And who wouldn’t take Obama at his word?
(USA Today) — While calling for less fighting between Republicans and Democrats, President Obama also sent a message last night to critics — the so-called “birthers” — who say he was not born in the United State (and is therefore ineligible for the presidency).
“I was born in Hawaii, what can I say?,” Obama told Democratic donors in Boston. “I can’t change those facts.”
Obama spoke as a state senator in New Hampshire proposes a bill that would require candidates in party presidential primaries to provide birth certificates and affidavits swearing they are at least 35 years old and have lived in the United States for 14 years.
As Obama and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $1 million, Obama also trotted out theme we’ll likely hear all the way through the 2012 presidential election.
“We didn’t just rescue the economy we put it on the strongest footing for the future,” Obama said. “And along the way we saved the auto industry and a few other things.”