posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 03:07 AM
Just for those who weren't around Above Politics during the campaign, I'd like to point out that within 2 months of my first post in this thread I
had become an Obama supporter, and was defending him on the boards, largely because of the perspective that his book gave me on many of the events and
issues surrounding the campaign. It's not so much that there's anything groundbreaking in the book- it just gives you a very good sense of the man-
good enough that clear patterns emerge in his supposedly unpredictable style and many of the issues surrounding him begin to fit together and make
sense- it's a MAJOR edge in understanding what's happening. From there, you've still got to decide if you agree with him or not. It's just easier
to make that decision when you have that added context for all of the news surrounding him.
Clearly the vast majority of the news media have not gotten around to it yet. The book is worth buying (or, if you're a Republican, worth making a
wealthy Democrat buy for you- just convince him it's social justice- we democrats can't get enough of that stuff) just on the grounds that it's
really fun getting the joke when Obama catches others off guard.