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Chicago: Fail

Morgen on October 2, 2009 at 8:52 am


“The shock of Chicago’s elimination was greater for the fact that it came in the first round. And greater for the fact that President Obama had taken valuable hours from his packed and tense political schedule to travel to Copenhagen. His legendary powers of persuasion will be said to have failed him, though in reality it will be Chicago’s bid that failed him. Nonetheless, this is a moment which allows the president’s detractors to allege waning prestige on the part of his presidency. And it will raise questions about the political advice that he is receiving.”

BBC News’ Adam Brookes in Chicago

John Adds: Axelrod is putting this all down to “politics.” Ed Morrissey says it smells like “hubris.” I’m with him on that one. At least, so far, no one has made the suggestion that the IOC is racist.

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