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The Amateur Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Chicago, Illinois

The city where Obama rose to power and met many of his current most trusted advisers.

Washington, D.C.

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.

Amateurism

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...

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