Although we're not that confident, we agree that Obama's star power, eloquence and most importantly his relationship with the city of Chicago could be very beneficial. The mayor of Copenhagen seems excited:
Lord Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard is happy at the prospect of Obama coming to town.Will the IOC members be as excited to meet him? Our guess...Yes they will (sorry, we had to have some cheesy Obama catch phrase attempt)!
“A great bit of news. I’m really looking forward to it,” she says, adding: “Now we just have to make sure we can get him out of the meeting rooms and into the city so citizens can meet him in real life and not just see black limousines rushing by.”
Obama's in Their Heads
Yesterday, Juan Antonio Samaranch, a former IOC committe president and influential leader for Madrid's 2016 bid said Obama would be "a positive point for Chicago's candidacy". Key leaders for Tokyo's bid have said similar things. And if that's not enough, Rio's bid has adopted Obama's campaign slogan, Yes We Can. Sounds like they're scared to us.