Before checking out the interview, I encourage you to read Ronald Kessler's piece in Newsmax that highlights some very interesting claims about Obama made by Drew.
Dr. John C. Drew, a grant writing consultant in Laguna Niguel, Calif., tells Newsmax he met Obama in 1980 when Obama was a sophomore at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Drew had just graduated from Occidental and was attending graduate school at Cornell University.If you have the time, be sure to check out the interview with Drew below. Among other things, he talks about how serious it was to be practicing Marxists in 1980. He explains that it wasn't to be taken lightly that they were just college students experimenting with socialism. They viewed it as serious business and viewed themselves as enemies of the United States government.
Drew’s then girlfriend, Caroline Boss — now Grauman-Boss — knew Obama because she shared classes with him at Occidental.
During Christmas break, Drew says he was at Grauman-Boss’ home in Palo Alto when Obama came over with Mohammed Hasan Chandoo, his roommate from Pakistan.
“Barack and Hasan showed up at the house in a BMW, and then we went to a restaurant together,” Drew says. “We had a nice meal, and then we came back to the house and smoked cigarettes and drank and argued politics.”
For the next several hours, they discussed Marxism.
“He was arguing a straightforward Marxist-Leninist class-struggle point of view, which anticipated that there would be a revolution of the working class, led by revolutionaries, who would overthrow the capitalist system and institute a new socialist government that would redistribute the wealth,” says Drew, who says he himself was then a Marxist.
Bringing it back to 2008, Drew explains that he became frustrated when no media outlets would take interest in his story, including Fox News. For all of the questions surrounding lack of information about Obama's college transcripts / history, etc. I do find it a bit perplexing that this guy wasn't given a forum.
Nonetheless, feel free to compare what Drew says Obama wanted to do when he spoke to him in 1980 with what Obama is DOING in 2010. Moreover, compare the mea culpa mentality of Drew with the lack of one from Obama regarding Marxism.
h/t to New Zeal Blog