Scott Turow, the Chicago lawyer and novelist, has a medium-length profile of Rahm Emanuel and his candidacy in the New York Times Magazine. If you’ve been following the ins and outs of the campaign, not a lot of it will be new to you, but there are some good quotes that help explain what appears to be a substantial lead going into the home stretch: the manner in which his connections and fundraising abilities have allowed him to spend so much time doing public appearances; how his money and organizational skill allowed him to hit the ground running in a short election cycle; and anecdotal evidence that his relationship with Obama has indeed helped him with black voters.

But this was my favorite quote:

"Like? Like is not the point."