Sunday, 12 September 2010
Is Rahm Emanuel leaving his post?
There are rumours that Rahm Emanuel, Obama's Chief of Staff, will leave his job in order to run for Mayor of Chicago. Richard Daley, the current mayor, is stepping down. The chief of staff role is a crucial one and Emanuel has been criticised for being too abrasive. The mid-term result may well mean that the Obama administration will have to work more closely with the Republicans so a different chief of staff may help. Here is the comment on it from the Telegraph, here Emanuel's background, and here is an overview of this important role. If he does resign, look out for assessments of his role so far.