The conspiracy theorists out there want to know where President Barack Obama’s former girlfriends are.
A chain e-mail circulating in New Jersey raises that question and others about the allegedly murky past of the man sitting in the Oval Office. Americans know “every little tidbit about every other president,” but Obama’s past remains a mystery, according to the e-mail.
“Ever wonder why no one ever came forward from Obama’s past, saying they knew him, attended school with him, was his friend, etc.?” the e-mail states. “Not one person has ever come forward from his past.”
It’s amazing this e-mail was even sent over the Internet, because PolitiFact New Jersey found that it only takes a few Google searches to realize how ridiculous the claim is.
So to prove how ridiculous the claim is, they quote some guy who claims women thought Obama was a hunk.
Sohale Siddiqi, who also shared an apartment with Obama during his time in the city, recalled how women thought Obama was a “hunk,” according to that Associated Press story.
“You know how it is. You go to a bar and you try hitting on the girls,” Siddiqi told the Associated Press. “He had a lot more success. I wouldn’t outcompete him in picking up girls, that’s for sure.”
So they then go on to name names of former girlfriends, right?
Um, no. They don’t mention a single name of any woman he ever dated.
I don’t buy into these conspiracy emails, but if you’re going to debunk one, at least have some names to do it with.
Though you’ve got to admit it’s a bit curious how the media has never once found a former Obama girlfriend, isn’t it?
Well, other than Vera Baker, but they ran fast from that one.
Update: For the record, Sohale Siddiqi isn’t quite the reputable source to debunk something with.