Skip to comments.Payback: Obama Was Told Trip Would Win Olympics
Posted on 10/08/2009 1:39:05 PM PDT by Judges Gone Wild
Quote: President Obama took his chances on a high-profile visit to Copenhagen because the White House was getting a "clear message" that his presence could clinch the Olympics for Chicago, The Chicago Tribune reports. "The intelligence that we had from the U.S. Olympic Committee and Chicago bid team was that it was very close and therefore well worth our efforts," said Valerie Jarrett, a senior White House adviser. "The message was that...a personal appeal from the president would make a huge difference." President Obama first tried lobbying quietly through phone calls, and had not decided until a few days before getting on Air Force One that he would appear to make his bid in person. His failure to secure the Olympic bid has become fodder for the president's critics.
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Pelosi’s crystal ball must have been lying again.
He might have even had it in the bag until he and Michelle gave their horrible speeches.
So our CIC fell for a bait and switch. I feel much better now.
They believed their own newspaper clippings.
He is gullible and with the combination of his ego, he can be rolled like a Bull Durham cigarette.
The Chicagoans were losing and they thought the prom king would pump them up...typical Chicaago politics and The Once was play in his own game...ROFL!
Must be heck to be b-slapped by the whole freaking world!
Yep...A personal appeal from the President made a huge difference allright.
His ego is too big to fail. < /banking crisis analogy >
I honestly think his trip hurt our chances. These IOC officials are a very self-important bunch and they don’t take kindly to having someone who actually is important (and no matter how much you hate Obama he IS the Presidnt of the US....) ride into town and act like he’s taking over. I suspect his trip lost us a bunch of votes......though that’s fine with me cause I’ve got no use for the Olympics.......
"We do not have this problem in my country."
Obama was sucker punched just for the fun of it.
Blame the results of his own breathtaking arrogance on the US Olympic committee. Sounds about right for Hussein.
This is without question the most idiotic administration in the history of the United States. These guys aren't even adolescences, but simple toddlers trying to pretend to be heads of state.
I believe they got their signals mixed up. They said they would have a better chance if he stayed at home.
Who knew about the tv channel mess from the USOC? And when did they know it. I hear that that is what started a bad vibe against the US bid.
I love that saying do you have any others.
rolled like a bull durham cigarette.
O certainly did make a huge difference.
He and his revolting wife assured the first round loss.
Yeah that’s right throw everyone else under the bus. You screwed the pooch Valerie just face up to it
Conclusion: He got played diplomatically by the IOC.
What makes any rational person believe he’s going to fair any better as either a CinC, or in diplomatic brinkmanship with the Russians, Chinese, N Koreans, Venezuelans, Tongans, Vanutuans, Lichtenstinians, et. al.
“The message was that...a personal appeal from the president would make a huge difference.”
He doubled the amount of votes Chicago would have normally gotten..
The commitee didn’t like the bam “I,I,I, me, me, me” parade. What sane human does?
Barack Hussein Obama
Let me get this right, the "clear message" was coming from CNNMSNBCABCCBS right??? Am I right?
Obamao announced that the Olympic Office in his administration was going to stay open - YESTERDAY.
So that explains the throwing under the bus - TODAY!
You see he called the US and Chicago Olympic Committees yesterday and said watch out for the tires tomorrow!
Why would an Olympics bid suddenly change that perfect record?
Missed it by THAT much!
Please post the whole story. There is no reason to excerpt bloggers.
We didn’t lose because of his speeches, we lost because all of the EU environmental whackos got mad over the carbon footprint 2 jumbo jets made in order to give that speech. I’m surprised nobody has mentioned the hypocrisy of the so-called greener administration in this fiasco.
But Bush told "lie after lie after lie" based on the intelligence he received. I think Bush's intelligence was much more consequential than any "intelligence" that Obama is receiving.
I wonder which democrat gave him some magic beans before he got onto the plane.
Gov. Daniels of Indiana made a comment to the effect that times are bad when there is an election Illinois can’t rig.
I’m thinking it was almost in the bag but those egocentric speeches that he and Michelle gave pissed everyone off
He was led to believe that a world-wide apology tour and unconditional talks with proven liars like the Iranians would help, too.
In the words of Bugs Bunny, “What an ultra maroon!”
Obama inherited the defeat. Not his fault. Blame the USOC and the Chicago delegation. Not Obama’s fault. Blame someone else. Obama is THE ONE. UMM UMM UMM Barack Hussein Obama.
I wonder just who was behind “The Message” and if it was more of a lure because in no way were they “close” ... 18 votes ... the lowest number received?
“”Magic Man” - good times!”
And a killer guitar part.
You got that right! I actually liked “Crazy on You” even better.
When we read these stories of Obama’s Czars messing up the most simple protocol in foreign matters, you have to wonder if he ever talks to anyone with experience at the State Department. Do the duds surrounding him think the world is the hood? It is a little more complicated that that, Bam Bam.
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