“The sexual warmth is definitely there – but the rest of it has sharp edges and I’m finding it all unsettling and finding myself wanting to withdraw from it all,” Cook wrote in her journal on Feb. 25, 1984. “I have to admit that I am feeling anger at him for some reason, multi-stranded reasons. His warmth can be deceptive [UMPH ADDED]. Tho he speaks sweet words and can be open and trusting, there is also that coolness [UMPH ADDED; HE'S A PSYCHOPATH!] – and I begin to have an inkling of some things about him that could get to me.”
Maraniss writes: “When she told him that she loved him, his response was not ‘I love you, too’ but ‘thank you’ – as though he appreciated that someone loved him.” [UMPH ADDED]
Cook is white, and she came to realize that the mixed-race Obama “needed to go black.” She also foresaw a mate for him that is almost eerily prescient.
“I can’t help thinking that what he would really want, be powerfully drawn to, was a woman, very strong, very upright, a fighter, a laugher, well-experienced – a black woman I keep seeing her as,” Cook wrote in her diary.