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Chicago Circling "O" In Bid for Olympics Gold


Chicago street banners congratulating Barack Obama
Earlier this week I blogged at Fiercely Strategic Marketing about how Chicago is surfing the Barack Obama wave, hoping to leverage the president-elect's win for its 2016 Olympics bid. Today, the Fashion & Style section of the New York Times offers its take on the very same about the Second City.

A New Wind Is Blowing in Chicago quotes a few of our notables -- Rick Bayless of Frontera Grill, Jeff Tweedy of the band Wilco, and author Scott Turow among them -- on what native son Obama's victory means for Chi-town.

Copycats! The Times even used the same shot of downtown Chicago's glossy Obama banners that I took. Well, sorta... ;-o

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2 comments:

Susanne49 said...

Your blog is great! Iliked your photos too!
Thanks for commenting on my blog, very much appreciated!
Susanne

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Vanessa said...

Viqi,

That is a beautiful picture. Obamamania has taken over the nation; it's incredible. Barack Obama is the positive that offsets the Blagojevich scandal in IL politics.

Prayerfully he will also correct much of the Bush foolishness we've endured the last eight years.

Vanessa

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