It is Chicagoland payback politics for sure.
Michelle Obamaâ€™s welcoming party was more like a stopover. She chatted with the ambassador, kissed Chicago Mayor Richard Daley on the cheek and gave her old friends quick hugs hello before climbing into the waiting SUV.
With only two days until the 2016 games are awarded, thereâ€™s no time to waste.
Mrs. Obama arrived here Wednesday morning to lend her support to Chicagoâ€™s efforts to win the 2016 Summer Olympics. As head of Chicagoâ€™s delegationâ€”and her husbandâ€™s representative until he arrives Fridayâ€”she plans to meet with as many IOC members as possible to try to persuade them to pick her hometown over Rio de Janeiro, Madrid and Tokyo.
Is there REALLY a pressing need for the Olympics in Chicago in 2016? After all, there are demonstrations against the Olympics in Chicago and the latest poll says that Chicago residents are evenly split on the issue.
Doesn’t the President have MORE pressing issues?
How about the economy, jobs, war and peace?
Technorati Tags: Barack_Obama, Day_By_Day