Oct 4, 2009

More on Obama’s overnight dash to Copenhagen

NPR says:

The president's high-profile lobbying ... crashed early and embarrassingly.

It didn’t take long for the world says no to Obama and Chicago. A report at the link below is titled, Obama's Olympic Oops! Or, When To Lie Low.

From the report:

Friday was destined to be either a "phew" or an "uh-oh" political day in Copenhagen for President Obama, who had traveled to the Danish city to pitch his adopted hometown of Chicago as the site for the 2016 summer Olympics.

At least it didn't take long for him to find out that relief would not be the emotion of the day.

The president's high-profile lobbying for the Windy City crashed early and embarrassingly: Chicago attracted the lowest number of votes in a four-city contest eventually won by Rio de Janeiro.

The stunning first-round ouster gave Obama's opponents — even those who say they were rooting for the only U.S. city in the running — fodder for a day of questioning the president's powers of persuasion.

How much of the rejection must be blamed on the arrogance of the Obama’s and their self-serving presentation speeches may never really be known.