Chicago mayoral hopeful William "Bugsy" Daley (yup, of the Daley dynasty) is campaigning for the South Side vote by proposing the Dan Ryan Expressway be renamed for Barack Obama.

Whether such a step is even possible under Illinois law isn't clear.

Cold Spring Shops, however, endorses the idea.  Why?  First, he didn't build it.  Second, the perpetually sluggish traffic is a metaphor in metal of the macroeconomic torpor of the Obama presidency.  Third, on occasion contemporary community organizers draw attention to South Side grievances by obstructing traffic thereon.

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