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President Barack Obama: The Kindle Singles Interview (Kindle Single) by [Blum, David]
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  • File Size: 763 KB
  • Print Length: 15 pages
  • Publication Date: July 31, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E86ENEQ
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This review is meant for those who want to know the basic content and style of this interview and whether or not it's worth reading. It's not a review of Barack Obama or his policies.

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.
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Simply put, this was a boring, lazy interview by David Blum, who simply threw softball-sized questions (mostly about the economy and jobs and the middle class) that allowed Obama to stick with his standard responses. I proudly voted for Obama (twice) but was hoping to find some tougher questions here by Blum, be they questions about the NSA, drone strikes, the recent Supreme Court decisions, the race issues still facing the country, anything more recent or headline-grabbing than the economy.... A disappointment all around, this interview...
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This was lukewarm at best. "Sort of" satisfying at best. Mostly it seemed like a lot of talk. Kind of like Obama's Presidency. Skip it - I don't think there was one interesting moment. If there was, I can't remember it which is very telling. And no, I don't hate Obama, think he's terrorist, or any of that. I just like real talk and you won't find it here.
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I like this interview because I feel like I am seeing the heart and soul of this man. He is quite intelligent but also hidden because there is a lot more he could have said but coming from him an African American it would not have been accepted. Mr. Blue did a good job with this interview.
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This is more of a Kindle "snippet" than a Kindle single. It took me about 10 minutes to read, and I was walking in downtown rush hour traffic at the same time. The interview questions are all totally softball, and the answers are all (uninteresting) things that Obama has said dozens of times in dozens of other interviews. If you are someone who pays any attention to politics at all, you will most likely learn nothing from reading this. Also, it ends totally abruptly (or maybe that's a glitch in my copy?).

However, I gave it an extra star because Obama uses the word "stick-to-itiveness". I like that word.
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Considering all the opposition that he has received, Barack Obama has been one of our best presidents in all of history.
We have been fortunate to have such a smart, educated, and caring person as president.
This interview summarizes many of his efforts and opinions.
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Good interview; I appreciate that it was free. Amazon, I would appreciate more of these kinds of Kindle Single interviews.

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?
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President Obama sits down and has a brief discussion about ideology and reflection over the state of the economy over the course of his two terms. Many interesting points are brought up, but for a man who championed "hope" and "change" during his campaigns, this interview feels far too trite and political. The main point he pushes is that the country has lost the balance between self-reliance and common-aid (helping our neighbors for the common good).

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.
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