Ghost of Columbia – Part II: Legendary Columbia Professor Never Heard of Obama

Legendary Columbia Professor Never Heard of ObamaThe Blaze – by Wayne Allyn Root

My life has crossed paths with President Obama on multiple occasions. According to Obama, we were Columbia University classmates, both Pre Law and Political Science majors in the Class of ’83. I also ran against Obama in 2008 on the Libertarian Party Presidential ticket. What are the odds?

But something about “the Obama at Columbia story” has always bothered me. Earlier in the week right here at The Blaze I wrote about having 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 wasn’t there. Not a trace. Not a video greeting. Not a letter. I could not find any classmates who knew him.  

I called Obama “the Ghost of Columbia University.” I pointed out (as I’ve said in the media for many years now) that Obama may have been registered at Columbia, may have graduated from Columbia, but he was rarely (if ever) seen for the two years in-between. It’s a strange, mysterious and frightening story.

Is he the real-life “Manchurian Candidate?” What explains Obama having just enough skeletal proof that he was there (one photo, one roommate, one professor, one friend)…but never seen in a class, never on anyone’s radar screen, almost invisible. A total 2-year blackout. It’s like a story straight out of a novel about the CIA or KGB. He graduated Columbia, but it’s almost as if he never went there.

To make matters more mysterious, Obama’s college records are sealed. He’s had plenty of opportunities to authorize the release, to clear the air. He has never chosen to do so. But why? What has he got to hide? Funny enough Obama has never had a problem ripping open the sealed records of his political opponents. Every step of his career Obama has beaten his opponents by having sealed documents just happen to be publicly exposed by anonymous sources. But not Obama. His records are always unavailable (and never leaked). Obama always seems to have powerful forces on his side.

Did he attend Columbia as a foreign student? That was the educated guess I made in my appearance on “Hannity” on Fox News a year ago. The only photo of Obama from his Columbia days was in his off-campus apartment with a roommate described by USA Today as a Pakistani national, pot smoker, and cocaine abuser. If you’re a foreign student, you live in housing off-campus with other foreign students.

Legendary Columbia Professor Never Heard of Obama

That would also explain how he transferred to Columbia. Transferring into an Ivy League school is all but impossible. I did a little digging and found out only 3 transfer students in all of America were accepted into Columbia in the past academic year. Three students out of 315 million Americans. Yet those who knew Obama at Occidental called him a pot smoker and partier who rarely attended class. You’re telling me that a poor student, with that record, at an average college, was accepted for transfer into prestigious Columbia University? Only if he was an exotic Indonesian foreign student transferring into a college that desperately wanted to claim an ethnically and globally diverse student body.

Still that might explain how Obama got into Columbia. But where was he for those two years? My gut instincts say something is wrong with “the Obama at Columbia story.” Very wrong. Rancid.

But until now, I was the only one publicly voicing my suspicions. That just changed in a big way. Meet Professor Henry Graff, perhaps the most legendary and honored professor ever at Columbia University. He was THE American History and Diplomatic History professor at Columbia for 46 years. And he is more emphatic than yours truly that there are no Obama footprints at Columbia.

I was put on Professor Graff’s trail by another Columbia classmate, skeptical about Obama’s story. He told me that Professor Graff had been the speaker for the Class of ’53 last weekend at Columbia. My friend was watching Graff answer questions from the crowd when he was asked about Obama at Columbia. Graff said, “I have my doubts he ever went here.”

Legendary Columbia Professor Never Heard of Obama

I did some digging and located Graff’s home phone number. I called him yesterday. Now retired, he was delighted to hear from me. He agreed to go on the record about Obama. Unlike Obama, Professor Graff clearly remembered me. He was thrilled to hear from his former student. I was in several of Graff’s classes and he remembered me like it was yesterday. He sounded great- like he hasn’t lost any of his trademark sharpness in 30 years since we last met.

I was honored to learn that this legendary historian has been following my political career for many years. But he had no such cheery things to say about the President. Graff said, “I taught at Columbia for 46 years. I taught every significant American politician that ever studied at Columbia. I know them all. I’m proud of them all. Between American History and Diplomatic History, one way or another, they all had to come through my classes. Not Obama. I never had a student with that name in any of my classes. I never met him, never saw him, never heard of him.”

Even more importantly, Professor Graff knew the other history and political science professors. “None of the other Columbia professors knew him either” said Graff.

Graff concluded our interview by saying, “I’m very upset by the whole story. I am angry when I hear Obama called ‘the first President of the United States from Columbia University.’ I don’t consider him a Columbia student. I have no idea what he did on the Columbia campus. No one knows him.”

There is something wrong with Obama’s story- I know that. Many of my classmates at last weekend’s 30th reunion knew that. Now the most beloved Professor ever at Columbia joins us in publicly questioning the story. Obama is either the ghost of Columbia, or the perfect Manchurian candidate. But something smells rotten at Columbia.


Wayne Allyn Root

Wayne Allyn Root is a Capitalist Evangelist, entrepreneur, and Libertarian-conservative Republican. Wayne began his career as a sports handicapper, and has gone on to host and appear on many of the biggest television and radio news networks including: FOX News Channel, FOX Business Network, CNBC, and radio shows like Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, Jerry Doyle and Mancow Muller. He is a former Libertarian vice presidential nominee. Wayne’s latest book is out on April 15, 2013: “The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide: Secrets to Protecting Your Family, Your Finances, and Your Freedom.”

9 thoughts on “Ghost of Columbia – Part II: Legendary Columbia Professor Never Heard of Obama

  1. Barry Soetoro ( Obama the Terrorist ) this dirt bag is full of lies and I am sure his story of Columbia U. is bullshit too. He dosen’t even know where he was born. How many more lies do we have to put up with before he gets FIRED !!!

  2. All we know for sure is that he’s a piece of trash born of a Jewess who spent so much time with her heels in the air that no one knows who the grifter’s dead-beat father is.
    We also know he has a membership in a gay bath house in Chicago where he probably sold his ass when he needed a few bucks, but accurate information concerning his education and youth seems to be lost in the usual fog of lies that accompany every child born of a cheap slut.
    There’s no birth certificate, so someone probably had the good sense to throw the piece of garbage in a dumpster soon after he was born, but apparently he was able to crawl out and survive, to take his revenge upon the world by sucking up and licking whatever he had to so he could be used as a puppet president.

  3. I just have to say that I’m sure any teacher/professor would have a hard time remembering every single student they have taught over the past 30 years, but being a former teacher, I know that

    1. The distinguishing students ALWAYS stick out in your mind.

    2. Even if he wasn’t a distinguishing student, an extremely unusual name like Barack Hussein Obama would DEFINITELY have stuck out like a sore thumb in someone’s mind, especially every time you grade papers. It’s a psychological thing. It’s like those instincts that comes with being a good teacher. Especially one who tries to help his students succeed.

    Hell, I still remember my students, especially the distinguished ones that I taught in Asia since 2006 and I’m no longer in Asia.

    How many people do you know whose last name is Obama? It’s not a common last name like Smith, Jones or White.

    Maybe the author should have asked the professor if he knew anyone who graduated there with the name of Barry Soetoro or any of his other aliases that he goes by.

    1. Harry Bounell? Born in Connecticut in 1897 according to the Social InSecruity Administration. Michelle Obama is his trustee in Chicago. According to tax records.

  4. Nothing isn’t fake! That’s why it’s so important to EXPOSE all connected with Barry Soetoro/Obama or whatever his name is….The WH 33 Czars are a direct path to all those connected with his political & past life. If they are exposed it will blow the lid off this whole Soetoro mess. Keep fighting, Patriots like you folks are what makes a true America….Liberty & Freedom Forever

  5. One thing I love about America is in the end the people will figure out the truth. If Barry lied about Columbia guess what the next thing Americans will really look into? Birth certificate! That’s right, and if he’s lying about that he’s toast.

    1. RE: in the end the people will figure out the truth.

      I sure wish that were true. It seems however that most people prefer to remain ignorant. One of my neighbors is a perfect example. He actually believes that Obama is our savior and the best president we’ve ever had.

      -Never under estimate the power of TV.

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