While I do find several of Steele's points intriguing, I also found some of the ideas to be somewhat off base. He introduces the fact that Obama faces challenges that no other presidential candidate has ever faced, and that he must find a way to prioritize and balance these challenges with the best interests of an entire country in mind. I believe some of the points he makes about these challenges will be difficult to handle. However, Steele doesn't give Obama (or the American people, for that matter) much credit when it comes to the ability to do so. In the end, it seems as though Steele is more against the idea of a black president because of a lack of faith in Obama's ability to effectively challenge stereotypes, or the American public's ability to move beyond age-old race issues.