A man claiming to be a close pal to President Obama during college made contact with Republican operatives recently, ready to go public with claims that Obama used and sold cocaine in college, RadarOnline.com is reporting exclusively.
The operatives tried to spread the story through the media and the Romney campaign, a source close to the situation told Radar.
And: “The alleged pal was willing to go on the record for the story and take a polygraph test, according to the source.”
It’s unclear whether the “alleged pal” knew Obama at Occidental College or Columbia. And we’re unsure which school makes the allegations more believable. (Not because of their respective cultures, but because of Obama’s respective habits. He was far more outgoing at Occidental, where he delivered a speech, than at Columbia, where he holed himself up “like a monk.”)
Alas, the Romney campaign decided the story was too radioactive. “Operatives close to the Romney campaign believed the man’s story would be the ultimate October Surprise but they got nowhere, Radar writes. “They don’t want their candidate smeared with this type of activity.”