Obama No 'Superman' for Chicago's Olympic Bid

But rival Madrid wishes Bush were still here
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Feb 4, 2009 6:10 PM CST

(Newser) – Barack Obama may be the world's darling for the time being, but that doesn't mean his hometown of Chicago is a shoo-in to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, says Spain's sports minister. "He's not Superman," says Jaime Lissavetzky. "I don't think he will be the decider." Madrid, Tokyo, and Rio de Janeiro are vying against Chicago, and bids are due this month, reports NBC Chicago. 

Still, Lissavetzky laments the timing of the bids: "I would have preferred Bush in office since he's been so bad for the world."