COMMENTARY | Big Government released a booklet on May 17 which showed a 1991 biography of President Barack Obama, and it says Obama was born in Kenya. The booklet, which was part of a promotion for Obama’s former literary agency, goes into detail about how Obama was born in Kenya, but was raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. As a skeptic of Obama really being born in Hawaii, here is why I believe this new information might hurt him in the general election, and why we need to get to the bottom of his past.
Soon after this information was released, the literary agent issued a statement claiming the remark about Obama being born in Kenya was a “fact checking error” and was not written by Obama himself. This booklet had been used all the way up until 2007, so it is hardly believable that Obama or someone in his election team would not reach out to the agent if the information was indeed false. When you have a literary agent working for you, it is likely you will be going over what is being written before it gets published, which begs the question how was Obama not aware of the booklet naming his birthplace as Kenya? The agent might just be backtracking because he knows this could cause controversy, and just hopes he can explain it away as an error.
This booklet could really damage Obama during his re-election campaign, since there are still a lot of people who believe Obama was really born in Kenya. Although Obama did release a birth certificate, people still think that the birth certificate was forged, and this just backs up that accusation. For undecided voters in the general election, this booklet might make voters think twice before voting for someone that has seemingly never been forthcoming about his past. Although the “birthers” have largely been called crazy, this booklet can help bring the movement into the spotlight, and could be challenging for Obama to overcome. Mitt Romney will likely not even get into this debate, but he just might be the only person to pressure Obama for the real truth. People that might be on the fence about Obama and his past are probably going to look into voting for Romney due to the conflicting information found in the booklet.
The mainstream media has not vetted Obama properly, so more people will come forward with credible information about his past, especially as the election gets closer. If Obama was really not born in Hawaii, then all the bills he has signed into law would be null and void, and he would have to be tried for fraud and treason. Not to mention he should be immediately impeached and have Joe Biden serve out the remainder of his term until the general election. There has never been such a quest to find out the real birthplace of a president before, and it should worry all Americans.