October 12, 2008

Is raising questions about Obama's birth certificate a smear campaign?

Here's why it's not. The circumstantial evidence for weirdness around this birth certificate is so great that legitimate questions arise -- questions anyone with common sense would ask. The answers to those questions can easily be provided. The Obama-Biden campaign can resolve this now with proof that Obama is a natural-born U.S. citizen, as is mandated for presidential candidates anyway.

The job of a press is to ask questions which have a basis in fact. See for yourself the full chronology here. See whether you are certain there are no legitimate questions worth asking. I am asking the Obama campaign to resolve a factual question which they must already have covered in the vetting process. After all, Obama is running for president, and he is constitutionally ineligible to do so if he wasn't born on U.S. territory. Therefore it is legitimate to ask questions about it. That's all.

(I'd say "Up yours, Andy," but it wouldn't exactly be an insult.)

P.S. But seriously, folks. Yes, I'm skeptical too. Not because I'd put it past Obama and his many, many helpers to try to cover it up. But because if it were true, McCain would be running against Hillary. How in the world would she sit on such a bombshell, let alone miss it altogether?

But hey, if they can raise questions about the circumstances of Trig’s birth, what's wrong with raising questions about Obama's? After all, Trig's not even running for president.

Posted by Jim Treacher at October 12, 2008 01:17 AM