When deciding on candidates for high office, there is far more to the evaluation process than speeches, ads and stated platforms. What we should be paying attention to is the track record of a candidate’s past accomplishments (or lack thereof) and equally as important, the people who the president would be surrounded by while in office. Those elements will be better forecasts than any array of contrived promises in order to get elected. Evidence matters.
In the last 7 ½ years, President Obama’s closest confidant has been Valerie Jarrett, the secret power behind the president. In a nutshell, this is the story of Valerie Jarrett:
- Valerie Jarrett was born in Iran to American parents, and lived there until age 6 when the family moved to Chicago. She entered politics under Chicago Mayor, Harold Washington, and later worked as Chief of Staff for Mayor Richard Daley. She was significant in hiring Michelle Robinson (later, Obama) from a local law firm, who was then engaged to Barack Obama. Numerous books and articles have been published citing Valerie Jarrett’s ties to communism, most particularly via her father, and later, her father-in-law, Vernon Jarrett. Vernon Jarrett was very close friends with communist activist, Frank