Taking the bad with the good
It would have been nice if the IOC had chosen Chicago instead of Rio for the 2016 Olympics, but let's be real here, folks; it is not the end of the world.
This country has larger and much more important issues to deal with than winning the right to host Olympic games that won't take place for another 7 years. Nevertheless, our fearless leader decided to gamble and spend about 1-million of our dollars and for a few hours, slide to the back burner issues such as a floundering economy, rampant unemployment, a nuclear Iran, and a host of other vitally important issues affecting Americans right now.
If Obama's unprecedented attempt to convince the IOC would have been successful, he would have been lauded as a great statesmen. The president's gamble, however, failed miserably. If Obama was willing to accept the accolades had his gamble paid off, he has to be willing to accept the consequences of his failure. America has to accept those consequences, and so should the president.
If you take the good, you have to be man enough to take the bad, too.