Larry Mantle

An American President

What a morning!  Like you, I awoke to news that President Obama was releasing the long form of his birth certificate.  Though “birthers” have been questioning the President’s eligibility for office since he was first elected, it seems Donald Trump’s embrace of the issue gave the final push to Mr. Obama.  Now we have Trump shifting his target to whether young Barack Obama was the educational beneficiary of affirmative action.

Though we’ve refrained from taking on the topic of the President’s birth, there was no question that Wednesday morning’s events made this a significant story.  The President himself said he was releasing the document so that the issue wouldn’t continue to distract from the important challenges the country is facing.

We had tremendous listener response on-air and on the AirTalk page to this development.  Do you think President Obama did the right thing with this release?

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