It appears that there is some doubt in their minds as yet another Obama denialist backtracks. The latest in a steady stream of retractions and clarifications comes from former U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg from Michigan as reported in the Michigan Messenger.
When asked this morning on a Battle Creek radio show whether President Obama was born in America, and if he believed the president is Muslim, former U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg said he didn’t know.
“We don’t have enough information about this president,” said Walberg, the Republican candidate who is challenging U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer, D, Battle Creek. Walberg was congressman before Schauer defeated him in 2008. Also today, the Schauer campaign released results of an internal poll that give Schauer a slight lead over Walberg.
Democrats have been quick to paint those who make such statements as “extreme” and the Schauer campaign is no exception. Unwilling to take the heat Walberg issued this statement:
“The issue is that President Obama is not doing what our nation needs to prosper,” Walberg wrote in the statement. “I take the president at his word that he’s a Christian and he’s certainly an American citizen and my president.”