This memo is directed toward Rahm Emanuel, the Mayor of Chicago. He just had to weigh on the Presidential Campaign.
“What are you going to do when the Chinese leader says something to you or Putin says something to you?” said Emanuel. “I give him his own advice. ‘Stop whining.’ Defend – if you want to claim Bain Capital as your calling card to the White House, then defend what happened to Bain Capital.”
That’s nice, except for one thing. It’s difficult for me to understand as to why he is out doing interviews and addressing national level politics, when his city is riddled with gang violence that threatens to keep potential business out of the Windy City. His city has three times the murder rate as NYC, which is more than p[ice the population. It has twice the rate as LA. And yet, he feels he should come out and attack Romney for getting irritated about the Obama campaign’s false accusations of being a felon.
Why go to a cesspool that is Chicago, when you can go somewhere else safer to hold your convention? But that’s a different post on a different day.
The Mayor should be somewhere with some of his favorite, most trusted advisers trying to come up with some answers. He needs to be thinking more long term than just the daily headlines and immediate damage control. He doesn’t have time to be hobnobbing with the Media and he certainly does not have room to talk about Romney whining, when his former boss has done little else, in the three plus years since he was sworn in.
But we all know that’s not going to happen with the new Progressive establishment. They cannot and will not accept any valid criticism, instead choosing to deflect it to someone perceived to be a threat to his former boss and golfing buddy. Here is someone who cannot use his resources and clout to think his way out of this mess he finds himself in. The first place he should look is at the current gun control laws on the books in the city of Chicago. Unless you are willing to entrust the citizenry who wish to be an ally in the war on violence, you have little chance (if any).
The other thing is, it’s time to deliver. Rahm, Obama, Reid, Pelosi, they all play the blame game. It’s never their fault, for anything. They are perfect, everyone else wrong.
They need to focus on doing the jobs they were hired to do. They need to focus on solutions and not deflect responsibility away. Instead, they spend more time trying to divert attention away from their own failures than trying to solve some pretty serious problems.
Mitt Romney had better get ready, he is about to embark on a new journey in life. He is about to become the new George Bush. Blame George is about to recycle into blame Mitt.