Come on, people — we’re talking about the International Olympic Committee and the rough-and-tumble world of Chicago politics. When it comes to track records of corruption, they’re peas in a pod. Does anyone really think that if Chicago had won, some sort of shady dealings wouldn’t have come to light? And you know that somebody involved would have some connection to Obama’s political past, and cause him a serious headache. He’s got enough of those as it is.
South America gets a turn and we avoid future scandal. Win-win.