Acknowledging the reality of new-found Democratic power in Washington, Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. dropped out of the 2007 Chicago Mayoral race against longtime Mayor Richard M. Daley. The battle of the scions is no more. I am deeply saddened. My disappointment in not being able to cover what would have been a historic contest is somewhat mollified by the spectacle toy of democratic power in D.C. I can actually watch C-SPAN again without clenched teeth. Yea!!!!!!!!!!