Obama mentor may challenge Rahm for Chicago mayoralty

It’s beginning to seem as though there’s no end to Obama mentors. Although the name of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle isn’t as “household” as Jeremiah Wright, Preckwinkle — who has her sights on becoming Chicago’s first black female mayor — takes credit for encouraging Obama to join Wright’s radical church.

Another trait Preckwinkle shares with Wright is disillusionment in their mutual protégé:

[She] was already expressing misgivings about him [Obama] in 2008, even though she was an Obama delegate to the Democratic National Convention. The radical Preckwinkle remains in the good graces of the far-left: Bill Ayers, for one, said of her in December: “I love Toni Preckwinkle.” He also suggested that she should run against Emanuel for mayor.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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