Not the candidates' height, mind you—rather, their positions on skyscrapers.
As Chicago News Cooperative reporter Daniel Libit points out in the New York Times, come 2013 the Willis Tower will lose its title as the nation's tallest building to One World Trade Center, currently under construction in New York City. If this leaves you feeling vexed or powerless, just remember: The vote you cast in February's mayoral election could determine whether the Second City ever reclaims its title as First in Height. Libit paraphrases Chicago Architecture Foundation president Lynn Osmond, writing that "Chicago’s future hope at besting Manhattan might be clearer after the mayoral election in February."
Now there's a way to rise above in a crowded candidate pool: run on a pro-skyscraper platform.