Neo-neocon speculates about 2016:
So, could Rahm Emanuel become… the first Jewish president?
Only if Hillary decides not to run: “Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is said by well-connected Democrats to be considering the idea of running for president if Hillary Clinton opts out of the 2016 race.”
But Hillary will decide to run. And she almost certainly will be elected. You heard it here first (although I continue to hope I’m wrong).
It occurs to me—not for the first time—that our presidential future is likely to be a series of “firsts.” No WASP male will ever win again; the American people desire continual diversity novelty—although ordinarily Jews don’t count in that particular equation, because “diversity” can only come from groups considered underprivileged and oppressed. So even if by some wild chance Hillary declines to run, I don’t see a presidential future for Rahm.
Commenter George Pal sneers:
He’s too short, anyway.
Plus there are pictures of him pirouetting in tights and codpiece.
Then Vanderleun takes the ball and runs with it.
Oh George, George…. you don’t really get it yet do you?
Emmanual runs. And he comes out. And he introduces his secret partner of many years to a national audience on Ellen as….. Barack Obama!
Obama splits from Michelle to follow his heart. There’s an amicable divorce and Rahm and Barry marry. Barry reveals he’s the official “wife” and hence gets back into the White House as the First Lady.
The country applauds and then grieves for Michelle until it becomes known that she and Ellen are…. well, you know.
The reference is to this Jerome Corsi article from 2009, which quotes reports claiming that:
“President Obama and his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel are lifetime members of the same gay bathhouse in uptown Chicago, according to informed sources in Chicago’s gay community, as well as veteran political sources in the city.”