"So why have we seen Obama subjected to personal attacks on his education, faith, and personal narrative far beyond any others in recent memory? "
We haven't the press has ignored Obama while attacking other GOP presidents.
If a GOP president had done the things Obama has done we would see all kind of attacks.
The difference is you don't care what a democrat does.
America has a right to examine the faith of a president and his education.
While its wrong to talk about Obama getting grants claiming he was a exchange student and refusing to make his records available. Its ok to attack a gop gov because he didn't finish.
Liberals are Hippocrates