I was thinking of other US Cities, and one which punches above its weight and which the US could sell to the IOC as
1) a totally different culture to the rest of the US
2) leave a massive legacy
would be: NEW ORLEANS
If you're building a big Olympic village, there as an immediate opportunity post games to convert that into affordable housing.
The designers of the games would have a blank canvas after the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The population levels are slowly recovering and are currently at about 70% of pre Katrina levels.
Massive amounts of federal and state money is going into preventing a repeat of the flooding - $7bn from Congress, all the oil revenues for the foresable future for Louisiana.
There is already speculation about a possible 2024 bid.
The main stadium cost post-games house either The New Orleans Saints (NFL) or the Tulane Green Wave (NCAA) both of who currently share the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
As the New Orleans Hornets (NBA) have just been bought by the owner of the Saints, the New Orleans Arena (or replacement) will still be there.
There is also a campaign for New Orleans to get a MLS franchise which may in turn lead to a new soccer specific stadium of about 20-25,000 seats. There are also two universites with arenas.
New Orleans prior to Katrina, had international name recognition, but after the Hurricane for all the wrong reasons. It would maybe be a totally different type of US bid which would massively appeal to the IOC?