If you want to know why Daley wins every time no matter what, this explains it better than anything I could ever write:

In the years since then, Chicago has ridden the momentum. It’s made big plans, been boosted by big names. Mayor Richard Daley. Oprah Winfrey. Barack Obama.

Now Daley’s grip on power is loosened. Oprah is repeatedly rumored to be leaving. President Obama lives somewhere else, and the glow his election brought to Chicago has waned.

(Look to the stars… because they’re the only people who can help you. – Maria Bamford)