Tuesday, August 7, 2012

How to Play Offense

Wayne Allyn Root, former Libertarian Vice-Presidential candidate and graduate of Columbia University the same year as President Obama schools Mitt Romney on how to react to the Democrats' scurrilous attacks on his integrity, particularly the campaign being waged by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who has accused Romney of having paid no taxes for the decade between 2000 and 2010, and demanding that he release his tax returns (while refusing to release his own returns):
Romney should call a press conference and issue a challenge in front of the nation. He should agree to release more of his tax returns, only if Obama unseals his college records. Simple and straight-forward. Mitt should ask “What could possibly be so embarrassing in your college records from 29 years ago that you are afraid to let America’s voters see? If it’s THAT bad, maybe it’s something the voters ought to see.” Suddenly the tables are turned. Now Obama is on the defensive.

My bet is that Obama will never unseal his records because they contain information that could destroy his chances for re-election. Once this challenge is made public, my prediction is you’ll never hear about Mitt’s tax returns ever again.

Why are the college records, of a 51-year-old President of the United States, so important to keep secret? I think I know the answer.

If anyone should have questions about Obama’s record at Columbia University, it’s me. 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 has ever met him, saw him, or heard of him.

But don’t take my word for it. The Wall Street Journal reported in 2008 that Fox News randomly called 400 of our Columbia classmates and never found one who had ever met Obama.

Now all of this mystery could be easily and instantly dismissed if Obama released his Columbia transcripts to the media. But even after serving as President for 3 1/2 years he refuses to unseal his college records. Shouldn’t the media be as relentless in pursuit of Obama’s records as Romney’s? Shouldn’t they be digging into Obama’s past–beyond what he has written about himself–with the same boundless enthusiasm as Mitt’s?

The first question I’d ask is, if you had great grades, why would you seal your records? So let’s assume Obama got poor grades. Why not release the records? He’s President of the free world, for gosh sakes. He’s commander-in-chief of the U.S. military. Who’d care about some poor grades from three decades ago, right? So then what’s the problem? Doesn’t that make the media suspicious? Something doesn’t add up.

Secondly, if he had poor grades at Occidental, how did he get admitted to an Ivy League university in the first place? And if his grades at Columbia were awful, how’d he ever get into Harvard Law School? So again those grades must have been great, right? So why spend millions to keep them sealed?

Third, how did Obama pay for all these fancy schools without coming from a wealthy background? If he had student loans or scholarships, would he not have to maintain good grades?

I can only think of one answer that would explain this mystery.
You'll have to go to the link at The Blaze to read Root's theory. If you don't like it how do you answer the questions Root poses?

Meanwhile, why is it that the Democrats are campaigning by slandering Romney, portraying him as the human incarnation of Lucifer, but are almost completely silent on why Mr. Obama deserves a second term? Why are they so willing to make the most outrageous slurs against Romney, suggesting he might be a "felon," holding him responsible for the death of an out-of-work steelworker's sick wife, as a new ad does, accusing him, with no evidence, of having paid no taxes for ten years, as Senator Reid is doing, but have nothing positive to say about Mr. Obama's last three years in office? Is dishonesty what now wins elections with the American electorate?