Actually, AFAIK, he's never stated affirmatively that he is a natural born citizen. I guess his books indicate he was born in Hawaii, but not having read them, that might be wrong too.
But I was really speaking figuratively, and including as "witness" the whole litany of pro-Obama sources that state he was born in Hawaii, and that he was *never* a Muslim, even though his school records from Indonesia indicate otherwise.
You may be right that he hasn’t verbalized that he was born in Hawaii...but doesn’t the fact that he allowed one of the first anti-smear pieces of web content on his “fight the smears” site to be the COLB indicate that he knew this was coming? Honestly, before he posted it, I wasn’t aware there was a possibility he wasn’t qualified to be president.
He has promoted that site as a counter attack to the many smears, so I would gather from that he endorses the claims contained within that site. Certainly the site is an official Obama property and he should be responsible for it.
Finally, by virtue of the fact he’s running, he must be making a claim that he meets all qualifications. As a Harvard law grad, I am certain he has read the constitution, though judging by some of his policies you might question his comprehension.
I’ll say it again, I hope this is successful. We can lament the lack of journalistic follow through, but where is the McCain campaign in this? Where are their opposition research guys and what did they find? I wonder if they HAD found something indicating Obama wasn’t qualified to be POTUS, whether or not McCain would have the guts to use it.
The SCOTUS has GOT to address this in one way or another. As the lawsuits pile up and wend their way to their venue, this has got to be unprecedented in volume for a single topic. Anyone know about that?