It has been interesting to hear the many excuses given for why Chicago did not win the bid to host the Olympics.

Rev. Jesse Jackson blamed it on Bush. This is generally the first sentiment expressed when there is a problem in the world today. Dow Jones is down – Bush’s fault; Gas prices are high – Bush’s fault; Trillions of dollars in debt – Bush’s fault; Hurricanes, crime, divorce, teen pregnancy – Bush Bush Bush. So it is only consistent we blame Bush for the loss of the Olympic bid.

“There must be” resentment against America, Jackson said. “The world had a very bad taste in its mouth about us. But there was such a turnaround after last November. The world now feels better about America and about Americans. That’s why I thought the president’s going was the deal-maker.”….Read More

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