Bulls, Bears and White Sox fan, a president with a passion for playing hoops for exercise, on that basis alone we’d have to support him even if he was not from Chicago. Seriously, since the election will be over by the time you read this (but not at the time you voted; see below), we’re not going to belabor the topic other than to remind you that we’ve only endorsed one candidate ever in our twenty-six-odd years of publishing, and it was this candidate from Chicago in 2008. Has he disappointed us? Of course. But he’s encouraged us in so many ways too. It’s kind of nice to have a president who emphasizes thought, study and more thought before making decisions in an era of poll-driven slogan-tested thinking, yes?
Audience choice: Barack Obama
Note: If Newcity readers represent America, it will have been a landslide, with 74.5 percent of the votes for the incumbent president, to 15 percent to the runner-up, Green Party candidate Jill Stein. That Mitt Romney guy? Third, with 6.9 percent of the vote.
Best of Chicago 2012