This book arrived yesterday and I finished reading it last night. I usually take a week or two to read a book like this, but it was a real page-turner (the cliche: I couldn't put it down). Klein's writing style made it seem that I was reading an extended newspaper or magazine article.
I already felt that President Barack Obama was ridiculously unqualified and had terrible policy ideas, and this book only confirms that belief, as well as shares that many people close to President Obama feel that way too. "The Amateur" outlines President Obama's connections to Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Obama's ego, a different image of First Lady Michelle Obama, the scary authority given to Valerie Jarrett, a misunderstanding of the economy, and a complete lack of understanding how the world works.
Edward Klein performed nearly 100 interviews for this book and cited many other works for his research. While President Obama continues to display how much an amateur he is, Klein certainly radiates professionalism.
I highly recommend this book to anyone with any interest in the Obama Administration, especially anyone who is in search of new leadership (whether you feel that it should be Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Hillary Clinton, or Uncommitted).
The only thing missing from this book was more insight of how the world sees this president as a failure as well. I took the following from the Williamsport Tea Party website and wanted to close my review with it:
This quote was translated into English from an article appearing in the Czech Republic as published in the Prager Zeitung of April 28 2011.
"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of Idiots such as those who made him their president."
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