Mr. Obama's Autobiography

@cynthiann (18619)
Jamaica
January 10, 2009 11:38am CST
My son read Mr. Obama's autobiography on the plane from U.K. to our Island and I started to read it last week. I haven't really paid much attention to Mr. Obama, as to be honest, I did support Hilary Clinton. I felt she had more experience and really wanted a women to reach the position of President of the USA. (I am not a USA citizen)I was disappointed that she was not nominated. However, after reading his autobiography, I feel that I do know him better as a person. He was brutally honest, and although I did not like some of the language that was used, ended up with more respect for the man than I had before. It was interesting that he could have gone down the path to nowhere - drugs, drink and dropout- or choose the path to use his brilliance. I felt that I knew the soul of the person in a deeper way and feel that he does know the soul of the USA. I have a so much better understanding of the man and respect for him. Has anyone read tis book? What did you think of it?
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@us2owls (1681)
• United States
11 Jan 09
I haven't read the book but I will look ouy for it and get it the first chance I get. I did not vote for him but I was overjoyed when he won the nomination because I can't stand Hillary Clinton and I never could. I think he will probably do a decent job as President but I just wish he had cleared the air in a better way with regards to his birth certificate. Well from Jamuary 20th on we will find out how good he is going to be.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
11 Jan 09
Ah, you know things that I don't! A problem with his birth certificate? Wouldn't his team have covered all things like that before he ran? Please can you tell me about this problem? Thank you for responding.
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@ds6413 (2073)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Hello, I have not read his book yet but I bought one for my b/f when he asked for it. My b/f bought me his other book. I was and am a supporter of President Elect Obama.I first heard Pres elect Obama first speak in 2004. I was very impressed with his words and knew he was going to go far.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
11 Jan 09
You were an early supporter then? I never knew him at all. As I said I really wanted HIlary to win so I did not listen much to him and was so disappointed when he was elected. Now I believe that America made the correct choice. I wish him every success
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Hi, cynthiann. I have not read his book yet, but I plan to. Thank you for giving us your overview on it. I'm more motivated now to read it.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
11 Jan 09
Yes, the language is crude sometimes but I understand that this is how it was for him and that time of his life. He is honest. It is a must read to get to know him as a young person. Thak you for responding
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
10 Jan 09
no, i haven't read it but bet it was interesting. i sure hope he makes us a good president. i'll be so glad to see bush out of there i may celebrate, lol.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
11 Jan 09
I hope that he can do just that - bring hope to America. I'm only beginning to know how the economny has hurt you as we now are facingf the repercussions of the fall out in the USA. We have a saying out here - when Amercica sneezes then we get pneumonia! Thank you for responding. I wish him all that is good.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
11 Jan 09
i like hilary clinton eo, think she's a smart lady except in her personal life. i hope obama can get things things turned around but it's for sure he want do it overnight like people will expect him to.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Hey cynthiann! That is very interesting! Then I guess you know more about our President elect than even I do and I voted for him! I don't know very much about him at all! I really should read the book! I also wanted Hilliary Clinton in the very beginning, but I am not unhappy at this point with Mr Obama as the new President of the USA! As I said, I honestly don't know that much about him. I am learning more and more about him every day as are most people in the United States and I guess we will have plenty of time to get to know him very well! It will be 10 more days and he will be our President and I truly can't wait for him to take the Oath of Office and begin his term! I am very happy with the choice that the American people have made and I am proud to be a part of that choice!
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
11 Jan 09
I've always been interested in politics and especially world politics or politricks as it is sometimes called in my country. Read the book Opal - there are 3 available but read his personal biography. He is amazing. I now feel I know his soul. Peop;le must be careful not to think that he can solve all problems but I am totally confident that with time he can turn the economy around and bring justice to more people. Blessinsg
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
10 Jan 09
No. I haven't read the book and even though I stand on the opposite side of the fence politically with him, I may read it. He is our president elect after all and I will be hoping and praying that he does a good job.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
11 Jan 09
I had no feelings for him either way before I started reading it. I am convinced that he does have the interests of the USA uppermost and will try to do a good job. I feel though that everyone's expectations are too high in theis economic world crisis. In times like these, I feel that maybe ther should be a kind of coalition - whereby people are chosen to do the job irrespective of their ideology. The country should be put first. And I am talking about my country too. Too much politics and not enough good management of resources for the country and to help its citizens. Thank you for responding rocket
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