I think Rahmbo has the job he wants. He will be mayor of Chicago for at least the next 25 years. No term limits like the presidency.
Yeah, but he'll always be second fiddle to NYC in pecking order, under 50 Governor's and lorded over by whoever is POTUS...that doesn't sit well for a fella brave enough to sport a tutu, survive Clintons...and then there is that massive beta-male ego craving more and more adulation...
Being mayor of Chicago is like being a governor. He has more influence as mayor of Chicago then the governor of Illinois at least. Why do you think Illinois is the basket case it is? Chicago has been running it into the ground for decades now. Downstate and the suburbs have little say anymore, its the Chicago way or the highway.
Plus he has no conservatives in the city council to have to put up with, so he gets to live in a liberal bubble 24/7. Don't discount that, governors of Illinois do have a few conservatives in the suburbs and downstate to deal with. Plus he never really has to run for reelection ever again! Its his job for as long as he wants it.
He isn't second fiddle to NYC either. He was in office before the kook that just took office in NYC and will still be mayor when that guy is term limited.
Remember, even ambitious liberal politicians are lazy at best. He can go along for decades doing nothing and get praised for it on a daily basis.
Being mayor of Chicago is dream job for the lib politician.