Book Review : No He Can’t; How Barack Obama is Dismantling Hope and Change

No He Can’t; How Barack Obama is Dismantling Hope and Change is the newest book syndicated radio talk show host Kevin McCullough. In his book, McCullough takes an honest, factual, and hard-hitting look at the presidency of Barack Obama and how it matches up to the campaign platform of “hope and change” that he was elected on. McCullough, who worked in Chicago at the same time President Obama was just a community organizer, has followed, studied, and wrote about the president’s political career from his early days in Chicago, to the Senate of Illinois, and finally to the White House. Kevin McCullough was the first political pundit to predict, accurately, that Barack Obama would be elected as president. He did so in December of 2006.

‘No He Can’t’ is divided into four sections; Economics, National Insecurity, Erosion of Rights, and Accountability to Caesar. It is in these four sections that McCullough expresses the missteps, mistakes, inaccuracies, and omissions that President Obama has made during his presidency. He demonstrates in a balanced and well-researched way that the campaign promise of hope and change has gone out the window. We have been left with much change and very little hope.

I enjoyed this book a great deal. I appreciate the way McCullough handles this subject. Although disagreeing with the president on many subjects such as human rights, national security, the economy, and other hot topics, this is not a “bash-Obama” book. McCullough backs up his statements with the words of the president himself, all placed in proper context. At the end of every section, the writer gives suggestions as to how the president could regain the support and trust of the American people. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is concerned about the current state of affairs in our country.

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