Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was blasted for blaming her abysmal reelection prospects on being a black woman in power.
“I’m a Black woman and, let’s not forget, some folks frankly don’t support us in leadership roles,” Lightfoot told The New Yorker.
Local radio host Ray Stevens summed up Lightfoot’s impending fate by simply stating, “I think Lori’s time is up.”
“Personally, I don’t [think she can pull off this race], but I’ve been wrong before as the polls have in the past,” he said earlier in the segment.
Stevens added that race would boil down to key issues like crime, not skin color or gender.
“Chicago has a rampant crime problem, and not only is it in Chicago, but its has reached the collar counties… crime, crime is going to be the issue in this election and, personally, what I’m hearing from my constituents, from listeners, is that it will come down to [Paul] Vallas [or] Brandon Johnson.”
According to recent polls, Lightfoot trails Vallas by 19 points and Johnson by two.
“I think those are your two guys,” Stevens continued.
“There may be a surprise, but I think the rhetoric we just talked about, what you just talked about is what will hurt Lori Lightfoot – crime, and she just doesn’t come across as somebody that cares about people.”
Stevens noted that the majority of the city’s leaders are people of color, adding that Chicago is “very diverse.”
“I don’t think it comes down to race. There are people living in these communities that just want to be safe,” he said.
Lori Lightfoot now finds herself as the underdog as she seeks a tough reelection bid.
However, voters who are fed up with soaring crime and identity politics, are singling a fresh start without her.
Reelection prospects for Lori Lightfoot are dire not because she’s a black woman in power, but because her city is falling apart.
If Lightfoot fails to become one of the top two vote-getters in Tuesday’s primary, she could become the first incumbent Chicago mayor to lose an election in over thirty years.
“She’s an underdog this time around for different reasons than she was an underdog last time,” said longtime political operative Victor Reyes.
“Last time, she was an unknown and she was the counter to the traditional political establishment folks, and the vote split was happening in a different way back then. And this time, she’s like the target of everybody’s ire, right?” Reyes continued.
“She’s getting attacked from the left; she’s getting attacked from the right. And she doesn’t have any ground footing with any significant solid base of votes.”
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Has she attempted being black and NOT Lori Lightfoot? I think she’ll find THAT’s her problem.
well possibly that and she’s UGLY
Correction: She’s FUGLY.
No need for the “under”.
Beetlejuice is running against two other black candidates. It is not because she is black it is because she sucks at her job. She is like all liberals not taking responsibility for her results and is gaslighting with the same old tired racist tirade. Hopefully one of the other candidates is better and will turn Chitown around.
Thats a dam lie, she is ugly inside an out. she sucks as a mayor to.
She is hated because she’s also incompetent, a racist, corrupt, and a lunatic
she was hired because she was black. she was fired because she is useless.
Why does no one ever challenge her as to why there are so many racists in a town run by democrats for 80 years?
No, its because she’s stupid
She looks like John Fetterman and Whoopi Goldberg had a baby…
She looks like Whoopi Goldberg and John Fetterman had a baby…
I agree, I don’t like her because she’s black AND incompetent. There.. That’s the quiet part out loud.
The good ol’ race card.
Beetlejuice Lightfoot for Mayor
“She Be Good!”
She might get further in her complaint if she said they didn’t want to vote for her because she is so ugly. Black people get to do a much greater portion of the commericals these days as compared to the percentage of population. You never see them using unattractive black people and to be quite honest, about 80% of them are half white.
“Beatle Juice” is out? I’d like to think Chicagoans finally get it, but no… They elected another demonrat. “Educator” at that. Continue down the road of destruction! With Pritzkicker helping in the destruction.