Great thoughts/points Sam! You handled criticising someone you like/admire — with objectivity. I have the book lined up as my next read, like you, I recognise some missed opportunities whilst the Obama’s were in office, but I still have respect for the difficult position they were willing to put themselves in — and appreciate the magnitude of being the ‘first’. Becoming the ‘Black Messiah’ is not a cross any one being should have to bare, but sometimes , subconsciously — in the diasporas continual ‘struggle’, we will nail that cross on somebody. Managing expectations is a daily practice for all of us flawed humans.