I have been thinking about Obama and what he is hiding and what we know. There is so much information that he has not released, such as school records, it makes you wonder why. It has been suggested elsewhere that he is hiding his transcript because it shows who his professors were or that it shows that his grades are horrible and would show that he should not have gotten into Harvard with that transcript. He has pretty much said a lot about this in his writings that pretty much support these ideas. I had horrible transcripts and I know that sometimes other factors end up getting you into a program. However, it is still something about you, not someone helping you.
But, I am not really thinking of those things in my hiding comment. It has been noted that no one can really find a footprint for him during his years at Columbia. I wonder why he doesn’t talk about those college years. I mean, come on, we all have funny stories from our college years. Is it really like he describes or is he playing those two college years for a reason. Is he embarrassed that he didn’t do anything in those college years that were outstanding. One reason he gave for transferring to Columbia is that he wanted to get more involved in his political interests. As the link provided below from Zombie, when he started at Columbia in Fall of 1981, there were several anti-apartheid protests in September.
So, after reading the article at this site, a few questions come to mind. The first is why does Obama not speak of this time at Columbia. I feel like there are three possible answers. One is that he did not protest and does not want to admit that he was “too busy” to get involved, another is that he did protest but feels like it was something very minor and there is no record of it so he does not speak about it. The last is the biggest one, he was connected to Ayers at this time and does not want it known that he was part of the groups that were around Ayers at this point in his life. I don’t know the answer, there are just the different scenerios that come to my mind after reading this article. Isn’t it strange how there are so many parts of Obama’s life that we don’t know about?