One more thing about "Barack Obama, the story," the new book by respected reporter David Maraniss.
It comes out next month but in the new vanity fair that's out now, the cover heralds "young Obama in love," a girlfriend's diary.
"Life before Michelle,the new book chronicles the love life of young Barack Obama," read a recent heading on the front page of the Sun-Times. This is why I wonder who in their right mind would ever run for president. Author Maraniss tracked down two of the president's old girlfriends from nearly 30 years ago.
I heard someone on the radio say all this is relevant because it gives you an insight into Barack Obama's true personality and character. What a crock! Who among us can say we're even close to being the same person now as we were 30 years ago. The president was only about 22 at the time of these relationships.
One presidential historian who has read the book says the parts about the girlfriends are actually not as interesting as how he was fighting for racial identity. That doesn't sell as many magazines though. I wouldn't want anyone to judge me based on what people thought of me when I was22. That's why I won't be running for president.
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