"Lack of money. Lack of competence. Lack of infrastructure. Lack of public support. How's that?" responded Tom Tresser when I asked why Chicago doesn't deserve the Games. Tresser and his cadre delivered boxes of news clippings to the IOC detailing corruption and budget problems in Chicago and Illinois.
A reporter from Chicago 2016 competitor Rio de Janeiro even helped the No Games group carry their boxes into the IOC offices. The Olympic Committee's chief communications officer met with Tresser. The IOC's Evaluation Commission also listened to the group's gripes during their visit to Chicago in April.