He said he was not an academic star in high school. Spent too much time plying basketball & having a good time.<quoted text>
In his book, "Dreams From My Father," Obama indicated he hadn't always been an academic star. Even academic stars don't get into Harvard.
In a Columbia Newsletter's article about Obama's life: "Obama wrote letters to community organizations all around the country asking for a job but received no positive responses for six months until landing a job with a nonprofit in Chicago where he worked in low-income neighborhoods for 3 years."
From there, the timeline went straight to: "In his late 20s, Obama attended Harvard Law School where he received national publicity when he became the first African-American president of Harvard Law Review."
Something is missing - from community organizer for three years after not finding a job for six months to Harvard Law School.
One would naturally think that if he had the grades at Columbia, he wouldn't have had any trouble finding a job. Yet he got into Harvard.
Doesn't the missing piece in this timeline puzzle you too?
If you actually read hos book, you would learn that he buckled down at Occidental. There he earned the grades to transfer to Columbia where e earned the credentials to get into Harvard Law.
It was after Columbia that Obama looked for a job of community organizer. Not just any job.
After Law School he had plenty of offers from big name law firms but went with a civil rights oriented firm instead.
I realize that the idea of helping people is way beyond the thinking of you right whiners depite your claims to be Christian.