Argument: Obama failed to bring the Olympics to Chicago
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John Feehery. "Opinion: Obama’s fatal missteps." The Hill. October 3rd, 2011: "4. Failed to bring the Olympics home to Chicago: When the president hurriedly jetted off to Oslo to lobby the International Olympic Committee, he raised the stakes for America and for his own personal credibility. After all, Obama was elected ostensibly because he proved to be such a popular figure overseas. Well, the president’s personal charm didn’t pay off, and the Olympics went to Brazil. Coming home empty-handed proved to be a deep embarrassment."