Re: “I wonder why so few classmates, students or others who knew Obama...”
Wayne Allyn Root says, “I don’t know a single person at Columbia that knows him, and they all know me. I don’t have a classmate who ever knew Barack Obama at Columbia. Ever! ... Nobody recalls him. I’m not exaggerating, I’m not kidding.
Questioner: Were you the exact same class?
Root: Class of ‘83 political science, pre-law Columbia University. You don’t get more exact than that. Never met him in my life, don’t know anyone who ever met him. At the class reunion, our 20th reunion five years ago, 20th reunion, who was asked to be the speaker of the class? Me. No one ever heard of Barack! Who was he, and five years ago, nobody even knew who he was... the guy who writes the class notes, who’s kind of the, as we say in New York, the macha who knows everybody, has yet to find a person, a human who ever met him. Is that not strange? It’s very strange...
When asked about his undergraduate training at Columbia University, The New Times states that Obama “declined repeated requests to talk about his New York years, release his Columbia transcript or identify even a single fellow student, co-worker, roommate or friend from those years.”
Many of his classmates don’t remember Obama. He’s not in the yearbook. Columbia couldn’t find a picture of him at school.
What can be said with some certainty is that Mr. Obama lived off campus while at Columbia in 1981-83 and made few friends. Fox News contacted some 400 of his classmates and found no one who remembered him. He had transferred from Occidental College in California after his sophomore year because, he told the Boston Globe in 1990, “I was concerned with urban issues and I wanted to be around more black folks in big cities.”
Fascinating. Thanks for posting. That is so unreal..in this day and age..
How come no one from Harvard remembers him
you have to be kidding me?
imagine the fraud being perpetrated .. imnagine if he never went to a class at all.
No on knows him?
Hell, I was like on the top 10 list of my class .. wanted perhaps, but still on the top 10!
Thanks for posting that.
E.G., in GS, many courses are given at night. Many are discussion and seminar-based, the pre-requisites can be different, they are usually taught by adjuncts and graduate assistants, and one can learn a lot and earn a first class degree. The biggest difference is in admissions. To go to Columbia General Studies in those days, you had to (a) show up and (b) pay a pretty darn stiff tuition.
A lot of big-time universities use General Studies programs to generate revenue at low cost to themselves. If the students do well, so be it. They get a good diploma. One caveat: we are just never going to know how or what The Anointed One did, or didn't do0000000000000, or what courses he took, or what he wrote. Urban Studies? ... no Economics? ... Love to know what he and Ayers were up to after school.
Bomber Ayers lived nearby, and Bernadette Dohrn's sister was a prof at Columbia at the time. Ayer's girlfriend and a few cohorts blew themselves to smithereens in a Greenwhich village townhouse about this time.... and a guy named Odinga did an armored car robbery .... all part of the Obamafog.