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Old 10-02-2009, 11:51 AM
 
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They conducted their own survey and only polled people in favor of it. It was a biased survey. Come on now, this is Chicago politics we're talking about.
The poll was conducted by Zogby International from Sept. 22 to 25
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:51 AM
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And the winner is..............RIO!
YES! I thought so all along.. That is a good choice. Great for them. I'm happy for South America!
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:52 AM
 
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You are fast! Great news...Rio will make it a huge show, but it isn't a very safe city, so I'm not sure if it comes to unsafe cities who would be better, Rio or Chicago...
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Axelrod: 'Politics' sank Obama's Olympics effort | Washington Examiner (http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Axelrod-Politics-sank-Obamas-Olympics-effort-63278272.html - broken link)

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Top White House adviser David Axelrod says "politics" played a key role in the International Olympic Committee's decision to reject President Obama's appeal in support of Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Olympics.

Asked for details, Axelrod said, “I’m not suggesting anything nefarious…I’m not suggesting anything untoward happened. There are politics around every process, and there were here as well…There were relationships that paid off for some of the other cities.”
Hilarious! The Masters of Dirty Politics now whining about politics playing a role.

Hot Air » Blog Archive » Axelrod: We got robbed on Olympics because of “politics”

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Why did Obama go to Copenhagen in the first place? He and his staff thought that he could use his supposedly tremendous international popularity to bully the IOC into picking Chicago. Now they’re complaining that the IOC had other politics to consider, and that somehow that was unfair.
They love him - where's the lurve?
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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You are fast! Great news...Rio will make it a huge show, but it isn't a very safe city, so I'm not sure if it comes to unsafe cities who would be better, Rio or Chicago...

Well they have 7 years to prepare for it.......I think they will be able to pull it off.
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:54 AM
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You are fast! Great news...Rio will make it a huge show, but it isn't a very safe city, so I'm not sure if it comes to unsafe cities who would be better, Rio or Chicago...
I'm glad they got it, this is history and will be a lot of fun to watch. As far as safety goes, hopefully it will be ok.
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:55 AM
 
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Brazil with the World Cup in 2014 followed by the Summer Olympics in 2016. Amazing!
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:55 AM
 
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You are fast! Great news...Rio will make it a huge show, but it isn't a very safe city, so I'm not sure if it comes to unsafe cities who would be better, Rio or Chicago...
In Rio they will just rob you..but at least you wouldn't be hit over the head with a railroad tie....
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:55 AM
 
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Did you complain every time Bush flew to Texas to work on his ranch? I don't think so but if our current President does anything, the RW'ers find a way to make it sound negative. For all of you who are happy that the Olympics weren't awarded to Chicago, you should be ashamed of yourselves. It's not a loss for Obama, it's a loss for the country and especially the Midwest region in economic gains. Of course, you'd rather be vindictive and selfish, rather than think of the people it could have possibly helped. Disgusting!
Actually it's a big loss for Obama. Anytime the U.S. president invests political capital on the world stage and loses he, and the U.S., are diminished in the perception of others. For him to risk his political capital in this way was foolhardy and dangerous. And it showed him to be the ego-maniac that he is. Bill Clinton is immensely popular abroad and he could have represented Chicago's bid as capably as Obama. And if that bid failed it would not have been seen as a personal failure of the president. I don't know who is advising Obama but he needs to fire them and get someone with real-world experience. This show was strictly bush league.
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:56 AM
 
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Guess I won't be attending.
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