Thursday, November 6, 2008

Chicagoist Obama Recap and the Implications for the 2016 Olypmic Bid

Much of the article is a recap of other sources and opinions, but the following talks specifically about the crowd at the Obama rally:
What also bodes well for Chicago’s reputation is the fact that no arrests or serious incidents occurred at the rally, a testament to the city’s ability to smoothly manage a large-scale, impromptu event – or maybe, more realistically, the good behavior of its citizens.
This is a great point that is often overlooked. The world knows Chicago for Al Capone, Gangsters and violence. The country hears about our homicides (which doesn't seem to be getting any better). But Obama and the peaceful rally really helps showcase Chicago in a different way.

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