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PostShort People and Chicago Politics (David Duggan, USA, 11/09/21 3:50 am)
Jordi Molins and John E wrote about the political advantages of tall people. But what about poseurs such as Rahm Emanuel, Richard M. Daley (King Richard II), and "Lockdown" Lori Lightfoot (who probably doesn't clear 5').
Of course, this is only about mayors of Chicago, which at one point had Big Bill Thompson as mayor, some 6 feet and 300 lbs.
JE comments: Mayor Lightfoot stands 5' 1", and Rahm Emanuel is 5' 7".
How many knew that LBJ was 6' 4" tall, every bit as towering as Lincoln? Or that George W Bush was some three inches shorter than his father? Here's something I suspect about Google: enter "Person X height" and you usually get an inch or two taller than reality.
We Americans elect tall guys to lead us. Contrast Clinton-Obama-Trump-Biden, all over 6 feet, with Putin at 5' 7". His spiritual predecessor Stalin was just 5' 5".