How Author Obama Foreshadowed President Obama

"I've written two books," Senator Barack Obama told a crowd of teachers in Virginia on the campaign trial in July of 2008. The teachers applauded. "I actually wrote them myself," he added with a wink and a nod, and now the teachers exploded in laughter. They got the joke: Republicans were too stupid to write their books. Although few fussed over Obama's second book, a first-person memoir/ policy brief published in 2006 titled The Audacity of Hope, Obama's 1995 memoir Dreams from My Father had emerged as the sacred text in the cult of Obama "There is no underestimating the importance of Dreams From My Father in the political rise of Barack Obama," David Remnick would later write in his exhaustive look at Obama's life and career, The Bridge. The only problem, of course, is that Obama did not write either of those books "by myself." He was as incapable of writing those books as he was of guaranteeing that his eponymous health care system would allow millions of individual policyholders...(Read Full Article)

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