Please name a state that requires a "long form" birth certificate.
I've caught a number of threads here on FR about states that are working on legislation for it. AZ comes immediately to mind, but don't trust me on that. Hopefully the regs will be in place by 2012.
Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see it happen nationwide. If, for no other reason that we avoid a mess like this again.
But - As close as the elections have been of late, regs like this would only need to be enacted by a couple of states. I don't think candidates could "skip" one, and if they did, it would be an even bigger red flag, IMHO.
If BO produced a long-form BC, in triplicate, notarized, and signed in blood by 12 upstanding Conservative Republican Witnesses as "Certified Authentic".....how long would it take people here on FR to say "Looks fake to me." and start questioning the motives of whoever released/signed/notarized it?
The time to get the BC issue resolved has passed- at least for the 2008 elections, and likely BO as well - that horse has long since gotten out of the barn.
IMHO, not that you asked....I think that birthers are asking the wrong question. "Where's the BC?" ain't it.
I talked to my Dad a bit about this. Per dad (and any freepers who've got 1st hand knowledge, feel free to chime in.....) back in the mid 60's, air travel was much simpler. If you had a ticket, you just got on a plane - no security, no questions asked, etc etc etc.
Problem was that flights were fewer and farther between, and jet travel - especially international jet travel - was prohibitively expensive. So I ask, how does BO's Mom, an unwed, pregnant, 17-year-old girl, get to jet-set all over the country, to Canada, to Cuba, to Kenya, to Hawaii? Where'd the money come from? Was she just a high-priced callgirl with an affinity for Marxist revolutionaries? Who was backing her?
We might not ever be able to get our hands on a honest-to-goodness, authentic, long-form BC. But, if those questions can be answered, I think that it's possible to figure out what's on it.
Just my $0.02. Taking the tinfoil hat off now....