Another factor here: What would have been the advantage to the young Obama to claim the Kenyan as his natural father if in fact FMD was? Wouldn't he have been better off claiming Davis (unquestionably, an American citizen) as his father for legal reasons?
What other black men were available in November of 1960 in Hawaii? I have read that they were rather uncommon and that Barack Sr constituted one of the two on the Island. (An exaggeration of course, but possibly with some merit.)
Another factor here: What would have been the advantage to the young Obama to claim the Kenyan as his natural father if in fact FMD was?
The question overlooks the possibility that he may have simply believed that Barack Sr was his father. It may have nothing to do with advantage and everything to do with what he was told. But as for advantage, I think we can safely say that Barack Obama's allure to his supporters (God knows I find him repugnant.) is based partially on the exotic nature of his name and his life's story. He saw it as politically advantageous, or perhaps just in general agreement with his mindset to regard himself as "Barack Obama" rather than "Barry Davis." (Bastard child)
Wouldn't he have been better off claiming Davis (unquestionably, an American citizen) as his father for legal reasons?
One must sleep in the bed they have made. He's gone by "Barack Obama" for so long, that if he came out and said he was the illegitimate son of an American Communist, just how far do you think he would have gotten politically?
The "legal" issue of being a "natural born citizen" was never on his horizon. The man never should have gotten to US Senator, let alone President. From my reading, he thought he was only going so high as Mayor of Chicago.
Bear in mind, he has never accomplished anything significant on his own. It was not HE who got himself into the White House, it was those bastard Liberal Democrats who make up the Media. They covered up or refused to cover the bad, they intentionally assaulted his political opponent with every means at their disposal, they gave him the equivalent of a billion dollars worth of free advertising, and some of them intentionally withheld damaging evidence.
The man should have been a political greasy spot, but the Media completely carried him all the way. They were so in love with the idea of a black President that they just didn't care that he was an idiot. He was a smooth sounding Idiot.
If he did he would have been a bastard child. FMD and SADO could never have been married.