Obama: 'Chicago Is an Example of What Makes This Country Great' | The Weekly Standard "Chicago is an example of what makes this country great," Obama said. His audience applauded. President Obama's proof for his assertion? The donors in the room, who had given to his reelection campaign. "Witness this room, I believe him. I absolutely believe that Chicago is an example of what obama wants for the country. Not only because it has an outrageous crime rate but because it represents the perfection of political corruption.