So ... Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum thinks President Barack Obama is a \u201csnob\u201d for supposedly suggesting he would like to see everyone in the United States attend college. A \u201csnob\u201d for suggesting people might better themselves. Interesting. Actually, there doesn\u2019t seem to be any evidence that President Obama ever made such a suggestion or comment. Looking at the PolitiFact website would lead one to believe that the president never actually said anything of the sort. Too bad. If Obama didn\u2019t say he would like to see all Americans furthering their education, he should have. God knows, we could use a little more enlightenment \u2014 even if only intellectual. Still, even if he had suggested a bit more college education would help a lot more people, how would that make him a \u201csnob\u201d? I simply don\u2019t understand Santorum\u2019s thesis. A \u201csnob\u201d is defined as: snob\/Noun:\u00a0 1. A person with an exaggerated respect for high social position who dislikes people or activities regarded as lower-class. 2. A person who believes that their tastes in a particular area are superior to those of other people: \u201ca wine snob.\u201d I can\u2019t think how wishing better for your fellow citizens and their children could be equated with \u201cA person with an exaggerated respect for high social position who dislikes people or activities regarded as lower-class.\u201d Even if we look at the root source of the word \u201csnob,\u201d it just doesn\u2019t fit in with Santorum\u2019s claim. \u201cSnob\u201d is argued to have come from the Latin phrase \u201cSine Nobilis\u201d \u2014 without nobility. (Just the opposite of what it has come to insinuate today.) Even with going back to the original definition, it\u2019s hard to figure how this would apply to Obama. Nevertheless, Santorum said Obama was a \u201csnob\u201d for wanting every American to attend college or university. He later backpedaled commenting: \u201cHis quote was that everybody should go to college ... you see there\u2019s something different than saying people should have the opportunity to go to college. That\u2019s fine. All my political career I\u2019ve supported that. In fact, we do need a lot of people to go to college and get the education ...\u201d Then Santorum gets to the point: \u201c\u2026 it was this attitude: that we know what\u2019s best for you.\u201d Really, Rick? That\u2019s the best you can do after being called to order by an Ohio State college student? First you say the president is a \u201csnob\u2019 for suggesting Americans should all go to college, (which he didn\u2019t say), then you say his supposed comment was good, it was simply his attitude that was bad. Holy moly!!! Ladies and gentlemen of the jury ... Let me enter into evidence the following. The GOP team out campaigning seem to believe their \u201cbase\u201d are a bunch of drooling idiots. It\u2019s all shuck and jive. They fight to see who can best identify with \u201creal America\u201d \u2014 the folks out working up a sweat each day to bring home the bacon. Fact is, however, the GOP list is filled with just the same \u201csnobs\u201d that Santorum slags off to the glee of his audience. Newt Gingrich earned a bachelor\u2019s degree in history from Emory University in Atlanta after which he logged a Master of Arts degree and Ph.D. in the field of modern European history from Tulane University in New Orleans. While working on his dissertation \u2014 \u201cBelgian Education Policy in the Congo 1945\u20131960 \u2014 Gingrich spent six months in Brussels. He joined the faculty of West Georgia College as an assistant professor in 1970 and later taught in the geography department at that same college. Mitt Romney took classes at Stanford University for a year before taking part in a mission program with his church. He later attended Brigham Young University and earned a bachelor\u2019s degree in English (with highest honors.) Romney later enrolled in a Juris Doctor\/Master of Business Administration program that was a joint offering of Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. He graduated with honors from the law school, and at the top of his class in the business school. Ron Paul first attended and graduated from Gettysburg College, with a bachelor\u2019s degree in biology before earning a doctor of medicine degree after attending Duke University\u2019s School of Medicine. And then there is Rick Santorum \u2014 the anti-snob. Santorum first attended Pennsylvania State University, earning a bachelor\u2019s degree in political science (with honors.) He also enrolled in a Master of Business Administration program at the University of Pittsburgh successfully graduating from that program in 1981. Later, Santorum earned his law degree (with honors) from the Dickinson School of Law. OK. And then ... At some stage or the other, all of the above candidates have sniped at Obama for being part of the intellectual elite. Really??!!?? One thing is for sure, Santorum may not be a \u201csnob\u201d but considering his comments recently he certainly is a hypocrite.