"In a vote of high drama, the bustling Brazilian carnival city of beaches, mountains and samba beat surprise finalist Madrid, which got a big helping hand from a very influential friend. Chicago was knocked out in the first round -- in one of the most shocking defeats ever handed down by the International Olympic Committee. . . . . "I'm shocked" Gosper said . . . "To have the president of the United States and his wife personally appear, then this should happen in the first round is awful and totally undeserving" . . . Obama had held out the enticing prospect of a Chicago games helping to reconnect the United States with the world after the presidency of George W. Bush."
Maybe people are getting tired of Obama always talking about how bad America was before January, 2009. I am.