Here's why Rahm is ENTITLED to the job:
For 2 years, Rahm was Obama's chief of staff.
Obama was the US Senator from Illinois before becoming POTUS. Obama got that job from the Chicago Machine. Before that, Obama was am Illinois State Senator from the Chicago Machine... (BTW: Michelle Obama's father was a Chicago Machine Alderman).
Before that, Rahm was a Congressman from Chicago. The Machine gave Rahm the seat that was formerly held by Rod Blogojevich who gave up the seat when the Chicago Machine made him Governor of Illinois.
So if the Machine wants Rahm to be mayor of Chicago, then he will become mayor of Chicago - whether the people of Chicago like it or not, and despite the fact that he has never run a successful business or even been a successful executive of any in any operation private or public.
Despite the fact that he doesn't meet the residency requirements.
Rahm certainly did an awful job of running Obama's WH the last two years.
If elected, Rahm's Chicago will make Detroit look like the Elysian Fields.