A Leap of Columbia University Logic

Normally, we wouldn’t highlight a blog post that ends with this type of disclaimer:

TheBlaze contributor channel supports an open discourse on a range of views. The opinions expressed in this channel are solely those of each individual author.

However, Wayne Root’s latest channel contribution –  “Do We Have a Sociopath in the White House?” – is simply too nutty to ignore.


Early on, the author sets up his argument with the notion that a sociopath’s tendencies are firmly established by the time that person has graduated from high school:

By college, a person’s personality, attitude and behavior is fairly well set. That’s why Obama’s Columbia days tell us so much about his behavior as President today.

Fair enough. We’re open to any and all well-argued points of view. So imagine our disappointment when, later in the column, Root states the following:

What do I know about Obama at Columbia? Nothing. I had never met him. As I’ve reported countless times to the media, Obama and I shared the same major — Political Science. We were both Pre-Law. It was a small class (about 700 students). The Political Science department was even smaller (maybe 150 students) and was a close-knit group. I thought I knew or had at least met everyone in this department.

But I never met Obama. Never even heard of him. What’s worse, neither did anyone I knew at Columbia. Think about that. My classmate is president of the United States. Yet he didn’t leave a footprint.

In blazing summary: Obama set a divergent course at Columbia in the early 1980s; Root never witnessed any part of said, alleged course. Does that lack of first-hand evidence stop him from throwing in an O.J. reference? Nope.

In the article comments, many readers don’t have nearly as much of a problem with Root’s line of reasoning:

southerninfidel: Hey Wayne, good work, Captain Obvious. News flash: We won WW2, water turns to ice in the freezer and we should have picked our own damn cotton.To whom is this news?…