A local political gossip columnist has the scoop - the Obamas aren't coming back to Chicago. Her story is based on inside sources.
“I don’t think the emotional tie to Chicago is what it once was. Perhaps not sophisticated enough.”
I'm not sure the emotional tie to Chicago was ever all that strong. The moment he got in the White House, they were gone. They didn't come back here to vacation. They went to Hawaii for that. I've been predicting for a while that they wouldn't move back here. They seem to like the world of glamor and A-list celebrities, and that's not our specialty.
He's not really "from" here anyway. I know a lot of conservatives have labored to label him as a Chicago-way Machine Politician, but that's never really what he was. He dealt with those people, but he wasn't exactly one of them.
When you're enamored
of world-class glamor
Chicago must seem like a smack with a hammer.