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Barack Obama’s GPA and College Records

So how did Barack Obama fare in college?

It’s unclear how well he did as an undergraduate, although he was not a distinguished student. Obama refuses to release his transcript from his undergraduate years.  According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, Obama was not well-known among classmates after he transferred to Columbia University from Occidental College in the early 1980s.  The article quotes a former roommate who states that Obama’s performance improved after he stopped taking drugs (which Obama has admitted to openly).  Since Obama did not graduate with honors, that means his GPA was between a 2.0 and a 3.3 — although, since he was admitted to Harvard Law School, it’s hard to imagine his GPA was much lower than a 3.3.

Obama graduated from Columbia in 1983 with a degree in political science. He specialized in international relations.

Law school was another story for Obama.  He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School (the second highest honor available) in 1991.  He also was the first black president of the Harvard Law Review, a very prestigious honor.

Read more about Barack Obama’s educational background, or read about the educational records of John McCain, Joe Biden, and Sarah Palin.

Common Misspellings: Barak Obama, Barac Obama, Barack Obamma






75 Responses to “Barack Obama’s GPA and College Records”

  1. Titainiumman says:

    The reason Obama doesn’t want his school transcripts released,is because they will show that he qualified and recieved foreign student loans

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  3. Zuzu says:

    Came across this old post and thought it worth correcting the bad info even at this late date.

    Thirty seconds on Google would have told you why Obama did not graduate from Columbia’s School of General Studies with honors. A student was required to complete over half the units necessary for graduation at the School of General Studies:

    http://www.gs.columbia.edu/academic-honors

    Which means that few transfer students – like Obama – would qualify for Columbia honors no matter their GPA.

  4. Johnny says:

    You guys are being really immature. You can’t base his competence or anyone’s competence for office solely on gpa. I think he’s doing the best he can right now for the US but unfortunately most Americans seem to expect things to be fixed in no time. What America is going through now is the product of many years of poor policies implemented in the country and the ignorance of previous governments in handling some shocking debt amounted. This is an extremely difficult situation to come out of and I doubt a person with a 4.0 could figure it all out easily. Also the president doesn’t have absolute power in which he can do anything. He has advisors and other staff who also play a big role in the governing of the country. The Iraq war should NEVER have taken place, costing billions of dollars not to mention the thousands of soldiers families who need to be supported now. I say America needs to lose its obssession with showing its power throughout the world and focus internally on its PEOPLE. In other words, the problems of the US come from within, and if this never fixed, it could very well kiss its superpower title goodbye to China.

    A Canadian,
    Johnny

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  6. Michael Boyd says:

    Harvard University is a PRIVATE institution, not a land-grant institution. Harvard can admit whomever they want to admit. Whether the person has a 4.0 or a 1.0, Harvard can admit anyone that they want to admit. We may question Harvard’s motives, choices, or purposes. Harvard has an endowment of many BILLIONS. Harvard can admit someone who has never seen the inside of a classroom. Yes, Harvard has accepted so-called federal funds, which, limit their PRIVATIZATION somewhat in terms of legal issues. But, in order to confront Harvard regarding their practices, you will have to be able to get them into a court. Good luck!

  7. Nana says:

    Anyone else wonder how someone can get into Harvard with between a 2.2 and 3.3 average????? I mean, I thought Harvard only takes the best of the best. Even 3.3 is hardly the best. This doesn’t make sense.

  8. Eric Fukrepublicans says:

    woops meant to say ignorant and dumb

  9. Eric Fukrepublicans says:

    Obama is a good president. conservatives are naive and dumb.

    nuff said.

  10. Liam says:

    S. Palin is from a middle class family & yet she released all or most of her personal info & this included her grades….We need good person to be the US President..not someone screw around in college, use drugs, smoke weeds, low GPA. Not to mention on other subjects..etc

  11. james says:

    You all are worried about grades and college educations. Education comes to us all everyday in many forms from our lifes experiences. Education is not just from a classroom. Please get off the kick that only a 4.0 GPA college student can lead us in government and into a better future. We are diverse in so many ways that we need to be present the same way in washington. I myself would like to see more candiates that are from middle class family’s with a touch on reality. Why are we all voting in millionairs again and again?

  12. Hank says:

    “People can’t expect him to fix something that was already broken when he came into office.”
    –How stupid is it to say something like that?? obama spent the whole campaign promising to “fix” the failed policies of George Bush.
    The obama apologists are grasping are the most ridiculous things to say when there’s really nothing positive to say.

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  14. Larissa Shanon says:

    I am proud of President Obama. There is nothing wrong with him being on the View. People can’t expect him to fix something that was already broken when he came into office.

  15. Freado says:

    I can’t believe your knockin, knockin on my door.
    been so long, been so long.Time has a way of showin,
    showin we are strong, been so long been so long

  16. greg says:

    hmmmm, you state about Palin:

    Americans seem to be more put off by evasiveness than they are by poor grades, so she may as well just release her transcripts.

    yet have nothing critical to say about Ohbummer. Bias.

  17. 491 says:

    You would think anyone who runs for any office would be required to release any and all records. How can a country trust someone who hides his past ? This confirms the man has something to hide and is not to be trusted.

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  19. John Covington says:

    I just went on line and easily got the transcripts for George W. Bush, John Kerry and Albert Gore.
    Why can I not do the same for Barak Obama? Transparency? RIGHT!

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  21. dominvs says:

    If you all really hold academia to that high of a standard to dictate whether or not a president is qualified to be president, you’re just as stupid as all the people who voted for Obama.

    I had a 2.0 in high school, 3.1 in a community college, and was still accepted to Harvard. Why? 140 IQ, and a suitcase full of unmarked bills.
    Am I eligible for president? By your standards yes, but I’m smarter than that. Money runs our country, not elections.

    Jackasses.

  22. sissy says:

    where is Obamas K thur 12 records why can’t anyone find them If anyone out there has them please tell me them or help me find them PLEASE HELP

  23. Northeast Republican says:

    the guy’s a hypocritical liar. How does one gain acceptance to Harvard Law with a cum GPA less than 3.3? By checking the black box, that’s how. He was unqualified to be admitted to Harvard Law, got on the Law Review there based upon the racial pluz factors in place at the time at HLS (and still in place) and is a fraud.

    At the very least release your college grades and admit you were an affirmative action case. If not, it’s a tacit admission that he’s ashamed of his status as such, while at the same time lauding the merits of affirmative action.

    Moreover, he’s just as “white” as he is “black” but he’s “black” when it suits him, like when he was applying to school.

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  25. Yankee228 says:

    During the Bush administration we were not permitted to voice (protest) our outrage without being dutifully labeled as ‘unpatriotic – against the troops’. And now – God forbid you don’t buy into the mania of Obama – generated by the media – you are a racist!

    Having worked in the inner city (homeless director – soup kitchen – AIDS outreach) – I for one was very suspect during the campaign. I noted that the media took no interest in checking out the various claims – accomplishments etc of our new President.

    Strange – like another person observed – here you have the highest office in the land and no background check? My nephew applying for a job at a propane company waited three weeks for a background check. Having worked for years with mostly minority folks the thing that hit me was how hard Barack was trying to be ‘black’ enough, i.e. ‘single mom, food stamps, organizing, mom’s insurance travails, etc.

    I took the time ( a vote is important) to research all these ‘claims’. I won’t go into it here, but enough said –everything in this campaign was greatly embellished or just plain made up. For ex: Barack stated that it broke his heart ( Harvard law graduate) watching his mother ( yes – she had best insurance) a PhD, long work history in Indonesia/Pakistan — labor over insurance papers (Sloan Kettering).

    The fact is – Barack did not watch his mother worry over anything. He was not present – nor did he visit his dying mother in the year of her illness. She arrived at Sloan Kettering in ’94 – died in ’95. After it was found that the cancer was too far gone – she returned to Hawaii with her, VP of Hawaiian bank mother and daughter ( Barack’s sister by Indonesian step father, an oil executive, who adopted him).

    Barack could not (his own admission late in campaign) find the time to visit. He was busy organizing the million man march – running for office (state senator) and doing his book tour. No he was not raised by a single mom (crede with blacks). He was a very fortunate young boy.

    His mother pursuing her own career was fortunate to have parents who basically raised Barack. Stanley (his mother) divorced Barack Sr. when young Barry (his name at the time) was approx 1 1/2 yr. She was remarried, (65) on her way to Indonesia by the time Barry was five – thus, no, Barack did not ‘come out of Selma’.

    He had a young grandfather (50s). Pictures show him doing all kinds of activities with the youngster. From five, until he was in college he had a wealthy step father. He returned to the states at approx age 9 – was enrolled in a very ‘racially’ mixed top private school. Hawaii has never had the race problems (few blacks at this time) that the states have endured. Food stamps (more crede with blacks?).

    This family with the grandmother the VP of Hawaiian Bank – mother Phd (employed with USAID/Ford Foundation – consultant to Indonesian – Pakistan banks) would have a hard time convincing any welfare office that they were hungry! Been there done that. My mother (dad laid off) had to prove we were down to our last scrap – owned nothing of value – etc.

    I recall standing there in that welfare office – watching my working mom’s humiliation, promising myself that by God, when I grew up —I would never treat people in such a demeaning manner. I kept my promise and became the BEST social worker you’ll ever meet.

    You will not find any record of Barack attending Columbia COLLEGE ( approx 3,400 students) not University. NONE. It appears that he took external courses (while at Occidental) from Columbia. One news station sought out the 400 graduates – nobody had any recollection of Barack.

    The President doesn’t remember his classmates? While it is consistently stated that Barack is magna cum laude –there are ZERO records of any of this geniuses grades (why not – if he’s such a prodigy?). This comes out of the fact, that those named as editors/ president of law review, were always those in top 1-10% of their class.

    This all changed during Barack’s time…in fact it caused a pretty big blow out (professors). There were 90 editors chosen –no longer on merit, or grades but for ‘other reasons’. Thus NO writings of Barack are available anywhere.

    If you repeat a lie long enough – people (lazy), just take it as gospel. Saul Alinksy was one of those who wrote a glowing letter of endorsement for Barack Obama. Why all this secrecy? After the 2004 convention – Obama caught the brass ring!

    They bought a $1.9 million mansion reduced $300,000 due to influence/help of Rezko ( wheeler dealer real estate – Chicago businessman). Michele thanks to Valerie Jarrett got a job at Chicago Univeristy Hospital, $316,000 plus Michele had was on the board of a food company, paid $51,000.

    The hospital job was – developing a program to ‘outsource’ Medicaid – poor folks to charity hospitals /clinics to save Chicago Diversity’s bottom line. Valerie also got Michele her job at Mayor Daley’s office ( Valerie top aide – Chicago insider). Valerie named by Judicatory Watch as one of our nation’s top slum landlords (owns thousands of decaying Chicago tenements) is now the President’s TOP adviser (office next to his).

    One of State Senator Obama’s first legislative moves was the privatizing of public housing and securing millions in federal – state monies for the likes of Jarrett- Rezko – Butler. This housing was finally investigated by federal inspectors –ruled uninhabitable.

    They never put any of the government monies they secured into maintenance. Nope, nobody went to jail. Barack has three speech writers – he doesn’t labor over any of these teleprompter presentations. His main writer is 26 years old.

    His writers and Axelrod his media man came up with this Hopey Changey hook! Michele has told people she left a lucrative law practice to serve the public. Not exactly —her job at the University Hospital belies this (Obama after Michele’s raise got the hospital a mill earmark). Michele (real confusing like all their paperwork).

    Michele has not held an attorney’s license since 1993 – when under Rules 771-776 (professional responsibility – professional conduct) the ARDC an agency of the Illinois Supreme Court – put Michele on inactive status. Records merely show – ‘not authorized to practice law’.

    Like everything, this is all in the shadows —and very suspect. Nobody goes through years of schooling to throw something like this (education) to the winds. Recall that back in 93 there wasn’t a hint of Barack becoming a state senator let alone President.

    It wasn’t like they, as a young couple starting out in this competitive world, had a secure future? It’s only my opinion – but I don’t think there was anything like fraud here —but that Michele simply didn’t pass the bar exam. After all John Kennedy Jr. with all his (tutors) help failed it 3 or 4 times.

    Just a thought –but no, she didn’t leave a lucrative law practice for public life. It appears that our current occupants of the White House are a creation – a packaged political product. Everyone did their part – from the adulation of the press, debates that weren’t debates, no investigation of any claims or background.

    We only know what Barack and Michele have told us. As for ‘Dreams of My Father’ lauded (Time) as the gosh-darn- best- most- wonderful political (age 33) auto biography ever written (no written works available before this wondrous book) literary detectives (probably a coincidence) have found that Dreams and books of Bill Ayers (author -educator) use the same metaphors – same names of characters and even same misspelling of a certain person.

    Bill and Barack served on two boards together (Barack the director of one). One of them for over ten years. This board came about due to a grant that Ayers wrote for education. Barack also wrote an endorsement for one of (on fly leaf) of Ayers books. But – in the end it really doesn’t matter.

    People, once they are programmed, into (people need leaders) the belief that a man has risen out of the ashes to deliver them – bring them HOPE and Change, the mess anger will be attacked for shattering their illusions. Happens every time. And yikes no – I never thought the McCain (all a sham) Palin team was any better —Money’s the name of the game now / the people are inconsequential as we can see by this fraud of a health (not) reform bill. Really a bonzanza of the insurance – drug companies.

    The bill? All done up in the White House (last summer). Most of it has already been PASSED in the Stimulus Bill –which the MEDIA to this day hasn’t reported on!!! Google Health Reform passed in Stimulus Bill/ so much for transparency.

  26. Apple News says:

    Grand GET. From Whom do you get your Apple news from? ^^ My hat goes off to you, sir.

  27. lil says:

    to Greg: you wanna hear HATE, go to TMZ on Rush L. after his chest pains. the Obama-voters spewed HATE that was stomach-turning! That’s the HATE groups right there1 There’s not “HATE” as you say on this commentspage. Wonder about that-look & see who’s really the hate-filled, it’s the BHO-followers.
    Greg says:
    January 19th, 2009 at 6:38 am
    I have a hard time with the notion of how much HATE is actually directed at Obama…makes one wonder

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  29. Bill says:

    Magna cum laude from Harvard Law School yet not one article published by obama from the harvard law review?

    I asumma he couda comma uppa with at leasta onea acticle but NO not even 1 article was published. This is evidence obama is a fraud. One who assumes the identity of a scholar but is not because there is NO evidence of any published work or any evidence of any published grades or thesis. I rest my case.

  30. Jim says:

    Jim again. As far as GRADES go, I’m not as concerned if a man has experience ( some positive years in politics behind him ). My greater concern is that someone could pull a major scam on the American taxpaying public; and actually not be legally a candidate for president. Bottom line is: Barack Obama has kept more critical information hidden from the American public then any other presidential candidate in American history ( WHY, WHY, WHY ??? ). The birth record thing is now a joke. If information does surface ( AFTER SUCH A LENGTH OF TIME ), who would really believe it ??? Then the college records ??? Then Selective Service. Any info on selective service registration >>> Too many SECRETS.

  31. Jim says:

    Since the man refuses to make any critical information public, there is no doubt he’s hiding something. My God, college records contain ( drum roll ) GRADES; and college records contain ( another drum roll ) NATIONALITY. I’m guessing his grades were in the toilet or he isn’t a legal candidate within the frame of our constitution. ANYONE else have input ??? If either of my conclusions are true, we do not want this man as our CIC.

  32. Viking says:

    Affirmative action has established in the period ot 1965 to the present a clear two-tier track in colleges, graduate schools, and trade schools (law, business, medicine, etc). Blacks lag whites by about 15 IQ points, 200- 300 SAT points, and comparable margins in trade school entrance exams (LSAT, MCAT, etc).
    Blacks occupy about 70% of the bottom 10% on performance measures, and, natrually, drop out more frequently too.
    Obama is classic affirmative-action lad. Promoted along despite lack of aptitude or ability. Sigh… too bad for everyone. He probably could have had a good life as a shoe salesman, court reporter, or similar trade.

  33. Pims says:

    I have a question, why did he get his law license revoked???
    His old lady too??
    What smart Lawyer would do that?? If he is so smart.

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  35. wynnosu says:

    “How does someone cheat their way into Harvard?”

    Are you kidding? Just ask Teddy Kennedy. People get into these schools every day who have the family name or have family members who are large financial contributors to the university.

    “All this jealousy from angry white males–pathetic.”

    Ahhh… of course no one is allowed to disagree with the least qualified president ever. If they do, it MUST be racism. Another tactic furthered by Obama himself. Truly pathetic.

  36. RealAmerican says:

    Barkley, your ignorance is showing! You state that “Obama is 50% African” — well you just confirmed then, that BO is NOT qualified to be President because the US Constitution (you have heard of that, haven’t you?) states that in order to be eligible to be President, you must be a “native born citizen whose parents are American citizens” — Ha Ha HAAAA the joker, uh I men the joke is on us. The dud is not even ELIGIBLE (let alone competent) to be the US President!!!!!

  37. Margaret says:

    All this jealousy from angry white males–pathetic.

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  40. Richard, Dubuque says:

    Obama has not released his transcripts from Occidental College because 1) his grades were not that good, and 2) he is probably listed as a foreign student. He has not released his transcripts from Columbia because this would bring up the fact that he got into Harvard Law as a product of Affirmative Action and not through good grades. He has not produced any scholarly articles, nor will he release his university thesis. The only work I have come across written by Obama is a poem about a gorilla that squishes figs between his toes. His supervisor at the Chicago law firm indicated that Obama had difficulties grasping the “big picture” of his cases, which were land-lord disputes, rent issues, etc. It was reported that Obama billed at a rate of about 17-18 hours of work per week over a four year period.

  41. jrp61356 says:

    Whatever happened to President Zero’s well-publicized statements during the campaign that his would be the most open, transparent presidency in history? So now what do we have – concealed birth records, concealed college records, massive spending packages pushed through without giving anyone time to read them. Sounds like secrecy to me.

    Also, Vick’s comment from last October states “I mean come on he went to Columbia and Harvard I don’t care if he had the lowest GPA and got in because he knew the Dean! They are still both way better educations than Sarah Palins 5 community colleges and Mccain finishing 5th in a military academy!” GWB graduated from Yale with a bachelors degree, and later from Harvard with a masters degree, yet the media and the libs wasted no opportunity to tell us what an uneducated nitwit he was. And, unlike Zero, Bush did not conceal his college transcripts.

    Another post stated that we need to refrain from researching the personal lives of these candidates. That may be true in most cases, but when we are dealing with who will become the next leader of our country, their lives become an open book. After all, if candidates’ personal lives should remain that way, then the story of Sarah Palin’s unwed pregnant daughter should never have been told. Yet the liberal media had a field day with it (and still is even now). So much for privacy.

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  43. Douglas says:

    It is not required to have a high GPA for entrance into Harvard when you are a product of the racist minority darlings who get preferences. I would guess high barely made it through school. Since he didn’t write his own book and can only speak intelligently with a teleprompter, it is clear his IQ is low. That makes him a much better puppet.

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  49. Greg says:

    I have a hard time with the notion of how much HATE is actually directed at Obama…makes one wonder.

  50. Jon says:

    The massive amount of lies present in these comments is disconcerting…What’s worse, many of these lies have been copied and pasted by peons all over the Internet.

    Fear for our country.

  51. Jasmine says:

    In response to Sandee, we are all entitled to our own opinion, but the fact is, Barack Obama is the president elect. He was the people’s choice and it was loud and clear. As far as my president being a “scam artist” is untrue, but you know that. The question is, why do you see him in this negative light? All I see is a highly intelligent, intellectual, leader who holds the key to success in America. Im sorry you see a scam artist. Would you rather see George Bush do another term? I wouldnt. I’m ready for the recession to end and American economical victory to begin.

  52. Sandee says:

    Obama’s a scam artist. How he’s gotten this far is truly amazing. God WILL need to bless America once BO’s done with it.

  53. truth says:

    Obama is a liar and will say anything to get his egotistical way, wise up America!!! He threw his own grandmother under the bus, did he go to hawaii yet to give her a buriel yet, what is he waiting for? She meant so much to him…right.

  54. Frank says:

    Obama is not who he says he is!

  55. Terri says:

    What a great response, Barkley! I’m so tired of people spewing their misguided views. Clearly, people should do a little research before they open their mouths or email their thoughts, as it were. Re: Sheri’s email: What kind of remark is this – “his father, whom he doesn’t even claim…..” Why would anyone claim a father who left him before age 2 and never saw him again until he was an adult? I wouldn’t claim the creep either! Thank god Obama’s grandmother was there for him.

  56. Barkley says:

    Sheri, when did you drop out of school? I doubt you made it through high school. Am I right or am I right?

    Barack’s father was from Kenya, Africa. That makes Obama 50% African. Does that make sense to you?

    Obama’s father’s RELIGION is Muslim – which has nothing to do with nationality. Does that make sense to you? Do you understand the difference between nationality and religion? Refer to a dictionary and have somebody help you out with the differences. One has to do with the geographical origins of one’s family tree, the other has to do with choice of spirituality. Not that complicated.

    I’m Italian-American – not Italian-Christian. Do you understand the difference? If your father was a Muslim that doesn’t make you Muslim. By choice you can be Buddhist, Catholic, whatever you choose. Does that make sense to you?

    And to borrow one of your own quotes: where’s YOUR proof?

  57. sheri says:

    kumar where’s your proof and lets get it out there mail it everyone you know and post it for everyone to see. I’m sick of hearing the lies he spits out. i heard on npr an interview with black ladies and one of them said she could not imagine telling her children that she didn’t vote for the first black president (or african-american), which by-the-way, is also a lie. His father, whom he does not even claim, is 1/8th black, but not african, bought into america by slave owners, he’s a keyan muslim. lets do the math now, he is 1/16th black. it’s fine that he appears to be 100% black, but it’s just another lie the man wants to tell. why are we so trusting to believe that he’s going to help the economy, when it was proven that he stole money from innocent ppl through their credit cards. it was proven, he had to pay it back. he’s just an arrogant man. see no color, just hear him. if they would have blind folded everyone and race was not a factor how amny votes would he have then?

  58. Joseph says:

    If Obama was interviewing for a job at a major law firm right
    now, or for the CIA, or FBI, they would probably ask for all of his transcripts, LSAT scores, SAT scores, etc. But for the highest
    level job in the USA we are not even allowed to see his grades
    for even one class? This seems absurd to me. I am paying his
    salary if he wins and I demand to see his qualifications. Not
    that what the people have to say really matters.

  59. Tom says:

    In response to Vick saying that “They are still both way better educations than Sarah Palins 5 community colleges and Mccain finishing 5th in a military academy!” Very condescending. And also very telling about what you really don’t. The great military academies such as West Point and Annapolis are definitely not pushovers. The academic requirements clearly equal, and in most cases, EXCEED the requirements and ongoing demands of ANY university. I’ll take an Annapolis grad, ANY Annapolis grad, over a fraud that’s trying to con 300 million Americans by maintaining more secrecy than he should be or is allowed while pursuing a position with the HIGHEST security clearance.

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  62. Kumar says:

    Obama had extreme radical views in college. He supported Islam and deeply criticized the US. Just ask Big Revernd Jeramiah Wright. No wonder his college papers are not being disclosed. The guy is a fraud. So many Americans have no clue about Obama but yet trust him to protect us from Natins that want to wipe us off the earth…..As Obama loved the man that said GOD DAMN AMERICA

  63. David S. says:

    Could the reason for his non-disclosure be that he was enrolled as an international student?

  64. Hard to Say says:

    How is it possible to graduate magna cum laude with a low GPA? Um it’s not! I graduated with honors, but just barely. I had 3 jobs and worked more at getting money than at studying.

    Besides does it really matter? I have a MS in information technology now. No one ask to see my grades or even to verify my education. We know he went to Harvard, which means he certainly had a bachelor’s degree.

    He may have been affirmative action, but if so, then more power to him. Personally, I’m glad to see him keep some of his life private; we have no right to poke into his business in detail.

    We need to know that he has a degree and that he has held public offices and of course the details of his failures and successes while holding those offices. In this arena everything is fair game! We pry far too much into the personal lives of all the candidates.

  65. Joan says:

    It’s a fact that Khalid Al-Mansour asked Percy Sutton to write a letter of recommendation to Harvard, and told him that he was raising money for Obama for Harvard. People tried to disprove this statement but it was proven to be true. Michelle O. made the statement in 2007, that Barack had just paid off his Student Loans, but the deduction could not be found on their Federal Income Taxes. Given his associations, and his affiliations, Acorn and Gamaliel and the secrecy surrounding his education, it is obvious that Axelrod and Plouffe’s company ASK’s extensive, influential client list, explains his popularity and fundraising success, and the fact that Obama does a good job carrying out the Saul Alinsky theory doesn’t hurt. When you analyze his delivery closely, you can see through it. I have never been deceived by the message, so who is listening? Who heard him say in Florida “I’m a Ray’s fan?” Who heard him tell Pennsylvania “I’m a Phillies fan?” That has been his campaign, so he cannot go wrong, because he lies so much! I give him credit because I do not know how he keeps the lies straight!!

  66. Vick says:

    I love how people can even compare Obama’s education to Mccains and Palins. I mean come on he went to Columbia and Harvard I don’t care if he had the lowest GPA and got in because he knew the Dean! They are still both way better educations than Sarah Palins 5 community colleges and Mccain finishing 5th in a military academy! it is like when people gave John Kerry a hard time for Vietnam and seemed to overlook that George Bush got kicked on of the coast guard and never even went to Vietnam. it just doesn’t match up!

  67. Southernbelle says:

    Obama got into Harvard because they were doing an affirmative action program. There were a lot more qualified people then him.

  68. Bonnie Block says:

    Please explain how someone “cheats” his way into Harvard?

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  70. KH says:

    He’s a loser – that’s why he won’t release his informatin. He won’t release any of his background including:

    Occidental College records – Not released
    Columbia College records – Not released
    Columbia Thesis paper – “not available”
    Harvard College records – Not released
    Selective Service Registration – Not released
    Medical records – Not released
    Illinois State Senate records – “not available”
    Illinois State Senate schedule – “not available”
    Law practice client list – Not released
    Certified Copy of original Birth certificate – Not released
    Embossed, signed paper Certification of Live Birth – Not released

    Harvard Law Review articles published – None
    University of Chicago scholarly articles – None

    Even his yearbook from Harvard is unavailable. No copies to be found anywhere while every other year is available.

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  72. Franky says:

    I have reason to believe he did slightly better then Mccain who finished 5th from the bottom of his class!!!!

  73. chuckT says:

    Barack Osama Obama wont tell about his GPA because it isn’t good. He cheated his way into Harvard and Columbia.

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