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Born in 1961, Barack Hussein Obama, is at the time of this guide's composition the 44th President of the United States of America, the first African-American to serve in the United States' highest political office. Obama is the subject of "The Amateur" and an object of intense criticism by author Edward Klein. Klein's contention throughout the book is that Obama is an "amateur," in that he was not prepared intellectually and personally to be president of the United States. Further, he has continued to be an "amateur" due to his thin-skinned character and messiah complex, which have led him to be unwilling and unable to learn from his mistakes.

Throughout the book, Obama is painted in an extremely negative light. On Klein's view, his poor character, inexperience and morally dubious advisers, including even his wife, affect everything Obama has done. Obama is portrayed as arrogant and...

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