The life and troubles of Jesse Jackson Jr.

The life and troubles of Jesse Jackson Jr.

The famed Chicago news columnist Mike Royko used to sarcastically call the Rev. Jesse Jackson  "Jesse Jetstream," a sardonic take on the senior Jackson's lust for public attention.

Now there's a second Jackson in politics, and he's been a more refined version of his dad. At one time, people thought, mistakenly in my view, that he had what it took to move up  the political ladder. But, for a variety of reasons, Jackson Jr.  crashed and burned  -- politically and emotionally.

Chicago Magazine recently ran an interesting story on what has happened to the man who remains on the ballot but not in the campaign.

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