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The Day After: Post-Election Roundup

By Chuck Sudo in News on Feb 23, 2011 3:43PM

So what are columnists, political experts and others saying about the yesterday's election?

  • John Kass' headline in the Trib says it all: "Chicago Got its Strongman." [Tribune]
  • Neil Steinberg found many Chicagoans unaware that a mayoral election was happening. [Sun-Times]
  • Mark Brown looks back at Rahm Emanuel's early days as a politician and says he never expected to see a Mayor-elect Emanuel today. [Sun-Times]
  • Carol Marin profiles City Clerk-elect Susana Mendoza, one of the big winners of last night. [Sun-Times]
  • Mary Mitchell says Carol Moseley Braun's "stunning" defeat signals the end of the black political empowerment movement in Chicago. It doesn't, though; it's a generational changing of the guard. [Sun-Times]
  • Braun, as we all know by now, didn't win a single ward. [Tribune]
  • Rich Miller on where Chicago's Black political establishment goes from here. [Capitol Fax]
  • Mary Schnich shows how we as voters go from excitement to cynicism with a blink of an eye. [Tribune]
  • An aide for Gery Chico compared campaigning against Emanuel to "running face-first into a gale-force hurricane." [Chicago News Co-Op]
  • the city saw a 14 percent increase in young voters yesterday. [ChuffPo]
  • To show where his priorities lie, Richard Roeper asks us if pirates are too glorified in our culture. [Sun-Times]