"In making his pitch, the president had said that a nation shaped by the people of the world "wants a chance to inspire it once more." Never before had a U.S. president made such an in-person appeal, and Obama's critics will doubtlessly see the vote as a sign of his political shortcomings."
WE can INSPIRE? I thought we were too busy apologizing?
Bybyeeeeeeeeee.....Yes, Chicago lost its bid. BUT......
In approximately 7o days, McChrystal got to speak with Obama a second time while Obama was in Denmark today. Keep it up, Conservatives; keep up the push for Obama to pay attention. It worked again:President Obama met with Gen. Stanley McChrystal aboard Air Force One in Copenhagen Friday. The commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan flew from London to Denmark and spoke with the president for about 25 minutes in the forward cabin.
"The president wanted to take the opportunity to get together with Gen. McChrystal," explained White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. "The President realized that he would be close and thought it was a good opportunity to continue the conversation and discussion about Afghanistan and Pakistan that happened -- at least started in the middle of September in a meeting and continued in the Situation Room for three hours on Wednesday.............Gibbs said the possibility of meeting was first raised on Wednesday, when Obama phoned McChrystal prior to meeting with him and other advisers to discuss Afghanistan."
Z: With the Olympics loss, I'm sure a lot of Chicagoans are relieved this morning. And, I guess Obama could kind of deflect the fact that he lost the bid by finally meeting a second time with McChrystal in almost 3 months? I wonder who'll get dissed for having not caved to Obama's push for the Olympics? I'm just realizing something....I'm very happy that Obama lost something. That should feel better than it does, you know? Says a lot, I suppose. By the way.......will anybody who REALLY wanted this in Chicago$ make him pay for having failed? Interesting thought. geeeeeeeeeeeeeeZ