Since the president of the United States has decided that a worldwide pandemic is the time to create more distractions for the American people, I felt that reading The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama would be the perfect antidote. It is no secret, I love Barack Obama. I think he was a great president. He is eloquent, well educated and appears to be a very caring man. When he led the United States, the world respected us. The United States was a leader. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
I don’t like to use my blog for politics, as I know it can be a polarizing topic, especially in these times. BUT, the last couple weeks have been, for lack of better words, a shit show in this country. I have yet to even figure out what Obamagate is. Since Trump cannot actually give us a clear definition, he doesn’t know either. Face masks have become some really strange political symbol that has resulted in murder here. But, the most shocking thing, Trump suggested people ingest bleach, yes bleach, to treat COVID. What the actual F—? Anyway, here is my Goodreads review of The Audacity of Hope. After reading it, I felt that yes, there is hope that once this over, we will return to normal.
Five stars! The Obamas deserve nothing less than five stars on anything, in my opinion. But, that set aside, like Michelle, Barack has a gift for writing and speaks with eloquence. His ideas in this week, while they predate his presidency, are as relevant today as they were in 2008.
I listened to this on audio. I felt a odd sense of comfort hearing his speak. He is a man with empathy, great intelligence and aware of his faults. I miss the Obamas in the White House and the sense of safety I felt when he was our president.
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