When the historians of a bygone future sit down to craft the chronicles of our age, Frank J. Fleming’s magnum opus, Obama: The Greatest President in the History of Everything, will, doubtless, provide the impeccable first draft.
Nay, it stands even now as the definitive work on the man, his historic presidency, and his ephemeral excellency — challenging perhaps even Laughing at Obama: Volume I (the latter by the celebrated, acclaimed, and transformational author of this review).
Fleming stands astride the former giants of the genre, excelling a pantheon of modern historians like David “Chainsaw” McCullough (John Adams), Walter Isaacson (Steve Jobs), Shelby Foote (The Civil War), and Shelby GT (“Mustang Sally”).
Employing the kind of meticulous scholarship and neat penmanship, that have become the hallmarks of his oft-quoted blog, IMAO, Fleming brings Obama to life in a way one might expect only from Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s doppelgänger.
With exhaustive research, drawing upon still-classified, heavily-redacted documents, Fleming lays bare the brutal facts of an administration launched upon hope, but rapidly gone awry. And yet, critiques of George W. Bush comprise only a mere majority of Fleming’s Obama. It’s as if the author has absorbed the generous, responsible spirit of his subject, refusing to dwell on the past.