Thursday, July 30, 2009

Danforth: Unaware of Birther Issue

Former U.S. Senator Jack Danforth said he was unaware of the so-called "Birther" movement until this week, and said that Barack Obama is a "legitimate president."
In an interview with The Notebook during a Republican "unity" event in Springfield this week, Danforth said he wasn't very familiar with the right-wing groups who don't believe President Obama is a naturalized U.S. citizen.
Asked if be believes Obama is a citizen, Danforth said: "I think it's important for people to focus on something that is going to be decisive. I've never heard of this issue. I don't know the facts. I don't really know what they're talking about, but it is not something that I think is going to be a decisive question."
Asked if Obama is legitimate, Danforth replied, "He's a legitimate president. I respect him as the President of the United States."
*At one point, GOP spokesman Jon Prouty attempts to cut off the interview because we went passed our allotted time limit with the former Senator.
Pressing on, when Danforth was asked about Congressman Roy Blunt's question about Obama's birth certificate, he replied, "It's an issue that's eluded me."


Ted said...

The time lines, places, actions, motives, when analyzed, support, and are consistent with, what is the answer to the Obama birth puzzle:

Obama’s grandmother is his mother and his mother is his sister.

Think about it. Review all the facts and claims.

Kris said...

Roy Blunt is no Jack Danforth. Heck, he's not even a John Ashcroft.

Is it too much to ask a man who wants to be a U.S. Senator to show some class and leadership and not pander to these crazy people?

Braden said...

Cong. Blunt said this is a legitimate question. Of course it is...does a candidate and now President meet the legitimate criteria outlined in the Constitution? It is clearly a legitimate question. The legitimate answer appears to be that he does meet the crtieria. Detractors are trying to make a nothing story bad as those are trying to make birthing a story.

Jay Austin said...

From the images I've seen on the net, Mr Obama could not get a driver's license in Missouri with that " birth certificate ".