Obamas Birth Certificate.
So that I don’t end up left behind (nearly 47 billion individual bloggers have already posted about this) I figure I’ll write something about the whole pile of nonsense.
First, he should have just released it when people started demanding it. I remember John McCain getting shit for being born in the Panama canal zone. McCain simply pointed out that you don’t have to be born on US soil, only be a citizen by virtue of birth, whether that is conferred by parentage or by geographical location.
My young, hip and conservative friend thinks he shouldn’t have needed to release it. Perhaps, but I do think prior to election that candidate should need to provide proof that they meet the requirements for office. Otherwise, why have requirements? If I had been one of the crazies in the birther movement I would have wanted to see this form he just released, the long form. Not a “certified abstract.”
I think Obama benefited politically from the birther movement and his team seems to think now that they have got all the mileage they are going to get out of it. So lets not imagine Obama is some kind of victim here, quite the opposite.
Here it is for your viewing pleasure.