I'm curious..... I get why some thought Chicago shouldn't get the games and I get why people thought Obama shouldn't have gone but why did all those shocked people feel it was in the bag? Personally I think a lot of Chicago is run down and gang ridden. Not worthy of the games. Not to mention they nor anyone else needs to be spending the money even the games couldn't recoup.
The media of course and I read an article about how dissapointed people in Chicago were. Reverand Jackson and several other celebrities have stated how shocked they were and wondered aloud why it happened. What do you think they were placing all their hopes on? Obamas speech to them? Something else?
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Answer by Knightquester at 2:55 PM on Oct. 2, 2009
I don't understand why this was such a big deal that our own President had to go and pitch the idea. I would have thought the Hollywood crowd would have done more to attract people, but pulling out the POTUS was going overboard IMO. I don't care that he went, it just seems silly to me. The jobs that it would have created would have been temporary, which some would argue that temp is better than nothing, but when unemployment in that area would have spiked again after the games it would have been more cause for mass panic, much like how the economic downturn and stimulus happened.
I think we as a nation need to learn how to get back to basics. Pitch the idea again when we are in a more powerful and better economic atmosphere.
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