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Pundits, pols, and bloggers from all over are watching our mayoral race like they have the right to comment on it or something. A sampling of not-so-local flavors:

— White House President Barack Obama (who currently doesn’t live in Chicago most of the time) won’t pick a favorite for the Super Bowl but is totally fine with publicly supporting Rahm—which helps the candidate make better campaign commercials.

— The Awl’s Choire Sicha is glad nobody’s died during the riots here. (The cannonballs also harmed no one.)