Chicago’s Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot has made headlines with a stunningly tone-deaf analysis of recent polls that show the radical leftist trailing behind her opponents. Rather than take a policy view of the polling deficit or examine her past performance as mayor or the city’s ongoing crisis of crime and murder, Lightfoot blamed the poor election outlook on her gender and race.
In an interview with The New Yorker,
“I am a Black woman—let’s not forget,” she said. “Certain folks, frankly, don’t support us in leadership roles.”
She continued to compare herself to the first Black Mayor of Chicago Harold Washington who was elected in 1983.
“The same forces that didn’t want Harold Washington to succeed, they’re still here,” implying that the city of Chicago and Cook County, which both enjoy extensive representation of black Americans in leadership positions, still has a problem with racism.
This is further evident when considering that in the competitive field of the Chicago mayoral election, there is only one white candidate: Paul Vallas. Vallas is running on an anti-crime pro-police agenda and is supported by the Fraternal Order of Police.
According to Fox News, recent polling places Paul Vallas in the lead position with 32%, followed by Brandon Johnson at 16% and Lightfoot with 13%, closely trailed by Jesus Chuy Garcia with 11%.
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Chicago radio host Ray Stevens told Fox & Friends Monday, “I think Lori’s time is up.”
He added, “Chicago has a rampant crime problem, and not only is it in Chicago, but it has reached the collar counties… crime, crime, crime is going to be the issue in this election and, personally, what I’m hearing from my constituents, from listeners, is that it will come down to Vallas [or] Brandon Johnson,” according to Fox.
“I think those are your two guys,” he concluded. “There may be a surprise, but I think the rhetoric we just talked about, what you just talked about is what will hurt Lori Lightfoot – crime and she just doesn’t come across as somebody that cares about people.”
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