Friday, October 2, 2009

Obama Stumps for Chicago to Get the 2016 Olympic Games

Obama campaigned for Chicago to be selected for the 2016 Olympic Games. The decision will be announced in a few hours, but do not think there is much suspense to this. I do not think Obama would risk the embarrassment of using his clout to get the games and failing. One of his biggest 'selling points' as a candidate was how much more the rest of the world will like us. That has not really panned out, especially for our allies, but I do not think he could risk this obvious a rejection. With that in mind, I think the decision was already either made or arranged before he left.

More when the announcement is made.

Video embedded below.

Update (10/2/2009): So much for that idea (Berman Post: Chicago Eliminated in The First Round of Voting to Host 2016 Olympic Games)

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