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Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise

Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise By Barack Obama Change We Can Believe In Barack Obama s Plan to Renew America s Promise The election of Barack Obama as President of the United States is a defining moment in American history After years of failed policies and failed politics from Washington this is our chance to reclai

  • Title: Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise
  • Author: Barack Obama
  • ISBN: 9780307460455
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Paperback
  • Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise By Barack Obama The election of Barack Obama as President of the United States is a defining moment in American history After years of failed policies and failed politics from Washington, this is our chance to reclaim the American dream Barack Obama has proven to be a new kind of leader one who can bring people together, be honest about the challenges we face, and move this nation forwaThe election of Barack Obama as President of the United States is a defining moment in American history After years of failed policies and failed politics from Washington, this is our chance to reclaim the American dream Barack Obama has proven to be a new kind of leader one who can bring people together, be honest about the challenges we face, and move this nation forward Change We Can Believe In outlines his vision for America In these pages you will find bold and specific ideas about how to fix our ailing economy and strengthen the middle class, make health care affordable for all, achieve energy independence, and keep America safe in a dangerous world Change We Can Believe In asks us not just to believe in Barack Obama s ability to bring change to Washington, it asks us to believe in our ability to change the world.
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    1. Gil Bradshaw on said:

      I m glad to see that someone in Obama s team has thought through so many issues in such a comprehensive manner There is value from a PR standpoint in this book.Not a beach read though And its depressing because he addresses so many issues that are confronting our country and the whole country seems like its at such a dead end.I like the idea of this book because his writing of the book will hold him accountable than other presidents To rebut his actions, you can point to page _ where he said he [...]

    2. Becky on said:

      Since I don t agree with most liberal policies, this book didn t stand a good chance of being liked but I was pleasantly surprised to see some of the moderate stances he has, particularly as concerns some national defense issues if these are sincere and not just rhetoric to appease the masses who care about our security However, apart from a summary and laundry list of policies and goals, there is no philosophical or argumentative basis or support or examples for that matter to persuade the rea [...]

    3. John on said:

      I arrived home from work today and found this book in my mailbox I walked into my home, sat down, and read it in its entirety It is rare that I consume a book so completely without pause.As with any all encompassing policy proposal there will be items that you completely agree with and others that you would want to see some alterations to before being implemented But, when read in the light or shadows of the last eight years under the Bush administration, Obama s vision is a breath of fresh air [...]

    4. Laurie on said:

      I actually didn t know what this book was when I started reading it I thought it was written by Obama, but in fact it appears to have been written by his campaign staff with a foreword from Obama And that s fine, but I wish I had read this book before the campaign because reading it after the election is a little silly I already voted for the man so it s really not necessary for anyone to try and sell me on him That s what this book does, essentially It lays out everything Obama hopes to do in h [...]

    5. Tommy on said:

      The one thing I loved about this book is that it legitimately undermined anyone who criticized Obama for lack of providing specifics Who is the last presidential candidate who released a book during a campaign that laid out most of his positions with modest intellectual support for why he thinks the way he she does Has anyone ever done it What stuck out to me most is that there is actually some social and historical analysis here It may be light but it is a breath of fresh air when you re used t [...]

    6. Ck on said:

      This is a good book to read if you have not been keeping up with Barack Obama s plans for when he gets into the White House He has many plans that in my opinion sounds like good ideas However, this book does not go into detail of how all these plans will work out He talks about cutting this and giving money for that but, I really would like to see where the money for all his plans is coming from And how come we got or can get all this money during the current state the US economy is in This is a [...]

    7. Diane on said:

      Change We Can Believe In outlines Barack Obama s vision for America.This trade sized paperback is just 288 pages, but inside the pages you will read about specific ideas about how to fix our ailing economy and strengthen the middle class, make health care affordable for all, achieve energy independence, and keep America safe in a dangerous world They writing is clear and succinct I especially enjoyed reading his speeches, as it has been many months since I first heard some of them The eloquent m [...]

    8. Joe on said:

      This is a neat little book filled with mostly Barack s policies Even better, the book contains 7 of the good senator s speeches from the campaign trail I have listened to many of those speeches and they are fascinating, not only for the content, but for his eloquent way of speaking If you have ever heard him speak, you will hear his voice clearly in this book.

    9. Lori Tatar on said:

      It is a great accounting of what we have been promised and will become a great instrument with which to measure how many promises have been fulfilled It is no wonder Obama was elected president However, after having heard most of his speeches and being very familiar with his campaign and its platforms, the book is redundant.

    10. Jeff on said:

      Do you know what happens when you break a promise, Barack Fairies die and children cry Just something you should think about before hedging on your promise to require 10 percent of electricity come from renewable sources by 2012.

    11. Jostalady on said:

      I appreciated that Barack laid out his plan for moving the US forward I listened to each section multiple times to make sure I understood it, whether or not I agreed.

    12. Cassie on said:

      Outlines what the heck he s gonna do as President I like clear cut answers and plans Obama 08

    13. Brandon on said:

      The book was kinda just a list of his policies and little explanations under them However, it was somewhat interesting even though it wasn t even written by him.

    14. Kyla Middleton on said:

      A Change We Can Believe In is not a typical novel it is a collection of seven speeches President Barack Obama made while he was a senator of Illinois and running for the presidency The novel starts off in part one with the President s own words It begins with his opinion of what society was like while he was running for president, and also massive amounts of criticism of George W Bush The entire novel consists of this The novel includes Obama s own plans for the economy, foreign policy, and job [...]

    15. Shawn Sorensen on said:

      If we re using ratings, I would say that Obama ran a 5 star campaign and has so far been a 3 star president I appreciate his calmness, his openness, and not in comparison to Bush because we as a country have far to do than simply make up for 2000 2008 we now have an opportunity to change economic and political systems that continually brings us cycles of poverty and war The book itself, while having its moments of specificity and inspiration, is still frustrating A lot of numbers are thrown aro [...]

    16. Alex Gregory on said:

      So, I guess hindsight is 20 20 Change We Can Believe In is a introductory primer for Barack Obama s policies, delivered through a series of speeches outlining his plans in the run up to the 08 election While I, like other reviewers, appreciate the fact that the book is thorough and descriptive in its material, it comes off as a PR puff piece than anything else.The first thing this book is missing is a co author credit for Jon Favreau Who s that, you ask Well, it s not the film director, but Oba [...]

    17. Rhonda on said:

      It is a moot point now after the election I ve voted and Obama s the next president I just wish I had read this book earlier since it would have helped bolster my arguments with neighbors and friends regarding Obama s plan of action for the next four years I finished this book in one day which, lately, is unusual for me as I am hitting a reading slump The first half of the book is a summary of the issues Obama would like to address once he is in office He addresses the issues of global warming, [...]

    18. Belinda Missen on said:

      This was quite an interesting read, looking back on what Obama wanted for his county Particularly now, given that his term s has come to past I have no issue with what he wanted a lot of it is mere common sense, necessities, and some things I m surprised that American doesn t already have Now, I want to read a book similar to this based on Trump.

    19. Jeff Stockett on said:

      I read this book because I have been displeased with President Obama in his first year in office I thought hoped that if I better understood his plan I might at least have an idea where he was coming from and it might make me a little less angry.I was pleasantly surprised to find that there were a few things that I agreed with He talked about the failures of the No Child Left Behind program and how he wanted to put forth legislation that would not alienate teachers the way that program has I wou [...]

    20. Will Crim on said:

      Change We Can Believe In by Barack Obama is inspirational than anything It was published during his 2008 campaign which made me think of him as superman or somethin Like how do you do that and compete with Hilary Clinton Anyways, something that really caught my attention early in the book was when Obama wrote ese challenge were not inevitable They are the result of flawed policies and failed leadership As our world and economy have changed, the thinkinh in Washington has not kept pace with the [...]

    21. Christopher on said:

      This book comes from Pres Barack Obama s 2008 campaign for the presidency, but unlike other similar books released by politicians about how to get America back on track, this one is really the campaign s promises rather than some personal anecdotal account of what s wrong with the country and how to fix it In fact, you could ve looked up all of these promises on the campaign website and saved yourself the money So, why read a book with a typical campaign bombast, even for Obama s energetic 08 ca [...]

    22. Colleen Martin on said:

      This isn t a book of new material, but rather a compendium of Barack Obama s policies and stances on a huge variety of issues I learned a few things that I hadn t previously known, but most of it was old news to me, an Obama supporter for two years This would be great reading for an undecided voter thoughke all those people who insist that they don t know where he stands on the issues Please What kind of lame excuse is that If you just make an effort, you can find out anything you d want to know [...]

    23. CRI on said:

      At this defining moment in our history, Americans are hungry for change After years of failed policies and a failed politics from Washington, this is our chance to reclaim the American dream Barack Obama has proven to be a new kind of leader 14one who can bring people together, be honest about the challenges we face, and move this nation forward Change We Can Believe In outlines his vision for America Throughout this audiobook you will find bold and specific ideas about how to fix our ailing eco [...]

    24. Douglas Mendes on said:

      In this book, Barack Obama describes his plan to a possible presidential administration He speaks about all the major problems in US until the Bush era a good thing for someone who don t lives there because you can have a realistic view of the country s situation Obama describes the almost public health total failure, the incapacity to finish the war in Iraq and Afganistan, the strong oil dependency and its impacts to the global warming, his ideas to improve the education and research, the neces [...]

    25. Claire on said:

      I probably read this book about four years too late, it s sat on my bookshelf unread for some time There were points when I wondered why I was reading what was basically the Obama 2008 policy platform given I m unlikely to ever bother reading the equivalent volume of ALP policy However it is good policy and didn t make bad reading The highlight of the book for me though were the eight speeches included at the end of the book From Obama s campaign launch in Springfield, Illinois to his election n [...]

    26. Sandra Soetanto on said:

      This book is interesting for me since it reveals Barack Obama passions about Americans and their society It describe his purpose and strategy to be brought out in some state s dimensions although they re not really specific as he won the election to be the President of United States of America Coated with his passion and strong believe that Americans, if they work together, will become better and stronger this book is full of positive energy and thus, enjoyable to read It can also enrich our kno [...]

    27. Ryan on said:

      The first half of this book is essentially an outline of Obama s campaign position papers The book is not actually a work by Obama, but a creation of his campaign staff If you watched the debates, there won t be much new to you in that first half The real value of this book is that it includes the text of some of his biggest speeches, my favorites being A More Perfect Union given in Philadelphia in march and his Father s Day speech in Chicago Hearing reading his voice is humbling and inspiring a [...]

    28. Jason on said:

      I picked this book up at JFK on my way home to LAX I was looking for the Cliff s Notes to the candidates This is a great book, one that outlines every major issue and how President Elect Barack Obama plans to tackle each one individually At the end of the book there are 7 speaches he has given during the campaign By the end of the book I was in tears Not sad, or happy tears, but tears of pride I have never felt so proud to be an American as I did when I read that book and now see what we can all [...]

    29. Matt Black on said:

      It was a bit odd to read a book like this written in 2008 and it is now 2012 and near the end of Obama s first term Maybe I read it a bit late It was sitting on my shelf forever It was full of promises that he hoped to accomplish in the first four year term and beyond He has fullfilled a lot of the promises, some he has fallen short on and some require time He may not get a 2nd term, but if he does, now knowing a bit of what he wanted to accomplish I look forward to grading his next term a bit [...]

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