So, I never thought I would hear the words “President of the United States” and “Carnival Barker” in the same sentence, but alas, I have. For the last 2 years, the issue of President Obama’s birth has been front and center for many conspiracy theorists.
Due to the fact that nobody disputes that President Obama’s father was born in Africa, for the President to be eligible to be President he would have to have been born in the United States. For some crazy reason, groups of people, who I think were led by Glenn Beck but I have no authority on that one, have said that Obama wasn’t born in America, which would make him ineligible to be the President.
Of course, you have the right to disagree with his politics, but come on, don’t you think the election committee would check on that? There is a checklist in the Constitution of the qualifications to be President, it would be rather stupid for them to go. Barack Obama: over 35, yup, natural-born citizen, nope his father is African, born in America, nobody will think about that he’s such a great public speaker.
I just think that these conspiracy theorists go too far, but also I blame the administration. Why didn’t they release the long-form so many years ago? It’s ridiculous to have allowed this to go as far as it did. A circus I say. Politics is all a circus.