Thanks Obama! I mean, I voted for Obama in '08 too, also voting against McCain. I didn't give a damn about Obama's skin color at all, he was the least detestable of the two options at the time.
Books written by presidential hopefuls generally tend to be structured less to educate than to play to a base and/or lay a foundation for one. Thus they are usually more self serving than really useful. A careful analysis of Obama's books, for instance, is to give the illusion of reasonableness and middle-of-the-road normalcy while containing all the right code phrases to reassure the black community that he wasn't an 'oreo' and his liberal base that he could be trusted to stick with the progressive doctrines. I haven't read Ryan's book but I can almost bet that it is structured to make him appear less-than-right-wing-radical while reassuring his base or intended base that he is trustworthy to hold the line on conservative values.
So will I go out and intentionally buy it? Probably not. But if it is offered as a daily deal or sale price on my Kindle? I would probably download it and read it while sitting in waiting rooms and such. I didn't answer the poll because there was no 'maybe' or 'other' option offered.
"I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776
It's what brought him up, it's what got him elected, and it's how he governs.
If you're unfamiliar, here's a good synopsis by an outsider, and victim.
How the Chicago Machine Works | Jay Stone for Mayor of Chicago
Ever read some of his opinion pieces? It is amazing that he doesn't get castrated by the intellectuals of the GOP for being a total vomit bag.
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
Boehner once said he wasn't an expert on the economy--good thing for him Paul Ryan is.
I'll be interested to hear the excerpts on Jack Kemp, the falling apart of Simpson/Bowles,
the falling apart of the Supercommittee, and the failed Grand Bargain of 2011, for starters .
Chemists Have Solutions .