Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Romney Talks Obama & Chicago 2016

2008 Republican Presidential Candidate, Mitt Romney was in Chicago for a fundraiser today and commented on Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympics. Before running for president, Romney was influential in helping secure the Winter Olympics for Salt Lake City in 2002. In this article he talks about President Obama's influence:
“If President Obama is actively involved in recruiting IOC (International Olympic Committee) members, particularly from the non-committed nations, that will make a big difference.”
This isn't new news really, but regardless we wanted to put Mitt Romney on Sloopin. In all seriousness, it could come down to Obama and how active he is in lobbying for Chicago 2016.

Chicago is Leading, Chicago is Losing, Chicago is....
In other Olympic news (and there is a lot this week), two different news sources are claiming completely different things about Chicago's bid. Reuters is stating that "Chicago may lead" the race to host the 2016 games. On the opposite end of the spectrum, this article on the Global Post website poses the question "Is Chicago's Star is Falling?" The moral of the story is that everything in the media is going to be complete speculation until the IOC votes in October. However, this will continue to get attention until that date comes.

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