I am going to quote Limbaugh because he nailed for the most part in his glee.
|“When you stop to think about it, folks, doesn’t it make sense?” Limbaugh asked. “Our president, Barack Hussein Obama, has been running around the world for nine months telling everybody how much our country sucks…. Why would anybody award the Olympics to such a crappy place?”…|
Plus I found both speeches by the Obamas to be incredibly myopic in its nature which doesn't work pitching for the Olympics. The IOC need their ego stroked.
Brazil with Lula made the pitch as being about the IOC to make history and how it would inspire Brazilians.
|In a confident presentation, Rio 2016 president Carlos Nuzman showed his fellow IOC members a map of the world marking cities that have hosted the games. Europe had 30 dots on the map, Asia five, Oceania two and North America 12 – including eight in the United States, home to expected main rival Chicago. Tokyo and Madrid are also bidding to host the games.|
Silva, speaking in Portuguese, addressed IOC members as "dear friends," and invited them to boost Brazil's self-esteem and inspire 400 million South American people.
"Rio is ready," Silva said. "Give us this chance and you will not regret it, be sure."
|Maybe that explains why the president seemed to snag the silver medal while first lady Michelle Obama, who's been in Copenhagen a couple of days, clearly took the gold with an emotional speech focused on her family's roots in the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, and her late father's battle with multiple sclerosis.|
"Sports were a gift I shared with my dad, especially the Olympic Games," Obama said in her portion of the U.S. delegation's final presentation to the International Olympic Committee. "Some of my best memories are sitting on my dad's lap, cheering on Olga and Nadia, Carl Lewis and others for their brilliance and perfection.
"But I never dreamed that the Olympic flame might one day light up lives in my neighborhood," she said. "But today, I can dream, and I am dreaming of an Olympic and Paralympic Games in Chicago that will light up lives in neighborhoods all across America and all across the world."
I shared, I never dreamed, I can dream, I am dreaming.
Obama was worse by putting down America and casting himself as the greatest thing to happen to it.
| Combining hometown pride and political muscle, President Barack Obama lobbied Olympic leaders on Friday to give the 2016 Summer Games to Chicago, saying a nation shaped by the people of the world "wants a chance to inspire it once more."|
....Both Obamas spoke on deeply personal terms about Chicago, the city at the center of the world's spotlight so many times, including in November when the former Illinois senator won the White House. The president described Chicago as a city of diversity and warmth, a place where he finally found a home.
He referenced his own election as a moment when people from around the world gathered in Chicago to see the results last November and celebrate that "our diversity could be a source of strength."
"There is nothing I would like more than to step just a few blocks from my family's home and with Michelle and our two girls welcome the world back to our neighborhood," Obama said. "At the beginning of this new century, the nation that has been shaped by people from around the world wants a chance to inspire it once more."
They sold themselves instead of wanting to sell America in no uncertain terms while Brazil sold itself in certain terms appealing to the chance to make history. That helped contribute to the loss.