Irony & contrasts.
The president’s home city has been knocked out in the first round of the vote to choose the host city for the 2016 Olympic Games, even though he and the First Lady travelled to Copenhagen to push the bid.
A humiliation, a moment of moment or a fact devoid of political meaning? I have no doubt some hostile commentators will argue the former.
The argument had already been doing the rounds that he should concentrate on the big stuff, and not on such trivia.