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  •  To be fair... (2+ / 0-)
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    ...90% of those don't live in Chicago.

    •  Wasn't it 47 % in favor and 45% in disfavor ? (3+ / 0-)
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      for Chicago

      Republicans secret dream = the impeachment of Bo the Dog LOL

      by LaurenMonica on Fri Oct 02, 2009 at 11:36:52 AM PDT

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      •  Maybe IN Chicago. (1+ / 0-)
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        I'm not sure; I haven't tracked the polling.  I wouldn't doubt that there was heavy opposition to it, though.

        •  It's the CNN poll (0+ / 0-)

          Republicans secret dream = the impeachment of Bo the Dog LOL

          by LaurenMonica on Fri Oct 02, 2009 at 11:40:44 AM PDT

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          •  Web or phone? (0+ / 0-)
          •  even Chicago polls showed an even split (0+ / 0-)

            I myself was torn.

            On one hand, I love this city. The art, the culture, the beauty of our lakeshore, the people - it is a whirled glass city that is more than half full. (And we punsters have not been made illegal.  yet)

            On the hand, it was underfunded, and would have been a private enterprise. (most countries underwrite and pay for a lot of the projects). It would have disrupted our great city during construction, and even more, during the games. It might even have become a target for terror attacks.

            On the third hand (I'm naturally trilingual and trentadextrous), no matter what happened, the GOoPers would have bitched and moaned. If Obama did not go, they would complain that he hates america. If he did go, and we won, they would complain that he is ignoring real issues. If he did go and we lost, the will complain that it was Obama's fault, and that he has lost his energy and leadership. Worst of all, the financial burden on Chicago and Illinois would have been huge, and we may have easily lost money on it.

            The US bid performance was embarrassing, (Before Obama tipped a toe into the waters)  and those who had us tied with Rio were wrong. Rio was always a front-runner, or so say mi amigos en Espania.  

            If there are any losers, one of them is the idiotic GOP who hated the idea of Chicago (and Obama) succeeding, and the other is Richie Daley, da mare of chicagah.

            What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

            by agnostic on Fri Oct 02, 2009 at 11:54:22 AM PDT

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