Here’s Rahm’s ad. Capitol Fax picked it up first, then the Huffington Post got it, and finally the Tribune wrote about it a few hours later, noting that the city also sent a letter home to parents (but not mentioning where it got the story from). CTU is also running its own post-strike ad on radio.
I don’t mind the $1M in outside money being spent, but this might be the simplest, least interesting political ad I’ve seen in a long time.
What CPS / City Hall need / have needed in these past few weeks (but don’t seem to have) is someone who can forcefully (not offensively) articulate the arguments for better evaluations, longer days, more accountability, and ending the strike.
On camera, at least, Brizard is too bland, Vitale is too bureaucratic, and Emanuel has been like a robot with his hands tied behind his back in the last few press conferences, and hasn’t taken questions.
Into that vacuum step people like Bruce Rauner.