Despite four years, millions of dollars in planning and a last-ditch pitch from President Obama,the City of Chicago was eliminated in the first round of voting, before any host city was selected.
Maybe our hapless president would be better served focusing resources on helping the uneducated and impoverished areas and making the streets safer so incidents like the beating death of Derrion Albert on Chicago's South Side.
The reality is schoolchildren in Chicago, their hometown, continue to be killed and wounded going to and from school while they campaigned for the Olympic games that these children will not view.
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I was so pleased the the IOC was not swayed by this costly ploy for his public relations image while he ignores the plight of the millions struggling day to day to make ends meet.
His attempts to push socialized, rationed and government controlled medical reform down the American Peoples throats has bruised his ego. Internationally while some praise his condecending attitude towards, well basically everyone has earned him little respect as a world leader of the most powerful nation.
So he attempted to apply his "charm" on the International Olympic Committee and again fell flat on his face.