Libertarian Bets $1M His GPA Tops Obama's

VP candidate says skin color helped senator get into Harvard
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 5, 2008 8:55 PM CDT
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama talks with Sam Agolino of West Pittston, Pa., as Sen. Bob Casey looks on at left during a campaign stop today in Wyoming, Pa.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – One of Barack Obama’s election opponents is putting his millions where his grades are. Wayne Allyn Root, the Las Vegas handicapper running for vice president on the Libertarian ticket with Bob Barr, has bet $1 million that he had a better GPA at Columbia University than classmate Obama. Root goes on to say in a Reason interview that Obama was a “communist” who was admitted to Harvard Law School only because he’s black.

“Does anyone doubt that possibly Barack could have gotten into Harvard with a C average because he's black, where as I, white, couldn't get into the same school with a B-plus, A-minus average?" Root asks. "And yet his wife says that America is a terrible nation unfair to minorities! I say, Au contraire!”