posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 11:03 AM
reply to post by Vipassana
Some might be, but those are not smart folks. Just today, a CNN poll came out indicating that only 38% of Americans definately think Obama was born
in the US
Presidential races are determined by very small margins. All that need happen is to have 3-5% who voted for Obama and not vote for him in 2012.
Depending on what states those folks come from it could be as low as 2% and the election could easily swing on the birth certificate issue.
Obama has waited too long. If he has the proper documents he looks like a manipulative tool for not producing them, playing games to divert
attention from the terrible job he's doing. What ever happens with these documents, the way the administration has buggered this under the notion
of by not producing the documents to make the republicans look silly has back fired.
The question, as indicated in the poll, is a legitimate one to a majority of people, hence those pushing for the answer no longer look silly to
voters. They look silly to the media elite, but not the voters. If the documents are produced birthers won't take a hit, Obama will for being a
tool and not releasing them sooner. You can already see a subtle change in Republican candidates. A couple of months ago it was " just drop this
business and lets move forward". Now they are saying "I think he was born here, but lets get the documents out there to satisfy folks and move
on". Big difference
In 2013 we will find out that this was a significant issue in the election, either by swinging it or making it a lot closer.