Get real - Who in any race before this one has EVER been asked for his college transcripts? If this isn't desperation, I don't know what is. Not a single request was ever made for Hoover's, Roosevelt's, Truman's, Eisenhower's, Kennedy's, Johnson's, Nixon's, Ford's, Carter's, Reagan's, Clinton's, either Bush's (even though it was known widely that W was a horrendously poor and disinterested student, he was never actually called on it) - so WHY, all of a sudden, is this president's college transcript, as well as his birth certificate (another item never before bandied about), being called into question?
Let me assure you that Harvard, an institution which is 373 years old and has educated some of the most influential and innovative minds in the world, and which enjoys a very respectable reputation, would NOT tolerate someone making public declarations invoking their name and reputation if it were not true. I went to Harvard for a very brief period - 1 year, many years ago, and mostly for fun and novelty. If I went on TV and announced I was a Harvard alumnus, I guarantee you that someone would figure out it wasn't true. All the reporters and pundits have not been able to provide a single document - DOCUMENT - which refutes anything Obama and his family and people have said. Give it up - work on things that have some merit, and don't scream "I am a foot-stamping sore loser."
(and yes, I lean left in many areas - but I also am quite conservative, even "reactionary" about a few things. I am a complex, thinking person, thoughtful and well educated. My ideas, philosophies and ideals are not knee-jerk or rubber-stamped party lines. I think most of us here are way too intelligent and complicated for that.)
whether they were actually "asked" to produce or not isn't the issue...the issue is that the transcripts were provided or allowed to surface by past candidates...well, all but Obama:
"For better or worse, voters have taken an interest in candidates' grades since 1999, when the New Yorker published President Bush's transcript at Yale and disclosed that he was a C student. Mr. Bush had never portrayed himself as a brain, but many were surprised to learn the next year that his opponent, Vice President Gore, did not do much better at Harvard despite his intellectual image. When Senator Kerry's transcript surfaced, reporters found that he actually had a slightly lower average at Yale than Mr. Bush did."
as for desperation, not really...just looking for some transparency...transcripts are protected...that is why nothing has surfaced other than confirmation by Harvard on his academic status...and I have said before that I don't think grades are always an accurate depiction of intelligence...my academic career was above average but not stellar yet, at almost 42 years old, I manage to head up an international IT company
I am not a fan of Obama...go figure, right LOL...but he is the President and I am trying to give him a chance...he is smart...he reads speeches very well (don't get me started on his teleprompter mishaps)...and I am hoping he has the best intentions for the people of the United States...but he and his Chicago criminal posse are stealing my money for the rescue of people and companies who couldn't seem to make an intelligent decision to save their lives...so, his credentials and decision-making process is up for question...and remember that I am not the only person starting to question things...his DISapproval rating has DOUBLED in the first 30 days...that is not good, especially for a President who had the second highest approval rating
I don't expect you to agree with a single thing I just said...and your post shows an almost koolaid-style blindness in not accepting at least some truth to what I say