Very often, I have read questions online from people who have asked why the President didn't just release the birth certificate sooner, to which I respond [rhetorically], "Why?" What other president has been forced to release a birth certificate? What other President has had his religious beliefs and patriotism repeatedly questioned? What other President has endured the number of threats against his life?
All credible evidence that has been produced substantiates the proposition that President Obama was born in the United States. Not one proponent of the "birther" controversy (including the annoying and self congratulatory Donald Trump) has produced a single scintilla of evidence to the contrary. Moreover, I am not even sure that the release of the long form birth certificate will even end the matter...But, like I started off...this is a sad day in America.