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article imageOp-Ed: Why won't Obama open his college transcripts to the public?

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By Gar Swaffar
Aug 7, 2012 in Politics
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President Obama has refused to unseal his college transcript records. Why? Is there a problem in them which would cause problems? One man asserts he has the answer.
Wayne Allyn Root purports to be a classmate of President Obama's at Columbia College, according to what President Obama claims. In theory they both went to the same school, at the same time, both were Political Science majors and both graduated in 1983.
However, Root asserts that never once did he meet Obama, who at the time was still known as Barry Sotero. Also Mr. Root has no knowledge of any of his classmates who can claim to have known Obama/Sotero, or anyone who remembers meeting him, or seeing him in any classes.
Oddly enough,even the Wall Street Journal posited the same question in September, 2008. A resounding silence from the Obama/Sotero camp was all which was heard.
Mr. Root, writing at The Blaze, suggests that there is at least a possibility that there are irregularities in Obama/Sotero's college career. Such as How did a student of moderate means at best, afford going to first, Occidental College, the Columbia for Pre-Law and Political Science and then onto Harvard law School?
Is it possible that Obama/Sotero's college grades were so poor he might be embarrassed of them? How can that be, when he's now the Leader of the (formerly) most prosperous nation on the planet?
Is it possible, suggests Mr. Root, that the manner in which Obama/Sotero was able to afford all of the very prestigious colleges, was to be given a free ride as a "foreign exchange student" Foreign exchange students who are poor get the free ride to colleges which allow them the opportunities they would never be able to afford on their own.
Is it possible Obama/Sotero's mother never quite made the change to have him re-registered as an American Citizen.
Mr. Root, who makes his living as an oddsmaker in Las Vegas is betting that Obama/Sotero failed to get the required citizenship change.
But the matter could be cleared up overnight, if Obama/Sotero chose to do so. He need only open his college records for all to see.
I'm not much of a betting person, but I, like Mr. Root, might offer odds that Obama/Sotero won't open the records for us to take a look at.
p.s. I simply couldn't resist tossing in the video for all of the Obama/Sotero apologists amusement, and to give them something to deride as pointless.
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