Neo-neocon speculates about 2016:
So, could Rahm Emanuel becomeâ€¦ the first Jewish president?
Only if Hillary decides not to run: â€œChicago 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.â€
But Hillary will decide to run. And she almost certainly will be elected. You heard it here first (although I continue to hope Iâ€™m wrong).
It occurs to meâ€”not for the first timeâ€”that our presidential future is likely to be a series of â€œfirsts.â€ No WASP male will ever win again; the American people desire continual diversity noveltyâ€”although ordinarily Jews donâ€™t count in that particular equation, because â€œdiversityâ€ can only come from groups considered underprivileged and oppressed. So even if by some wild chance Hillary declines to run, I donâ€™t see a presidential future for Rahm.
Commenter George Pal sneers:
Heâ€™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, Georgeâ€¦. you donâ€™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 asâ€¦.. Barack Obama!
Obama splits from Michelle to follow his heart. Thereâ€™s an amicable divorce and Rahm and Barry marry. Barry reveals heâ€™s the official â€œwifeâ€ 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 areâ€¦. well, you know.
The reference is to this Jerome Corsi article from 2009, which quotes reports claiming that:
â€œPresident Obama and his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel are lifetime members of the same gay bathhouse in uptown Chicago, according to informed sources in Chicagoâ€™s gay community, as well as veteran political sources in the city.”