I’ll be honest, I totally thought Chicago was going to get the Olympics. Maybe it was my own bloated perception of Chicago being the greatest city on the face of the earth (yes, I am bias about that), or maybe it was because the untouchable Obama, Oprah and Daley threw their full weight behind the bid, but never did I expect Chicago to get the boot in the first round.
As soon as I found out I tweeted: “Wow. Chicago got bounced in the first round for the Olympics. I think many underestimated the silent resentment for America. :( ”
Beyond that, it is no secret of Chicago’s horrific history of politics. Here’s a post I wrote about my thoughts on Chicago politics back December 13, 2008.