Obama and Michelle traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark in an effort to bring the Olympics to Chicago in 2016. Obama and Michelle's pitch fell on deaf ears as Chicago failed on the first ballot. Obama couldn't even make the race interesting. Out of 4 world cities Chicago finished dead last. Immediately following the failed plea the left immediately came out blaming Obama's failure on none other than George bush.
Jesse Jackson believes that the Bush administration had poor relations with the IOC and remnants of that era remain. Jackson believes for the final pitch the US sent in the "A-Team" including Obama, Michelle, and Oprah. No way this team could possible have failed so it must have been the previous administrations strained relationships in the international community. The blame for Obama's debacle isn't the fault of the A-Team but rather "..... political and mean-spirited," according to State Representative Susana Mendoza. "There must be resentment" according to Jesse Jackson. Jackson goes on to say "The way we [refused to sign] the Kyoto Treaty, we misled the world into Iraq. The world had a very bad taste in its mouth about us. But there was such a turnaround after last November. The world now feels better about America and about Americans. That's why I thought the president's going was the deal-maker." See there is no other reason for the messiah to have failed other than the Bush administration. It had to be a political decision.
There is no way that it could have been the poor public support for the olympics in Chicago. There is no way it could have been the corrupt Chicago politics. No way it could have been the fault of the current administration. No it has to be the fault of someone else. I mean Michelle "sacrificed" for her European junket. Taking a European vacation at taxpayer expense is so very difficult and the mighty sacrifices Michelle went through just to bring the honor of the Olympics to her home town. Why Michelle even lied ( said she remembers sitting on her dad's lap watching Carl Lewis, she would have been 20 years old when Carl entered the scene in 1984) in her speech in an effort to overcome Bush's failures.
The truth is Obama's ego is what made him a failure yesterday. Obama risked his Presidential Mojo on an Olympic bid. Obama and his handlers believed all he had to do is show up and the Olympics would be in the bag. Similar to when the New England Patriots believed all they had to do is show up on Super Bowl Sunday and the undefeated season was theirs. Unfortunately the President wasted presidential prestige and goodwill. The A-teams great oratory couldn't even keep Chicago from finishing last. Perhaps this hit on Obama's ego will wake him up. Perhaps he will learn that he is not the leader the world has been waiting for. Maybe Obama will realize he is becoming the weak and ineffective leader the World's rogue states have been waiting for. Obama flashed his smile but the world showed its teeth. There was no reason for Obama to waste his political goodwill. The public was not behind him.
America is in the midst on a recession. Unemployment is almost 10% and the President that it best he "sacrifice" with Michelle to go on a European junket. The government has a $1.58 trillion dollar deficit and Obama decided to hang out with the IOC. Bankruptcy at home is soaring and Obama fails in his bid for stardom. Obama has failed America. The failure of the Olympics is nothing compared to his failures at home. The Obama Stimulus package is a failure. The Obama Health Care plan is a failure. Obama's energy plan is a failure. The Olympic failure is just another in a long list.