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September 10, 2012


Will the Chicago Teacher's Strike Hurt Obama?

"Chicago teachers began walking the picket line for the first time in 25 years Monday morning, leaving parents to scramble for alternatives for their children," the Chicago Sun Times reports.

Chris Cillizza: "Yes, we know that President Obama has no role -- either way -- in the strike. But, that the strike is happening in Chicago, the town where President Obama made his political name doesn't help him. And that the current Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel, was Obama's first presidential chief of staff isn't much help either. Remember that Republicans are doing everything they can to link Obama to Chicago and Chicago-style politics -- thinking that it will turn off independents in the middle of the country. That the teachers strike will be at (or close to) the top of every evening news show until it ends allows Republicans a daily news peg to remind people that Obama is from the Windy City."














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