Friday, December 3, 2010

Obama and Clinton Have Lost Their Oomph

On December 2, 2010, the International Football Federation awarded Russia the 2018 and Qatar the 2022 World Cup.  Russia beat out England and Qatar trumped the U.S.

The 2010 World Cup was held in South Africa.  The 2014 is set for Brazil.  Brazil and Russia are two of the BRICs (with India and China) and Qatar reflects the importance of the Middle East.

Ditto for the Olympics.  President Obama tried to help secure the 2016 Olympics for Chicago but lost out to Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

Its hard to blames these losses on Bush.  Obama’s Muslim outreach did not help Chicago’s 2016 Olympics bid.  Clinton, perhaps the best speaker in the Western world after Pericles, did not win the World Cup for the U.S.

Do these results reflect America’s decline in world affairs?

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