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    Default So much for the Obama factor

    Apparently the star factor doesn't cut it with the IOC.
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    I have seen the IOC do things I didn’t agree with. However, I have to agree with not letting a personal appearance by any president or leader influence their decision on where the Olympics will be held.

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    Is there any corruption in the selection process? Is their any corruption in the whole preparation process? Would this have been a good thing for Chicago? Is it a good thing Chicago lost this bid?

    BTW, does this weaken obama or is this a meaningless thing?
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    Would you rather go to Rio, Chicago, Madrid, or Tokyo?

    If President Obama had not helped make the pitch for Chicago you all would have been criticizing him for failing to help out his home town.

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    I don't understand why it would have been such a bad thing for Chicago, and by extension the USA to get the Olympics. I would have loved to be able to take my daughter who will be 17 in 2016, and enjoy the games with her. Beyond the fact that Obama lives there and was trying to help bring the games to his city, what beef does the right have that is legit? It seems that to some, whatever Obama does is evil and going to destroy the fabric of America.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry V View Post
    Would you rather go to Rio, Chicago, Madrid, or Tokyo?

    If President Obama had not helped make the pitch for Chicago you all would have been criticizing him for failing to help out his home town.
    no, I wouldn't have.

    olympics and the planning of them are cesspools of corruption. let some other nations deal with it
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    Have the riots started in Chicago? This has got to be racism!

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    Man I was really hoping Chicago would get it.

    Although close to 50% of the natives are against it since Daly announced the city would pick up any over-runs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TXduckdog View Post
    Man I was really hoping Chicago would get it.

    Although close to 50% of the natives are against it since Daly announced the city would pick up any over-runs.
    Whos money would Daley have used to pay for the overrunns???
    City,county,state,nation has no money, it's the peoples money they
    spend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry V View Post
    Would you rather go to Rio, Chicago, Madrid, or Tokyo?

    If President Obama had not helped make the pitch for Chicago you all would have been criticizing him for failing to help out his home town.
    Been to Chicago a hundred times....would rather go to Tokyo.

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