Blog Post by: Peter Osnos, on October 29, 2006
If Barack Obama becomes president of the United States after an excruciating two year test of will, fund-raising, and a determined effort by opponents to take him down, he will have to figure out not merely what to say about lofty issues, but what can actually be done. Here, as an indicator of how Obama operates in a practical realm, is the way he came to terms with the book business. In the process, he displayed ambition, real talent, luck, ruthlessness, and, in my view, questionable judgment about using public service as a personal payday.
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