Except that he "did it" in every meaningful way in 2008.
And there's the rub. It is possible that Obama conspired his way to the precipice of the world's biggest job, involving a vast network of people and government agencies over decades of lies. Anything's possible.
But step back and look at the overwhelming evidence to the contrary and your sense of what's reasonable has to take over.
There is not one shred of evidence to disprove PolitiFact's conclusion that the candidate's name is Barack Hussein Obama, or to support allegations that the birth certificate he released isn't authentic.
And that's true no matter how many people cling to some hint of doubt and use the Internet to fuel their innate sense of distrust.
Don't be so gullible
NOBODY in 1961 ever would have written "African" for "Race" on any sort of an official document. 'Negro" is possible, "African American" is (barely) possible, "Aframerican" is posible, but "African" is not possible. This is total BS.
No, it was the same kind of birth certificate that you present for passports or whatever.
This is what was released in 2008:
I think only in America would this be a big deal, were people tend to be allergic to showing identity papers. There are a bunch of people running around saying that this was a sad day for America, that Obama had to stoop to showing his papers. No, while I dont get why his citizenship has been question if it is then he has a duty to present the document. The only part that is an embarrassment is that it took Obama so long to do it.
When we spoke to a spokeswoman for the Hawaii Department of Health, she said too much was being made of the difference between the so-called "long" and "short" forms.
"They're just words," said spokeswoman Janice Okubo. "That (what was posted on the Internet) is considered a birth certificate from the state of Hawaii."
"There's only one form of birth certificate," she said, and it's been the same since the 1980s. Birth certificates evolve over the decades, she said, and there are no doubt differences between the way birth certificates looked when Obama was born and now.
"When you request a birth certificate, the one you get looks exactly like the one posted on his site," she said. "That's the birth certificate."