Some Guy Obama Knew in College Claims the President Sold Drugs

Radar:

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.”

  • CitizenWhy

    So this Donald trump’s October surprise.

  • Borat

    If this story were true, Obama would have most likely sold cocaine at Occidental since he already admitted he was at least an occasional coke user there and at Punahou. It’s pretty much been established in two biographies and countless articles he was completely clean by the time he was at Columbia. Are you being sarcastic when you say it’s unclear?

    • http://ivygateblog.com/ J.K. Trotter

      Using and selling coke aren’t the same thing. Plus, the difficulty in establishing the plausibility of Obama selling cocaine while he was in college is tied up in the plausibility of Obama’s success in concealing that fact for so long. It seems like he could have maintained more anonymity in New York, where he actively separated himself from others, than at Occidental, where he was much more sociable.

      • Trout

        If he actively separated himself from others, how did he meet and maintain a clientele?

        • http://ivygateblog.com/ J.K. Trotter

          Anywhere else in New York, I suppose. I mean, all of this is silly speculation, but it’s plausible that someone would want to hide him or herself from classmates in order to conceal possibly drug dealing.

  • anon

    Snore. And Donald Trump has had millions of affairs and cheated on all of his wives. Is that any better?