President Obama Used to Write Women the Worst Love Letters
Back in his "wildly pretentious" college years.
BY sarah rense | Dec 28, 2016 | Sex & Relationships
Back in college, during his Occidental years, President Obama was a partier, studying social policy and advocating for the anti-Apartheid movement through the "haze of a hangover," as he told David Axelrod in an "Axe Files" interview published Monday. Those were the infamous "don't sleep on Barry O" years.
Then, by Obama's own admission, he got serious, moved from California to New York to attend Columbia, and lived "like a monk." Monk-dom made him a more self-aware man. It also made him "wildly pretentious" and "humorless," he told Axelrod.
"I'm begging off going out at night because I have to, you know, read Sartre or something," he said. Obama, in going through old journals from the time, found proof of how bad he got at dating, too. "Letters that I've written to girls you're courting or something, they're impenetrable," he said. "I mean, I don't understand what I'm saying, right?" Nothing says "I'm interested" like existential, Sartre-driven prose.
"I should've tried like, you know, wanna go to a movie," Obama admitted. Or something like that.
[h/t: The Washington Post]