Jerome R. Corsi
EDIT of 20 Oct 08 to add link to even more detailed and philosophically grounded Barack H. Obama: The Unauthorized Biography
As reluctant as I was to engage with this author and this book, I have to confess that it is an essential point of view. The author and the “facts” as well as the “context” all require very rigorous filters, and cannot be taken at face value.
That having been said, I am one of those who was at first enthusiastic about Obama and then fell back for multiple reasons including the centrality of Dr. Bzezinski as his primary foreign policy advisor (Bzezinski is the guy who gave Pakistan the go on the Sunni nuclear bomb, and it is that, not the USA, that drives the Iranian Shi'ite nuclear program); the arrogance and unwillingess to meet in the center; the dependency on the Democratic party mafia; the one way “I talk you listen” attitude; and lastly, the gutless selection of a good but old man, Joe Biden, when curbing his insecurities and ego to select Hillary Clinton would have won it in a walk.
Below are reviews that will help put this book in context:
The OTHER two attack books on Obama, the first not noticed and VERY important to understanding why I finally went with McCain (pre-Palin):
Obama – The Postmodern Coup
The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media's Favorite Candidate
On how BOTH parties and Congress need draconian overthrow:
Running on Empty: How the Democratic and Republican Parties Are Bankrupting Our Future and What Americans Can Do About It
Breach of Trust: How Washington Turns Outsiders Into Insiders
The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track (Institutions of American Democracy)
My generally favorable reviews of Obama's two books (his only accomplishments to date other than co-sponsoring one piece of legislation with Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK):
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (Vintage)
In my view, America must vote for the team most likely to have both the strength to force the military-industrial complex to redirect jobs and production lines from war to peace (reform CAN be job and revenue neutral from district to district) and the strength to break the backs of both party mafias and restore participatory democracy. Only you can decide the answer to that objective, but I hope you all agree it is relevant.