Mike's Election Guide 2008

Mike's Election Guide 2008

informative and funny -- he does it well

  • By reading the memoir first, you will find yourself so drawn to this son of a scholar from Kenya and a teacher from Kansas, that you will be unable to refrain from barreling through "Audacity of Hope" in order to discover what thi... By reading the memoir first, you will find yourself so drawn to this son of a scholar from Kenya and a teacher from Kansas, that you will be unable to refrain from barreling through "Audacity of Hope" in order to discover what this remarkable leader had in mind for the future of our great nation. AND HE'S OUR PRESIDENT!!

  • Obama argues with himself on almost every page of this lively autobiographical conversation. He gets you to agree with him, and then he brings in a counternarrative that seems just as convincing. Son of a white American mother and... Obama argues with himself on almost every page of this lively autobiographical conversation. He gets you to agree with him, and then he brings in a counternarrative that seems just as convincing. Son of a white American mother and of a black Kenyan father whom he never knew, Obama grew up mainly in Hawaii. After college, he worked for three years as a community organizer on Chicago's South Side. Then, finally, he went to Kenya, to find the world of his dead father, his "authentic" self. Will the truth set you free, Obama asks? Or will it disappoint? Both, it seems. His search for himself as a black American is rooted in the particulars of his daily life; it also reads like a wry commentary about all of us. He dismisses stereotypes of the "tragic mulatto" and then shows how much we are all caught between messy contradictions and disparate communities. He discovers that Kenya has 400 different tribes, each of them with stereotypes of the others. Obama is candid about racism and poverty and corruption, in Chicago and in Kenya. Yet he does find community and authenticity, not in any romantic cliche{‚}, but with "honest, decent men and women who have attainable ambitions and the determination to see them through."

  • if you vote mccain and you make less than $250k a year your kids will have to play with paper dolls cuz you won't be able to afford the real thing. i say get the obama doll so you can think about what you've done.

  • works as a cube toy or just a fun way to support the cause and get word out there!

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