Barack Obama, Failed Chicago Olympic Bid

Mmm, mmm, mmm: Humpty Dumpty takes a great fall

By Judi McLeod Friday, October 2, 2009

The image of President Barack Obama as King of the World folded like the proverbial house of cards today.

And when it folded, it folded on the well-lighted world stage.

Obama took a big fall and not even Michelle, Valerie or Oprah can put Humpty Dumpty back together again.

After spending an estimated $2.5 million—just for both Obamas to get to Copenhagen and back—the Chicago Olympic bid was declined in the first round.

Kudos to the International Olympic Committee for proving before a watching world that the winner was never a done deal; that even raw power cannot put everything in the bag.

Cheers for little people everywhere for it will be Latin America that will host the 2016 Olympic Games. Olé!

Reported from AFP this morning: “US President Barack Obama took a brief respite on Friday from a packed political agenda to visit Copenhagen on a mission to capture the 2016 Olympics for his cherished hometown of Chicago…he is taking somewhat of a political risk in pitting his presidential prestige on the line.