The Illinois Senator drops by a local event celebrating Chicago being one of four finalists to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Says in short remarks: “Bringing the Olympics to Chicago will be a capstone of the success we’ve had in…transforming Chicago into being not just a great American city but a great world city.”
“In 2016 I’ll be wrapping up my second term as president, so I can’t think of a better way then to be marching into Washington Park…as President of the United States and announcing to the world, ‘Let the games begin.'”
Watch video above. Read pool report of event here.
Also jokes about him living only two blocks away from where the Olympics would be held, says he’d walk over to the games.