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I especially hearing from David directly. What a brilliant man. I highly recommended to anyone. Sure wish some of the staunch Republicans would take the time to read it. Their biases have caused our nation to head backwards. This president will go down in history as one of the greatest. Mark my words'n.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Believer is pseudo autobiography of David Axelrod with a specialized emphasis on his experiences as Senior Advisor to President Obama. The book is best described as a re-telling of the Obama Senatorial and Presidential elections from the guy who designed and implemented the strategy. The story is entertaining and reminds an educated reader about how Obama basically came out of no-where to become President within 5 years of any public notoriety. Believer does suffer from two major faults: 1) Axelrod does not provide the informed reader any new or revealing information. If you are an avid reader of current events, Believer will read like cliff notes. 2) Axelrod paints a picture of President Obama as a near deity. According to Axelrod the three worst you can say about the President is he smokes, uses profanity, and occasionally refuses to listen his advisors. Don’t think me an Obama hater! I twice voted for him and consider him one of the most consequential President’s since LBJ. But my experiences indicate that no one is so perfect.
Overall, if you love the President and would like to relive the enthusiasm and excitement of the Obama elections, Believer is your book.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful
David talks politics from the start, and uses his personal life to show the journey and intricacies of local, and then later national politics. I was expecting a slow, blow by blow description of his years with Obama, but this was much more than that. It gives a great glimpse into what happened behind the campaign and presidency. .. and before we get to that he uses his own life to describe the journey and mechanics of American politics. Great book, and very smooth and 'easy on the ears' to listen to. He has a great calm soothing voice. Loved this book!