The following story from Infowars claims that Obama is basically a puppet president trained by Harry Lennix, who was recruited by shadowy figures to make Obama seem more presidential. However it seems to be entirely baseless, as Lennix flatly denies he said anything like that, and old video of Obama shows that he spoke the same, and had the same mannerisms as now, way back before he met Lennix. http://www.infowars.com/mancow-muller-obama-is-an-actor-trained-by-harry-lennix/ In the following video, Lennix quite plainly denies the story (skip to around 1:50 for Lennix) saying According to Mancow, Obama became acquainted with Lennix in 1992. Here are some clips of Obama from when he attended Harvard in 1990. (At 6:30 in the below clip) Obama would have been about 28 or 29 at the time of those recordings and I would say speaks and acts just like he does today. I suppose anyone with any journalistic ethics to speak of would have brought this up in an article discussing Obama's mannerisms and style. [Admin: This OP has been updated with information from the thread below. Original OP content below] This comes frrom the "Obama is not one of us" crowd. I've never been to Chicago, but I notice people from different parts of the country and world tend to share accents and mannerisms with others from their respective regions.