Gov. Pat Quinn says he has no objection to the president’s decision to move the G8 summit from Chicago to Camp David. A day after the decision was announced, Quinn says he won’t second guess the president. “The president I think has good judgment and wise decision making and the president decided with his advisors that it was better to meet with these leaders in a setting like Camp David,” Quinn said.
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Quinn says the NATO summit, which is still scheduled to take place in Chicago, gives the state a good chance to connect with potential trade partners. “We have a great opportunity to visit with all these leaders in one place that weekend in May, so I think that’s a good opportunity to visit,” Quinn said. The president changed locations because he wanted a more intimate setting. While security was said not to be a decision for the change, the 180-acre Camp David is fenced and is patrolled by Marines.