Wayne Allyn Root is a familiar name to Libertarians and most Republicans, and he is a former classmate of President Barack Obama. Root, a talk show host, author and former Libertarian vice presidential nominee, wrote an article about attending Columbia University when Obama was there.
Root said Romney should “call Obama’s bluff” on disclosing records.
Democrats have made an issue of Romney’s past tax returns, and even the Senate Majority Leader threw protocol to the winds by needling Romney about those returns. Harry Reid made controversial, unsubstantiated accusations on the Senate floor.
Many traditional media outlets have picked up the Democrats’ meme—no surprise to Republicans or Libertarians.
The same media have never questioned any of Obama’s records—from college records to Illinois Senate records.
When Obama admitted de facto fabrication of characters in his memoir, media bought the excuse the characters were “composites.”
Nor did media make much of the differences between two certificates of nomination Rep. Nancy Pelosi signed in 2008. Different language appears on each of the certificates, with one omitting this part:
“…[the following]…are legally qualified to serve under the provisions of the United States Constitution.
Questions about Obama’s birthplace, his college years and eligibility were first raised by supporters of then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, the Democrat who opposed Obama for the 2008 nomination.
Root raises valid questions in his essay, pointing out:
“We both graduated (according to Obama) Columbia University, Class of ’83. We were both (according to Obama) Pre-Law and Political Science majors. And I thought I knew most everyone at Columbia. I certainly thought I’d heard of all of my fellow Political Science majors. But not Obama (or as he was known then- Barry Soetoro). I never met him. Never saw him. Never even heard of him. And none of the classmates that I knew at Columbia have ever met him, saw him, or heard of him.”
Breitbart turned up a very intriguing bio maintained by Obama’s literary agency for years. That bio claimed the president was born in Kenya. The agency said it was a typo "fact-checking error."
Breitbart also found a poster listing the spelling of Obama’s first name as “Baraka.”
Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona has conducted an ongoing investigation of Obama’s past, and he has also raised legitimate questions ignored by traditional media and many conservative media. The Dept. of Justice decided to investigate Arpaio.
“My bet is that Obama will never unseal his records because they contain information that could destroy his chances for re-election.”
(Filed by Kay B. Day/August 7, 2012)
Read past articles at The US Report about vetting Obama.