The Zero™ ignores the fact that the vast majority of Chicagoans do not want the Olympics held there, due to the cost to the taxpayers, who already live in one the highest taxed cities in the USA, and that they would prefer that they be held ANYWHERE else.
Typical Chicago libtard. He doesn’t give a rat’s ass what the majority of the people, who will have to pay for it, and suffer through the massive traffic messes, have to say.
He knows what’s best for the serfs.
Chicago 2016 Olympics: President Barack Obama is going to Copenhagen to support city’s bid
Olympic observers expressed unfettered enthusiasm Monday over President Barack Obama’s announcement that he would go to Copenhagen and pitch Chicago’s 2016 Olympic bid.
Some predicted that the quick trip — he plans to be on the ground only four or five hours — could make the difference between Chicago winning and losing the Summer Games.
“It’s very positive,” said Mitt Romney, the ex-GOP presidential candidate who rescued the scandal-tainted 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. “I think his presence makes the likelihood of a Chicago win very good indeed. Had he not gone, we almost certainly would have lost.”
Romney isn’t among those with votes, and the impact of Obama’s trip will be difficult to assess because voting by 100-plus International Olympic Committee members is by secret ballot. But some IOC voters were clearly impressed.
“The impact of his presence in the Chicago delegation is not multiplied by double,” said IOC member Ottavio Cinquanta of Italy. “This impact can be multiplied by 25.”
After weeks of indicating that Obama might not be able to go because of pressing business at home, the White House said Obama would join his wife, Michelle, for the presentation Friday, the day the host city will be picked.
Michelle Obama, at a media briefing Monday, said the president decided over the weekend to go.
“I think it is very good for the Chicago bid,” said Gerhard Heiberg of Norway, a member of the IOC’s 15-person executive board. “He is a dynamic person who gets his message across.”
Peter Tallberg, an IOC member from Finland, agreed that Obama’s in-person lobbying “can have an influence on the voting.” But when asked whether it might sway a couple of votes, Tallberg said: “The IOC is the most unpredictable group of human beings in the world.”