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Obama was told a trip to Olympics meeting may clinch Chicago win
LA Times ^

Posted on 10/03/2009 5:01:50 PM PDT by Chet 99

Reporting from Washington - In the run-up to the Olympics vote, the White House was getting a clear message from the architects of Chicago's bid: Balloting would be tight, and a personal visit to Copenhagen from President Obama just might lock in a victory.

Leaders of the Windy City's campaign to secure the 2016 Games had done some nose-counting and were convinced the International Olympic Committee might well anoint Chicago as host, according to White House officials interviewed Saturday.

"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 advisor. "The message was that . . . a personal appeal from the president would make a huge difference."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2016olympics; bhovisit; denmark; forgetthatidea; obamafail; olympics; olympicsfail; oops; zerofail
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1 posted on 10/03/2009 5:01:50 PM PDT by Chet 99
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"The message was that . . . a personal appeal from the president would make a huge difference."

And it did make a huge difference... Chicago went from the frontrunner close to clinching victory to finishing dead last...


2 posted on 10/03/2009 5:02:59 PM PDT by Chet 99
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A personal appeal from the president did make a huge difference.

It changed a close vote to a route.

3 posted on 10/03/2009 5:03:19 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Chet 99

As I recall, one of zer0’s favorite campaign slogans was “it’s all about judgment.”

Great judgment there, buckeroo.


4 posted on 10/03/2009 5:03:35 PM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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To: Chet 99

Har, har, har ...


5 posted on 10/03/2009 5:03:51 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: AU72
Or a rout, even...

;^)

6 posted on 10/03/2009 5:04:08 PM PDT by SAJ (n)
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To: Chet 99

Well oops, somebody sure made a fool out of you then!


7 posted on 10/03/2009 5:04:27 PM PDT by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: Chet 99

Methinks the IOC didn’t like being “stronarmed” and didn’t like the narcissist either ;-)


8 posted on 10/03/2009 5:04:39 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Chet 99
The intelligence that we had

I knew they didn't have much 'intelligence' in the white house...didn't know how little they actually had.

9 posted on 10/03/2009 5:04:53 PM PDT by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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Apparently it was... bad intelligence...


10 posted on 10/03/2009 5:05:02 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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11 posted on 10/03/2009 5:05:05 PM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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As always, someone else’s fault. The media continues to protect and excuse it’s golden idol.


12 posted on 10/03/2009 5:05:09 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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Actually, I see a subtle use of the victimisation card here “we were lied to!”


13 posted on 10/03/2009 5:05:38 PM PDT by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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Losers


14 posted on 10/03/2009 5:05:39 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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The intelligence that we had

The wording there fits a military operation. This Obama crew is a joke.

15 posted on 10/03/2009 5:05:54 PM PDT by NotSoModerate (Obama's spin isn't ordinary, it's roller coaster ride after a few beers spin.)
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To: Chet 99

So he is WRONG AGAIN!!! Or maybe the I, I, Me, Me, I, blow it for Chicago


16 posted on 10/03/2009 5:06:14 PM PDT by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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If I understand this correctly the vote was “very close”, and something must have tipped it away from Chicago.

Hmmmmm, Hmmmmmm, Hmmmmm, ..............


17 posted on 10/03/2009 5:06:27 PM PDT by joshhiggins
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Well there is nothing complicated about the “I I I I I I me me me me me me me I I I I I I I I “ president. He thought trashing America would make everyone love him. So he goes flying over and gives one of his magic teleprompter seacnces, and the teleprompter was all out of magic smoke.

Once you have heard the shuck and jive hat and cane act a few times, it really is silly you say to yourself.

Sun Tzu — The downfall of the arrogance is always their arrogance. Such was the case here.


18 posted on 10/03/2009 5:06:29 PM PDT by Tarpon (Oba-Mao is a reader, not a leader ...)
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said Valerie Jarrett, a senior White House advisor and chicago slumlord who will now NOT be feasting on the Olympic pie as planned


19 posted on 10/03/2009 5:06:34 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: 50mm

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!


20 posted on 10/03/2009 5:06:58 PM PDT by NotSoModerate (Obama's spin isn't ordinary, it's roller coaster ride after a few beers spin.)
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