The media pretty much does what the Obama Campaign wants........

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The media pretty much does what the Obama Campaign wants........
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Sat, 08-18-2012 - 3:41pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doQnm6PtLnU

 

Interesting prospective from a media  insider........

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The only thing that was required of me was proof of my degree. No one cared a bit what my grades were...just proof of my degree.
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According to Anthony's link, 400 classmates "taken at random" didn't know Barack Obama. Heck, I couldn't name one single person who was in any of my classes, and I received my degree in 1999.
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McDonnell was 34 when he wrote that pitiful thesis. It's a huge deal because of the way, as an ADULT, he said certain nasty things about certain groups of people. As I recall, he also had a plan for Republicans to follow included in his thesis.
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For all we know, Obama has a similar "pitiful thesis" and you're okay not knowing? That's what I find puzzling. Why it becomes a huge deal (in the media and with the public) for some candidates what their thesis or transcripts reveal, but not others? I 'think" I know the answer, but it still puzzles me.

According to Politico:

There's not a whole lot of information available about Obama's time at Columbia University in New York,which he attended for three years after attending Occidental College in Los Angelesfor one year and from which he graduated in 1983.

His campaign would not release his transcripts, and it says it does not have a copy of his thesis, which dealt with Soviet nuclear disarmament and which has drawn intense interest.

 

FWIW:  Most people are adults when they are in college, graduate school, law school etc.

ETA: I am aware that there is a typo in the above portion pasted from Politico. I am unable to fix it, so I apologize that  the words "Los Angeles" run into the word "for".

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There is a huge difference between the ideas someone holds in their early 20s and someone in their 30s.

As to Obama's thesis being about Soviet nuclear disarmament, I'm for nuclear disarmament and Obama apparently is as well based on his actions as president. What do I care what he wrote in his early 20s when I have evidence of what he thinks now?

With regard to McDonnell, it appears, based on his actions as governor, that his views haven't changed. That's what's important to me.
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That's true.
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ohearto wrote:

Last I knew, people don't even need a high school diploma to be president of the USA.    Heck, they can be a drop out and still get the job.     So, asking for Obama's transcripts is nothing more than a deflection.  

That completely misses the point.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Registered: 05-13-2009
We know that Obama does not have a pitiful Master's thesis because he never had to write one, though Michelle's is available from the Princeton library. His undergraduate work, true for undergrads all over (thank the lord), is not saved for posterity by universities.

Obama wrote the "thesis" when in his early 20s, and not at the beginning of his political career at 34 like McDonnell.

I have 2 Master's thesis available to all interested. One is quite good, if I do say so myself, the other is absolute garbage. Both were well-accepted in my program. One I wrote at 22, the other at 28, life experience made a world of difference in quality.
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ohearto wrote:

Last I knew, people don't even need a high school diploma to be president of the USA.    Heck, they can be a drop out and still get the job.     So, asking for Obama's transcripts is nothing more than a deflection.  

Oh, and besides completely missing the point (probably intentionally),  nobody said anything about requiring a college education to be president.

He's the president, I don't see anything wrong with him clearing up a few things, if it's not too much trouble.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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"There is a huge difference between the ideas someone holds in their early 20s and someone in their 30s"

Nah...not in my experience.

So far, McDonnell has been an awesome governor. We are happy in Virginia.


 

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