This is something that’s been bugging me for some time.
I remember seeing (but can’t find now) a comment attributed to an Obama campaign staffer that said the campaign had obtained several birth certificates for Senator Obama in 2007. When the issue began to be raised seriously about where Obama was born, the campaign posted the famous scan of the 2007 Certification of Live Birth.
When questions were raised about where McCain was born, a McCain campaign staffer showed McCain’s birth certificate to Michael Dobbs of the Washington Post.
The fact that two presidential campaigns had birth certificates for their candidates at the ready suggests to me that the campaigns thought they needed them. Why is that? The most likely answer is that they did need them, but if so, what for?