Congratulations, Dave. I just found your blog after running across references to your book. I bought it yesterday and am looking forward to reading it. Your former *&%$!! editor
I'm sorry. I haven't read your book, but seeing that you are a Chicago reporter, I'm wondering if you've been sipping his KOOL-Aid like the rest of Chicago.
I just learned about you and your book which proves that no matter how many years you can be involved in something, you don't know everything and evrybody. I can surely help you with a few new chapters in the future."I was one of the first community organizers who Barack Obama met in Chicago over 20 years ago, and I have worked directly with him throughout his political career. In 1986, I was a city wide coordinator while Barack was the Project Director for Project Vote, a historic city-wide voter registration campaign that put over 100, 000 new voters on the books, which set the stage for the historic election of Illinois U.S. Senator Carol Moseley-Braun, the re-election of Chicago's 1st Black Mayor Harold Washington in 1987, and a new Chicago City Council." Mark S. AllenAssociate EditorThe South Street Journal Newspaper*Veteran Political activist with over 30 "straight years in public service on local, state and national levels, including 7 years as a national staff member to the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr*Former talk show host on the legendary Black/News Talk Station WVON*Who's Who Among African Americans*Who's Who In Black Chicago449 East 35th Street, 1st Floor773-373-7000 or cell 773-392-0165
Dave,It seems unfathomable to me, notwithstanding the fact you live in IL, that you could surmize this candidate, BHO, with such astounding superficiality! I would just say consult history, ANY person who is so "haloed" as this Messiah, always end up proving to be the antithesis of what conventional wisdom makes them out to be. He is so vacuous that I predict he will lose in a landslide, mark my words. "Truth" will out in the end. Any person who can contribute and maintain membership in Wright's church, willfully place himself at Aires' house, befriend Pfleger, collude with Rezko to get a house, etc., is nothing more than a political opportunist. One does not need a PhD to get it! He is a facade, he has no depth, no wisdom and no integrity...this is why he will lose, it has absolutely nothing to do with skin color! It has nothing to do with strategy, it has everyting to do with character!!!
I will always have respect for Obama becsuase he came to Chicago and took on jobs that others from Chicago would not. He worked longer hours and lazy people came to hate him because he simply outoworked them and didnt like the fact that local leaders work ethic was not being measured this new guy.I'm more than happy to help him get elected, and those who don;t have no business complaining. You get up, het involved, and get in the game and play, but you do not sit on the sidelines pointing fingers.Chicago is a different city politically largley in part because of the historic 100,000 new voters that Barack Obama directed.
Dear David,I read the biography of Barack Obama you wrote. I am planning a trip to the US from late September to October to do an extensive coverage of Barack Obama's policy toward South Asia. Can you share your email address with me? I would like to discuss several issues regarding President Obama.RegardsKallol BhattacherjeeSenior Correspondent (foreign affairs)THE WEEK,PTI Building,4, Parliament Street,New Delhi 11 00 01IndiaPh. 0091-98106-33279
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