Originally Posted by Mom of Franz
Not sure what you mean by legitimate--the one Hawaii issued looks legit to me.
The item being put out as a "birth certificate" is no such thing. However, I have reason to believe he has an original certificate, and is holding it back to make the right-wing loons look as looney as they are.
That said, the birthers are right in there with Code Pink, as far as unpleasantness and unreasonableness goes.
As to the other items, for some reason Democrats don't seem to like to release the same records they insist on getting from Republicans, such as college records and medical records. Remember, Bill Clinton NEVER released his medical records.
Now, as to the validity of the claims about Obama's eligibility, I think the argument falls flat for 3 reasons.
1. He's been elected as President, and I can't imagine the Senate or any court taking that away from him.
2. He was born to an American, so he is an American. The "natural born" clause has been argued about for a long time.
3. McCain was not born in the U.S., either. He was born in the Canal Zone, and all the Democratic candidates agreed not to make an issue of that.