He is taking "the City that works" philosophy to his appointments.
And he has in his Chief of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel, a guy who cut his teeth in Chicago politics.
I love Chicago, I think it is a very well run city, and I also know that there are bare knuckled things that go on in that City Hall.
This country has never really had leadership steeped in Chicago politics and bargaining. My read so far is that it is too bad it had taken so long.