SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Video: New Emanuel TV ad features Obama; Madigan talks spending

Wednesday, Feb 9, 2011

* Rahm goes for the gold with a new TV ad featuring President Obama. Rate it

* Transcript…

President Obama: We could not have accomplished what we’ve accomplished without Rahm’s leadership.

His advice has always been candid, his opinions have always been insightful, his commitment to his job has always been heartfelt, borne of a passionate desire to move this country forward and lift up the lives of the middle class and people who are struggling to get there.

We are all very excited for Rahm as he takes on a new challenge for which he is extraordinarily well qualified.

…Adding… Money troubles for unions? Maybe

Public employee union leaders who took offense at Rahm Emanuel‘s new campaign commercial are hoping to air a rebuttal, but they may be having trouble raising the hundreds of thousands of dollars needed to buy time on broadcast channels.

…Adding More… The Chico campaign responds to the ABC7 poll showing a huge lead for Emanuel…

That ABC poll does not jive with every other campaign’s internal polls which we all disclosed has Gery in the 20s and Rahm in 40s. Our own poll taken just days earlier has Rahm at 46 overall, Gery at 23 and Braun and Del Valle at 7. Also, In our poll we were clearly in first with Latino voters. . .so there is just no way that Emanuel is in first with this voting block with not one but two credible Latino candidates. . .one who has the support of Luis Gutierrez!

* Meanwhile, House Speaker Michael Madigan gave a brief interview to an Illinois Statehouse News reporter late this morning. Worth a watch

- Posted by Rich Miller        


20 Comments
  1. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 9, 11 @ 2:38 pm:

    I understand why Team Emanuel want and have used the president so mcuh. But, the undecideds who haven’t gone for Emanuel are clearly not interested in his ties to Obama. Anyone who has been undecided this long in the game, isn’t going to Emanuel. He’s had plenty of press with his residency issue with his claim that he was doing public service at the request of the preseident, in addition to his other constant use of the WH in his campaign. I think voters who are undecided probably don’t think the president should be bought into a local race like the mayor’s race, and are probably turned off by Emanuel’s constant usage of Obama’s coat tails.

    People who are undecided this late are more likely to be discriminating voters and more educated about the issues, and they are probably not big fans of Obama either.


  2. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Feb 9, 11 @ 2:47 pm:

    It’s really beyond the pale for Emanuel to keep dragging the president of the United States into what is effectively a race among supporters of his own party.

    There’s absolutely no benefit to Obama for doing this, which should be the only consideration.

    The fact that Bill Daley, as chief of staff, hasn’t shut this down speaks volumes.


  3. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Feb 9, 11 @ 2:48 pm:

    Regarding Madigan’s spending restraint: I guess that means my supplemental appropriation bill isn’t going anywhere. Oof.

    We’d like to get capped at 100% of where we were a few years ago, not capped at the current, cut level that happened by accident this year.

    Oh well. I guess that means I won’t be spending too much time in Springfield this session.


  4. - dupage dan - Wednesday, Feb 9, 11 @ 2:54 pm:

    We in DuPage county have all this stuff figured out so we can sit back and laugh at all the foolishness in Chicago! (snark)

    BTW, saw an article in the Sun-Times about Madigan considering doing something about current state employees pensions. Will be watching that one. AFSCME says it goes against the state constitution…..


  5. - Responsa - Wednesday, Feb 9, 11 @ 2:56 pm:

    This is a simple but powerful ad. Whether one likes Rahm’s personality or not, or agrees with Obama’s politics or not–the fact that Rahm effectively moved in the top echelons of government says a lot about him. And this ad will force every voter, at least for a moment, to reflect upon Rahm’s achievements, and policy knowledge, and contacts against those of all the other candidates running for mayor.


  6. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Feb 9, 11 @ 2:58 pm:

    DD, that article is excerpted below.


  7. - Ray del Camino - Wednesday, Feb 9, 11 @ 3:06 pm:

    Anon–There is no evidence in the literature (or in my actual electoral experience) that “undecideds” are more discriminating and educated. In fact, quite the contrary. They want to go with the winner, and my bet would be on their breaking toward Rahm.


  8. - SR - Wednesday, Feb 9, 11 @ 3:07 pm:

    ===It’s really beyond the pale for Emanuel to keep dragging the president of the United States into what is effectively a race among supporters of his own party.===

    Do you think he is doing it without the president’s consent, or that he twisted some arms to get the footage? My thinking is this has been part of the plan from the moment they staged that farewell. I can’t think of another staffer who got this kind of send off.


  9. - dupage dan - Wednesday, Feb 9, 11 @ 3:13 pm:

    Thanks, Rich, for pointing that out. I miss things right in front of my face sometimes.


  10. - amalia - Wednesday, Feb 9, 11 @ 3:15 pm:

    The more others speak the words for Rahm, the less we hear from Rahm. And that is how the handlers like it. They are used to this tactic, after all, they repped the current mayor, the one who recently talked about ending “the musicals” at Taste of Chicago. With this client, Mayor Elect Emanuel, they have another speaking problem….when he speaks, people just don’t like him. Put up Bubba and Obama and others speak for him. Attractive, likable others. They will have a more difficult time if they get in a runoff, but they are trying to keep the ick factor down and skate on through. polls look like they will do just that. Then we’re off to fun with the press when the enamored corps gets a real vision of what it is like to work with the tan one.


  11. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Feb 9, 11 @ 3:23 pm:

    SR is spot on.


  12. - Paul S. - Wednesday, Feb 9, 11 @ 4:07 pm:

    I just don’t like that commercial. It makes the president look like a cheap political operator catering to Chicago politics and not an independent Leader of the Free States. Unimpressive.

    I also think you’re right. The less Rahm speaks the better. He has a very boring voice and does not do well at all.


  13. - Honest Abe - Wednesday, Feb 9, 11 @ 4:24 pm:

    Rahm Emanuel seems like the Bill Brady of the Chicago mayoral race. “I have a plan. I will implement the plan. I cannot describe the plan to you until after the election. Judgment day is here. We will work collectively.”

    Hat tip to Gery Chico for calling out the editorial boards for endorsing Emanuel on the basis of his unspecified plan.


  14. - Esquire - Wednesday, Feb 9, 11 @ 4:26 pm:

    It is a regal commercial with a dull message. The music sounds like a funeral dirge.


  15. - SR - Wednesday, Feb 9, 11 @ 4:37 pm:

    They’re all light on specifics for the most difficult issues. Has anyone explained how they’re going to try to resolve the pension crisis? Chico is the candidate who said if he couldn’t find how to pay for 2,000 police officers he didn’t deserve to be mayor. How about giving some general idea before asking for our votes?

    I think the most appealing speaker on style alone is Braun. She has a pleasant voice and demeanor - well, when she’s not calling other candidates crack heads or snapping at reporters who want to see her tax returns.


  16. - Little Lewbowski - Wednesday, Feb 9, 11 @ 4:44 pm:

    Another dull, uninspired ad with no theme from AKPD. Let me guess, they’ll end with a direct to camera. Most political firms understand the need to modernize their approach, AKPD clearly does not. Boooooring.


  17. - JBilla - Wednesday, Feb 9, 11 @ 5:26 pm:

    Surprise, surprise, a New York and LA based media conglomerate has Emmanuel over 50%. Did they poll anyone in Chicago?

    Madigan gave an excellent explanation of the tax raise, and of the reason to reduce the budget, spot on.


  18. - mokenavince - Wednesday, Feb 9, 11 @ 5:50 pm:

    It’s time for MJM to put his money where his mouth is.I just don’t have any more faith in what he man says.We live in a sorry State.


  19. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 9, 11 @ 11:17 pm:

    There isn’t a candidate in this race (let alone a poster on this blog) who wouldn’t use that footage in a commercial if they had it. Criticize the ad’s effectiveness or style if you want…that’s fair. But to say it is misleading or unfair is just a joke. The bottom line is that obviously the President thinks Rahm did a great job, so it makes perfect sense for Rahm to get that message to the voters. Gery spent his career working for daley, he is free to go find some footage of the mayor singing his praises and put it on TV. Problem is Gery can’t decide if the mayor is great or horrible.


  20. - Rob - Thursday, Feb 10, 11 @ 3:55 am:

    Most of the mistakes during the first two years of Barack Obama’s presidency can be traced to the incompetence of the people around him, including Rahm, Valerie Jarrett, Arne Duncan and yes, David Axelrod.

    Rahm’s talent is dirty politics and fundraising. That’s IT. Chicago would be making a tragic mistake to elect him as mayor.

    Obama should stay out of this race.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Deal outline begins to emerge
* Question of the day
* Rauner proposal funds abstinence education grants
* Social services implode as middle class shrinks
* Reporters are understandably freaking out about Chicago's violence
* IDPH director violated rules, judge declares, so med-mar coverage must include PTSD
* "It was as if a mini-Capitol had sprouted"
* Kirk slams Duckworth and "crooked Democratic machine in Springfield" which defended her
* A little late
* Group warns Rauner stopgap does "nothing" for human service provider contracts
* "The wasteland that is Illinois"
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today’s edition
* *** LIVE *** Leaders meeting and session Coverage
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Good morning!
* Stay tuned
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

  
* OnePlus 3 vs iPhone SE vs Nexus 5X – Budget battle!
* Geekbench shows that Xiaomi “markw” is a mid-ranger
* FCC 600MHz auction has a $86.4 billion clearing target
* HTC starts $10 billion venture capital consortium
* Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 9.2.2 to Developers
* [TA Deals] Save big on the Virtual Reality Box Headset
* Huawei pulls a Samsung with pre-IFA event

* Everything keeps coming back to Avisail Garcia
* White Sox shut out by Twins in opener
* White Sox continue to struggle vs. Central rivals
* White Sox shut out by Twins in opener
* Less than 2 days left to cast your All-Star vote
* Hit in 57 games, win $5.6 million
* 2016 Draft: Signing and bonus tracker

...............


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress

Loading


* ‘Daily Show’ tackles state budget impasse, blam.....
* More Springfield 'progress,' but no budget deal.....
* Cook County Board votes to put recorder of deed.....
* Rauner, Top Lawmakers Continue Budget Negotiati.....
* Illinois governor, leaders negotiating stopgap .....
* Illinois governor, leaders negotiating stopgap .....
* Illinois governor, leaders negotiating stopgap .....
* Illinois governor, leaders negotiating stopgap .....
* Illinois governor, leaders negotiating stopgap .....
* Illinois governor, leaders negotiating stopgap .....


* Illinois owes $82,000 in utility bills for Peoria
* Lawsuit filed by ex-officer against police chief dismissed
* Pet owners urged to protect pets during July 4 celebrations
* Money donated in bid to make Illinois site national park
* GOP, Democrats say progress made in Illinois budget talks
* Illinois lawmakers say progress made on stopgap budget
* Human Services caseworker pleads guilty to theft charges
* Judge orders Illinois to add PTSD to medical marijuana list
* Illinois' share of multistate VW settlement nearly $29M
* Witness in Urbana murder trial shot while sitting in car

* Follow live: Budget negotiations at the Illinois Capitol
* 'Daily Show' makes fun of Illinois budget situation
* State owes $82,000 in utility bills for Corrections facility in Peoria
* Carlinville train station upgrade dependent on state budget
* Governor, leaders say progress made on budget deal
* Deadrick Wolfer suspends House race vs. Scherer
* Higher education coalition urges full funding for both 2016, 2017
* Judge orders Illinois to add PTSD to medical marijuana list
* Deadrick Wolfer suspends Illinois House race vs. Scherer
* Former state worker pleads guilty to theft charges

* Gannett's little digital deal has a takeaway for Tronc
* McDonald's names Ogilvy's Colin Mitchell as global brand VP
* Citadel quadruples currency trading as Brexit spurs volume surge
* Just one local family made Forbes' list of the richest U.S. families
* City lawyers are the weak link in police accountability, records show


* In ‘Tarzan,’ Skarsgard found instant chemistry with Margot Robbie
* Wolves hire former Flyers coach Craig Berube as head coach
* Prosecutors: Man sexually abused 9-year-old girl on South Side
* Police: Man shot to death in Auburn Gresham
* Aside from ‘Hamilton,’ Revolutionary era inspires little art
* Ahead of Amazon Prime Day, Wal-Mart tries to move in
* Dennis Quaid’s wife files for divorce after 12 years
* Wine: White, rose wines a good choice during warmer months
* Robert Reich: What kind of patriot are you?
* Thursday Letters: New city tax bills say we need a better way


* Hague court to rule in July on challenge to China's sea claims
* Animal rescuer sues University of Illinois over files on dogs, cats in research
* Chicago's PrivateBancorp to be sold to Toronto-based CIBC for $3.8 billion
* CIA director: Istanbul attack 'bears the hallmarks' of the Islamic State's 'depravity'
* Cubs surge to 8-2 lead in 7th
* The Onion staff plot River North poop emoji pool raid ... no joke!
* Niles police: Gas can-toting man threatened to burn house, girlfriend
* Cook County Board votes to put recorder of deeds elimination question on ballot
* Prompted by luxury treehouse, Schaumburg imposes tax on Airbnb rentals
* Ex-deputy fire chief being charged with misdemeanor DUI after prosecutors reject felony


* Follow live: Budget negotiations at the Illinois Capitol
* 'Daily Show' makes fun of Illinois budget situation
* State owes $82,000 in utility bills for Corrections facility in Peoria
* Enough: Illinois' budget standoff must be resolved
* The story behind our front page editorial
* Carlinville train station upgrade dependent on state budget
* Governor, leaders say progress made on budget deal
* Deadrick Wolfer suspends House race vs. Scherer
* Guest Column: Illinois legislators fail to fix broken biometrics law
* Our View: The story behind Wednesday's front page editorial


* The Health Reporter Is In: June 29, 2016
* PODCAST: Community Elements is now named Rosecrance
* Man faces rape, kidnapping charges
* Bertrand charged with misdemeanor
* 06-29-16 Penny for Your Thoughts
* Judge declares mistrial in murder trial after witness is shot
* 06-29-16 Jim Turpin with the Freedom Celebration Committee
* 06-29-16 Jim Turpin with Tom Kacich and an update on the budget talks in Springfield
* Near-ideal weather across the Corn Belt
* UPDATED: Teachers picket at Unit 4


* United flight-attendant top pay to rise as much as 31 percent
* Fairs & festivals: Where to celebrate July 4th in the suburbs
* 'Legendary' brother was global citizen, St. Viator's first president
* ABC 7: Two found dead in Bensenville home
* Trial delayed for employee accused of covering up death at Allendale

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* Illinois to get $17 million for HIV assist......

* Kirk Slams VA for Ignoring Veterans Crisis......
* Kirk slams Duckworth and “crooked Democrat......

* Judge Robin D. Shoffner appointed to 8th Subcircuit vacancy
* Trump lags Clinton by 12 points in national poll; neck-in-neck in four swing states
* Romano: Did a tax-exempt gay rights group host a partisan parade attack?
* Six wealthy guys who lost billions yesterday.
* Abstinence education.
* Illinois Secretary of State harvests $10 million in fines from unsuspecting citizens
* Syverson points to Chicago politicians as the culprits blocking budget progress
* 19th District Officers Hold Week Of Public Events Beginning Now
* Kirk uses terrorist tragedy to crusade against citizen rights
* Trump issues TPP challenge to Clinton: will she answer?


* Emergency Management Officials, National Weather Service Encourage Winter Preparedness - November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month in Illinois
* Keep Your Family Safe This Winter - November through February are leading months for carbon monoxide related incidents
* Governor Takes Bill Action
* Illinois Department of Labor Director Hugo Chaviano Awards Governor’s Award for Contributions in Health and Safety to the Illinois Refining Division of Marathon Petroleum Company LP
* State Regulator Elected Treasurer of Interstate Medical Licensure Compact




Hosted by MCS -- CapitolFax.com Privacy Policy -- SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax -- Advertise Here -- Mobile Version -- Contact Rich Miller