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    Re: Have you Read Dreams From My Father By Barack Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    Thanks for actually answering my question and staying on topic. I really hate reading mindless off topic political noise on forums. Though, I admit, I thought Obama's book was halfly that myself! But at least you talked about books in your response. Some of these,
    Sometimes these forums become no more than a venting mechanism for hate of ___________fill in the blank____ politician. I wonder when they'll simply get bored saying the same old **** day after day....
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    Re: Have you Read Dreams From My Father By Barack Obama?

    Don't want to.

    Oh, and those who criticise Obama for lying? He's a ****ing politician, what do you expect.
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    Re: Have you Read Dreams From My Father By Barack Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I don't read books written by famous people - because the odds are strong that they didn't actually write it.

    I will read reputable biographies though.
    Well, given that he wrote this well before he was famous, you might reconsider. There is no question he wrote it. It sold nothing for years, until his DNC speech in 04.

    I read it- I met Obama before his run for US Senator and was curious. It was a pretty good book, and fairly revealing of his thinking.
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    Re: Have you Read Dreams From My Father By Barack Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Well, given that he wrote this well before he was famous, you might reconsider. There is no question he wrote it. It sold nothing for years, until his DNC speech in 04.

    I read it- I met Obama before his run for US Senator and was curious. It was a pretty good book, and fairly revealing of his thinking.
    Wow someone who actually read it!!!! YAY!!!! May I ask if you voted for him, and if your opinion has changed of him, and/or did the book affect your vote at all?
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    Re: Have you Read Dreams From My Father By Barack Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    I have never heard anyone on this forum, other than myself admit to having read Obama's book on his earlier life pre-Presidency.

    So have you actually read it cover to cover? Not just what you've heard about it on Fox News blurbs?

    EDIT: For some reason this didn't take me to the poll section...
    Are any of these books written by politicians actually written by them?
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    Re: Have you Read Dreams From My Father By Barack Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Sometimes these forums become no more than a venting mechanism for hate of ___________fill in the blank____ politician. I wonder when they'll simply get bored saying the same old **** day after day....
    Probably why people get labelled as trolls more often than not. That's a hint they should stop and come up with something original or thought-provoking. Stuff I try to do on this forum everyday. Like this topic. I wasn't aware of anyone who has ever read the book, turns out one guy did!
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    Re: Have you Read Dreams From My Father By Barack Obama?

    Even though I consider myself an avid reader I make it a point never to read books written by politicians.

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    Re: Have you Read Dreams From My Father By Barack Obama?

    Yes, I read it back before he was President. I enjoyed it. I wish the man who wrote that book was the man we got as President.

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    Re: Have you Read Dreams From My Father By Barack Obama?

    Yes I read it. And it was awful.
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    Re: Have you Read Dreams From My Father By Barack Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    Wow someone who actually read it!!!! YAY!!!! May I ask if you voted for him, and if your opinion has changed of him, and/or did the book affect your vote at all?
    Yes, I voted for him- I don't think the book affected my vote- the GOP had such awful candidates it wouldn't have mattered.

    But the book was an interesting look into his life, especially his involvement in Chicago communities. It's nice to see a guy who has an Ivy League education devote part of his life to such a difficult and low paying cause for so long. It shows strong character.

    Also, the most impressive part about the book was that it was self written after he left law school, way before he attained any prominence anywhere.
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