BREAKING: Chicago Out of the Olympic Running


And in the very first round! Oh the humiliation! From BBC Sports:

BBC News’ Adam Brookes in Chicago: “The shock of Chicago’s elimination was greater for the fact that it came in the first round. And greater for the fact that President Obama had taken valuable hours from his packed and tense political schedule to travel to Copenhagen. His legendary powers of persuasion will be said to have failed him, though in reality it will be Chicago’s bid that failed him. Nonetheless, this is a moment which allows the president’s detractors to allege waning prestige on the part of his presidency. And it will raise questions about the political advice that he is receiving.”

So much for Hopenhagen.

H/T: Althouse



4 Responses to BREAKING: Chicago Out of the Olympic Running

  1. Gerry Ashley says:

    A very large portion of the people of Chicago DIDN’T want it, but of course, what the people want means very little to “The One.” He was going to shove it down Chicago’s throat as another platitude for himself. But “The One” Didn’t count on an embarassing 1st Round Knockout by the Olympic committee. So much for the Mr. Smooth and Oprah show.

    Oh wait… this just in! Michelle Obama is Not Feeling Quite So Proud! Film @ 11.

  2. RWG says:

    As Obama has stated before: We are part of the larger World and need to agree and respect other countries.
    If he cannot convince the IOC then there is no hope for the middle East or health care, or the economy.

    Quick thoughts
    1- Obama still has zero accomplishments
    2- It was not racism
    3- The IOC does not want any politics in the Olympics (i.e. Hitler)
    4- Obama and Michelle wasted time and resources.
    5- Would you want Obama’s friends like this one-
    walking around Chicago?

  3. TrickyDick says:

    More evidence the Obama administration is going to be a failure of epic proportions.

  4. Doug says:

    I have no problem with POTUS pitching his political cronies and home base for the Olympic games. It is after all politics.

    I do have severe differences with the policy positions of said POTUS, and cronies. That does not automatically mean I hate them.

    The thing that offended me was the brief “meeting” with the General in the wake of the publicizing of the apparent detachment of the administration and said POTUS regarding Afghanistan.

    If anybody believes that was NOT pandering and patronizing, I respectfully wish to disagree with that notion.

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