Apparently, Wayne Allyn Root and Barack Obama both went to Columbia University, and graduated the same year.
And apparently, Root doesn't remember Obama.
Who cares? Root does!
For much of his campaign, before and after his Libertarian Party vice presidential nomination, Root harped about how he'd never met Obama at Columbia, and how nobody Root knew at Columbia had met Obama at Columbia.
So what? Big deal!
It is to Root, who hinted darkly, for insufferable months on end, that Obama never went to Columbia.
It was always a silly insinuation. Idiotic, even. Hillary Clinton's vast vetting machine would have unearthed such a false note in Obama's public history.
But Root imagined some sort of vast left-wing conspiracy covering up for Obama. Root also fantasized that his Columbia connection would be a "great talking point" which would compel the media to latch onto it, and perhaps expose Obama.
Well, Columbia has now publicly congratulated Obama on his presidential win, providing a class photo and all. And Root (once again) has made himself publicly look like an idiot.
Root is still threatening to run for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination in 2012, and again in 2016, 2020, and 2024. As he's said in the past to Libertarians, "I want to be your leader."
Go away, Root. Go cook up some more bizarro conspiracy theories, write a book about it, and leave the LP alone.
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