Obama does another video pitch for Ch...

Obama does another video pitch for Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid

There are 137 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jul 3, 2009, titled Obama does another video pitch for Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid team will unveil another video appeal by President Barack Obama when it makes its pitch to African sports leaders Tuesday, underscoring the importance of that continent as the Oct.

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Karl Marx-I oughtta know

New Lenox, IL

#1 Jul 7, 2009
Getting the Olympics would be bad for us.

We have so many other things to work on. This country is crumbling and sliding downhill while we put on a superficial show that is meaningless.
It is what it is

Chicago, IL

#2 Jul 7, 2009
Is Prez Obama the leader of the United States, or Daley's Precinct Captain in the White House. Never one knows the Nigerians will be the easy to flip,due to Dass . Will President Obama ever break his connection to the Chicago Machine,and stand on his own. There are Chicagoans that will take a stand and say "NO OLYMPICS"

Joe

Cicero, IL

#3 Jul 7, 2009
It is what it is wrote:
Is Prez Obama the leader of the United States, or Daley's Precinct Captain in the White House. Never one knows the Nigerians will be the easy to flip,due to Dass . Will President Obama ever break his connection to the Chicago Machine,and stand on his own. There are Chicagoans that will take a stand and say "NO OLYMPICS"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =o570-57dVaUXX
Many Chicagoans do support the Olympics because of the huge private investment (and job creation) it would bring in to prepare for the games. And Obama as President has the right to support the U.S. hosting the 2016 games; it wouldn't just be Chicago as the host, but our nation. Just as it was China, not just Beijing, that hosted its Olympics.

“Wingnuts Suck”

Since: Mar 09

Chicago, IL

#4 Jul 7, 2009
It is what it is wrote:
Is Prez Obama the leader of the United States, or Daley's Precinct Captain in the White House. Never one knows the Nigerians will be the easy to flip,due to Dass . Will President Obama ever break his connection to the Chicago Machine,and stand on his own. There are Chicagoans that will take a stand and say "NO OLYMPICS"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =o570-57dVaUXX
Some Chicagoans might even stand up and speak coherently, and maybe have a point.
Kip

Chicago, IL

#5 Jul 7, 2009
Hold on Barack! What about the people of Chicago? Doesn't it matter what we think? Are you aware of the outrage with the Daley's administration in their efforts to get the Olympics and all the lying and manipulating? Are you aware of all of the corruption and clout in Chicago that people here are fed up with?

Inspector General Hoffman said there's needs to be transparency in city council. And he's right.

There are soooooooo many people in this city who don't want the Olympics. See no games chicago. That's just one of the no olympics groups. Look on facebook too.

Please consider what people in Chicago want Mr. President.
Juan

Baraboo, WI

#6 Jul 7, 2009
What do you expect he's from the Corrupt Chicago Political cartel. He has to do what ever he is told by Daley and his henchmen. Emmanuel and Axelrod are there in Washington to make sure the Chicago agenda is put into place. they took all they can from Chicago, Cook County and Illinois now it's on to the rest of the country. You asked for it, now you got it you fools.
whistleblower

San Francisco, CA

#7 Jul 7, 2009
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All About Money

AOL

#8 Jul 7, 2009
This is all about Richie "BUGSY" daleys behind the scenes deals or back room deals ! This whole olympic deal is so anti logical. People are getting laid off there are gapping holes in budgets but we are still paying millions to get the olympics ??????????

I don't see how we can MAKE MONEY !!!!
Denny Crane

AOL

#9 Jul 7, 2009
This Idiot Obama doesn't have enough business in Washington to keep him busy? Take a poll, real Chicago people don't want the Olympics.
Derrick

Chicago, IL

#10 Jul 7, 2009
The Obama Buffoon.

Empty. Dishonest. Narcissistic. Dangerous.
Chicago Way

AOL

#11 Jul 7, 2009
obama knows the score & he is well versed in the CORRUPTION/PATRONAGE !

I thought it was ironic that obama used President Lincoln as his hero ! He has used his WORDS but NOT his ACTIONS, that is a FACT (sotomayor, you don't fight discrimination with more and she will, i think the supremes have spoken also)!!!!!

President Lincoln & obama don't belong in the same sentence ! Special interest groups/lobbyist are the same thing !!! Lincoln is rolling over in his grave I would bet money on that !!!
Joe

Cicero, IL

#12 Jul 7, 2009
Denny Crane wrote:
This Idiot Obama doesn't have enough business in Washington to keep him busy? Take a poll, real Chicago people don't want the Olympics.
Yes we do, Denny. Even Alan Shore supports it.
Joe

North Chicago, IL

#13 Jul 7, 2009
Will Obama pick up the tab if the Olympics fails or he will leave it to the taxpayers to pick it up, as usual?

Please no Olympics. Go Rio.
Chicago Way

AOL

#14 Jul 7, 2009
This is how we WASH THE MONEY,WASH THE MONEY,WASH THE MONEY.

QUID PRO QUO's is the Chicago WAY !
Joe

Cicero, IL

#16 Jul 7, 2009
All About Money wrote:
I don't see how we can MAKE MONEY !!!!
Then you haven't been paying attention. The Olympics has the potential to bring billions of dollars of private investment into Chicago--money that would not otherwise be available. And it would create thousands of decent jobs during the six years of preparing for the games. A huge boost to our local economy is the underlying reason for seeking this international event.
Joe

North Chicago, IL

#17 Jul 7, 2009
There is a war going on in the South side of Chicago, according to the casualty report for the last weekend. If the Olympics is here, then maybe Obama should ask for the UN Peace Keeping Forces to be deployed here too.
Independent Voter Joliet

Joliet, IL

#18 Jul 7, 2009
It is what it is wrote:
Is Prez Obama the leader of the United States, or Daley's Precinct Captain in the White House. Never one knows the Nigerians will be the easy to flip,due to Dass . Will President Obama ever break his connection to the Chicago Machine,and stand on his own. There are Chicagoans that will take a stand and say "NO OLYMPICS"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =o570-57dVaUXX
He can't break away from being Daley's back man.. he owes Daley BIG TIME for getting him where he is..who do you think taught him all he knows?? Why do you thing he took all the inept Chicago crooks with him?? He was told to.. so the machine could keep an eye on him
Independent Voter Joliet

Joliet, IL

#19 Jul 7, 2009
I Monticus wrote:
<quoted text>
Some Chicagoans might even stand up and speak coherently, and maybe have a point.
Up early aren't you Monticus?? Family out for the day??
Joe

Cicero, IL

#20 Jul 7, 2009
Chicago Way wrote:
obama knows the score & he is well versed in the CORRUPTION/PATRONAGE !
I thought it was ironic that obama used President Lincoln as his hero ! He has used his WORDS but NOT his ACTIONS, that is a FACT (sotomayor, you don't fight discrimination with more and she will, i think the supremes have spoken also)!!!!!
President Lincoln & obama don't belong in the same sentence ! Special interest groups/lobbyist are the same thing !!! Lincoln is rolling over in his grave I would bet money on that !!!
You don't know much about Lincoln, do you? Although he was a great President, his administration was deeply involved in political patronage which he personally oversaw. It's the way politics was normally practiced back then.
Independent Voter Joliet

Joliet, IL

#21 Jul 7, 2009
whistleblower wrote:
check out this website
www.illinoispaytoplay.com
tell your friends
quit telling people to check out a website that no up and running.. all I see is COMING SOON

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