Willie and Bobby Wafflehouse
- Willie Wilson continues to be a potential kingmaker in the Chicago mayoral race.
The African-American businessman, who was knocked out of the contest in the Feb. 24 primary, says he had private meetings over the weekend with the two candidates who will be on the April 7 ballot: incumbent Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.
Wilson tells CBS 2’s [...] he’s already decided he’ll vote for Garcia. That’s based in part, he says, on his dissatisfaction with public school closings under Emanuel’s administration and also the city’s continued use of red-light cameras.
“My personal vote is for anybody except for this mayor,” Wilson said Sunday.
Still, he said, he could end up publicly endorsing Emanuel, depending on what members of his own community tell him. Wilson insisted his personal vote is separate from who might be best for the city as a whole.
So Willie is going to mislead his entire constituency by voting his dissatisfaction (Chuy) but encourage the unwashed masses to vote for Willie's economic interests (Rahm). So much for that "untied front" thing against Rahm, eh?