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Mr. Paul Schoenbaum, in the May 14th Gazette, writes a vacuous characterization of a pre-presidential Obama and an endorsement of a Trump candidacy for the Republican Party nomination. His letter falls far short of informed commentary on either Obama or Trump.

The 'pre-presidential' Obama, born in 1961, graduated from Columbia University, was a distinguished law student (Harvard law review), a University of Chicago lecturer on constitutional law, employed in a law firm dealing with civil rights, real estate and corporate law, wrote a best-selling autobiography, was a community organizer, lost a race for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, then won a U.S. Senate seat and...