Wayne Allen Root graduated from Columbia the same year as Obama, 1983. He said he never met Obama. Nor did any of the other students he knew.
- He rarely ever attended class.
- His grades were not those typical of what we understand it takes to get into Harvard Law School.
- He attended Columbia as a foreign exchange student.
- He paid little for either undergraduate college or Harvard Law School because of foreign aid and scholarships given to a poor foreign students like this kid Barry Soetoro from Indonesia.
If Obama rarely ever attended class, it would explain why Root had never met Obama. If he received scholarships as a foreigner, it would explain how he was able to be a "poor" student and afford the expensive tuition.