Why did the president wait so long to do this? NBC reported today he had to ask Hawaii for a waiver to get this long-form released, since the short-form is the legal certificate that is used for legal purposes. It still seems like he could have done this sooner, though, doesn't it? If he thought the whole issue was ridiculous, then that's one matter. By why not then stick to your guns and say this isn't an issue? Why finally give in now? The president said this was becoming too much of a distraction. Ask the millions of unemployed and underemployed Americans if they wanted us to be discussing this whole topic for one more second. I suspect you would hear a deafening, "NO!"
Here's what I have never understood with this whole debate: if there really would have been serious question about where Barack Hussein Obama was born, why didn't federal investigators figure it out sooner? When Obama ran for president, Republican George W Bush
controlled the White House. Wouldn't his people have looked into this, you know, especially since a person HAS TO BE BORN in the United States to serve as President of the United States? Seems to me that would have happened already. Sorry, birthers, time for the next conspiracy theory.
Birthers, turn away, but this is the long-form birth certificate released today by the White House.