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I wrote a few days ago that it was a risk for Obama to go to Copenhagen, and now we know it didn't pay off. Will it be a big blow in the long run? I doubt it. It takes a whack out of his global superstar image, but if he had not gone and Chicago didn't get it, then he might have taken a hit, too. I suspect Obama's got to be angry that Chicago was eliminated so quickly and that the Americans clearly didn't have a sense of that, or he wouldn't have gone. No Illinois pol is going to dis the president for going. Now if he doesn't go to Copenhagen for the Climate summit this winter...

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Matthew Cooper is a managing editor (White House) for National Journal.

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