Too many people were starting to believe he was NOT born in the U.S.!
For years, Obama has been unwilling to release the "long form" of his certificate of birth. I suspect that it played into his hands to have a small minority of people out there questioning his constitutional legitimacy to be president rather than have those persons put their energy into opposing his policies on ObamaCare, spending, White House Czars and the rest.
But when Donald Trump decided to make a major issue of the fact that Obama had not released this form, questions grew in the minds of the public. A recent USA Today/Gallup poll showed that only "38% of Americans say Obama definitely was born in the USA." Doubt of that magnitude undermines Obama's ability to lead on other issues (not that he was leading anyway).
The long form certificate from the White House web site is below:
wonder. But perhaps the issue will no longer be a mainstream worry to Obama and his re-election effort.
Another point that is worth consideration: Obama could have released this certificate a long time ago. He made a political choice not to do so. It shows how totally focused on politics this White House is.
Kudos to Donald Trump for forcing the issue. But this doesn't change my overall opinion of Trump as unsuitable as the GOP nomination for president in 2012. Trump is not a conservative and would govern like one.
And just for the record, I was born in the United States and damn proud of it!