You may recall that Wayne Allyn Root (vice presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party) caused some stir in the Birther universe when he said that he never met Barack Obama at Columbia University, even though they were both Political Science majors there at the same time. Root’s remarks about his lack of memory of Obama were latched onto by the birthers as evidence that Obama was never a student at Columbia (despite the clear evidence that he graduated from there).
Root, however, in a newly published article at the Obama Ballot Challenge web site, titled “Obama is 100% Red, White & Blue American Born” says that he has no doubts that Obama was born in the USA and attended Columbia. He attributes not meeting Obama to something else:
Where was he hiding for those Columbia years? My educated guess is he was smoking pot and attending communist meetings, plotting the downfall of America and capitalism. Don’t laugh, it worked!
Root doesn’t claim that Obama was foreign born, but that he pretended to be in order to get into the prestigious Columbia (and probably Occidental and Harvard). Speculation based on no evidence whatever is not what I would label an “educated guess” but then I don’t have a political science degree from a prestigious university like Columbia. Root ignores various newspaper interviews where Obama (at Harvard) talks about being born in Hawaii, putting to lie the idea that he was promoting himself as Kenyan Born to his prospective book publicist.
His college records were his Achilles heel. He had to hide his tracks. His college records had to be sealed forever. Not because he was a foreigner and unqualified to be President, but because he was an American posing as a foreigner. That makes him a fraud unqualified to be President.
Of course, Obama’s college records are only sealed because US law makes education records private for everyone. Obama has never taken any action to seal such records. Root goes on at length to spin a yarn of conspiracy in the article, which the interested reader may read on their own.
Conspiracy theorist, yes, but apparently Wayne Allyn Root is not a birther.