Originally posted by Manwin
I found this supposed quote interesting:
This report explains the context of the oft cited debate, between Obama and Keyes in the following Fall, in which Keyes faulted Obama for not being a “natural born citizen”, and in which Obama, by his quick retort, “So what? I am running for Illinois Senator, not the presidency”, self-admitted that he was not eligible for the office.
... it would be interesting to see if an exchange between Keyes and Obama, like reported, really took place.
[edit on 15-10-2009 by Manwin]
Originally posted by LeelaSavage
More archive scrubbing, this time from Google:
Originally posted by ancient_wisdom
3. The journalists ALWAYS fact check)...
This report explains the context of the oft cited debate, between Obama and Keyes in the following Fall, in which Keyes faulted Obama for not being a “natural born citizen”, and in which Obama, by his quick retort, “So what? I am running for Illinois Senator, not the presidency”, self-admitted that he was not eligible for the office. Seeing that an AP reporter is too professional to submit a story which was not based on confirmed sources (ostensibly the Obama campaign in this case), the inference seems inescapable: Obama himself was putting out in 2004, that he was born in Kenya.
3. In October of 2004, during the ABC Chicago Affiliate’s broadcast of the Obama-Keyes debates, Obama openly admitted — he conceded — that he was not a natural born citizen. (C-Span aired the uncut version of the debates, which contained this exchange, in the second half of April, 2005)
4. It is known from a classmate of Obama at Harvard University, that while at Harvard, Obama at least on one occasion admitted that he was born in Kenya. (This friend went on record on a call in radio program in Idaho in early July, 2009)
Originally posted by ziggystrange
reply to post by Scooby Doo
Keep in mind that it can be, and most likely is, some overzealous reporter not doing his homework. The article is originally from Kenya.
You assume that his opponents in the primaries, and the election are so stupid that they just spaced it, if in fact Obama was ineligible?
Not even people here can be that deluded. You think somebody did not see that article and checked it out years ago? Come on give me a break!
Stick to policy debate, this kind of silliness is not helping your cause.
It's like Manson's Helter Skelter logic, make up enough stuiff, and there will be a big war where the only ones left are the prepared Patriots.
It's a fable, like a role playing game.
Originally posted by bl4ke360
What would have prompted the author to say Obama was born in Kenya? Are you saying he just "assumed" he was from Kenya for no reason as he wrote that article? Wouldn't he have gotten the facts straight before it was finalized?
[edit on 10/15/2009 by bl4ke360]
Originally posted by trollz
They misspelled his first name with two R's. BarRack. More than once. Just thought I'd point that out, seems like a stupid mistake to make. I discontinued reading the news article when I noticed that.
Olara Otunnu (Harvard Law, 1978) relating the remark of Kenyan historian Ali Mazrui on the oddity that a member of Kenya's Luo tribe (Barack Obama, a Kenyan citizen and Luo tribe member from birth) may become president of the United States before a Luo tribe member becomes president of Kenya. "Town Hall Forum: An Examination of Race, Age, Gender & Religion in the 2008 Election," Harvard Law School Reunions, Oct. 25, 2008, 9:15 a.m. (Austin Hall, 1st Floor, West), at 60:17 mark.