For some months now, there has been a campaign to spread the word about the birther movement through messages stamped onto US currency. Here is one such bill:
I got this from a fellow who marks them. He thought he was the only one doing it.
While it’s a cute publicity gimmick, as are the billboards, I think it is ultimately a waste of time. If someone is already aware of the conspiracy theories about Obama’s birth certificate, then it tells them nothing, and if they are not aware of it then the message is too cryptic to be useful.
In fact, chain emails and Internet blogs have propelled the Obama conspiracy theories forward to become the laughing stock of the nation. The conspirators’ problem is not publicity; it is the lack of an argument that would persuade a reasonable person.