It seems to me that every time I turn around some conservative candidate for office is letting slip some birther or other crank view about Barack Obama, and then retracting it. It appears that despite the poll numbers showing significant parts of the population think Barack Obama is a Muslim born in Kenya, this is not a position likely to help a candidate. The most recent example is David J. DiPietro, candidate for the New York State Senate:
“Barack Obama is a Muslim,” said DiPietro, former East Aurora mayor. “I don’t like the president. I think he’s a Muslim. I think he’s a foreigner to our nation. I oppose every principle he stands for.”
He later said he spoke in the heat of the moment and apologized if he sounded offensive.
“He says he’s a Christian,” DiPietro said, referring to Obama. “Until that’s proven otherwise, I’ll take him at his word. I’m not going to question anyone’s religion. Your faith is your faith. I don’t question anyone’s faith. I just would like honesty with all his policies.”