The Power of O

by Jason Zengerle | October 1, 2009

Yet one more reason Obama shouldn't go to Copenhagen to lobby for the Olympics: Chicago doesn't need him, since, judging from this report, it looks like Oprah's got things under control:

``Everyone is mesmerized by Oprah,'' said Charmaine Crooks, an Olympian and former International Olympic Committee member from Canada.

One of those taking a picture of Chicago's queen - of talk - was Maria Celeste Pedroso, secretary to the leader of Rio 2016 bid chairman Carlos Nuzman.

``So they love Oprah in Rio, too?'' Pedroso was asked.

``Like all the world,'' she said, with a smile.

Is all of this starting to remind anyone of that McCain campaign celeb ad?

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