Chicago out of Olympics consideration (updated)

Dude, where's my charisma?In a huge slap in the face for Barack, Michelle, and the Oprah, Chicago was the first city eliminated from Olympic consideration.It turns out the world is getting sick of Mr. Know It All. The President of France openly mocks him, and now the Olympic Committee is unimpressed with his wonderfulness.He is having even a worse day than David Letterman. He made it all about himself.  Ben Smith of Politico wrote before the decision:Obama's pitch to the International Olympic Committee this morning is very much about his and America's identity, and not the IOC's sometimes transactional politics, raising the stakes for the decision:We stand at a moment in history when the fate of each nation is inextricably linked to the fate of all nations -- a time of common challenges that require common effort. And I ran for President because I believed deeply that at this defining moment, the United States of America has a responsibility to help in that effort, to forge...(Read Full Post)