The Amateur Objects/Places
The city where Obama rose to power and met many of his current most trusted advisers.
Where Obama and his advisers presently reside.
Trinity United Church of Christ
The African American church where Jeremiah Wright preached and where Obama was a member.
The White House
Obama's home, and traditional office of the presidency, in D.C.
The 2008 Campaign
Obama won the 2008 campaign for the presidency with a lofty message of hope and change that did not materialize in office, Klein argues.
The 2012 Campaign
Obama's new campaign will be based on personal attacks and hiding his record, Klein argues. It is a campaign he must not win.
To be an amateur, on Klein's view, is to be personally and professionally unprepared for one's job. Obama is in this sense an amateur, which is not mitigated by his experience as president given that, for Klein, he has not learned from his mistakes.
Klein put together his research for the book from hours of transcripts...