The Amateur: The Audio Version
In The Amateur (2012) author Edward Klein focuses on the inexperience and ineptness of Barack Obama. The author points out that Barack Obama simply lacks the temperament to be president. As I was listening to this book in my car, the following words describing Barack Obama came to mind: detached, aloof, arrogant, haughty, naive, narcissistic, and cold. The book also explains the influence of Pastor Jeremiah Wright and Valerie Jarrett over Barack Obama. Of course, supporters of Barack Obama will dismiss this book as simply another tirade against the president. On the other hand, detractors will have ample ammunition to prove that Obama's lack of experience has created both domestic and foreign policy disasters. Now, with ever increasing health care costs, stagnant wages, and instability in the Middle East, it is safe to say that many of the points brought up in The Amateur have come to fruition.