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.