Obama’s devastating loss on the Chicago Olympics

I cannot even believe the ridiculous amount of political attention being paid to the fact that Obama helped try and land the Olympics for Chicago and it didn't work.  I know the IOC has its problems, but how disgusting an organization would it be if it awarded the Olympics just because Obama made an impassioned plea?  Give me a break.  There's so much to consider in choosing an Olymic site, e.g,. "hey, South America has never had an Olympics,"  that it is beyond absurd to suggest that they should award it just because Obama made a personal appearance.  Then to suggest that this somehow weakens his presidency (like this Post story) is even dumber.  Kevin Drum samples some of the idiocy over at the Corner. 

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