Thursday, October 1, 2009

Why Chicago did not get the 2016 Olympics

There may be 76 reasons why Chicago did not get the 2016 Olympics. One for every vote it did not get from the International Olympic Committee in the one round it bothered to consider America's latest failed bid for the Games. But there is one thing the theories about the reasons have in common. Arrogance. Good ol' American arrogance. Instead of dedicating three days and nights working the IOC members.
Arrogance pretty much says it all. If it wasn't the triple O's fault entirely, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and Oprah! It was at least an embarrassment to hear them talk about themselves instead of the Chicago venues.
Lets see: Last year at this time, we had Americans fainting in the aisles over Obami's speeches. This year, we have people cringing at the three stooges who arrived in Copenhagen. Wondering what's changed in 1 year time?

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