White people can be born in Africa. And I agree. What's fair for one should be fair for all.
On the other hand, while I understand the sentiment of not wanting to dignify it with a response, all it did was perpetuate the circus by taking so long to release it. If someone continues shouting a stupid question, they gain more attention by being allowed time to shout it than by simply receiving an incontestable answer in the first place.
Last edited by Zalis; 12-01-2012 at 13:14.
Well, since the constitution demands that the president should have been born a US citizen, every single president should have to prove himself before assuming office anyway.
Moreover, like RDarken said, there's still a lot of racists (and bigots etc).
To think, if not for this, we might have had to deal with Donald Trump being one of the candidates.
I don't think Obama was wrong for releasing it, but I probably would not have if I had been in his shoes. Then again, I would not have been able to maintain my composure like he did; I would have openly mocked and criticized the birthers.
I'm not saying they were right. I'm saying it was handled poorly. A lot of Americans took more interest in their concerns because he refused to address them.
Last edited by Zalis; 12-01-2012 at 14:24.