"If he'd just release the original long-form birth certificate--which he could get for $20 (or $15, or $12, or $8)--this whole issue would go away." That is the claim echoed by whack-job right-wingers who are part of the "birthers" movement.
They believe that President Barack Obama was born in Kenya (or Indonesia), they believe that his birth certificate was forged (or legally provided in Hawaii, even after a foreign birth). And they also apparently believe that Obama's mother knew in advance that her little boy would one day run for President, and that she'd have to fake a birth announcement in a Hawaiian newspaper. A biracial little boy who looked more black than white. In 1961.
Obama's birth, with recognizable Hawaiian references, it wouldn't matter. And if Obama complied with the quote that leads off this piece, it wouldn't matter. These folks are so married to their conspiracy theory now, nothing will make them give it up. I mean the birth announcement alone ought to be enough to kill this theory. But, they'd claim a film was altered. They'd claim the long-form document was faked. There is no ending this crackpot fringe theory. And it doesn't help that Rush Limbaugh is promoting it.