From the descriptions of empty senate sessions, to policy and politics, to the burdens of a career mom (Michelle), this book is sincere, interesting, enlightening, and always respectful and fair.
A great insight into the brilliant mind of 44 before he even thought that 44 was a possibility.
Great narration, as well.
An amazing book that had me laughing out loud at certain points, especially since I can relate to his family situation have 2 kids of my own. Here is a man with a plan to evolve America into a the great power and moral beacon it once used to be. I look forward to the Obama presidency and this book gives you the foundation and knowledge for what's in store!
Deep in your heart you may already know everything that is in this book, but it will fill you with optimism to hear a politician read those thoughts aloud to you.
In listening to Obama’s book it brought me a better understanding of what it is to be an American and what the nation stands for. We have forgotten the Constitution and its meaning to our nation. The political discourse has become black and white. Although he does not state how he would handle each issue, you get the feeling that as president he would unite the country rather then create a larger divide. A must read if you are unsure about of voting for Barack Obama.
This book is a well written, well crafted message for a presidential candidate. Obama utilized the space on these pages and the time granted by the audience to lay out the framework for his political platform. He does so in an unassuming yet fervent manner that is only intensified by the fact that he reads the work himself. Though there is no question that this book was meant to launch his presidential bid, it comes across as honest and more genuine than any stump speech. For those who are interested in learning more about Obama as a potential candidate, this is an excellent choice... For those who may lean to the right politically, but know that a strong leader with moral principles to guide the nation is more important then party affiliation, this is an excellent choice. And finally, even those who have no interest in the other party's candidates will find Obama's message and direction as outlined in this book, speak beyond party, beyond alliances, beyond politics, and to the heart of every American.
I was impressed by this book, and by the man behind it. Finally we have a politician who is a human being first and a politician second. It is with renewed hope I am looking forward to the presidential election in 2008 after reading this book.