Congratulations to the Brazilians and all of South America. I believe this will be the third time in history the Summer games will be played the Southern Hemisphere, (Melbourne and Sydney). It might mean the games will be in Sept./October like the Aussies did in Sydney. Remember how that impacted our Presidential election.
Of course the absolute embarrassment of the "Pres-ent" dropping everything to go to Denmark where the results were not pre-ordained was just politically stupid.
One thing or another happened: Either the the deal was pre-determined that Chicago would win and the "Pres-ent" wanted to stick his nose in and claim a victory.. which is the worst possible scenario.. because if true; He went, He spoke, He knelt and the Euro's were not as impressed as we were led to believe they would be.
Or it wasn't pre-set in which case he demonstrated that he is not the great sales guy he portends himself to be. (Maybe Vince, the Sham WoW guy wasn't available).
Now ask yourself.. he had to know there was a downside risk here. Did Richard Daley have the dirt on him, enough to convince him to make the effort.. When Pres-ent O' should be figuring out what he thinks about Afganistan..what he should do with the Auto industry that he F'ed up; what he should do to try re-invigorate the economy..oh yeah and what about the Health Care thingy.. that he has over-exposed himself over.
(BTW Mr. Pres-ent if you want to get the economy going again..get out there and propose extending the Bush tax cuts for another 4 years. They expire next year! Furthermore look for other cuts in taxes and spending immediately!) Cancel the stimulus package!
Well I'll give him this at least he didn't apologize this time for anything.
How does this effect Racine? Well if Chicago had gotten the games the KRM thing would be put on the front burner.. fortunately we can keep this thing kicked down the path for another few years. We can keep the focus on widening 94 and perhaps we can get back to discussing extending 794 to Racine, Kenosha, Waukegan and beyond.
I do hope Chicago re-applies for the 2020 Olympics and President Mitt Romney would have much greater credentials to bring to the table, and it Gives Illinois a few years to clean up it's politics. Can someone please beat Richard Daley!!
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