Barack Obama: The Ghost of Columbia University

by Wayne Allyn Root - Jun. 4, 2013


I just returned from New York, where I attended my 30th Columbia University reunion. I celebrated with my esteemed classmates. Everyone except Barack Obama. As usual- he wasnít there. Not even a video greeting. Not a personalized letter to his classmates. Nothing. But worse, no one at our 30th reunion ever met him. The President of the United States is the ghost of Columbia University.

Iím certainly no ďJohnny come lately.Ē For five years now (since 2007 when it became clear Barack Obama was running for President), Iíve been quoted in the media as saying that no one Iíve ever met at Columbia can remember ever meeting, or even seeing, our college classmate Barack Obama. Donít you think the media should be asking questions? Isnít this a very strange story?

I am a graduate of Columbia University, Class of 1983. Thatís the same class Barack Obama claims to have graduated from. We shared the same exact major- Political Science. We were both Pre Law. It was a small class- about 700 students. The Political Science department was even smaller and closer-knit (maybe 150 students). I thought I knew, or met at least once, (or certainly saw in classes) every fellow Poly Sci classmate in my four years at Columbia.

But not Obama. No one ever met him. Even worse, no one even remembers seeing that unique memorable face. Think about this for a minute. Our classmate is President of the United States. Shouldnít someone remember him? Or at least claim to remember him?

One of the speakers at the 30th reunion should have reminisced about ďmy days with the future President.Ē But no one did. Youíd think Obama might have sent a video to tell us all how much he enjoyed his time at Columbia. Youíd think heíd have sent at least a letter to be read aloud from one of his former college buddies. Right? But he didnít. Because Obama has no former college buddies. No one that ever met Obama, let alone befriended him, was in attendence at our 30th class reunion.

Now you might argue this is all strange, but itís possible. Afterall Columbia says he graduated. And I take my collegeís word for it. Would one of the worldís greatest Ivy League institutions participate in a coverup, thereby risking their billion dollar reputation? And there is one single article written for the Columbia newspaper with Obamaís name on it. A single photo also exists of Obama in his Manhattan apartment with the man he claims was his college roommate- a Pakistani foreign student. And one single radical leftist Columbia professor who hates Israel also claims he remembers Obama.

Thatís the sum total of Obamaís existence at Columbia University, Class of í83.

So I asked every classmate I met at our 30th reunion, many of them Political Science majors, if they ever met, or saw, or heard of Obama. The answer was a resounding NO from every one of them. I asked if they found this strange, or worried how this was possible? They all answered YES. I asked if they thought it was possible to be a Political Science major and never meet a fellow major in our small classes? They all gave me a very strange look and answered NO. So I asked, ďHow could this be possible? Can you explain this?Ē No one had an answer.

Keep in mind these people I spoke to are all- to a man and woman- dedicated liberal Democrats who voted for Obama. Iím guessing 90% are major Democrat contributors. My Columbia classmates are the crŤme of the crop of American society. Lawyers, doctors, billionaire hedge fund members, stars of the media. They adore Obama. But they all admit they never met him in their four years at Columbia. I am proud of my classmates for their honesty and integrity.

One classmate told me he was present when one of the most honored professors in Columbia University history gave a speech to alumni a couple of years ago. The speech was followed by Q&A. This beloved professor was asked about Obama at Columbia. He said, ďI have my doubts about the story.Ē The crowd was stunned. He immediately went onto the next question and never elaborated. So obviously Iím not the only one with doubts.

So hereís my take on this great mystery. Iíve never said Obama was not registered at Columbia. Iím sure he was. Iíve never said he didnít graduate. If Columbia says he did, then Iím sure he did. But Iíve always said there is something wrong with the story. Itís rancid. Itís unbelievable. Itís impossible. Itís the story of a Manchurian candidate.

The question isnít was he ever registered, or did he graduate. And itís interesting that one photo, one professor, and one newspaper article exists- just enough to provide a thin cover. But the serious question the media should be asking isÖWhat did Obama do for two full years in-between registration and graduation? Did he ever attend a class? Did he ever have a single friend other than a Pakistani national? Why is the only professor to ever come forward and claim he remembers him a radical leftist who hates Israel? What exactly was he doing when no one met him, saw him, or heard of him? Why are his college records sealed? What has he got to hide?

But my educated guess is he canít, or wonít ever release those records. Because what weíd find would be shocking.

Now I know somewhere in America is an Obama defender that will accuse me of lying. But are all those classmates at our 30th reunion lying too? And if I wanted to lie, wouldnít I better off saying I knew the future President well? If I wanted to malign the President, shouldnít I be saying he was my close buddy and I witnessed all kinds of terrible things? But I canít say that. Because I never witnessed anything. Neither did any of my classmates. We didnít know him. Never met him. Never saw him. My story is simply the truth- and itís the same consistent story Iíve told since 2007.

There is something wrong with Obamaís story- that much I know. He is either the ghost of Columbia, or the perfect Manchurian candidate. But something smells rotten at Columbia.


Wayne Allyn Root (born July 20, 1961) is an American politician, entrepreneur, television and radio personality, author, and political commentator. He was the 2008 Libertarian Party vice-presidential nominee.