Skip to comments.Obama was told a trip to Olympics meeting may clinch Chicago win
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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And it did make a huge difference... Chicago went from the frontrunner close to clinching victory to finishing dead last...
It changed a close vote to a route.
As I recall, one of zer0’s favorite campaign slogans was “it’s all about judgment.”
Great judgment there, buckeroo.
Har, har, har ...
Well oops, somebody sure made a fool out of you then!
Methinks the IOC didn’t like being “stronarmed” and didn’t like the narcissist either ;-)
I knew they didn't have much 'intelligence' in the white house...didn't know how little they actually had.
Apparently it was... bad intelligence...
As always, someone else’s fault. The media continues to protect and excuse it’s golden idol.
Actually, I see a subtle use of the victimisation card here “we were lied to!”
The wording there fits a military operation. This Obama crew is a joke.
So he is WRONG AGAIN!!! Or maybe the I, I, Me, Me, I, blow it for Chicago
If I understand this correctly the vote was “very close”, and something must have tipped it away from Chicago.
Hmmmmm, Hmmmmmm, Hmmmmm, ..............
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.
said Valerie Jarrett, a senior White House advisor and chicago slumlord who will now NOT be feasting on the Olympic pie as planned
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