Oh, COME ON, Tom! While the above looks GREAT on a Constitutional Law Class's blackboard, haven't you forgotten a few things??
Obama's first opponent, Hillary, was probably stymied by what she knew about Obama's past because he may have had the goods about HER past. You forgot to mention MAD (mutually assured destruction), or "detente."
Obama's second opponent was more scared of being called a racist than of being tortured by the Viet Cong for years. You forgot to mention "unless the candidate is a Magic Black person above all reproach or question."
Ah, yes, the voting public weighs in, half of which were voting for his skin color alone. Did you forget to mention that the First Black Candidate, with the full media at his back, would be chosen by the voters because they wanted to feel "cool" by voting for him? Very few Obama voters last time really understood that he was highly suspect as a natural born citizen, or even knew or know what that even means.
The parties and states who need to ratify his eligibility? 49 did it without ANY proof. The one state that had proof, Hawaii, refused to do it. So Nancy Pelosi stepped in, took out the sentence, and signed his eligibility.
And the courts. Oh, the courts. The glorious Supreme Court, who feels that no one has any standing to even QUESTION Obama's eligibility. You expected that if they never looked into it at all, he must be eligible? That was good enough for you? Oy vey, Tom.
Yes, Baraq is an academic leftist, but he also has a "masters degree" in "operations" from the Chicago political mob. They wrote the book on corruption.