I like that this book compared information with Obama's official autobiography and noted differences. The man had quite a childhood. I didn't like the fact that his aim as president was to disrupt the United States and wanted our country to be like all the others so we could relate to their problems. It was an interesting read, however and gave me lots to think about.
Knowing Obama was in a racist church and lied about their teachings and his supporters turn a deaf ear and blind eye to it shows me where the negative reviews are coming from. I have listened to Jerome R. Corsi and consider him credible. I would take his research over over a bunch of unknowns bashing his book with one star ratings. He has many articles on the webs most credible news source [...], the fact WorldNetDaily supports him should speak volumes over what others may say.
I finished this book as the public was reacting strongly against the media treatment of Sarah Palin as John McCain's pick for Vice President. Why didn't the media scrutinize Barack Obama over the past year, instead of clapping and cheering him on? Why didn't they send hordes of reporters to the places where he lived, the schools he attended and investigate his friends and mentors? This is why Jerome Corsi's book is so important -- and it is worthwhile mentioning that he stated that he did not write the book to support McCain. He depicts a candidate with an arrogant and deeply flawed psyche, suspicious associations to and tutelage under known Marxists and anti-American figures, but one that has so far been skillfully handled by his leftist image master, David Axelrod. All of this has been ignored in the cult of personality that our nation has been a spectacle of in the past year. Instead of the intense scrutiny that Palin has been subjected to, we are offered nothing more than "he's the One!" If you have no confidence in the media's portrayal of Obama, if you don't want to be manipulated by image makers, if you care about what kind of leadership our nation is going to have, read this book and find out for yourself whether you should vote for him.
This book is a page turner...I couldn't put it down. Some of the revelations were shocking to me, particularly about the terrorist William Ayres and his connections to Obama. However, most of the information was familiar to me, being a life-long Illinois resident, and knowing exactly how Chicago politicians work....by corruption and fraud. Some of the factual errors were on minute points, and not relevant to the overall theme, which is that citizens need to really consider the background of Obama before casting their vote for him. He is not what he wants you to think he is.
Written by a co-author of Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry, this book represents a "hold nothing back" attack on the 2008 candidacy of Barrack Obama.
Many of the charges are familiar, such as Obama's long-time associations with the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, former Weatherman William Ayers, and developer Tony Rezko (convicted in June 2008 of fraud and money laundering). See The Case Against Barrack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media's Favorite Candidate, David Freddoso, Regnery Publishing (2008).
The earlier narrative about Obama's family and life (ignored by Freddoso), on the other hand, plows some new ground. Although Obama has written about this topic himself, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (1995), Corsi puts a rather different spin on things. The bottom line: Obama's psyche and political leanings were shaped by feelings of abandonment, first by his father and later by his mother, not by social discrimination or economic deprivation.
As the twig is bent, so grows the tree. Similarly, according to Corsi, a boy who felt abandoned was attracted to a radical liberal ideology that the majority of Americans - if they understood that this is what Obama really stands for - would be unwilling to accept.
Corsi repeatedly likens Obama to liberal candidates who won the Democratic nomination only to be trounced in the general election, e.g., George McGovern (1972) and Michael Dukakis (1988). He urges McCain to attack Obama hard on the issues, drawing specific contrasts on important policy questions. "If he sticks to the issues, McCain will defeat Barrack Obama."
Maybe, time will tell, but the reaction to Obama Nation by the candidate's supporters suggests Corsi has struck a nerve. Why else would the Obama campaign have posted ([...]) "Unfit for Publication," a 40-page diatribe that attributes this book to the "Bush/Cheney Attack Machine" (Corsi is a member of the Constitution Party), characterizes its content as "nothing but rehashed lies," and calls Corsi "a discredited, fringe bigot"?