PST by randita
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To: Brandonmark
Sigh....God is REALLY withdrawing His blessing from the US.

...our children and grandchildren and you younger people are in for a rough time for the next couple of generations.

...with people like "The Godfather" in charge we don't need the Middle East lunatics to torment us, we have our home grown tormentors....

9 posted on 02/14/2013 5:07:23 PM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance........)
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To: Brandonmark

Please do Rahm, please do!!


10 posted on 02/14/2013 5:08:02 PM PST by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: Brandonmark

They will all want to run now. They know they have cheatin’ down to an art and nobody has the guts to call them on it.


11 posted on 02/14/2013 5:08:07 PM PST by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: Brandonmark

The only run any of these commies should consider is for the border. Any border.


12 posted on 02/14/2013 5:09:16 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: randita

As long as he promises more free stuff to the 47 percenters,doesn’t matter how tall he is.The parasite class will vote for him.


13 posted on 02/14/2013 5:10:12 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: GeronL

Let’s see, the Pope resigned

and the Antichrist just announced he is running.

Sounds like all is going according to plan.


14 posted on 02/14/2013 5:10:19 PM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Brandonmark

Chicago murder rate for the whole country. Awesome.


15 posted on 02/14/2013 5:10:25 PM PST by mykroar (Sig is pending a Conservative party.)
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To: Brandonmark

I wonder where he stands on gun control?


16 posted on 02/14/2013 5:10:45 PM PST by umgud
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To: Brandonmark

I find it absolutely amazing that the Dummycrat Party can offer such crappy candidates: liars, homos, traitors, draft dodgers, illegal aliens, perjurers, etc.

Isn’t there somewhere a decent, America-loving Dummycrat? Or did I answer my question?


17 posted on 02/14/2013 5:10:45 PM PST by laweeks
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To: Brandonmark

18 posted on 02/14/2013 5:11:59 PM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the Terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: Brandonmark

Just what we need: a 100% white Obama!


19 posted on 02/14/2013 5:13:13 PM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: dforest

I don’t see the cheating as that big a factor.

There are 3 reasons they have a lock on upcoming elections:

2 generations of fully progressive controlled education (ie the average 20-something knows far more about global warming than the Constitution)

MSM as a full supporting member of the regime and progressive control of all significant internet/new media organizatons

uncontrolled immigration


20 posted on 02/14/2013 5:15:05 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Brandonmark

Yeah....like we need another faggot Chicago thug-wannabe-who’s-really-a-pu**y in the White House. Yeah.....that’d be greeeeaaat.


21 posted on 02/14/2013 5:15:49 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: broken_arrow1

When one Poofter POTUS just isn’t enough..


22 posted on 02/14/2013 5:16:36 PM PST by twister881
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To: Brandonmark

23 posted on 02/14/2013 5:16:44 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Brandonmark

The Gay Party??????????????? What an As-hole!


24 posted on 02/14/2013 5:19:43 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: nascarnation
“I think we’re in an era of permanent progressive rule.”

Agreed. The percentage of permanent lazy parasites, socialists, and brain dead “D” lever-pullers has reached a point that the far-left candidates will battle it out in the Rat primary and that will automatically be the next officeholder.

25 posted on 02/14/2013 5:23:14 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Brandonmark
if Hillary Clinton opts out of the 2016 race

What does THAT mean?? That the Chicago thugs already have dirt on Hillary and will make her withdraw?

(Nothing shocks us anymore)


26 posted on 02/14/2013 5:24:25 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: nascarnation

I think we are too. The GVOPe is too spineless to offer any real alternative or to act as an effective opposition party


27 posted on 02/14/2013 5:24:52 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Brandonmark; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Oh yeah, that's the ticket we could all support.


28 posted on 02/14/2013 5:30:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Brandonmark

I hope he runs... he can ROVE his party from within during primaries... Their party can be in an uproar because the party can’t decide if the sole focus should be on taxing productivity to death, or forcing the population into feigned tolerance of the ABCDLGBTXYZ agenda...

Who know... by 2016... who knows... all I can say is the Republican party better get a f’ing grip... go in there and start kicking ass. I want to see Allen West back... then again I want to see Bob Dornan back too (don’t hold that against me).


29 posted on 02/14/2013 5:37:10 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: dforest

The GOP must take each and every one of these commie SOBs out now. They need to chip away at them until they are driven from power. The need to be beaten so bad that their grandchildren couldn’t get elected dog catcher.

We can olny save the country be crushing them. Hillary, Rahm, Biden, Pelosi, Boxer, Feinstein, Schumer, and the rest of them need to be removed from office, jail if warranted. Don’t give them a change.


30 posted on 02/14/2013 5:38:35 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: Brandonmark

Rahm Emanuel is scary. If the Antichrist is here today, I’m sure it’s that guy. He just looks evil. It’s like he’s disguised as a human and can’t quite pull it off.


31 posted on 02/14/2013 5:42:32 PM PST by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: Brandonmark
What better hand off could possible exist. An outgoing MAXIST (I will believe that when I see him packing) turning over the reigns to a TRUE Chicago mobster that used to dress in tights?




32 posted on 02/14/2013 5:45:59 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: canuck_conservative

No, she might, well, you see, she might just have another accident, fall on her head again or somethin’

On the other hand, Rahm might make a visit to Ft. Marcy Park on his next trip to Washington. Never can tell what might “happen.”

Let ‘em eat each other alive.


33 posted on 02/14/2013 5:49:36 PM PST by Houghton M.
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To: Houghton M.

You beat me to the Fort Marcy Park remark...


34 posted on 02/14/2013 6:27:54 PM PST by FDNYRHEROES (It's 3 AM. Let me sleep on it. I'll get back to you in 16 hours.)
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To: toddausauras
Please do Rahm, please do!!

The man is an arrogant fascist, but he's realized that 2016 is his only chance to run for Prez. Shitcago is a corrupt fetid lodestone around the neck of any pol with national ambitions. He'll be too tainted by 2020.

My guess is he's already too corrupted. Bring him on.

35 posted on 02/14/2013 6:28:19 PM PST by RugerMini14
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To: Brandonmark

his motto: I’ll make America as safe as Chicago!!!


36 posted on 02/14/2013 6:29:16 PM PST by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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To: Brandonmark

Washington: surveyor,soldier,general,father of a country.

Emmanuel: ballerina.


37 posted on 02/14/2013 6:31:02 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: yldstrk

Whole country will need a good bath to cleanse the stench of this, “magic negro”.
As for rahm, no chance.


38 posted on 02/14/2013 7:06:22 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((fubo))
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To: yldstrk

“ech, I feel slimy just thinking about that”

Yeah, I’m pretty sure I urped up some dinner when I saw that headline!


39 posted on 02/14/2013 7:17:12 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Brandonmark

Van Jones will beat him in the Primary and Beyonce will get the nomination.


40 posted on 02/14/2013 7:22:50 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it STOOD...)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Brandonmark.
41 posted on 02/14/2013 7:51:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Brandonmark; SunkenCiv; Slings and Arrows
Rahm Emanuel Toying

Man allegedly steals $1,500 in adult toys

Just how close is that asteroid, 2012 DA14???

Not near enough.

42 posted on 02/14/2013 8:03:51 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Brandonmark; SunkenCiv; Slings and Arrows
Whups. Slips-ease. Apparently I lost my grip when I tried to finger the keyboard.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2987945/posts

43 posted on 02/14/2013 8:11:08 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

;’)


44 posted on 02/14/2013 8:34:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Brandonmark

“Rahm Emanuel Toying With 2016 Presidential Run, Sources Say”

Think you know politics, Chicago-style, Rahm?

You haven’t meant Hillary yet!


45 posted on 02/14/2013 9:06:21 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: Brandonmark

These days, I can see it happening. Seriously; who can we possibly nominate that would be perfect enough for our side to get behind and really back? Any perceived flaw will be magnified and vilified to the point that the Left’s candidate will have a cakewalk.


46 posted on 02/15/2013 4:12:31 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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