Chuck Todd: Biggest Political Loser Not Obama But Daley in Olympic Loss

<div style="float: right"><object width="240" height="194"><param name="movie" value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=GdkUaGaGkU&amp;c1=0x3017CA&... name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=GdkUaGaGkU&amp;c1=0x3017CA&... allowfullscreen="true" width="240" height="194"></embed></object></div>Although he led the full-court press for Chicago, including the first-ever in-person lobbying effort by a sitting U.S. president for the host site for an Olympic Games, Barack Obama wasn't the biggest political loser from today's stunning fourth-place finish in selection process, MSNBC's Chuck Todd insisted. [audio <a href="http://media.eyeblast.org/newsbusters/static/2009/10/2009-10-02-MSNBC-To... target="_blank">available here</a>]<br /><p>It was Mayor <a href="http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/webportal/portalEntityHomeAction.do?en... target="_blank">Richard M. Daley</a> (D-Chicago).</p><p>See the video embedded at right, where you should also take note of how MSNBC's Monica Novotny attempted a first-draft of face-saving talking points for the Obama White House.</p><!--break-->

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is the Managing Editor for NewsBusters