The sudden, unexplained switching of the G-8 summit from Chicago to Camp David, doesn’t need a rocket scientist to figure out.
Confrontation, huge protests…the G-8 still fear a repeat of the riots in Seattle, Toronto, and elsewhere. Should a violent disorder breakout in Chicago, the ghosts of Mayor Daley’s police bashing protesters heads at the 1968 Democratic convention would rise up from their historical grave.
Public disorder during another Democratic mayor, the volcanic tempered Rahm Emmanuel, formerly of the Obama White House, wouldn’t augur well for a Democratic president up for re election.
Thus, the switch to Camp David, once called Shrangri-la.