Barack Obama: this improbable quest

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Barack Obama is quickly becoming America's most popular politician, and his run for the presidency has brought huge crowds at home and an unprecedented wave of international attention as well. Much more than a biography, this book is a political tour of Obama's legislative experience as well as his ideas about race, religion, and politics. Political writer John K. Wilson, author of four previous books including a study of Newt Gingrich, explores the reaction Obama has received from the left, the right, and the media. As the first presidential candidate from Generation X, Obama has generated an exciting movement of young people to support his campaign as he defines a new kind of broadly popular progressive politics. As improbable as such a quest may be this fresh new candidate may be just the right one to bridge not only generations but ideologies that often divide. Amid all the hype surrounding Obama, this book provides the first in-depth look at what he believes, what he represents, and how he might transform American politics.
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subject_facet United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009, United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects
table_of_contents Generation Obama : the youth movement for Barack -- Are you experienced? : Obama and the media -- Race and the president : is Obama Black enough? -- The vast right-wing conspiracy : the conservative attack on Obama -- Why leftists hate a liberal : the far left attacks on Obama -- "This is my house, too" : Obama and the liberal God -- From quest to reality : politics and policy in an Obama administration -- Conclusion : Obama's hopes and dreams.
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