26 May 2011
- Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
| “Where’s the Birth Certificate?|
The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible to Be President”
by Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D.
420 pages, Illustrated
Four years ago, black conservative Shelby Steele took a calculated risk when he published a book explaining why Barack Obama wouldn’t win the Presidential election of 2008. But in spite of Shelby ending up with egg on his face, there’s been no shortage of so-called “birthers” again willing to predict the demise of Obama’s 2012 campaign even before it began.
With the help of Donald Trump, the notion that Barack Obama was born outside of the U.S. began to catch fire this spring, at least until the President finally called a press conference on April 27, the very same day that a book called “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” was being published by Skylar Blue. So, by releasing his original birth certificate, Obama ostensibly headed that opus off at the pass while simultaneously torpedoing Trump’s political aspirations.
I think most folks considered the birther issue put to rest once and for all, but now along comes another tome with the same title as Blue’s. This “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” was written by Jerome R. Corsi, author of “Unfit for Command,” which questioned the veracity of Sen. John Kerry’s service record during the war in Vietnam.
However, Corsi’s 400-plus pages of copiously-detailed insinuations read more like the desperate ramblings of a mental patient or a paranoid conspiracy theorist than the product of years of sound, well-reasoned research. Nonetheless, all is for naught, given the President’s dispositive production of the missing document in question.
Where’s the valid birth certificate? On file in Hawaii, fool!