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-- -- tonight Harvard Law School professor Charles Ogletree will teach -- new course at Harvard called understanding Obama.
Ogletree is a friend of the president joins us now from Boston to provoke I can Ryan Rowland SI -- alumni can I get up there and -- in response.
Continuing you have -- film.
We didn't have to have is not a new class -- who -- in 2008 before Obama is like the president I talked about.
Mitt Romney -- talk about John Kennedy Airport model mom in terms of religion and our -- we have talked about Elizabeth kiddies -- Stanton who you may remember.
And Susan B.
Anthony and Frederick Douglass about race and gender issues and politics back in the nineteenth century.
Now what is the point of the course it's a small courses one credit on the point of it is to educate the students to walk.
It's not of course is a reading group.
Until the students are voluntarily decide if they wanna -- a car we've all for several hundred of these reading groups on every subject under the son.
And the whole idea is -- students can decide to take it or not to take it is there's a volatility but what do I believe they take it what are they gonna get out of it.
I think that we're -- -- about how the race to how religion and how politics.
Have influenced our country and all the Lester for centuries with the index is being around President Obama he's going to be our business if they even earlier than that I mean when -- safer for center's gonna go back to Frederick -- and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B.
When they were debating whether the constitution and -- the rights.
Are applied to women and former slaves and of course the -- an amendment -- former slaves but not women -- -- that and so additionally being whale back then.
And I can understand that President Obama after taking the course or the reading deal understanding Obama might and -- understand and are you gonna be able.
I think so I -- -- I think you're gonna -- understand that he's a multifaceted guy he has some flaws he's had some successes and a lot of failures.
And he's no different from anybody else was held at all was the reason it's unique is that you may remember that I was asked by Norman gross back to years -- north in 2010.
To write an essay for two reasons because they have a book -- comes -- every time there's a new election on a president who happens to be a warrior.
And I knew Barack Obama as a student and he was the president elected in 2008.
And I wrote this essay in 2000.
Jersey landmark pair of the president you say quote on how important Carville.
Oh I don't want your quote and then you can define a course he say or.
Pres Obama is a great nannies and a great job is going to be reelected in November and no matter what people say he's going to be the best choice now.
We respect that you you have analyze him from your point of view you feel that he is doing a very very good job but.
When you come -- -- from that point of view in my really got to understand the man because you really feel.
That he is a great man and others feel the exact -- It's.
I think you'll understand for this -- and -- not to tell ya I receive a lot of hopefully -- -- received some tonight I'm sure after the show.
From people who watched -- Fox News and who are support people like Glenn Beck and -- Hannity and yourself but I that's fine.
But the reality is that if you read my book the presumption of guilt the arrest of Henry Louis Gates junior race class and crime.
I'm very critical of the fact the president I held pair of the bill -- some of the beer summit in 2009.
And critical that he got involved in the local dispute between professor gates and sergeant.
OK and -- say that.
-- and I'm not arson tank for him on to say -- -- do you do you feel that I've been unfair to the president I think I've been pretty not at all in fact you guys -- hasn't been interviews yeah I'll -- you gonna do is we did war work very very instructive I think for the nation and in.
I I disagree with his big government vision I mean I think I come out and almost the same way that you come -- -- You you respect the president and moved from your life experience you feel he's doing a very good job and he's overcome a lot to get worry is an on -- and I concur that he's overcome a tremendous amount.
To get in that position.
But his philosophy of government is expansive and is you know the government should be involved in social justice and I just something that works in the country can afford it.
So I respect what exactly -- the parameters of hopeless cause us we're we're both respectful.
Obama and I think that's the way the dialogue in the debate has to go were respectful thing.
There's more than that -- -- more than that I respect for the Mitt Romney here's our governor get a good job he's the one who made this state have health care before it became a national issue.
And and I believe Obama here are some of the guys drop -- -- probably metabolic -- because I think of the millions of people.
Where pre existing middle and then physical challenges and -- -- good treatment on a -- on the health care plan.
And when this course -- -- between thirteen like a self -- in 2008 before he was president.
It will reflect on how the Supreme Court decides health -- -- athletic held a discussion of immigration and if you lose all balls -- and even the stimulus package -- he loses seven billion dollar.
Professor if if the president loses in November that -- and have a real course and I mean a real thing about why and what happened and all that.
To delegate goes I want to invite me to be a guest lecturer one week I just didn't -- are once you've got -- I want to talk about Darren will we'll kick it around and we appreciate you taking -- time to be more often and also 12014 o'clock class will be understanding Romney if he's elected albeit in -- -- that ms.
I've -- -- -- mr.
bill we appreciate my pleasure thank you.
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