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October 2, 2009

Wonderful Wonderful Copenhagen

Obama/Oprah full court press airballs out:
Shocker! Chicago eliminated in 2016 voting COPENHAGEN - The race for the 2016 Olympics has come down to just Rio de Janeiro and Madrid, with the International Olympic Committee eliminating Chicago in a stunning first round of voting.

Let's take another look at sending Obama to stump for Democrats in 2010.

Posted by Vanderleun at October 2, 2009 9:04 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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The IOC must have heard all those other speeches by Obama about how much America sucks.

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at October 2, 2009 9:26 AM

Is this a happy day or what! One Won and his harem rate a perfect 10 in the "arrogant and clueless" event while a snickering world watches live; and Elizabeth Edwards finally decides to drop that cheating scum John off the cliff at the National Enquirer.

As a not-unpredictable bonus, Uh-Oh slinks out of Copenhagen with his tail between his legs, refusing even to be gracious in defeat.

Umbrella drinks are on me. See y'all in Rio.

Posted by: askmom at October 2, 2009 10:20 AM

If there's any truth to the notion that Daley pushed him into this, it lends credence -- fairly or unfairly -- to the notion that Obama is just a tool for others' interests.

It also implies that his powers of persuasion are way overrated.

Posted by: Roderick Reilly at October 2, 2009 10:44 AM

So, how many Jimmy Carter "killer rabbit" moments has The Won had so far?

Someone at American Thinker pegged our President as an 'Effete Academic Weakling' way back before the election. Were so many of our fellow Americans so bored and jaded that they decided to pick the guy who looked best in an Armani suit?

Posted by: Roderick Reilly at October 2, 2009 10:59 AM

Did these two just get voted off the island?

Posted by: james wilson at October 2, 2009 6:28 PM

I hear we got out-politicked at the last minute. It wasn't so much that it was O's fault--I hate to say--but that the Daley/Axelrod crew was up against guys who are even better at playing hardball than they are.

O's mistake was hubris. The POTUS should stay above the fray.

Posted by: ahem at October 3, 2009 6:21 AM

I've been a salesman and there are sales and there are sales. There is the easy patter of stopping by regular customers' offices and bantering and this is actually the fun part. But sometimes a company will issue and RFP (Request for Proposal) in which they grill you about your rates and service and compare you to the competition.

This is when it gets serious and you'd better be on your game. Obama was sitting for an RFP yesterday. And he blew it.

I was appalled that he sat up there and winged it. He talked out of the side of his mouth and was very offhand. Having been through a few of these I knew immediately that he would fail.

First rule: know your examiners. Then, know what they want.

He was alternately ham-handed and then hesitant. You never ever do that on these occasions. Odd that this guy who sold himself on America should turn out not to know sales basics.

Posted by: Das at October 3, 2009 8:25 AM

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