Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s close friend and White House Chief of Staff is expected to quit within the next six months because he can’t “bang heads together” to get Obama’s policies through. The guess is, he will leave after the November 2010 elections.
I would bet he will go after the midterms,” said a leading Democratic consultant in Washington. “Nobody thinks it’s working by they can’t get rid of him – that would look awful. He needs the right sort of job to go to but the consensus is he’ll go.”
The Telegraph says Rahm wanted the healthcare legislation scaled down because of partisan divide, but Obama, David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett wanted it all, and that’s what they got, but not without some migraines that still linger.
Emanuel reportedly wants to be Chicago’s Mayor, but needs Richard Daley to step down in 2012.