I am quite certain you have not read the independent analysis which shows the uncanny similarities between Obama's memoir and William Ayers' memoir. Until you do I think you should reserve your childish name calling.
What childish name calling? You know what? Obama will have uncanny similarities with almost anyone who grows up as a minority in this country. If you have something particular to say, come out with it, why don't you?
They tried to corroborate that "independent" theory, and it turned out to be, if not complete nonsense and bogus, at least extremely and utterly farfetched. Read the article in The Times by the Oxford expert they contacted to compare Ayers's and Obama's books. When they found out the results would be made public even if it didn't turn out to be ghostwritten by Ayers, they suddenly weren't interested in paying for the analysis.
It's an idiotic question! Barack Obama has no need for a ghost writer. Unlike Sarah Palin, he has the intelligence to figure out how to write his own book. And, if he didn't, why would he choose William Ayers to write it. That's just another lie the Repugs made up. That is why they lost the election. Who would vote for people who have to llie to get elected? Only people who are gullible enough to believe the lie.
Why do we even entertain these guys' stupid comments? Obviously, they've been making up their own history, not only for Obama, but for their own candidates too. McCain was an aldulterer who shopped around for a wife, but he was forgiven. They will never forgive Bill Clinton even though his wife DID forgive him. None of it matters because the republican hey-day is over. They will never win another presidential election. From here on in, the Dems will be running against Independents. Just watch and see. The majority of Americans have seen the truth about who the Republican party is and have rejected it. Karl Rove could only weave his magic when people didn't know who he was or what he was doing. AND even he said the Republicans went to far in this election!
I wonder how many bitter, lonely, unloved people blame our President-Elect, Barack Obama, for all of their disappointments in life? I wonder if they blame our lame duck President Bush for anything? Or are they so warped by the Rush Limbaugh's of this world, they cannot comprehend and/or recognize the truth? I know a lot of Republicans who are very angry with the Bush Administration and feel embittered. They voted for Barack Obama many voting Democratic for the first time. This is not a fluke, this is a mandate by the people. Time for all of us to stand up, pull up our socks and get to work. We have a lot of fences to mend. Hope ... what a wonderful feeling.
The Repugs will never let any of this stuff go, which is why they are going to become extinct. As more young people become voting age (and more oldsters die off), the GOP will lose more and more voters. They refuse to let go off the Karl Rove tactic of telling lies and exxagerations about the opposing candidate. Young people are fed up with "politica as usual." BTW, I am in my fifties and my 78 year old father and I voted for Obama. We are white so I am not being racist or age-ist, but I AM a teacher, as well as having many nieces and nephews. The times, they are a changin'.
I am a middle-aged, happily married, white woman with an 84-year old mother: we both voted the Obama/Biden ticket. John McCain's campaign staff was so clueless as to believe a woman, any woman, as VP would assure the female vote. Clueless. I cannot imagine our future if he..were our president elect..with Sarah Palin at his side. Frightening, really. Let us honor, today, the lives lost in Mumbai..all were innocent victims..as of course they were selected to become....Let us stand firm and not allow the COWARDS to defeat the true ideals of democracy and freedom. Sherrie the times they are a changin'....once again. Sisters and brothers on the road to freedom!!!!
I was just looking at photos by Walter Astrada and thinking about the part that our govt. and the multinational corporations have played in the violence in the world: Haiti, El Salvador, Ciudad Juarez and many African and Asian countries. I feel hopeful that with Barack as our leader, we will again be the country that stands for freedom and equality. Let's walk the road to freedom with ALL our brothers and sisters all over the world!
I bought this book in 1995. It was briefly a best-seller. The critics thought he was a phenomon even then. He had no knowledge of Bill Ayers. I'm in the same generation as Bill Ayers and I had no knowledge of him either.
Apparently the book went out of print and was re-published in 2004.
Certainly old news this topic is, however, did all the people that voted for Obama expect him to be such a failure? Did they expect him to spend more money that all of our previous presidents combined? This man is truly an empty suit and the smoke screen is beginning to show how miserable of president this man really is. Furthermore, as of today, his approval rating is a mere 42%... I cannot recall in history any other president that started so favorably and his ratings have tanked so fast.
History has shown, just like this empty suit the ebbs and flows of political parties. Funny how many democrats are seeing how this man's change was not was expected! Cash for clunkers is putting a hurting on many dealers because they have not been compensated by uncle sam for the deals yet. Not to mention, people that took part in the clunkers program are going to be taxed on it.
2010, this people that elected all the dems will switch over to the repubs again.
You need remedial training in civics and history. Good day!
In his new book, "Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage," Best-selling celebrity journalist, Christopher Andersen, has blown a huge hole in the Obama genius myth without intending to do so.
Relying on inside sources, quite possibly Michelle Obama herself, Andersen describes how Dreams came to be published -- just as I had envisioned it in my articles on the authorship of Dreams. With the deadline pressing, Michelle recommended that Barack seek advice from "his friend and Hyde Park neighbor Bill Ayers."
To flesh out his family history, Obama had taped interviews with various family members. Andersen writes, "These oral histories, along with a partial manuscript and a truckload of notes, were given to Ayers." Andersen quotes a Hyde Park neighbor, "Everyone knew they were friends and that they worked on various projects together. It was no secret. Why would it be? People liked them both."
Andersen continues, "In the end, Ayers's contribution to Barack's Dreams From My Father would be significant--so much so that the book's language, oddly specific references, literary devices, and themes would bear a jarring similarity to Ayers's own writing."
Actually, the book is written in Obama's language. He doesn't need the help of Ayers or anyone else to write his memoir; he can do his own writing better than anyone else could. Why don't you people just admit that you can't stand the guy? And back up your opinion with facts. That's what we did with Bush and we didn't need any lies and innuendos to back up our opinion; we just used his own words and actions.