Birthers say that President Obama won’t release his hospital birth certificate because there either isn’t one or that there is something embarrassing on it. Let’s assume, for the sake of argument, that President Obama has a long form birth certificate and it matches exactly the public story Obama and others have put forward. Now, I have three questions:
- If Obama were to release the long form birth certificate today, how do you think the number of voters, Democratic, Republican and independent, who doubt where Obama was born would change?
- If Obama were to release the long form birth certificate today, do you think it would insure Obama’s re-election?
- Do you think a long form birth certificate released in October of 2012 (an “October surprise”) would be more or less effective in persuading folks to vote for Obama in November than a certificate released today?
I present these question to help folks think about the question of why Barack Obama has not yet released his long form birth certificate.