Admissions to a school such as Harvard is complex; its isn't about raw scores. There are a lot of factors that enter into the equation, including leadership potential.
The Ivy's have affirmative action for Ivy and elite undergrads... You need a higher GPA from a state school or 2nd/3rd tier school to compete with those that have the Ivy or blue chip background... Being a legacy applicant (George and various Kennedy's) helps a lot as well.
In the end, though, its silly to suggest that Obama was unqualified to go to Harvard as in school and post graduate record rebuts any real argument to the contrary. It just seems rather petty for a person to get hung up on this.
Last edited by upsideguy; 12-22-13 at 09:22 PM.