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- Print Length: 15 pages
- Publication Date: July 31, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00E86ENEQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,151 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
President Barack Obama: The Kindle Singles Interview (Kindle Single) Kindle Edition
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That said, it's difficult to review this interview without acknowledging that whether you enjoy it or not most likely comes down to whether you agree with Obama's progressive world view. If you are passionately opposed to him and his platform, this interview isn't going to change your mind. If you already agree with him, you might pick up a few lines of argumentation here and there that you can pull out and use next time you find yourself debating the role of government with a Libertarian. If you're not exactly sure what you think about Obama and/or the role of government, this interview will give you something to think about as Obama takes the opportunity to explain, at length, how he interprets history, personal circumstances, and his own observations to mean that the best government is one in which self-reliance and what he terms calls our "shared destiny" and "common commitments" are not mutually exclusive.
Some General Observations:
--David Blum clearly likes and admires Obama and that admiration informs the kinds of questions he asks and how he asks them. He does not get tough with Obama or touch on some of the controversies of his administration. This will most likely frustrate any reader who's looking for someone to challenge Obama.
--Obama makes an intelligent and persuasive argument, but there's nothing here you haven't heard before. It reads like a stump speech or lecture from a college professor--Obama clearly has nailed down his beliefs and the reasons for them while anticipating common responses.Read more ›
However, I gave it an extra star because Obama uses the word "stick-to-itiveness". I like that word.
We have been fortunate to have such a smart, educated, and caring person as president.
This interview summarizes many of his efforts and opinions.
Those of you polarizing these reviews with political ideology: Seriously, do you think you're being helpful to anyone? All reviews so far are 1-star (We hatez Obama!) and 5-star (We lovez Obama!) Could it get more childish?
Grossly though, he essentially shifts all of the blame onto Republicans. You won't get an argument from me on their role, but the Democrats and even Obama himself are to blame too. The Democrats were in-charge for many years of his presidency and only in the last two years has he attempted to make real changes in spite of congress.
Though he is willing to see the country more as it is than other money-grubbing politicians, he doesn't self-reflect and look at how the middle class has shrunk and the wealth gap has increased over the course of his own presidency. He could have done more, pushed harder, fought better to protect the ideals that he discusses in this interview, but sadly his efforts seem to be just as trite and political as this interview.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very insightful. And it includes many perspectives inside. Realty hope for as good as obama for next presidential election next yearPublished 4 days ago by Yerikho Suprapto
I liked it, very very much. It was a very quick read, but you got tthe message and point made.Published 1 month ago by cierra white covena white
I like Obama care and thus value President Barak Obama's message in this book.Published 3 months ago by John B. Cox, Jr.
Short.... Yet keeps you thinking "what if?" ...The journey doesn't stop and the so called dream cuts across the worldPublished 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
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